Last month, Sigma launched a new brush set (the brushes are also available individually) with brushes that are perfect for baking and strobing. I think one can never have enough makeup brushes, so I was super excited to try these.
The Baking & Strobing Brush Set includes 5 makeup brushes for your face makeup. If you purchase the set, you’ll get a black cardboard box and it’s a bit cheaper than buy the brushes individually. But: if there’s only one or two brushes you’d like to get from this collection, they’re also available as single brushes.
F06 Powder Sweep Brush
The Sigma F06 Powder Sweep Brush is especially designed to apply and sweep away setting powder. The brush is quite small and fluffy, which makes it perfect to apply powder to hard-to-reach areas like the undereye area or around your nostrils.
Personally, I also really love to use this brush to apply highlighter on top of my cheekbones (the brush really has the perfect size and shape for that purpose) and even applying a soft blush to your face can be done using this brush.
F42 Strobing Fan Brush
The F42 Strobing Fan Brush has quite short, soft and dense bristles to precisely apply powder and cream products to your cheekbones, down your nose, above your lip and at the center of your forehead.
Lots of people love using fan brushes to apply their highlighter nowadays – I’m just not one of them. I personally prefer using a small face brush like the Powder Sweep, or a super large eyeshadow blending brush. I did try this brush though and for a Fan Brush, I really liked the result, but I still feel like I’m a lot quicker (and more precise and a little more blended) when using my other highlighter brushes.
F79 Concealer Blend Kabuki Brush
The F79 Concealer Blend Kabuki Brush might just be my favorite brush from this entire range. It’s a medium-sized tapered brush which is as dense as the signature Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush (which is one of my all-time favorites). This brush would be perfect for applying and blending concealer and color correctors, and it’s perfect for creams as well as powder formulas.
I think this F79 Concealer Blend Kabuki Brush is perfect for nearly any face makeup application. At first, I tried using it to blend concealer into my skin – it’s perfect for that, although I might like a smaller brush for concealing my eye area a bit better. This brush is my new holy grail to blend foundation into my skin. It’s so soft and perfectly tapered that it blends in my foundation perfectly without any streaks, and it gives my foundation an airbrushed effect. Also, this brush is great to apply any powder to your face. I think the F79 is an incredible brush that everyone should have in their collection, as it is só extremely versatile.
F89 Bake Kabuki Brush
As I told you before, the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki is one of my favorite brushes ever to apply foundation. Compared to the F80, the F89 Bake Kabuki Brush is deeply angled and has a flat edge at the top, and it’s a bit flatter (compared to the perfectly round F80). The F89 is designed for perfect powder application to your face – especially for perfect application in hard-to-reach areas.
Personally, I’m not a huge baker (because most of the time, my skin feels quite dry already and using too much powder to bake will make it worse), but the F89 has the absolute PERFECT shape to bake your undereye area – I just prefer applying a ‘normal’ amount of powder to that area. I also really like applying my foundation with it, so this brush is quite versatile as well!
P89 Bake Precision Brush
The P89 Bake Precision Brush is quite a small, angled brush. It kind of looks like a tiny little version of the F89 Bake Kabuki Brush! This brush has the same deep angle with a flat edge at the top, and it’s also made for applying powder to hard to reach areas.
This brush, I actually DO really like. It’s quite small and perfect to apply concealer or powder in your eye area. Since I got this brush, I tend to use it quite often to concealer before doing eyelooks for my Instagram, and it’s also perfect to bake the eye area (the area closest to your lower lashline, that’s where the concealer can get into your fine lines super easy and baking prevents that from happening – I actually do like baking the direct undereye area, just not my entire cheeks).
My favorite brushes from this collection are the F79 Concealer Blend Kabuki Brush and the P89 Bake Precision Brush, but I like all other brushes as well.
I stated the prices for the individual brushes below every brush. The entire set retails for $84 (and the single brushes would cost $106 in total), so it’s quite a bit cheaper to buy the entire set if you want to add all of these brushes to your collection! The Sigma Baking & Strobing brushes are available at SigmaBeauty.com (and you’ll get an additional 10% off when using my code BEAUTYCLOUDNL).