Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Top 5 Series: Brushes!

As promised last week, a little bit later tonight than planned, my first part of my new Top 5 Series. Today I will be talking brushes! I have picked my 5 favourite brushes from my collection, 4 out of five are face brushes but I don't wear eye colour too much so don't judge!
1) Sigma F50 Duo Fibre Brush
The best and only stippling brush I will ever use. It holds liquid and gel foundations so well and gives such a great 'air brushed' finish that can not be created using a normal foundation brush! This brush cleans up so quickly and easily too which is a bonus when you need to deep clean, no staining to the white part at all!
2) ELF Powder Brush
This isn't what I would typically class as a standard powder brush, more of a flat topped powder brush because, well, it has a flat top (clever Char!) After I have done my foundation I use this brush to apply a setting power. This is a great brush to use because you can buff the powder in a circular motion, the brush is so sturdy that it can also blend in any foundation that hasn't been blended so far.
3) ELF Eyeshadow Brush
This brush is from ELF's £1.50 line and for a brush that cheap it works really well! It really packs on the colour no matter what products you use so you don't have to keep applying numerous times to get a nice colour payback. It's a really soft brush as well which, at first, I didn't really expect from a brush this cheap. It's a bargain! 
4) Sigma F30 Large Powder Brush
I love this brush! I use this to apply a shine control powder. The brush is so huge and fluffy it gives a really light coverage so I don't feel like I've packed on the powder and it never leaves my make up looking cakey. I really recommend that everyone owns a large powder brush, as opposed to the smaller powder brush.
5) Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush
This is a perfectly shaped brush. The slight angle to it means it gives the perfect shape when applying blush. The brush takes product well and only required two strokes to apply properly. One downside is the white colour does stain a bit from multiple use, still I can live with that!

I hope you enjoyed this first part of the Top 5 Series! 
Don't forget my New Year's Giveaway finishes on the 17th January so still plenty of time to ENTER


  1. Im rather impressed with the ELF brushes, I have a blusher one and its really good for the price!

  2. you have so many sigma brushes, lucky (': i really like the sound of the contour brush! x

  3. Thanks for posting this, I have been thinking of starting to use brushes other than MAC and this gives me some ideas :)


  4. Really interesting to read...I need sigma in my life!!
    I have a few elf brushes and think they are very good considering their price. Shame they get slated so much! thanks for flying the flag!

  5. So much love for ELF on the comments, I don't understand why people don't like them they are great quality and such a bargain! Thanks for the comments ladies! XX

  6. I actually really like my elf blush brush. I'm waiting for taxes so i can get Sigma brushes. I would like to buy them in a bundle and get the purchase over with! haha I can't wait to try them.

  7. I got the make me blush set and I love it! Sigma are a good investment X

  8. I always rave about the ELF Eyeshadow brush. Why spend way more on a brush that does just the same job?! great post :) x


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