Make up brushes reviews

niedziela, 19 września 2010

 

 

5.

Number: 110
Size: 24
It's made of: natural goat hair

It's perfect for
: applying powder

My review: I have the biggest size, which is number 24. In spite of that the brush isn't very big. I prefer bigger ones for applying powder all over my face. Its shape is a bit flat and the handle is very long. Unfortunately I'm not a fan of its hair. It's not soft enough and it also could be more dense and fluffy. The brush applies powder pretty well but the result isn't perfect. It's a bit difficut to 'catch' powder, especially pressed powder. Application without smudges is more difficult and time taking using another powder brush from my collection.

Rate
: 6.5/10
You can buy it here: http://www.maestrobrush.pl/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=8&product_id=24&Itemid=29

 

6.

Number: 310
Size: 6
It's made of: natural marten hair

It's perfect for: applying eyeshadow

My review: At first, I didn't like 310 as much as I like other Maestro eye brushes. When I was reviewing other Maestro brushes I also reviewed brush 310 size 8, here you can read it:
http://makeuphunter.blox.pl/2010/08/Maestro-make-up-brushes-review-part-2.html
Later, when I discovered perfect using I really loved this brush. Brush 310 is perfect for applying loose mineral eyeshadows. I really love applying my mineral eyeshadows using this brush. Size 6 is perfect for application cosmetic in the smallest parts of the eyelid.
As I wrote in my previous review its hair isn't very soft and it's flat.

Rate: 10/10
You can buy it here: http://www.maestrobrush.pl/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=10&product_id=36&Itemid=29

 

7.

Number: 410
Size: 6
It's made of: natural marten hair

It's perfect for: precise eyeshadow application

My review: This is pencil brush, one of a few that I have in my collection. I chose size 6, the smallest one, beacuse I haven't had such a small pencil brush before. This brush is, indeed, smaller than usual pencil brush that you can get in any brand selling make up brushes. The size and shape are really nice but hair itself could be softer. Eyeshadow application is pretty good but it's impossible to blend anything. I think this brush is OK when you want to achieve more dramatic result. However when you want to get a soft result you might not like this brush.
Generally I like this brush but only in particular situations.

Rate: 8/10
You can buy it here: http://www.maestrobrush.pl/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=10&product_id=43&Itemid=29

 

8.

Number: 830
Size: 10
It's made of: natural badger hair

It's perfect for: applying beauty mask

My review
: This is fan brush which can be used for beauty mask application. However I mostly use it to remove eyeshadows which dropped under the eyes when I was applying them. The brush is also good for applying loose powder.
Its hair is quite stiff but nice and soft in touch.
When I washed this brush, some hair came off and I could do nothing about it but it doesn't make any difference in using.
If you apply powder using this brush, the effect is very subtle. The brush is really great for removing loose cosmetics from the skin with no demage for the rest of make up ;)
It's not a brush that you must have but I recommend it women who like buying new brushes.

Rate: 9/10
You can buy it here: http://www.maestrobrush.pl/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=16&product_id=98&Itemid=29

wtorek, 14 września 2010

 

As I promised I'm posting Maestro make up brushes review. For the second time I have a pleasure to review those great brushes.
Here you can buy Maestro brushes:
www.maestrobrush.pl

If you want to know something more about the brand and general look of the brushes, just read my previous Maestro brushes reviews:
http://makeuphunter.blox.pl/2010/08/Maestro-make-up-brushes-review.html
http://makeuphunter.blox.pl/tagi_b/103296/Maestro-make-up-brushes-review-part-2-eyes-brushes.html
http://makeuphunter.blox.pl/tagi_b/103294/Maestro-make-up-brushes-review-part-3.html

 

1.

Number: 720
Size: 6
It's made of: synthetic hair called 'Sablinsky' which is the imitation of marten hair

It's perfect for: applying lipstick and lipgloss

My review: I decided to start from the brush which is often ignored and underated. You can always hear girls' talking about powder, blush and eyeshadow brushes but how about lip brushes ??? I have a few lipglosses in jars and there's no other way to apply them than using lip brush. However it's not the only situation when I prefer to use lip brush. I also use it when I apply traditional lipstick becasue it gives better effect - with no smudges.
Maestro brush has a great shape with spiky top that let you reach corners of the lips very easily.
I have size 6. It's the biggest one and unfotunately it turned out to be slightly too big for my lips. So I recommend you size 4. It should be just perfect!
The hair is synthetic so it doesn't 'eat' lipstick or lipgloss. It's also ver easy to clean.
Hair is very dense. I really love its shape that let very precise application.

Rate: 10/10
You can buy it here: http://www.maestrobrush.pl/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=12&product_id=65&Itemid=29


2.

Number: 360
Size : 6, 8 and 10
It's made of: natural pony hair

It's perfect for: applying eyeshadow

My review: Those are my first bruses in such a shape. I always thought they'd be great for applying eyeshadow on lower eyelid. And I was right. These brushes are created for this task :) This shape is perfect for applying eyeshadow on lower eyelid just near lashes. I also like using it to apply eyeshadow under my eyebrows. Straight shape of this brush let me put cosmetic very close to the eyebrows' hair.
Hair is the same as in my beloved 320 Maestro brush, but it's less fluffy. Maestro offers you 5 different size so the choice is big! I have three sizes : 6, 8 and 10. 6 is the smallest and it's really tiny. 8 is much bigger and I'd say it's multi-purpose. And finally size 10 is quite similar to 8. I  actuallny can't see a big difference.
Hair is just awesome. Eyeshadows don't dust at all!

Rate: 10/10
You can buy it here: http://www.maestrobrush.pl/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=10&product_id=40&Itemid=29

 

3.

Number: 140
Size: 18
It's made of: racoon hair

It's perfect for: applying powder and blush

My review: At first I was very surprised by its shape which is quite unusual. Maestro is one of a few or maybe the only one brand which has such a brush avaliable.
Beacuse this brush is still not very popular, it hasn't got its definite use. So I tired to discover it by myself. I used this brush to apply powder, blush and highlighter. It was OK to apply the powder using it. However I must admit it takes a big amount of the powder and it puts a lot of cosmetic on skin. It's not a big problem because it blends really fine. The size I have isn't big enough to apply powder all over the face. It's even smaller than a typical blush brush.
Its hair is very nice and dense. I noticed that racoon hair get dry pretty fast. It usually takes a few hours.
I know that some girls apply foundation using such a brush. I haven't tried beacuse I clean my foundation brush every single day and this brush is quite difficult to clean. It took me a lot of time to remove shampoo from its hair.
Generally I like this brush. However I don't find it necessery. It might be an extra brush in your collection but at the beggining I'd reccomend you traditional powder and blush brush.

Rate: 8/10
You can buy it here: http://www.maestrobrush.pl/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=8&product_id=27&Itemid=29

 

To be continued....

 

 

czwartek, 19 sierpnia 2010

 

THIS IS SECOND PART OF MY SIGMA BRUSHES REVIEW. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN FIRST PART, READ PREVIOUS POST.

 

8.

Number: E05
It's made of: synthetic bristles
It's perfect for: applying gel eyeliner

My review: Bristles are very hard and dense. At first I was worried by this fact. But then I understood it's actually upside. Thank's to its hard bristles it's easier to paint a straight line.
As we all know eyeliner brush must be cleaned every single day. I don't really like washing my brushes. And at this point I'd like to tell you about next upside of this brush. It's very easy to clean. I put this brush into warm water and I didn't have to do anything else, eyeliner fell off  bristles.
Unfortunately this brush is too big if we want to paint tiny lines. However sometimes I feel like having Amy Winehouse style makeup and then I use this brush.

Rate: 9/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/e05.htm

 

9.

Number: F60
It's made of: synthetics bristles
It's perfect for: applying foundation

My review: Honestly it's the best traditional foundation brush I have ever used.
Generally I'm not a fan of this kind foundation brushes but this brush made me so impressed that I will definitely use it from time to time.
Why is this brush so good ? Fist of all, it doesn't make those stripes on your face when you apply your foundation. It's also a bit thicker than usual foundation brush and that makes applying easier.

Rate: 10/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/f60.htm


10.

Number: E70
It's made of: natural bristles
It's perfect for: applying eyeshadow under eyebrows and on crease area

My review: This one, from all Sigma brushes that I got, seems to be the least helpful. To be honest, I used it only 4 or 5 times just to review it for you guys.
This brush is angled, quite big and very fluffy. In my opinion it's best for applying eyeshadow under the eyebrow. For crease area it might be too big.

Rate: 7/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/e70.htm

 

11.

Number: E55
It's made of: natural bristles
It's perfect for: applying eyeshadow

My review: This is my favourite shape of eyeshadow brush. I also like its size and bristles. It applies eyeshadows perfectly.
It might be too small for precise eye make up but for less complicated make up it should be great.

Rate: 10/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/e55.htm

 

12.

Number: E60
It's made of: natural bristles
It's perfect for: applying eyeshadow

My review: This brush is really big compared with other eyeshadow brushes. So it's perfect for applying eyeshadow on the whole eyelid.
Bristles are a bit harder than other Sigma brushes, they're also very dense. I use this brush mainly to apply the eyeshadow on the whole eyelid area. It applies loose and pressed eyeshadows perfectly.

Rate: 9/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/e60.htm

 

Thank you for your attention. If you have any suggestions or questions feel free to comment or cantact me : makeuphunter@gmail.com

 

 

 


I've been testing Sigma make up brushes for some time so now I am able to review them for you.

You can find their products here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/
I think most of you guys know what is Sigma and I don't even have to introduce it. I know lots of you think MAC when you hear Sigma. It's propobly because Sigma brushes are often described as brushes cheaper than MAc but with as hight quality as MAC.
From the very beggining my contact with Sigma was very nice. I'd like to notice how nice attitude Sigma has, I mean : very nice and quick mail answers, good organisation and fast shipping. However that's only beggining of my good impressions.
The package from USA to Poland came pretty fast - it took only 5 business days. I was very positively surprised when I opened the package. Brushes were packed beautifully - wrapped in pink paper, additionaly all the brushes and leaflets were packed in very nice black bag. In the package there were : brushes, brush roll, two leaflets and a card with my name where I could find handwritten dedication. It all looked beautifully!
Now I'd like to tell you something about the brush roll. I think it is very useful thing for each woman. I use mine mainly when I travel. Then I put all my favourite brushes into the roll and I don't have to worry if my brushes are safe during the travel. The roll is made of eco leather and the material is so nice. There are 12 pockets inside and one extra pocket so it's actually roll for 13 brushes.
Sigma brushes are really great. They don't shed and after cleaning they look exacly the same as before. I really love face brushes, I mean powder, foundation and concealer. They're amazing!!! Their handles are short what I find very comfortable.
Here is each brush full review. Enjoy it!!

1.

Number: F30
It's made of: natural bristles
It's perfect for: applying powder

My review: This brush is definitely my numer one of all Sigma brushes.It has no downsides and currently it's the only powder brush I use beacuse I just can't stop using it !! I'm almost addicted to this brush.
First of all, this brush has the softest hair I've ever touched.
Its hair is dense and thick but it's still unbelivably soft.
The brush applies powder perfectly with no smudges. It also catches powder very well and the cosmetics doesn't dust at all.
Honestly it's the best powder brush I've ever used.

Rate: 10/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/f30.htm

 

2.

Number: F50
It's made of: blend of synthetics and natural bristles
It's perfect for: applying foundation

My review: I really love duo fibre brushes. It gives you this wonderful airbrush look, no other method of applying foundation can give you such an effect.
In the past I used Inglot duo fibre brush and honestly Sigma is much better. It's incredibly soft that's why I don't fell like my skin is touched by dozens of needles when I apply my foundation. Secondly, Sigma brush is a bit smaller than Inglot what is great for me because it's easier to apply foundation under eyes, around eyebrows or nostrils.
It applies foundation perfectly and its hair is very soft.

Rate: 10/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/f50.htm

 

3.

Number: F50
It's made of: synthetic bristles
It's perfect for: applying concealer

My review
: This brush is slightly different than all concealer brushes I've used before.
Firstly, bristles are more dense and thick than they usually are. Secondly (I noticed it while I was appling concealer under my eyes) when you use this brush there's no need to tap concealer with my fingers as I always did.
I like using this brush to apply foundation around my eyebrows on my nostrils or in those areas where my hair began. Then I can be sure that my foundation is applied better than ever.

Rate: 9/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/f70.htm

 

4.


Number: F40
It's made of: natural bristles
It's perfect for: contouring face and applying blush

My review: Bristles are very soft. Their size and shape make it perfect for contouring face and applying blush. Some women might say that it's too small for applying blush but in my opinion it's perfect especially when you want to apply blush on apples of your cheeks only.
I really like this brush because this morning it made a great job applying one of my blushes which seemed to be unapplyable with any other brush. However Sigma applied it beautifully - it took right amount of the blush and blended it just wonderfully.
Its bristles don't look perfect after washing but it gets much better when you use it once or twice after washing.

Rate: 10/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/f40.htm

 

5.

Number: E65
It's made of : synthetic bristles
It's perfect for: applying gel eyeliner and filling eyebrows

My review: I use this kind of brushes mostly to fill my eyebrows. I have used a bit bigger brushes and few smaller ones with the same shape and this one is medium size in my collection. I really like its size, it's great for basic eyebrows make up, I make details using much smaller brush.
Unfortunately bristles are too hard for me and beacuse of that I don't like using this brush for filling my eyebrows. Maybe it's better for applying gel eyeliner.
As I said before, bristles are definitely too hard and too dense. It'd wonderful if the bristles were as soft as other Sigma brushes' .

Rate: 6/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/e65.htm

 

6.

Number: E30
It's made of : natural bristles
It's perfect for: precise application of eyeshadow and smudging pencil line

My review : Bristles are very soft. Sometimes it's upside but sometimes it might be a downside.
This brush is ideal for application eyeshadow on very tiny areas. I use it when I want to apply eyeshadow in corner of my eyes. It's really great for that purpose. Thank's soft bristles eyeshadows don't dust at all.
As for smudging pencil line ... Well, I'm not so sure it works. Bristles are too soft to blend anything. So I use it for one purpose - precise application of eyeshadows.

Rate: 10/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/e30.htm

 

7.

Number: E40
It's made of : natural bristles
It's perfect for: blending colors in crease

My review: It's  typical blending brush. It's quite big, personally I prefer those smaller ones because using them I'm able to blend more precisely. Anyway it makes a great job. It blends colors really well, even those strong pigmented and dark.
Bristles are soft but not too soft because it'd make blending impossible.

Rate: 9/10
You can buy it here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/product_p/e40.htm

 

środa, 11 sierpnia 2010

PART 3

 

11.

Number: 497
Size: 12
It's made of : -
It's perfect for: blending eyeshadows

My review:
I haven't found this brush on Maestro website so maybe it's a new one and it's wasn't updated yet.
I really like this brush. I'm a big fan of brushes with white hair and I'd love to see more white brushes in shops.
Its hair is very soft but it deals great with blending even darker colors. I like its size too.
I can see no downsides of this product.

Rate: 10/10
you can buy it here: -

 

12.

Number: 493
size: 12
It's made of: natural hair
It's perfect for: blending and applying eyeshadows

My review: This has oval hair, it's quite big but perfect for blending in eyelid crease. I like using this brush for blending but also to apply eyeshadow in crease. It gives very soft effect.
Its hair is soft but not too soft so it deals perfectly with blending even those darker colors.

Rate: 9/10
You can buy it here:
http://www.maestrobrush.pl/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=17&product_id=108&Itemid=29

 
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