Archive for December, 2011

December 16, 2011

Sigma Haul #2

I did another rind of sigma shopping and this time I did it through amazon, which was probably not the best idea since I couldn’t apply any discount codes. It was just the easiest thing to do since I was on my phone using the amazon shopping app. ( that is one dangerous app! )

I really had my eyes on the travel sets, both The Cities collection and the Make Me Up Travel Kit. I was originally thinking of buying both sets with the intent to put them into one cup and carry that for travel but I realized you can’t fit that much in there. Also, I realized that it may be a bit over the top to have so many brushed while traveling.

So instead, I decided to mix and match the kit to the brushes I liked and then give the other half to my little sister for Christmas :p

The make me classy kit originally had the following brushes:
Pencil – E30 Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, upper and lower lash line. Natural bristles.

Tapered Blending – E40 Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.

Eye Shading – E55 Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Natural bristles.

Small Angle – E65 Essential for the application of gel or cream eye liner on the upper and lower lash line. Synthetic bristles.

Large Powder – F30 Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.

Large Angled Contour – F40 The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.

Foundation – F60 Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. Recommended to apply moisturizer and conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles.

While the cities collection had:
Eye Liner – E05 An extra fine-tipped brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes. Synthetic bristles.

Tapered Blending – E35 Fluffy, long-bristled brush with tapered tip. Ideally used to apply and blend color to the crease area and to soften harsh edges. Natural bristles.

Small Tapered Blending – E45 Small domed brush with highly tapered tip. Versatile, this brush can be used to precisely apply and blend intense colors to the crease area. Natural bristles.

Large Shader – E60 Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. Natural bristles.

Small Contour – F05 Ideal to apply, blend or contour powder products. The softly rounded dome top smoothly blends color into the face. Natural bristles.

Duo Fibre Powder/Blush – F15 Medium-sized tapered brush. Widely disperses highly pigmented or mineralized powders. Blend of natural and synthetic bristles.

Large Powder – F30 Fluffy and rounded tip. Suitable application of powder products on face or body. Natural bristles.

When I did the mix and matching, I made sure that my sis would get a brush for equivalent use so it’s not like I took all the good brushes and left her with the crap ones. I think all the brushes are great, I just have my favorites or I have other brushes that can do the job. In the end, the set I came up with was essentially The Cities collection but I swapped the E60 for the E45 since my sister has bigger eyes than me, and the E05 for the E65 since I don’t use a lot of liquid liner, I use an small angled brush more to fill in my sparse brows. Also, I’ve already given my sis an angled brush before but I don’t think she has a liner brush yet. So that’s my set.. To be honest, if I were cruel id also take the E40 and E30 from her set but that would be just horrible. I still want to give my sis a more or less complete set. For E40, I could already use the E35 and for the E30, I can probably use the E45 for what i use the pencil brush for… Hmm pencil brush is tempting…

The other things I got was another Dry n Shape, the body brush, another brush cup holder since I’m thinking of rearranging my vanity again, and a full sized E25 and F35.

I think this is going to be my last shopping splurge of the year…

December 1, 2011

Sigma Haul

I got a few things from sigma:

Make Me Classy professional brush kit
Dry and Shape
The synthetic brushes in F80 and F84 and P86 and P82
And the F25, E45, E35 and L05

Im so excited to try stuff out, especially the Dry and Shape!


December 1, 2011

Sigma shipment to Singapore!

Got this in the mail today! I bought some stuff from sigma on nov. 26 and my order arrived in singapore today. I know I missed the black Friday sale not because I didn’t try, I just couldn’t get into the site that day. Shipping charges were pretty steep so I’m wondering if it would have been cheaper to ship thru comgateway.

I opened the box up in the cab on the way home but I’ll do a more detailed blog when I get home. ^_^