Saturday, December 15, 2012

Review: SIGMA F80 Top Flat Kabuki Brush

Several months ago, I got an offer from Jennifer to join Sigma affiliate program, and she kindly sent me Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki brush~ for free, thank you!

Sigma F80 -  Flat Kabuki:

Length: 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm)
Unique Feature: Dense and flat head
Function: Buffed foundation application
Recommended Use: Blend liquid or cream products onto flat areas of the face such as the forehead and cheeks.
Bristle Type: Synthetic Sigmax™
Price: $18.00

  Soft and dense bristles

This is my very first kabuki brush I've ever had~! Back then I've always used my fingers/sponges to apply and blend BB cream, so this is quite a new experience for me ^-^ After using it for a few months, I'm ready to post a review! First, I would say that this brush is so versatile and multi-function. It could be used to buff on foundie/BB cream, and it does a great job as a countouring brush as well, especially to contour the jawline and temple area of face. F80 FTW!

Works nicely with any liquid/cream product, the versatileness is just amazing!

What I really like about the brush is the bristles. They are very very VERY SOFT and DENSE (as you can see on the pic)!! The softness of the bristles eliminates all the hassle of buffing. Though, sometimes it's a bit tricky to get into the crannys, like nose and nooks around the eye area. But I reckon it's just me being a newb, lmao~

When not used correctly, it tends to give heavy, cakey, and cracky finish. And the worst is the heavily applied foundation will accentuate the wrinkle on face (esp. under the eye). Eeek~.... But if you're able to work with it, it will give you a GOOD coverage + flawless and airbrushed finish. I like to wear it especially when high make-up maintenance is needed, like wedding occasion  and such.

It seems that many make-up gurus on youtube loves F80 too~

And to show you how soft the bristles are, I made an animated pictures for you girls~ It will take time to load the pictures.

What I like:
- VERY Soft and dense bristles ♥
- Synthetic (no allergies~)
- Thick and sturdy handle
- Doesn't soak up a lot of product
- Versatile!
- Gives a full coverage
- No brush streaks or whatsoever
- It doesn't shed

- a lil bit pricey (but I can tolerate the price since a high quality brush can last for 2 years with a good care)
- it takes a few days to dry!!!
- tends to give heavier look, need to work more to get a natural finish.

I like to use it especially when high make-up maintenance is needed, like wedding occasion  and such. But on low maintenance day, I'm just too used to use my fingers since it gives more natural look and makes my skin looks more like 'skin'. So that's it~!

And.. this is how I usually store my F80, heheh...

Now, if you'd like, please share with me how you usually apply your foundation/BB cream, with fingers? sponges? or brushes? Thank you~

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