Monday, 18 October 2010

Lil Miss Hairy: My everyday brushes #

I love brushes :) I only started getting into them last year. Most of my brushes are from a brand called Sigma. Sigma brushes are basically Mac Dupes, but for cheaper. There has been a lot of controversy with Sigma brushes - people think that they are just a bloggers scam, but i LOVE them. I haven't had any problems with their brushes, and would wholeheartedly recommend them to any 'Brush Newbie'. I wash my brushes once a week, and they seem to be in good condition. I mean there is fall out - but that's just normal.

Here is what I use everyday (for university or work)

Sigma SS150. It is massive! I love it for lightly applying Hoola bronzer all over my face. I suffer from two-tone syndrome aka my face is a lighter than my neck, and I was born like this. This brush is incredibly soft. I love it.

Sigma SS1268. I use this brush to apply blusher on the apples of my cheeks. I used to use it for contouring, however the brush is too wide. This is probably my favourite brush. I have used this everyday for a year, and after washing it it does not stain! Amazing stuff.

This is the SS217. I use it to apply darker eyeshadows on my outer V. This brush is AMAZING for blending eyeshadows. It actually makes a difference to your eyemakeup. I also use this for applying highlighter.

 This is the SS224. I use this for applying eyeshadows to my crease area. This is probably the least favourite brush from Sigma. It sheds quite a bit, and is far too large for my crease area. Alternatively, you can use this to blend concealer on your face.

 This is the SS239. I use this to apply eyeshadow on my lid. It really packs in the colour and has soft, natural bristles.

Coastal scents C200 Deluxe Crease. I use this brush to apply concealer onto blemishes. I find that it is really flimsy and hard to work with, but until I get another blending brush I am going to have to make do with this :(

This is the SS219. I use this to line shadows under my eye. There is a slight discolouration on the brush but I love this brush. You can also use it for the crease and outer V.

 MAC 129 brush. I use this to contour on my cheekbones (my imaginery ones that is lol). I used to use this as a blush brush but it's far too narrow for that. It is kinda flat on the side, so it's great for contouring.

SS 275. I use this to apply eyeshadow on my brow bone. You can also use it for the crease or outer V.

 Elf powder brush. This is probably the BEST £5 I have ever, ever, ever spent. It is so incredibly soft, and applies powder like a dream. I use this to apply powder all over my face. The only downside is that it takes ages to dry once I have washed it.

This is the SS190 brush. I use this to apply foundation. To be honest, it is nothing amazing, as I end up having my blend my foundation with my fingers anyway.

 This is how I store my brushes, in a Glitzy-Glam brush holder. It was quite pricey at £15, so I recommend getting a glass container and putting beads in it, and then decorating it if you want.

Note: I am not affiliated with Sigma, even though it sounds like I am in this post lol. I do love their brushes. They are affordable, and are great alternatives to Mac brushes (which I cannot afford). If you live in the UK and do not want to buy Sigma brushes due to the shipping fees, I recommend ELF brushes. They are incredibly cheap and do the job.

*Edit, I am part of the Sigma Affiliates, which was done after I wrote this post. I did buy the brushes with my own money though..and my opinion is not biased. It is completely honest :) xxx

What brushes do you use? 

Love from Roshas xxx


  1. Such a great collection. You live in London right? How do you get hold of Sigma brushes?!?! I really, really want some but also really really don't want to have to get them shipped over from the US.

    I like GOSH brushes and I use the concealer blush and big fluffy blending brush from eco tools :) they're two of my favourite.

  2. Ohh I just saw your little disclaimer thing, and I'm assuming you just get them shipped here through the Sigma site too? Wah :(

  3. I love your brush storage :) I have a Sigma brush and it's really good quality but my most used brush is probably my ELF complexion brush

  4. Ahh you read my mind! I've been going mad looking for good makeup brushes that are similar to MAC but without the hefty price tag! Do you think it's worth me getting the Sigma ones? And how long would it take to arrive! xx

  5. Hey nice brushes!! I use Vega brushes. They are fabulous!

  6. Great post! I need to get me some more brushes! The ones I use are from The Body Shop! I love them but I might have to give the Sigma or Elf ones a try! :D x

  7. @Tash - hey.. yeah I live in London and I do get them shipped. I was lucky when I ordered them, I did not get charged the Roysl Mail Fee woohoo! I bought my brushes with the brush roll - purely for travel purposes. If I were you.. just buy them separately - they are totally worth it!

    @Caz - aww thank you :) I might just have to check out the Elf Complexion Brush hehe ;) xx

    @Sami - Sigma brushes are definitely worth it. I've had them for nearly a year and they are still going strong. It took about 10 days to arrive. Just buy the brushes separately - they've got tons of Mac dupes on the site. You can always buy the brush roll from Elf for cheap lol.Hopefully you won't get lumbered with the Royal Mail Fee. :)

    @Rakhshanda - aww thank you. I've never heard of Vega brushes - i'm intrigued now lol.

    @LipglossAndLeopardPrint - thank you :) I haven't check out Body Shop yet. I would highly recommend both Elf and Sigma! xxx

  8. Ive always wanted to try sigma brushes. where do you get yours from??

  9. I own a couple of sigma brushes too. The only disappointing brush I've got by them is the 190. The bristles break off quite easily, urgh!.
    But the rest of the ones I've got are brilliant! Like the 224 and 219. xx

  10. @Imo - from here


    @DesignerSpray - I don't think I own that. I want to buy the premium kit. I'm loving the tapered brushes - would be great from contouring :)

  11. By the way.. Where did you get your brush holder from? It's so cute!
    I'm now following you btw! xx

  12. @Lipglossandleopardprint -

    the store is owned by Youtube Gurus Elle and Blair (Juicystar07 and Allthatglitters21)

    Aww thank you =D xx

  13. Love the post! Most of my brushes are Sephora, MAC or random ones LOL But I definitely need to get my hands on some Sigma brushes stat! LOL :) Great blog :)

    Kaushal xx

  14. I have the ELF kabuki too. Totally agree with you. It takes ages and ages to dry. I use eco tools eye brushes too! They're pretty good quality products.


  15. hey! that sigma brush looks really soft indeed. I've also wanted to get one for my hoola bronzer but can't seem to find one in where i live :(

    come check my blog out if you like:


  16. Great post!I use all kind of brushes from Mac to H&M etc :P

    Lovely blog and new follower.

  17. @Kaushal - you should definitely try them out ;) i'm thinking of buying some more hehe

    @Charming Vanity - I'm interested in Eco tools brushes.. where can I buy them? xxx

    @Phoebe - everytime I use that brush on other people.. they start falling asleep! It feels greats lol! Try to order Hoola bronzer online? xx

    @L - aww thank you :) I didn't know that H&M did brushes - I'm intrigued now lol xx

  18. Hey! I just found your blog and I gotta say that it is amazing!

    I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!


  19. love your blog, you are so pretty (as usual):)..great it all! I always read your new entries:)

    Have a great weekend!

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  20. @Vylie - aww thank you :) you're so kind :) xx

    @MissAnn - thank you :) will sure check out your blog xxx

  21. Hello Roshni! I just found out your blog and I have to say you have done a pretty good job reviewing Sigma brushes. I currently use Revlon brushes and I love them.
    Thanks a lot for sharing. :) I am following you now.

  22. I was THIS close to ordering them... However, I'm being good and saving some money of mine! LOL ... I still think they're a great bargain though (compared to other brushes around)

    I'm very proud of myself... But still need them in my life!! LOL

    Keep up the great work Roshni :)

    Kaushal xx

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  24. @Sarah.H - aww thank you :) i must check them out too :P:P

    @Kaushal - good..saving is better.. especially in the long run! Only buy them if you really need to! i do want the premium ones but only three of them.. i'm just going to save up :) Maybe look at elf even better bargain?? xx

    @Halle Anderson -- aww thank you for such a lovely comment :) xxx

  25. im always loosing my brushes! getting to be a bit expensive xxxx


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