October 26, 2013

Sigma Mr. Bunny Travel Set Review

A few months ago I got my first set of make-up brushes from Sigma because I won a giveaway from handmadereviews & Sigma :) Thank you!

This is more of a mini review since I don't use all of the brushes but I hope you find it somewhat useful.

(Please "open link in new tab" or click on the pictures if you want to see bigger versions. Maybe I won't combine pictures again because they turn out too small x_x)

Mr. Bunny Brush Travel Set

Isn't it so cute >< I was torn between the Mrs. & Mr. Bunny set but decided to get this.
However, I noticed the Mrs. Bunny set changed! o-o I swear the silver handle used to be light pink, which was the reason why I didn't buy that one. If it had been silver back then I might have chose it instead =3= 

 The brushes came protected with their individual wrapping

 All of the brushes together! Sorry for the overexposure >< 
I didn't bother taking pictures of each separate brush because you will see them on the paper at the end :)


The free gift over a $30 purchase was the E05 Eyeliner brush

"The Sigma Beauty Mr. Bunny Travel Kit was specially designed to deliver the perfect makeup application. This kit contains seven travel-size brushes from our best-selling Essential Kit that utilize the Sigmax HD filament. The brushes come in an innovative and functional container that turns into two brush holders to keep you stylish, organized and vegan-friendly!  Brushes Included: E30 - Pencil: Soften and smoke out lines. Soften pencil liners along the top and bottom lash lines, add shadow to line the eyes, or use to highlight inner corner of eyes.E40 - Tapered Blending: Soft blended crease. Using just the tips to apply color, sweep back and forth through the crease for a diffused and blended finish.E55 - Eye Shading: Even application of color. Place color across the whole lid for an even and strong application of product. E65 - Small Angle: Create precise lining. Moves fluidly and easily across the upper and lower lash lines. Use with gel, cream or powder liners.F30 - Large Powder: Even powder application. Uniform blending of powder products onto the face and body.F40 - Large Angled Contour: Subtle cheek application. Use the angle to softly contour the cheekbone. Can also be used to apply blush.F60 - Foundation: Smooth foundation application. Apply liquid or cream products such as foundation and primer."

The brush I use everyday is the F30 Large Powder brush for setting my BB Cream with loose/pressed powder. After I watched this powder brush video by gossmakeupartist, & started using his technique I realized that the large powder brush wasn't as soft as I originally thought D; Using the F30 to pat/roll on the powder helps my makeup look better but feels more scratchy on my skin.

The F40 Large Angled Contour can be used for contouring or applying blush. Personally I found it a tiny bit awkward to use, but that's just because I suck at contouring my face lol =o=

The F60 Foundation brush is a nice alternative instead of using fingers but it makes my BB Cream too streaky so I have to blend it with my fingers anyway. It's an okay brush but sometimes it feels a bit scratchy.

For applying eyeshadow as eyeliner or gel eyeliner, I use the E65 Small Angle brush. It's thin enough for precise lines and I even use it to apply eyebrow powder.

I like to use the E30 Pencil brush for smudging my eyeliner/brown eye shadow for a softer look.

I haven't used the E55 Eye Shading or E40 Tapered Blending brush because I don't wear eye shadow on my lids. However, I gave them to my sister & she really likes them! She told me that the E55 brush is dense & good for packing on color while the E40 is fluffy & good at blending colors and buffing out harsh lines.

Although I rarely use the E05 Eyeliner brush, it's quite good for thin, precise lines (even better than the E65) The tip is sharp & some people may find it easier to use than the E65 Small Angle brush. To me they have almost identical functions. It could be used to draw on lower lashes if you're going for a more dramatic or gyaru look.

Overall I do like this brush set. It does it's job for a lazy make-up noob like me. The short brush handle size for travel is convenient along with the container that can be used as 2 brush holders.
The synthetics bristles are soft & fluffy~ I wish some of the brushes were softer though, because they can feel a bit scratchy.
The case is a bit chunky & I can imagine people preferring a brush roll just because sometimes I find it annoying to snap the top back on while making sure none of the brush bristles get caught outside. I think that's just me being picky though.
Washing the brushes is fast and simple with no/minimal shedding. The brushes also dry quickly overnight or maybe 1 day. I noticed they dried quicker than my sister's non-synthetic brushes.
The quality of the brushes are good, as nothing has broken/fallen apart.
I take pretty good care of my brushes & don't just dump them in a make-up bag so none of the writing has scratched off. If you do dump them in a make-up bag, it won't look as new.

 The price has been bumped up from $65 to $75, which I think is slightly expensive?
However, this is my first brush kit so I can't really compare the quality/price with other brushes. If I didn't have the $50 gift certificate I wouldn't have bought it but that's coming from a poor uni student haha

With shipping costs (to Canada), it will add up to about $12 per brush with the current price. But you get a useful travel case that will protect your brushes so that's a plus.
If you do plan to buy anything from Sigma, make sure to check out their coupon codes and promotions to save money!


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