Category Archives: Make-up Brushes

Makeup Wednesdays: Real Techniques Stippling Brush

 Hello Blog Lovers!! It’s been forever I know but, I haven’t forgotten about you guys to say the least! If you can remember I purchased a few brushes from the Real Techniques Collection a while ago and I have reviewed the core collection and the amazing blush brush. Today as a “comeback” post I will be reviewing the Stippling Brush.  As I have stated in previous posts these brushes were created by YouTube Guru (Pixiwoo) (subscribe to her channel she’s great!!)/ Makeup Artist Samantha Chapman and they can be purchased at Ulta and online here. Here are the stats on this brush: 

This dual-fiber brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high-definition results with all types of makeup:
  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • self-standing for easy storage
  • extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use

What I love about this brush compared to the only other stippling brush I own is doesn’t shed! I can apply a little bit of my foundation to my face and this brush will allow me to spread it on buff it into my skin for a flawless airbrushed finish. The head of the brush is dense and I assume this is what makes it great for buffing and offers no shedding. I love the fact that it stands up on its own like the blush brush and I don’t have to worry about it falling over onto the counter and smearing any left over product onto my bathroom sink (less to clean up). The brush is easy to clean and it’s so stinking cute in pink (love pink by the way)!  Just like before I highly recommend these brushes. Unlike other synthetic brushes they are extremely soft and not harsh against the skin. I’ve cleaned the brush a few times already since purchasing it and the ultra-plush feel remains (simply use baby shampoo or brush cleaner).  The brush retails for $10 and if your purchase the brush online from Ulta you will 50% off of your next brush!! What a deal! Check it out loves and let me know what you think!!

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Make-up Wednesdays: Real Techniques Blush Brush

Hello Blog Lovers!! This Weeks Make-up Wednesday is the Real Techniques Blush Brush. If some can remember I reviewed the Real Techniques core collection a few posts ago (you can find it here). I loved those brushes so much I had to purchase more brushes (more reviews to come)!! This brush is also a synthetic bristle brush and it works great! I would recommend this brush for individuals that are new to make-up and are afraid to use blush. Blush should never be too heavy, but it should be subtle. This brush delivers subtle effects and allows you to gradually layer on your blush color without it being over done. It picks up color easy and allows you to apply the color evenly and smoothly to your face. It is sold alone and comes packaged alone without the stand. However, the shape of the brush will allow it to stand on it’s own with ease.  I purchased this product offline from Ulta. Check out the Stats below:
Contour and define cheeks for flawlessly blended, high-definition results:
  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • self-standing for easy storage
  • extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use (source)
I think I’ve already stated that I love this brush, but I really love this brush (for those who didn’t catch it the first time :)). I like to use it to layer my blush color and help to add shimmer to matte blush colors. I would definitely recommend giving this brush a try   because it is worth the purchase. I have incorporated it into my make-up routine and it works great for me!!

You can purchase this product and the entire Real Techniques Collection from the following retailers: Ulta, Love Make-Up Professional Beauty Supplier, Victoria Health, Cocktail Cosmetics, and Beauty Chamber. This brush is retailing for $9 at UIta and they currently are having a sale  (Buy one get the other 50% off) Check it out!!!

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Make-up Wednesday’s: Real Techniques Core Collection Review

Hello Blog Lovers! For this weeks Make-up Wednesday I will be reviewing the core collection makeup brush set by Real Techniques. This brush collection was created by YouTube Guru (Pixiwoo) and professional Makeup artist Samantha Chapman. I purchased these bushes a few weeks ago and I wanted to use them before I reviewed them. I purchased this brush collection from my local ULTA and I love them so far. They are extremely soft and I have incorporated them in my makeup routine whenever I decide to do my makeup or a make up look. Check out the stats below:

Create a perfect canvas with this collection of coverage essentials:

  • includes 4 full-size brushes + case:
    • detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
    • pointed foundation brush: Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
    • buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
    • contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish
    • panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use

I love the buffing brush because it give a really flawless application. The contour brush is my favorite because it allows you to give a soft contour to the face with over doing it. I use the pointed foundation brush to conceal my under eye area and I love it because it allows me to give a smooth coverage at the same time allowing me to build coverage. The collection comes with its own carrying case which turns into a stand that you can use while using the brushes on the go or when you travel. It’s compact so it will fit into your purse or day bag. I loved these brushes so much I purchased the other sets and a few more brushes to try.  I would definitely suggest these brushes to newbies and makeup fanatics and artists because they are affordable and of excellent quality.

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>Sigma Beauty Professional Make-up Brush Set

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Hello Blog Lovers!!! I hope every one’s weekend has been great so far! I wanted to share with you guys my new make-up brushes!! Elegant Edge is going to focus more on beauty products this year as well as continue in everything and all things about hair. I’m on a journey this year and I’m going to share it with you guys!

I just recently purchased my first set of Sigma Make-up Brushes and I am excited to say the least! I had heard lots of great things about these brushes and so I recently decided to purchase my first set. I shared with my Youtube subscribers that I was aiming to build up my make-up collection and along with that comes the tools that I need to create flawless looks for myself and others.

The professional brush set comes with 5 brushes for the face and 7 brushes for the eyes. The face brushes can be used to apply and blend products, contour, and buff the face. The Eye brushes can be used to apply, shade, and blend, and dust the eye with color and texture. Below you will see the brushes that I purchased and a detailed description of what they are used for. I will also conclude the post with my first hand reaction and thoughts of these brushes check out my a vid from my YT Channel for more insight.

Face Brushes

Large Powder Brush (F30): Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Made with Natural bristles.

Foundation Brush (F60): Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. Recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas. Made with Synthetic Bristles.

Duo Fibre (F50): Specially designed to generate an airbrushed finished when used to apply liquid foundation. Made with a blend of synthetic and natural bristles.

Large Angled Contour (F40): The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply brush or contour shades.  Made with natural bristles.

Concealer (F70): The rounded, tapered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area. Made with synthetic bristles.

Left to right: Foundation (F60), Duo Fiber (F50), Concealer (F70), Large Powder Brush(F30), and Large Angled Contour Brush (F40)

Eyeshadow Brushes:

Medium Angled Shading (E70): Angled, tapered, flat top. Ideal to apply highlight shades underneath the eyebrow and on the inner corners. Made with natural bristles.

Eye Shading (E55): Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply presses or loose eye shadows and pigments. Made with natural bristles.

Pencil (E30): Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, upper and lower lash line. Made with natural bristles.

Larger Shader (E60): Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. Made with natural bristles.

Tapered Blending (E40): Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Made with natural bristles.

Small Angled (E65): Essential for the application of gel or cream eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line. Made with synthetic bristles.

Eye Liner (E05): An extra-fine tipped brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes. Made with synthetic bristles.
Top to bottom:   Eye Liner (E05), Large Shader(E60), Medium Angle (E70), Tapered Blending Brush (E40), Pencil (E30), Small Angle (E65), Eye Shading (E55)
Each purchase that is made over $30.00 comes with a free gift.  My free gift was the E25 Travel Sized Blending Brush. Included with my package.
My Thoughts So Far

Initially my first reaction is that the brushes are extremely soft like feathers. I think every face should come in contact with these brushes when I say that I am ecstatic about using these brushes I am ecstatic!! I feel like I will get some good use from these brushes. They were not expensive and I think I may just get my bang for my buck!!
How to Clean your Sigma Brushes
My Sigma Brush Kit came with a informational card that gives directions on how to clean my brushes without ruining them completely. I think that is just awesome especially for those who are just getting into Make-up. According to the card Sigma recommends cleaning their brushes with brush cleanser or a mild baby shampoo before using but do not wet wood handle and the junction between the handle and the ferrule (metal section). Refer to the video How to Clean your Make-up Brushes on my YT Channel.
 
Thanks for reading! Leave Comments and Tell a Friend! You can find these brushes and more at the Sigma Website!! Peace and Blessings ~♥ Miss Nic ♥~