Demystifying Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes are not just for the pros. Whether you’re a beauty beginner or already YouTube-famous, the one thing you can’t do without are the right tools in your makeup kit. Applying makeup using your fingertips is easy, but investing in a good set of brush can upgrade your skills and let you achieve that flawless look.

The long list of brushes, in different shapes and sizes, can be a little intimidating. But don’t worry, here’s Dubai-based professional makeup artist, model and influencer Najla Gun to create a Sigma Beauty look and guide us through her favourite Sigma brushes.

Here’s a roundup of five must-have Sigma makeup brushes you need in your cosmetic arsenal and how to use them.

Contour brush

F40 Large Angled Contour Brush


Want defined cheekbones? Create them. Contouring is strategically applying makeup to define facial structure. And this brush with an angled head lets you easily contour cheeks, jawline or forehead.

How to use: For your cheeks, place the highest point of the brush near the ear and brush towards to the front. Gradually push the product to build natural-looking shading and contour.

Highlighter brush

F03 Cheekbone Highlighter Brush


Get your glow on with a bit of highlighter – that’s makeup that reflects light. And you need the right brush, like this, to strobe and brighten your face. Sigma’s slim brush has a bevelled head with fluffy but firm fibres to pick up powder, cream or liquid products. 

How to use: Sweep the highlighter and apply on the cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, inner eyes, chin or cupid’s bow.

Concealer brush

F64 Soft Blend Concealer Brush


Cover up blemishes, discolouration, scars or under eye circles with concealer using this small and slightly tapered flat brush for maximum control and coverage. It’s designed for hard to reach areas such as around the nose and eyes.

How to use: To hide spots, apply on targeted areas and use short strokes for natural blend in.

Glu Tip: The anti-bacterial fibres in Sigma brushes are gentler than your fingers and helps in preventing bacteria transfer.

Kabuki brush

F80 Flat Kabuki Brush

Literally an award-winning brush and an icon in the Sigma collection. Perfect for applying liquid or cream-based foundation. It’s great for primer and moisturizer too. The dense, wispy soft bristles with a flat head distribute the product evenly on the skin resulting to a smoother and natural finish.

How to use: Work the product in small circular motions until blended well.

Eyeshadow brush

E54 Medium Sweeper Brush


A universal and multi-talented eyeshadow brush with rounded edges and dense bristles perfect for colour application on to the eyelid. 

How to use: Press the product on the lid, pat away and with a light hand you can sweep and blend.

Using brushes can extend the life of your makeup or other skincare products. Pair your Sigma brushes with our wide range Sigma Beauty makeup products now.

By Glaiza Godinez

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