The brushes come in case that snaps apart to act as two little holding cups... pretty nifty!
I've said this before in my videos, but I'm always hesitant with travel brush sets because I feel they are usually pretty "cheap" in quality (I'm looking at you, MAC). While most brush companies hand make their full size brushes, they will often machine make their travel brushes, which results in rough fibers, shedding, and overall poor brush shape. This is why I am especially impressed that the brushes in this collection don't lack quality in the slightest... the hairs are incredibly soft, the brush shapes are the same as their full-size counterparts, and they work just as well as any other high end brush should!
This set contains seven brushes total: 3 face brushes and 4 eye brushes. I really like the brush selection of this kit... I've always passed on the other Sigma travel kits because they happen to have almost all of the brushes that aren't my favorite. This kit actually contains many of the brushes I use most!
The three face brushes are the F30, F15 and F05. The F30 is great for bronzer and all over face powder. The F15 is good for cheek products and cream/liquid face products. The F05 is a perfect size for face highlighting or contouring. All three of these are something I would use in an everyday application. (These are dupes for the MAC brushes 150, 131, and 109-- corresponding with order in above photo).
The four eye brushes are the E60, E45, E35, and E05. The E45 and E35 are great for crease colors and blending, while the E60 is for shading and the E05 is good for gel liner. Out of these four, I'm excited about the E45 and E35 the most. I prefer using a smaller shader brush for my lid, so I probably won't reach for the E60 unless my coveted MAC 239 is dirty. I also haven't been wearing much gel liner lately, but I do like the E05 for when I do use gel liner. (These are dupes for the MAC brushes 252, 226, 217, and 209-- corresponding with order in above photo).
And to give you an idea of size, the above photo shows the brushes next to my iPhone. The handles are significantly shorter than the full-size versions, but not so short you would have trouble using them. The case these come with is a two-part tube that snaps together, keeping them safe during travel. Then when you are ready to use the brushes, the case snaps apart into two little holding cups (as seen in the first photo of this post)!
Overall, this is one of the better brush sets I've seen. It's well made and has a good variety of brushes. My only criticism of this kit is I wish it included a smaller shader brush, such as the E55, but that is a matter of personal preference. This set retails for $59 and can be purchased at SigmaBeauty.com.
What do you think?