Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sigma Performance Eye Kit: Review!

Sigma has released yet another collection of brushes, this time all for the eyes. The new Performance Eye Kit features eight new brushes created specifically for detail around the eyes.

At first glance in photos, these probably look a lot like Sigma's other eye brushes, but these are actually very, very small! (Comparison photo later in post)

There are some pretty unique brushes included in this kit that I've never seen before. In particular, these are the waterline and tightline specific brushes. While there are some similar brushes on the market, I've never seen a company market a brush specifically for water/tightlining. The other, more commonly shaped brushes seem to be miniature sizes of the regular Sigma equivalents.

E11 (Eye Liner), E16 (Tightline Liner), E17 (Waterline Liner), E21 (Smudge), E36 (Blending), E46 (Inner Corner), E47 (Shader- Crease), E56 (Shader- Lid)

To give you an idea of just how small these brushes are, here they are with an E40 and E35 on the far left and right ends. See?! Tiny!

E40, E11 (Eye Liner), E16 (Tightline Liner), E17 (Waterline Liner), E21 (Smudge), E36 (Blending), E46 (Inner Corner), E47 (Shader- Crease), E56 (Shader- Lid), E35

While the brush heads themselves are very small, the handles are still a regular length.

This kit retails for $55 and can be purchased on Sigma's website.

Overall, I think this is a pretty neat brush set. I haven't seen too many brush companies come out with something this specific for eye detail. My only complaint with this kit is it doesn't come with any sort of carrying case or brush roll (like some of Sigma's other kits). I always find a case/roll really convenient.

If you are someone who likes to get really detailed and creative with your eye makeup, you will probably love this! However, if you don't do a lot of intricate eye looks, you probably won't find much use for this kit.

What are your favorite eye brushes?
xx, Allison

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review Allison! Would you recommend these brushes for someone with a small eye area? I find some brushes take up too much room and I end up with a lot of product in my crease?

    Vanessa x