Last summer I was looking to add to my collection of eye brushes. I thought I’d pick out a few from MAC, which are tried and true awesome. Then, it struck me that I should try something new. I had heard (potentially biased) good things about the Sigma Performance Eyes Kit which retails for $84 and includes 8 brushes, so I was excited to try it. I mean, Lisa Eldridge uses these brushes! They had to be great!
Nope. I hate this set. There’s not a single one I reach for even slightly regularly.
E21 Smudge. This one, unlike some of the others, actually has a great shape. But the bristles are so rough, you’re better off smudging with a q-tip. Maybe I’m overreacting, though, right? I just brushed it under my lower lash line and no, this brush actually hurts.
E56 Shader Lid. This may be the most useful brush in the kit, but I still have better. The hairs are really soft though!
E47 Shader Crease. This brush is not finely tapered. For precise looks, I wouldn’t recommend it. The brushes also fray very easily, mine are pretty bad and I never use most of them.
E46 Shader Inner Corner. Again, I have better brushes for this purpose. Since this is mostly used just to place product, you can use a variety of small brushes for this purpose.
E36 Blending. Nothing special, at all.
E17 Waterline Liner. This is my fault, honestly. What was I doing buying a waterline liner brush? Doesn’t a regular eye liner brush work just fine in the water line?
E11 Eyeliner. Another one that has gotten very frayed unexplainably. This doesn’t come to a sharp enough point to give a precise line, and the fraying sends it over the edge. For a paint-brush style, I prefer the Makeup Geek Bent Liner Brush which has a fine point and is easy to use.
There’s another brush in the kit, but I’ve lost it. I’m fine with that, since it’s a tightline liner brush. What? Why? These liner brushes look like they have flat top hair cuts, which at least makes me smile.
Above are two precise eye looks I expected to be able to do with these brushes, using Colour Pop shadows.
I know these are a popular beauty item, so if you like these feel free to share your opinion why! I do want to like these!
All The Best,