Sigma F45 Buffer Brush Review + Giveaway!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

sigma f45 buffer brush

Taken from Sigma website:

- Ideal to apply mineral foundation, loose or pressed powders.
- Also great to buff colors and obtain a soft, blended look.
- Natural bristles.

Earlier in October, I received F45 Buffer Brush from Sigma. They had wanted to send me the Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush but upon knowing that I already owned the latter, they sent me the former instead.

I realized that I haven't posted any brush reviews before so this will be my first! I don't know about you but makeup tools are very important to me for precise application as well as to achieve my desired results.

While I skip eye makeup at times when I get lazy, I make sure that I do not cut down on the time and steps when I do my base makeup.

Patricia's tip of the day:

Make sure you use a makeup base product prior to foundation or powder
to ensure that a smooth canvas to work on.

Among my stash of makeup brushes, the one that resembles the Sigma F45 Buffer Brush most would be this kabuki brush which I got from a random shop in Chinatown. Its the one that you see on the left in the picture below.

sigma buffer brushF45

My thoughts:

As you can see, the Sigma F45 Buffer Brush is denser than the kabuki brush that I got from Chinatown. It is also much stiffer when I use it to buff loose powder onto my skin.

Initially, I didn't think that it wouldn't make much of a difference, whether is it stiff a not. But I was wrong! Sigma F45 Buffer Brush being denser actually allow me to achieve a more precise/even application for that flawless look! I'm not saying this only because Sigma sent me this brush but I am really liking this brush so much that I have been using it out of late. You have got to try it out yourself to believe it!

Stay tuned to the end of this post to find out how.

I have finally filmed a basic makeup tutorial that focus on base makeup since its one of the most requested one. This is pretty much of my everyday makeup routine, that's if I do wear makeup on that day.

Its really simple and you only need 5-10 minutes to get it done. I know that the quality of the video is really terrible but do bear with me till I get a proper camcorder or something. I did use Sigma F45 Buffer Brush in the video, so I figured that I would put this up so you girls can see for yourself how it works etc. Do watch it to find out more!

Like other Sigma brushes, Sigma F45 had a weird smell to it but it went away after I shampooed it twice with baby shampoo. During the first few applications, I did experience a bit of brush brittles shedding but it reduced after that. The brittles still shed but it was minimal, like say one or two strands of hair.

Patricia's 2nd tip of the day:

After swirling your brush with loose powder,
remember to tap off excess so as not to result in cakiness and to achieve that natural look.

I felt that the video doesn't really show the difference between before and after makeup hence here are the pictures. Don't freak out when you see my bare face without makeup okay? (;


You will see that before makeup, my face looks rather yellowish and dull. But after makeup, it has got that radiant glow. I didn't do anything to the pictures as always, I merely resized and added the watermark. Speaking of photo enhancements, I think I rather stick to the good old Photoshop which I have used for ages rather than Photoscape. Photoscape's really troublesome and it doesn't work on my MBP. I'm not trying to flaunt my Photoshop skills but honestly, I can make a Polaroid photo effect on Photoshop faster than Photoscape. I guess Photoscape would be ideal for beginners whom are not exposed to Photoshop yet.

Sorry for sidetracking, I was talking about how I looked more radiant after makeup. Do you want to know why? Do I hear, "Yes please! Patricia"? Here's it is!

Patricia's 3rd tip of the day:

Choose a loose powder with light-reflecting particles (slight shimmer is okay) to achieve that radiant glow on your face!

Be careful not to pile on too much if not you will look like a glitter bomb!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Instead of the usual repurchase, I think recommend would be more apt for brushes as they are likely to last for a long time compared to skincare or makeup products.

Recommend: Yes

And now, its GIVEAWAY time!!!

To participate, kindly read and follow the rules below.

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2) Tell me why you want to win Sigma F45 Buffer Brush by commenting on this post.

3) For additional chance(s) to win the brush:

You can either re-blog about this giveaway with the giveaway link, OR tweet about it with the giveaway link, (Kindly provide the re-blog post permalink or screenshot of the tweet). Yes you can both re-blog and tweet/re-tweet about the giveaway and it will give you two more chances to win.

This giveaway is open to everyone, including INTERNATIONAL readers of SweetestSins!

Giveaway ends 23 November 2011, 23:59 GMT +8 (Singapore Time).

Don't hesitate any further, join now and good luck girlies! (:


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