My Favorite/Must Have Sigma Brushes

I get asked all the time what brushes I think are absolutely necessary from Sigma Beauty! First let me state, I have used and loved Sigma since 2009. They are my absolute favorite brushes ever! Even when I worked for MAC I would whisper to my clients “Go buy Sigma” and write down the name of the company! Its so awesome seeing them grow bigger & bigger and they deserve every ounce of it! Side note: the owners of this company are the most honest, down to earth, family oriented people. Which means a lot to me. I like knowing I am buying from people with great values and great customer service. ANYWAYS… lets talk brushes.


& don’t forget to use the discount code: “NOV2013” if you choose to purchase anything!

This is in no particular order.

The E55 Eye Shading Brush. This is the perfect brush for all over color. Whether it’s dark color, light color, pigment, glitter, etc. it’s the perfect density! It is the only brush I use to pack on color all over the lid.

The E40 Tapered Blending Brush Even when I am in a super rush and only have a few minutes, I still use this brush to throw some bronzer in the crease of my eye! The longer flared out bristles makes it so easy to blend! This brush is needed for achieving that flawlessly blended look. This is the first brush I use in the beginning of every look. 


The E25 Blending Brush This is a shorter, denser version of the E40. This is going to give you more color pay off when applying eyeshadow. Also, more precision, since it is smaller. BUT since, it is white hair (goat hair) as opposed to black hair (synthetic) , it will not pack on tons of color, which is nice when you’re working in your outer crease. especially when you’re doing windshield wiper motions. You don’t want tons of pigment all over the place. It provides a very soft, blurred effect.

The E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush We are moving down the blending scale. This is an even smaller, more precise blending brush. This is used for deep in that outer corner/crease. AMAZING for getting color payoff (buying a good eyeshadow is half of it, using a good brush to get the most out of your product is the other half.) E45-2TThe E30 Pencil Brush Pencil brushes are very needed in makeup application. This brush is used for blending out the under eye area with shadow, highlighting the inner corner of the eye, precise under the brow highlight, etc.. E30-2TThe E65 Small Angle Brush This is what I use for gel eyeliner, or to fill in the brows if you are not using pencil. is short & dense, doesn’t wiggle around on you & get sloppy. Very easy to use! Which is hard to find sometimes. E65-2TThe F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush – I could write a book on how much I love this brush. I dont know what I did before this brush. I use to always switch back and forth between other brushes, trying to find something that worked. I have been in a long term relationship with this brush for almost 5 years and love everything about it. It doesn’t shed, it blends impeccably, and because its flat top, it presses the product into your skin! leaving you looking natural and airbrushed. F80-2TThe F84 Angled Kabuki Brush This brush is exceptional at blending out cream bronzers or blushes! I have never used a brush as good as this one for that purpose. It works really well for powder bronzers as well! But because it is synthetic, it will work beautifully with liquids, blending them in and giving a airbrushed appearance. Because of the angle, its extremely easy to contour with as well.F84-2TThe F86 Tapered Kabuki I have been loving this for blending in concealer. Since I really like to bring my concealer down in a triangle shape for for definition and highlight, this brush makes it SO easy! I also use it for cream highlight on the cheeks/forehead/chin/etc..F86-2TThe F35 Tapered Highlighter oh my gosh, I love this brush! It is awesome for setting your under eye concealer with powder & highlighting your cheekbones. Because of the tapered point, you are able to get in the inner corner of your eye and slightly highlight without going overboard. You only want to use powder products with this brush! Since its synthetic hair, it blends powder beautifully, but not cream!



Since i’m only mentioning a few items, feel free check out all of Sigmas products here:

November Discount Code: “NOV2013”

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    5 November, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I ve been waiting for this for a long time….. I can finally order without going crazyyyy :))))

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    6 November, 2013 at 12:11 am

    I almost have everyone of them yay…. omg I lo e your vids you’ve thought me a lot

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    6 November, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Thank you I have been wanting you to do this for so long! These are all on my x-mas list for sata to get me :)

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    Caitlyn Robillard
    6 November, 2013 at 11:29 am

    How do you clean your F80? Mine is full of liquide foundation and I can’t get it clean…. It’s kind of grossing me out…

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    6 November, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    You are amazing.!!!!!! My 3 daughters and myself have just found you and are obsessed!!!!! We are die-hard Mac customers for many many years. As a matter of fact we are from Montreal, Canada and that is where they started. We now live in Florida and have our special person at the Nordstrom Mac counter. I have a question for you. I have old Mac brushes that are single digits. Is there a comparison chart to see what it is that I actually have? And, do you they they would update for the same brush, seeing that they are so well taken care of????

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    7 November, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I needed this! Thank you! How often or how can you tell when it’s time to switch out used brushes for new ones?

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    Cara's Beauty Blog
    8 November, 2013 at 9:56 am

    @Caitlyn Robillard, The Sigmax Kabukis are tougher than normal brushes to get clean. I squirt some baby shampoo (or whatever brush cleaner you use) into the brush and then a bit on my hand. I then swirl the brush in my hand and once it starts to foam I push the bristles flat onto my hand to get the shampoo as deep as possible. Don’t worry about being rough with it, it reshapes and rarely sheds. Then I rinse it and a way to check you’ve gotten all the soap out is to squeeze all the bristles together and if any white foam comes out, give it another rinse. And always dry upside down to maximise your brushes life.

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    Samantha Kessler
    8 November, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    looveee watching your videos and always you look amazing! Question for ya, so I was watching one a while back and you used the MAC faerie glen lipstick from a holiday collection and of course I cant find it anywhere! Do you have something that is comparable to that color? I absolutely love the color and wear those shades on a daily bases. Thanks so much! xoxoxo

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    9 November, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I am loving the dark lips for fall, but I have pale skin and am intimidated to wear them. Could you do a video on fall lipsticks for pale skin?

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    9 November, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I just ordered the F80 with your code! Thank you for being my inspiration xoxo

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    10 November, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Hi Jaclyn!

    Would you say these are the basic brushes I can buy to start a brush collection which I can use for most every make-up look? Plus the Nars Ita, of course.

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    12 November, 2013 at 12:26 am

    i have the f88 flat angled kabuki brush, can i use it in place of the f80?? will it do the same thing when used for applying foundation?

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      Cara's Beauty Blog
      13 November, 2013 at 9:23 am

      You can definitely use it. I switch between them depending on which one’s clean. Also use the F84 for foundation. They all work pretty well.

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    Jamie Lynn
    16 November, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I have all but 2 of these brushes and they are wonderful! I’ve been getting my mom and sisters hooked as well. Your videos are amazing Jaclyn!

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    20 November, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    can you re-link your post about how to find you foundation color based on your wrist? warm, cool and neutral.

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    24 November, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I ordered the tapered kabuki and tapered highlighter brushes a few weeks ago after seeing you use them in some of your videos. They are my new favorite brushes! I’m always telling my friends that they need to watch your YouTube videos! You are amazing.

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    28 November, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Would you recommend the Sigmax Essential Kit 10 Brushes or the Premium Kit? Which is a better buy?

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    2 December, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Do you happen to know the promo code for December???

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    Gigi Zamudio
    3 December, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Do you prefer the F85 to the beauty blender?

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    6 December, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    hallo from greece!ive been trying to buy sigma brushes from their retailers in europe because the customsoffice from ordering from …..lets say i will be wayoverchargeddddd.,now ive ordered some from the uk retailers sites but im paying for shipping..anyway long story short i lov sigma ,can you tell me if theres anything like a code or sth that can help me for buying here in greece without paying them for twice their price?oohh i think doing a great job on ytube,very helpful tips and fun ton wathc!sory for my english bb

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    Grace Naccarato
    8 December, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    hey jaclyn!
    i wanted to order some sigma brushes for the first time (crazy i know) and was wondering if you think ordering the kabuki brush set would be worth it? i really want the flat top kabuki for applying my foundation and i’m trying to decide if the whole set would be useful to me. opinions?

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    12 December, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    for some reason, the code isn’t working for me.

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    19 December, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Hi Jaclyn
    Im going to try mac cosmetics for the first time and I went to the Mac stores so they can help me choose the right foundation as I have dry skin but they gave me the broad spectrum SPF 15 after like 20 min it was all cakey can you tell me which foundation will be best for dry skin that will last long ?

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    11 January, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Love your channel and your blog. You always give great suggestions!

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    Dita IG: @aninditamuharam
    2 February, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Hi Jaclyn … I would like to know, what’s sigma natural hair brushes are made from? Are they made only from goat hair?

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    Amanda lopz
    6 February, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Hun, gosh I love your highlighting on your cheekbones, can you make a video or explain to me what you do, it looks absolutely amazing!

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    21 February, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Just recently discovered your blog and YouTube channel… Also recently started my love affair with make up. Perhaps a video on how you would use those brushes? That would really help! Thank you!

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    28 April, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I am looking for the perfect brush set. I am looking at the sigma collection or the makeup geek collection. Which do you recommend?

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    29 April, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Jaclyn, first off you are so naturally beautiful! Love how relatable and down to earth you are! Love your cray-cray humor too!!!
    Now NEED your expertise: I have most of the eye brushes you’ve recommended along with the F80, F86 & F35 but I need HELP with selecting the best “powder” and “blush” brushes. I want to only purchase one brush for each use so if you could tell me the best of each group or the better to start with I would greatly appreciate it!!!

    Sigma Beauty F10, Powder/ Blush
    Sigma Beauty F15, Duo Fibre Powder/Blush
    Sigma Beauty F40, Large Angled Contour
    Sigma Beauty F55, Small Duo Fibre

    Sigma Beauty F20, Large Powder
    Sigma Beauty F30, Large Powder
    Sigma Beauty F50, Duo Fibre

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    Sarah “Sarah Kate” Powell
    4 June, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    definitely going to invest! so glad to see they ship worldwide too!

    just discovered your channel & blog and I’m loving it!


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    17 January, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I love your makeup tutorials! The bride one came out literally a month after I got married lol!

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    23 February, 2015 at 9:39 pm


    You are truly so talented and beautiful. Your videos are inspirational as they have completely deepened my passion for makeup. I now view makeup as an art. Thank you for having the courage to turn on a camera way back when and share your ideas with the rest of the world. It is so liberating to see a young female that is so successful, confident and determined.

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    stephanie abdelsayed
    29 May, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Hey Jaclyn!
    I just tweeted you because I am trying to find out which eyeliner brush you are currently using! I saw that its that blue slanted sigma brush but it looks different than the E65 shown here. HELP IM DESPERATE!

    Love you xoxoxox

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    Redefining Beauty
    4 August, 2015 at 12:06 am

    We offer a complete line of professional brushes specifically designed to highlight eyes and face. Each brush was individually tested for performance, resistance, and durability.

    The Sigma brushes are available in different kits to attend your specific needs. You can also acquire individual brushes and customize your own kit. A brush roll specifically designed to hold and maintain your Sigma brush collection is also available.

    Ready to get started? The Sigma products are guaranteed to exceed your expectations!

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    3 September, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    This post is AWESOME! Just bought my first Sigma brushes. Love ya!

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    12 October, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    What is your opinion of the sigma “The perfect blending” kit?

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    24 October, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    I would love to hear what you think of MAC current holiday brushes 2015 vs sigma burshes. If you had money for 1 which one would you get MAC holiday collect (purchase all 3 sets equals same price as sigma ) or sigma synthetic set?

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    14 January, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Jaclyn said in a video to not get mac holiday kits because they are machine made versuz hand for regular. Poor quality. A lot of online reviewers say the same

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    Sam Sadie
    17 January, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    This post has been so helpful as I’m looking to upgrade my eye brushes in particular. I have a few MAC brushes, and a couple of Morphe ones, but wanted to get some good Sigma ones now. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

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    10 May, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Hey Jaclyn, i’m a young aspiring makeup artist and really enjoy your channel if you could give me a shoutout that would be great or even some products, love you so much !!!

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    28 March, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks for this beautiful, useful information Your instructions with the up-close images are so clear.Its good to see such a marvelous information.I hope you will also share more information in future.Thank you.

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