I made an super awesome discovery recently and I really can't get enough of it. I really think if I just had one brush to use for the rest of my life…this brush would be it. I was reading posts from two of my fave fashion bloggers (here and here) and they mentioned this brush and since it was reasonably priced, I said why not?
Sigma's F80 Flat Kabuki Brush is absolutely the best foundation brush I've ever used. This is also my first Sigma brush purchase and even though I have heard nothing but amazing things, I still didn't know what to expect. Was it all hype? I am so pleased to say this brush was worth every penny of the $24. I actually think it's reasonably priced. I have spent way more on Sephora, MAC, and Hourglass brushes and I didn't love them as much as this brush.
This Kabuki brush is amazing quality and I was surprised with the excellent quality of the handle. It's medium thickness but well assembled and you feel like you can get a good grip and really get into it without worrying about the brush falling apart on you. Not that I am super rough but I have tried crappy and cheap brushes that once you put it in your hand, you fee like it's going to fall apart on you!! This handle is absolutely perfect.
The bristles are flat, dense, and super soft. They just create the most perfect airbrush finish. I have used this brush to apply my Tarte Amazonian foundation, Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation, Make Up Forever HD foundation, and Baremineral's Complexion Rescue, and I have gotten perfect result with every single foundation every single time. (Yes, I wear a lot of different foundations!!) This brush definitely doesn't "eat" my foundation and is will also make you use less of the product. I still haven't used it yet for powder foundation but I will be trying it out soon once my Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder Foundation arrives. This brush blends everything out so easily and smooth that it helps you build your foundation. It's very easy to use to get a more sheer and light coverage or you can be heavier and get a full coverage look. (You know I love my full coverage!) The bristle size is also amazing. It's perfectly sized so you can bend the bristles a bit to get into hard to reach places as well as use the entire brush to cover a good deal of your face.
After each application, I clean my brush with my Avon makeup removing wipes and every Sunday I use my Sigma brush cleaning glove to really do a deep clean! After 3 months, my brush still looks brand new. I am 100% on the Sigma brush bandwagon and I can't wait to make more purchases.
Have you tried Sigma's F80 Flat Kabuki brush? How do you apply your foundation?