Ridged brushes for flawless application and blending.
When it comes to face makeup, it is not easy to find a brush that gives a smooth, flawless finish without leaving brush marks. Sigma's 3DHD makeup brush range (PR Sample), however, promises to cover pores and smooth out the skin, without streaky marks. That sounds like any girl's dream. Best of all, unlike other makeup brush ranges, there are just two brushes in the 3DHD range - one for concealing and precision work and the other for foundation and setting powder.
Scroll down for my review of the Sigma 3DHD Kabuki and Precision face makeup brushes.
The 3DHD range has a Precision brush and a Kabuki brush (PR Samples). Both come with Sigmax synthetic fibres, made with a thermoplastic engineering polymer (oh, you chemistry-wizards) and sturdy, 3-ring ferrules made of copper and zinc. These are the heaviest brushes in my stash and look and feel very professional and dense - check out the photo below.
What is so "3DHD" about these brushes is that they have a ridge right down the middle. This divides the brush head into two sides; one for application and the other for blending. Plus, the sharp ridge allows for very precise application of makeup in hard-to-reach areas such as the sides of the nose, the inner corner of the eye and so on.
This is the 3DHD Precision Brush. Perfect for applying concealer below and around the eyes. It comes with three colour options for the handles and two for the ferrule - silver and copper. Guess the price. I'll tell you at the end.
The second brush in the range is the 3DHD Kabuki Brush. It can be used to apply liquid, cream and powder makeup because of the ridge design. What I do is, use one side to apply liquid or cream foundation and the other side for buffing in setting powder. That way, I only need one brush for everything. This is perfect for travel.
The 3DHD Kabuki Brush comes with three colour options for the handles and two for the ferrule. Take a closer look at the design below.
If you manage to put up with seeing the dark circles on my makeup-free mug, this is how I use the 3DHD Precision brush. To get concealer into all the nooks, even right below the lower lashline (yay). And then, I use the other side to set powder, after applying my eyeshadows. There is no tugging or pulling of the skin. This method would result in flawless concealing.
VerdictSigma has upped their game even further with the release of this range. Both these brushes give a very professional feel to the user and are truly multifunctional. They can be used to apply liquid, cream and powder formula and give smooth, 100% brush-mark-free results, even to klutzy novices such as myself.
The Sigma 3DHD Kabuki brush is not only great for liquid foundation, but the other "face" can be used for setting powder. The density and softness give a very smooth application - I would compare the density to the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation Brush.
The Sigma 3DHD Precision Brush is definitely among my top three concealer brushes (must do a listicle, then) and works perfectly well with all my favourite concealers. The finish is as flawless as someone with terrible dark circles can hope for.
Did you guess the price of each brush? The smaller 3DHD Precision Brush costs $19.00 while the 3DHD Kabuki Brush costs $24. I expected these to be even more spendy, given their look and feel.
You can buy the Sigma 3DHD Kabuki brush here and the 3DHD Precision brush here. Use code GLOWGETTER for 10% - Sigma ships worldwide!