review // Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki

January 19, 2014

When it comes to makeup, for the longest time, all I've ever been concerned with was making my face look as flawless as I possibly could. It still holds true until now, but getting a perfect base without me looking like I had ten layers of makeup on was proving to be quite a handful, especially since my foundation of choice (the Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation) is a rather tricky one to work with. I've been using the Colorstay for years now, but I've never really found an application method that worked for me. I've tried a ton of brushes, sponges in different shapes, Beauty Blender dupes, my fingers, everything. Though they did do the job nicely, I always felt like my foundation was just lying on top of my skin, like a mask. So when the New Year came in, I decided to finally get a nice, high-quality brush from Sigma for my base makeup. I got a Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki from MakeupHolics, where it was on sale for just P800. It took me a while to decide between this one and its more popular sister, the Sigma F80. I had to read a lot of reviews and watch demo videos on Youtube.. I even used Sigma's "Find Your Perfect Brush" chart for help! I eventually settled on the former, as I felt working with an angled brush would be much easier for me.

I've only used the F88 thrice, but I doubt I'll ever use a different brush for foundation. I've used a lot of brushes for foundation-- The Face Shop's Circle Face Brush, the elf Studio Powder Brush and Stippling Brush, Dashe's Foundation Brush --none of them can compare to this one. It's so unbelievably soft and makes base makeup application a breeze to do. I use it in an alternating stippling and swiping motion to spread the foundation all over my face, then stipple a second layer on areas that need extra coverage. I love it a lot!! (*≧▽≦)ノシ))

Now my eyes have been opened, I need more suggestions - do you use Sigma brushes, and have any favorites? I'm currently eyeing some of their eye brushes, like the Sigma E25 Blending Brush (which is supposedly a dupe for the highly-praised MAC 217). Let me know in the comments!

* * * Sigma brushes are available online on For residents of the PH, you can get them locally from MakeupHolics.

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