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Happy day after Christmas everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and ate a ton of really great food.  I definitely gained a few pounds in the last few days.

I have been on the lookout for a new blush brush.  Every time I watch Youtube videos of makeup people putting on make up, their brushes look so nice and fluffy.  It applies their makeup so nice… I want that!  So when my good friend told me that she had purchased some Sigma brushes online during Black Friday, I immediately went to find some deals.  Sigma has been having great deals since then and I scored!

I already have a kabuki foundation brush that I bought for the same good friend as a gift, and I love it!  I have to say that Sigma brushes are pretty on point with the brushes you can buy at the fancy department stores.  Plus, when you get the package it’s like opening a Christmas present.  Their packaging is on point!

F40 – Large Angled Contour Brush Copper | Sigma Beauty $23:  Fluffy angled brush with soft bristles.  It may say “contour” in the title and you may think it’s for “contouring” but you can actually use it for blush or bronzer.  It’s a great brush for really getting into the hollows of your cheeks and makes applying blush so easy!  The option to get a copper handle didn’t help me make it love it even more!

F23 – Soft Angled Contour Brush | Sigma Beauty $26:  I wanted to use this with my Charlotte Tilbury ‘Filmstar Bronze & Glow’ Face Sculpt and Highlight (read the review here).  Initially I was using the powder brush but figured I should invest in a brush for contouring.  This brush is so soft but stiff enough to contour my cheeks.  Plus, this is great for highlighting the tops of my cheeks too.  I definitely recommend this brush if you are looking for a new contour one.

Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat | Sigma Beauty $25:  This thing has great reviews.  You know how I love washing my makeup brushes so I figured if this would give my brushes an even deeper clean, then why not?  Well, I have used this twice already and I think my hand is better at cleaning my brushes than this thing is.  I got the “Express” one because it’s made to fit smaller sinks.  Truthfully I don’t know if my sink is considered to be smaller than normal, but I didn’t want to risk it and get a mat that is too big!  There are suction cups on the back to help stick to your sink. Sadly this is a big skip.  You do not need this at all.

Brush Cup Holder | Sigma Beauty $25:  There was a promotion going on when I made my purchase and it came with a free Brush Cup Holder.  I think this will be great when I have to travel.  I have a lot of trips coming up in the Spring for work, perfect for trying this out.  So far, seems fine.  You just have to be careful that you stand it upright and not crush the bristles.

Moral of this story.  Sigma brushes = good.  Cleaning mat = bad.  Anyone have any other suggestions for affordable, but high-quality makeup brushes?  If so, leave me comment below.