My Sigma brush haul

Sigma brushes and Mini Power Haul Kit

I couldn’t begin to count the number of brushes I own, especially eye brushes. It’s a habit I just can’t kick. I find I use the same brushes over and over too but I still love variety and I go off on a kick with certain brushes. Sigma Beauty came to my attention mainly through my friend Phyrra and her blog. She’s a big fan of Sigma since they are a cruelty-free vegan brand which is how she lives and what she supports.

Sigma Beauty Power Haul

My haul was going to be just for a few brushes but then I saw the Mini Power Haul set and decided that would be great for travel. I’ll start today’s article with this set. Sigma Beauty is a brand that almost always has coupons so be sure you seek them out before you purchase. Once you’ve signed up with them you’ll find that they are sent your way often. I think I had 30% off the day I shopped so the Mini Power Haul Set went from $15 down to $10.50. For that price I had to add it to my cart.

Sigma Beauty Power Haul

These smaller size brushes and the items in the set are nice for travel but not really what I’d use for every day use.

Sigma Beauty Power Haul

The 3 brushes are 5″ long so they are a great size for my M·Y·O Cosmetic Case. The Medium Angled Shading brush works well for lid work and blending plus turn it sideways and it’s good for the crease. The Smudge brush does the detail work including my browbone and under my eyes while the Eyeliner brush would be great if I used powder as eyeliner.

Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Mat

The Spa Brush Cleaning Mat is my favorite part of the set. It has 5 different textures so that you can get any tool you have thoroughly cleaned. The two suction cups on the back hold it firm so that even when you use pressure it stays where you put it. Plus it’s small enough that it won’t take up space in my cosmetic case.

SigMagic Brushampoo Sample

I haven’t used the Brush Shampoo yet (as of this writing) since it’s coming with on my trip but if it’s great then I may pick it up full size. For under $15 before any coupons it’s a nice set to have or to gift to someone about to travel or starting out with brushes.

Sigma Beauty E55 and E25 eyeshadow brushes

I really went to the Sigma site though to get some of the eyeshadow brushes. I’ve long been a MAC brush user but I’ve found that my two favorite brushes, the 239 and 217, have been changed. I’ve been looking for an affordable alternative especially for the MAC 217.

The E25 Blending Brush was what I set out to buy. At $16 (minus the coupon) it is the closest brush to the MAC 217 and a brush I knew would get a lot of use from me. Even though it’s called a Blending Brush I knew that it would also be a good crease brush.

Sigma E25 Blending Brush

Sigma E25 Blending Brush

The brush head is a little longer and wider than the MAC but it’s a great substitute for that brush. I love how well I can blend with the brush plus it places the shadows easily. Sigma says their brushes are SigmaTech® fiber brushes. I find the brush soft enough on my lid but firm enough to do the job properly.

MAC 217 (very well used) vs Sigma E25

The second brush I elected to purchase is the Sigma E55 Eye Shading brush. I really didn’t know which of the many Sigma brushes so this was a guess but I like it so the guess was right. This too is $16 before any discounts and what sold me on the E55 is that it’s good for both cream and powder eyeshadows. Since I wear cream shadows often it fit the criteria I look for.

Sigma #55 Eye Shading brush

Sigma #55 Eye Shading brush

Sigma #55 Eye Shading brush is bigger than the MAC 239 so it doesn’t exactly take its place but the brush is still very useful. I use it over my whole eye mostly since it’s bigger than my lid. I might try the E57 Firm Shader Brush the next time I shop on their site since that seems closer in size to the MAC.

I’m happy with the brushes that I purchased from Sigma Beauty and I’m sure there will be more in my future. The prices make them a good choice and the fact that the brushes are vegan and cruelty-free brings them kudos from me.  —  Marcia

“We look out for you with hand-crafted, synthetic SigmaTech® and Sigmax® fiber brushes – they’re antimicrobial to protect your skin and the fibers prevent product absorption, saving you money. We achieve this with an exclusive filament developed with a thermoplastic engineering polymer featuring very thin fibers to more-efficiently hold and deliver your products.”

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It’s time for our anniversary Beauty Junkees giveaway

I’ve been holding my breath and trying not to spill the secret but now it’s time to share with you that Beauty Junkees has kindly offered to do a giveaway for 2 people in honor of Beauty Info Zone’s 6th anniversary. Both Lisa and I are so impressed with the quality of Beauty Junkees that we’re thrilled to have this honor.

So far we’ve shown you 3 different sets of brushes and 1 set of Pro Makeup Sponges from Beauty Junkees and we’re happy to report that we’ll be sharing another set in the near future. But until then look at what you can try to win.

Beauty Junkees 8 piece pro Eye Set

Beauty Junkees 8 piece pro Eye Set

Or maybe you’d rather try to win:

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Set (Eye Makeup Brushes: 5 pc Precision Brush Set)

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Set (Eye Makeup Brushes: 5 pc Precision Brush Set)

Whichever you choose your eyes are going to love you for treating them so well.

Beauty Junkees 8 piece pro Eye Set contains every brush you need for perfect eye makeup application. The 8 brushes are Angled Shading, Blending, Eye Liner, Crease Brush, Angled Liner, Tapered Blending, Pencil, and an All Over Shader. They come packaged in a cosmetic bag that holds them (and more) perfectly. As of this writing the price of this set on Amazon is $24.97.

Beauty Junkees 8 piece pro Eye Set

Beauty Junkees 8 piece pro Eye Set

If you already have these types of brushes then you will probably be interested in Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Set. This unique set of brushes will fill in all the holes in your brush collection. They are larger brushes than the pro Eye Set. The Mini Kabuki set consists of 5 synthetic brushes that are incredibly soft.

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Flat Brush

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Flat Brush

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Angled Brush

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Angled Brush

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Round Brush

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Round Brush

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Tapered Brush

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Tapered Brush

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Flat Angled Brush

Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Flat Angled Brush

There’s a brush in this kit for every use you have: blending, contouring, application, applying concealer, and more. The brushes can be used with both cream and powder products. This too comes in the perfect size cosmetic bag. The current price on Amazon is only $19.97 so even if you don’t enter or win this giveaway you know you need this.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Two US winners, one for each of the two sets. The prizes will be sent by Beauty Junkees to the lucky winners. As usual we have two requirements to move on in the Rafflecopter: Subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s email and comment telling us which set is the one you are entering to win. After that, do as many of the additional entries as you want. I’ve noticed that some of the recent winners are tweeting daily to get more opportunities to win. Sometimes our comment section gets cranky and if it closes please email me at [email protected] and label it Beauty Junkees. Comment in the email and continue on. Remember we do check entries and have eliminated people because the rules weren’t followed.

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Beauty Junkees pro Eye Brush Set has made my eyes very happy

Let me introduce you to Marcia. She is a beauty junkie no matter how you put it. Beauty products are her downfall and everyone who knows her knows it. If you ask her what excites her the most you’re going to learn that it’s anything to do with eyes:  eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascara, eyebrows, eyeshadow brushes, tweezers, eye primers. She’s like the Forrest Gump of eyes. It makes sense then that when BEAUTY JUNKEES sent Marcia some brushes to try that she’d of course grab the eyeshadow brushes out of the hands of her blog partner.

Beauty Junkees 8 piece pro Eye Set

Beauty Junkees 8 piece pro Eye Set

Beauty Junkees has created an 8 piece pro Eye Set that is the best bargain I’ve ever seen. Not only is this set only $24.97 on Amazon but Beauty Junkees has offered a 25% off coupon for all Beauty Info Zone shoppers to use one time. That means you’ll be able to get this for just $18.73. That blows my junkie mind!

Let’s see what you can get for under $19. First the 8 brushes come in a case that not only comfortably holds all 8 of these brushes but leaves you plenty of room for your eye products. All 8 brushes are labeled which is wonderful. That makes it great for beginners especially who look and wonder what the heck each of the brushes do.

Beauty Junkees 8 piece pro Eye Set

Beauty Junkees 8 piece pro Eye Set

pro TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH

Beauty Junkees Tapered Blending brush

Beauty Junkees Tapered Blending brush

The Tapered Blending brush does exactly what it says. Because the bristles on the brush are long and bendable they softly blend a shadow. I like it best as a finishing brush to make sure there are no harsh lines between shadow colors.

pro CREASE BRUSH

Beauty Junkees Crease brush

Beauty Junkees Crease brush

Beauty Junkees Tapered Blending and Crease brushes

Beauty Junkees Tapered Blending and Crease brushes

The Crease brush is a smaller version of the Blending brush with bristles that feel similar but because it’s a tighter, smaller head it’s perfect for applying a crease shade and blending it in. It fits into my crease perfectly.

pro ALL OVER SHADER

Beauty Junkees All Over Shader

Beauty Junkees All Over Shader

The All Over Shader is the most versatile brush in the set. I can use this for almost any job. I like it on my browbone, on my lid and as a blending brush. While the bristles aren’t labeled as far as their origin, I’ve been assured that they are all cruelty free.

pro ANGLED SHADING

Beauty Junkees Angled Shading brush

Beauty Junkees Angled Shading brush

Beauty Junkees Angled Shading and All Over Shader

Beauty Junkees Angled Shading and All Over Shader

The Angled Shading brush is similar in size and color as the All Over Shader but it’s much softer partly because the bristles are longer. It bends easily and the angle makes it great for placing color on your browbone.

pro BLENDING

Beauty Junkees Blending brush

Beauty Junkees Blending brush

I’m partial to this brush so telling you it’s my favorite in the set isn’t a problem. It looks like the MAC 217 and performs like it too. It fits in my crease perfectly and blends with ease. The Blending Brush is getting a LOT of use from me.

pro PENCIL

Beauty Junkees Pencil Brush

Beauty Junkees Pencil Brush

Beauty Junkees Pencil and Blending brushes

Beauty Junkees Pencil and Blending brushes

The Pencil brush is another dupe of a MAC brush. Great for smudging shadows or eyeliner along your eyelash line. Great for doing precision work like applying a light color by your tear duct to make your eyes lighten up.

pro FLAT DEFINER and PRECISION EYE LINER

Beauty Junkees Precision Eye Liner and Flat Definer brushes

Beauty Junkees Precision Eye Liner and Flat Definer brushes

These two thin flat brushes are made out of synthetic fibers and complement each other. The Flat Definer is what is often called a “push brush”, it’s made to push eyeshadow onto the area where your lashes meet your skin. You can tightline easily with this brush. The Precision Eye Liner is an angled brush with a smaller head that is wonderful to use with a gel eyeliner as well as with powders to sweep the color along your lashline.

Last but not least is a brush sold separately, the pro BROW BRUSH.

Beauty Junkees pro Eye Set plus pro Brow Brush

Beauty Junkees pro Eye Set plus pro Brow Brush

All the brushes in the set are sold separately. The only brush not included in the set is the Brow Brush ($10.00). This two sided brush combines the Precision Eye Liner brush with a spoolie on the other end. It’s a good addition to the set though I don’t think it’s a necessity unless you really need a spoolie.

Personally I can’t believe what a great set you can get for $24.97 and if you use this one time only code, INFOZONE, you’ll get 25% off on the set. We have another review coming up for Beauty Junkees Mini Buki set and Buki set so you may have to make a decision on when you use that coupon code since it’s a one time redemption. But you are going to want to use it because your eyes won’t believe what they see and feel with Beauty Junkees.  –  Marcia

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* One time redemption code for 25% off a brush or set on Amazon is good through 3/7/16 “INFOZONE

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