This is actually my first ever ‘Mixxit Review’ & it is on a subject that excites me more than anything else in the cosmetic world & that is, makeup brushes & tools. I have always had ‘Mac’ brushes but thanks to social media sites naming & shaming the cruelty to animal brands I decided to search for a great cruelty free alternative to ‘Mac’ which is when I found & fell in love with ‘Sigma’
I had a good look around their website & was super excited when I found this statement in the FAQ section.
Does Sigma Test On Animals?
We do not conduct, condone or endorse testing on animals. While some of our natural fiber brushes are made from animal hair, no animals are harmed during the brush-making process.
Now even though it does say that no animals are tested on or harmed for the brush making process (in other words, they aren’t killed for their hair) it still didn’t quite make me feel comfortable. The way I see it is if I’m going to go cruelty free & save our little furry friends then I am going to do it properly. So I had a good look at all of their different ranges & sets & I came across the ‘Sigma Sigmax Range’. Here is the information from the website.
Sigmax® Fibers – Sigma Beauty’s exclusive thermoplastic engineering polymer is developed to evenly apply cream & powder products onto the skin for a high definition effect. Features premium filaments engineered for outstanding softness, heat & chemical resistance, mechanical strength & high durability. Sigmax® fibers are antibacterial & hypoallergenic.
Perfect! I purchased the ‘Sigma Sigmax Kabuki Kit’ & I was not disappointed. These brushes are AMAZING! They look & feel beautiful & In my opinion when compared to Mac, you would think that they are the most expensive of the two brands. The full brush function name & number is printed on the glossy scratch resistant handle which I find extremely useful along with the nice little finishing touch of the Sigma signature printed on the 3 ring high performance SigmaAlloy™ brush ferrule. They are available in different colours with my favourite being the classy copper & black style. The ‘Sigmax fibres’ are developed to ensure that product is applied smoothly & evenly without getting absorbed into the bristles. Personally I have still noticed the same amount of product being absorbed but its something that is not easy to measure. In the couple of months of having these brushes I have experienced a shedding of maybe about 2 hairs out of all the Sigma brushes I own but of course time will tell.
At the moment there is no UK site for Sigma but there are links to all their official stockists on their website. I purchased my set through Beauty Chamber.co.uk but it is worth doing a comparison between the stores due to certain brushes being on offer & discounts etc.
So if you are thinking of changing your brushes over from your current brand then you have to give Sigma a shot because they really are amazing.
Thank you for reading,