Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sigma Frame Up Brow Collection

Hello lovers! Sigma launched their new Frame Up Brow Collection yesterday so I thought I'd give you a little look at the products and share my thoughts with you!

Here's some info:
  • Brow Expert Kit | $49
  • Brow Wax | $11
  • Brow Pencil | $9
  • Brow Highlight Duo | $14
  • Brow Powder Duo | $14

Brow Expert Kit | $49
Let's start with what I'm most excited about; the Brow Expert Kit! Oh baby. This is a seriously nifty little kit.
The kit includes a Dual-Ended Brush with an E75 angled brush on one end and an E80 Brow/Lash spooly on the other. The brush itself seems slightly thinner than my other E75 brush, although mine is almost 5 years old so they could have changed the shape since then for all I know. All I know is I prefer this smaller shape. It allows for more precise application. 
A newcomer to the Sigma site is the Brow Wax. This thing is going to end up filthy lookin', but it does the job. If you like to keep your brow hairs in place but don't like the feeling of having a 'heavy' product there, like the Benefit Gimmie Brow for example, then this is a good product to try. It doesn't set and remains kind of 'sticky' to the touch, but since people generally don't go around touching their eyebrows all day I didn't find that to be much of a problem.
Another newcomer is the Brow Highlight Duo. I talk a little more about this below.
Also included is the Brow Powder Duo which comes in three shades; Light, Medium & Dark. (There is an Auburn option available separately on their site but not in this kit.) You get two shades so it's great for creating beautiful dimensional brows. Use the lighter shade in the front of the brow and the darker shade for the tail. BEAUTY. I already use and swear by this product. (My usual shade is Medium.)
Other things included in the kit » Expert Tweeze / Expert Trim / Sharpener (for the Brow Wax). Pretty self explanatory. Also pretty good quality. Those tweezers are hardcore so be careful with them and don't nip your skin, haha.

Brow Powder Duo (Dark) | Brow Highlight Duo (Goddess Glow)
Brow Pencil | $9 
It's always hard to judge a brow pencil by a swatch because that's not how you'd be wearing it, but it gives you a good idea of what the colours are like. Since receiving this press kit I've been using the shade Elevate instead of my usual Rimmel brow pencil in Black Brown and I've really been liking it. It wears well and it's easy to apply. It doesn't leave lumps of product like many brow pencils do and overall it's just a really lovely product to work with. I only wish the pencil looked a little different to their eyeliners and maybe had a spooly on the end of it or something since the spooly only comes in the Brow Expert Kit.

Clean Cut / Dressed Up / Elevate / Top Shelf 
Brow Highlight Duo | $14 
I have to admit, when I first saw these I was a bit wary of them. Some of them looked like pretty weird highlight colours to me. But, after swatching them and wearing a couple of the lighter shades, I realised that's not the case at all. They're actually very pretty! You get a matte shade and a shimmery shade in each duo. You can either wear them separately or wear the shimmer on top of the matte. You can also wear the shimmery shades as a cheekbone highlight. Or you could even wear them as eyeshadows! Versatile. We like versatility here. As you can see in the swatches, they're not incredibly pigmented. They give a nice subtle hint of colour and shimmer, which I think is suitable for a highlighter.

Top left to right: Bring to Light / Goddess Glow | Bottom left to right: Ray of Light / Well-Lit
Ray of Light / Bring to Light / Well-Lit / Goddess Glow (One swipe, no base)

Will you be trying any of the products in this collection? :)

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