review : Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki

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!