Sigma Performance Eyes kit is exactly what I need right now. I was wondering about these a while back – the kinda brushes that would allow to add tiny and precise details to your eye makeup. I consider myself very new to makeup; I love experimenting and practicing eye makeup. Lately I have been thinking to step it up a notch and do something extraordinary. So glad Sigma came up with it.
The Performance Eyes Kit
The Performance Eyes Kit was designed to allow the precise application of liquid, cream and powder products onto defined areas of the eyes. Essential to creating elaborate looks, the Performance Eyes Kit is a must for advanced makeup artistry.
|Sigma Performance Eyes Kit|
Eye Liner - E11 For precise lining of upper and lower lash lines. Creates detailed and elaborate looks.
Tightline Liner - E16 Ideal for application of cream, gel and powder formulas on the upper lash line.
Waterline Liner - E17 Perfectly applies cream, gel and powder formulas on the lower lid waterline.
Smudge - E21 Soften harsh lines on the upper and lower lash lines.
Blending - E36 Precise blending of powder products on small areas, such as the inner corner of the eyes.
Shader - Inner Corner - E46 Perfect for application of highlight shades in the inner corner of the eyes.
Shader - Crease - E47 For applying and blending darker shades onto the crease.
Shader - Lid - E56 Precise application of pressed and loose eye shadow onto the lid.
|Smudge - E21|
I really like this brush; it's my favorite actually. It does what it says; smudges shadows and cream eyeliners just perfectly the way you'd want. What I like doing with it (on a daily basis) is that I line and smudge eyeshadow on my eyes and apply a defined eyeliner on top which looks amazing. Sometimes I use it on my lower lid to create a reverse smoky look. It's flat with soft bristles.
|Eye Liner - E11|
This eye liner brush is thinner and smaller than the standard Sigma eye liner brush. I like to line my eyes thick but there are days when I feel like going for an au naturale look. This brush helps in achieving that, trust me. It applies liner so thin that it's hardly noticeable. Try to line as close to the upper lash line as possible and stop halfway leaving the inner corners; apply a mascara and there you go! If you're someone who loves creating bold and loud looks, this brush can really be helpful in creating precise designs on the eyes and face.
|Tightline Liner - E16|
For some reason, I am not keen on tight lining my eyes very often maybe because I find it difficult (or troublesome) but this brush makes it easier. I like how this brush is designed; the handle gets thick on the end giving good control of what you're doing.
|(left-right): Shader - Crease - E47 & Waterline Liner - E17|
This tapered shader brush is a good addition to the collection; it's quite useful. As the name suggests, it should be used to apply a darker shadow on the crease. The bristles are soft and doesn't feel harsh on the skin. I like that it's tapered; it helps in precise application of eye shadow on the crease.
Waterline Liner - E17
This is my second favorite brush from the kit. I have always had trouble applying a gel liner on the lower lid; either I line too thick, too thin or sometimes unevenly. This brush is flat with soft bristles and the shape of the brush remains firm i.e. the bristles won't scatter during application of eye shadows or cream liners ending in a perfect line.
|Shader - Inner Corner - E46|
The Shader - Inner Corner is tapered which means spot-on application of eye shadow on the inner corners however the bristles feel a bit harsh on the skin. I suggest washing the brush before use as the bristles come a bit glued together and you might not get it to work the way you'd want.
|Shader - Lid - E56|
This is not as wide as the standard Sigma Shader brush. I don't like to apply a single shade with it all over my lid as it takes plenty of time but I believe if you're dealing with say two or three shades, this would help in an accurate application. Again, the bristles aren't soft and feel somewhat harsh on the skin as opposed to the standard Sigma Shader brush (that I love).
|Blending - E36|
I love the standard Sigma blending brush (one that's tapered too). This one is smaller and less dense. I agree with Sigma about using this on small areas of the eye (like blending two colors near the inner corners). This brush is flexible and soft but sadly, mine sheds a little.
All in all, the Performance Eyes Kit is amazing and costs $55.00. If you're someone who's a makeup enthusiast, aspiring makeup artist or a makeup artist, these brushes will come in handy for sure. If you're new to makeup, you might not need it. This kit is a great help to take your makeup to another level.