Since I do love the majority of my brushes included in the Sigma Professional Kit (pics to come soon) I jumped at purchasing the Premium Kit from SigmaMakeup.com. I received the kit quite some time ago but I haven't had a chance to wash them yet, hence I haven't used them yet, I am quite excited to use them though!
First impression: smelly (as with every kit I've ordered) ** one of the brushes came with glue on 20% of the bristles (I will email Sigma for a replacement, I seriously wonder how that's going to go...considering the owners immature response to this video, go to the very end of the video for the screen shot) pic is below ** shipping&handling prices is a tad bit too high for my liking ** well packaged, all arrived in perfect order (shoot, it better considering the price of shipping&handling) ** plenty of variety, not many lines carry the amount of brushes as Sigma does ** they don't currently sell all of their brushes individually (which is quite disappointing), however, recently they've showed up on the All Cosmetic Wholesale website individually
This is the brush that has glue on it!! What happened to quality control?! It's very stiff (I thought it was an actual piece of plastic, that's how hard it is) and I will not try to wash it out b/c apparently you can't return a used item, I won't take that risk.
Apparently these are made/assembled in China (P.R.C. is printed on the plastic wrappings for each brush). I was under the impression these were assembled/made in the U.S.A. (since it's imprinted on each brush), quite confusing in my honest opinion. They are however distributed in the U.S.A.
Here's the lip brush SS316 uncapped -- You'll see there's already some paint chipping off on the right of the brush number...I wonder how this will look after using it. One concern, the fibers are synthetic, not sure how that will work as a lip brush.
So there you go ladies, has anyone else picked up this set? What are your thoughts? I hope to write a full review after putting this set to use!
Oh yeah, disclosure time, I am not affiliated with Sigma and I paid for this set and everything I've ever disclosed on my blog.