I have been using the F80 with my NARS Sheer Glow foundation. I was previously only using my fingers for this foundation. After using this brush for the first time, I found that it is quicker to use my hands and that the brush takes a bit more time. However, the brush gave a bit of a more natural look with the foundation.After the first few times It did not soak up any of the product as some brushes might do. The edges of the brush are also great for precise areas of the face like around my nose. If I wanted to add concealer to any blemishes, I patted it in with the brush and it worked great!
I use this brush with a downward motion mainly. I dot on the foundation throughout my face and then use the brush to blend it in. The flexiblility of the brush also allows me to easily spread it down my jawline to blend the color down. I also found this brush worked better at applying the foundation to my forehead than my fingers. I have combination/oily skin and my forehead gets dry. The F80 helped the foundation glide along the dry skin without catching on any dryness.
Behold the magical foundation brush!
Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki - F80
I have been keeping this brush in my on the go makeup bag and usually the MAC brush label would have started to wear off, but this one is intact! Also, it is synthetic hair, which is great for those of you that do not prefer to use animal hair brushes.
This is what the actual brush looks like. It is dark haired mostly and then white on top. Usually it is white but mine has gotten lots of use!
It is a pretty dense brush without being too dense. It has a perfect amount of give without being floppy.
The face brush also comes with a brush guard which I have been loving. Since it has been in my on the go makeup bag, the brush guard has helped it retain its shape and not get squashed by the other products in the bag.
You can purchase this brush through Sigma Beauty for $16.
Sigma was generous enough to also offer one for a giveaway for one of you guys to win the F80 brush. After I tried the brush and fell in love with it, I HAD to do one! I knew there was an option to do a giveaway when I got the brush but I had to make sure I liked it first. Now that I love the brush, I absolutely want to do a giveaway with it!
Giveaway [GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!]:
One reader will win the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush. Sigma will be shipping the prize.
Since this is my first giveaway, I borrowed Nouveau Cheap's method of entry for her giveaways with her permission. Thank you, G!
1. Giveaway begins today, June 1, 2011 and ends Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11 PM EST.
2.. If you are under the the age of 18, make sure you have parental permission to give your address to Sigma in case you win.
3. There will be 3 ways to enter, each way counts as an entry for a MAXIMUM of 3 entries per person. Please include which of the entries you have done in one comment!
Entry #1: Leave a comment and tell me why you would like to win the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush.
Entry #2: Be a follower of the blog through Google Friend Connect. The link is on the right hand side of my blog under Followers, located under the Categories section. I should be able to see you in the list.
Entry #3: Follow me on twitter @cutegingerbread and tweet the following: "Enter to win a Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush from @cutegingerbread http://bit.ly/kHnj80 " Please include your twitter name in the comment.
4. Leave your email address in the comment so that I can contact you if you win.
5. Giveaway will be open Internationally to all readers.
Good luck to those entering!
FTC: I received this brush for free through the Sigma Affiliate Program and this post includes an affiliate link through the program, which anyone can enter. The brush that is being sent to the winner is being provided by Sigma. I truly love this brush and even though I received it for free, I would not give it a positive review and agree to give one away unless I did really like it.