Never forget what colors you carry in your makeup kit or collection again! I was able to put 100 shades on this double sized card (with 15 more spots left to fill!). One of the reasons I absolutely loved creating this was because a lot of my products and palettes are black –I don’t use Z palettes because I don’t find them durable enough.
Besides that, it’s such a great tool to have so I can easily create face charts, and looks for clients without scouring through my products.
I hope this is helpful to some of you out there! Let me know what you think!
Recently, I bought the Mr. Bunny Sigma Brushes. I had previously reviewed their classic brush set way back in 2010 but ended up selling them for other vegan brushes. At the time, Sigma didn’t have quite the luxurious line of brushes they do now (boy have they grown!) and they didn’t offer a line that was specifically synthetic. For those of you who don’t know, vegan brushes are 100% cruelty-free and made of synthetic hairs.
Professionally speaking, I have been using the Branded J Collection of brushes. Which are extremely soft and are still so, even after 3 years of use. However, I know that their pricing is a bit to the higher end and many people have yet to hear of their brand. So… I decided to buy the Mr. Bunny Kit from Sigma and see what the hulla-baloo was about and if it was a set that can stand up to the wear and work of a makeup jobs!
I used a 10% off code (that you can find from pretty much anywhere —>) and bought the Mr. Bunny Kit. It cost in total with shipping to Canada $165.
Here’s what I saw on opening:
One thing that I absolutely loved was the packaging!!!! Everything was put together so nicely, including a pamphlet of the other brush lines they offer with detailed images and descriptions. They also supplied a sample eyeshadow card— which is one I’m actually going to use, since it almost resembles an actual eyeshadow palette! It’s plastic cover actually sticks so you can cover the shadows for more than one use. I’ve already tried a few shades and there will be swatches soon, cause… OHMYGAAAH. The eyeshadows. They are a big surprise as far as quality goes and now I’m itching for some of the single eyeshadows!
Back to the brushes:
Here is an image library, of what you get in the Mr. Bunny Kit
Don’t be deceived– the powder brush is LARGE. I had to reduce the size of the image to fit in the nice collage template. The stippling brush is a decent brush– though since the popularity of flat-top kabukis, I haven’t really used a duo-fiber brush for a while and find most people gravitate to denser brushes. It’s still nice for an all-over bronze or highlight, or a soft blush.
So far, my favourite brushes are E55 Eye shading brush (this thing is AMA-ZING) because it totally does a superhero job at packing on color, the E60 Shader brush, because I think it’s totally awesome for under eye concealer, the E65 Small Angle brush which is nice and firm. I also really have been digging the case the brushes came in, and think it will be handy for storing my used brushes on a gig so I can clean them out. But then again, maybe I’ll just use both ends a portable cups… I’m still undecided!
My initial thoughts, and are they worth the purchase?
Firstly, the details of the brush handle and composition of the brushes, really do scream quality and durability. Of course, like most brushes time will only tell. But I do have faith that these babies are worth their price. And really— if you were to break down the cost of each brush, this set is really a remarkable deal. Not to mention, Sigma Beauty isn’t just slapping their name on a generic line of brushes. Thought and customer feedback has been a great part in the development of their brush lines and now, cosmetics.
Yes. If you want to get a really really nice line of brushes that will cover every need for your day to day makeup, and are looking for cruelty-free versions, this is a great choice. I also think as a pro set– it’s far superior to many other lines I’ve tried and looks and performs like higher end brushes. This is a great starter brush line for an aspiring artist. There are some other Sigmax brushes I would highly suggest in addition to this set (cause really, we all need at LEAST 60 brushes)— I recently got the F80 Flat-Top Kabuki and it has seriously changed my foundation-game!
I’m planning to do a follow-up video once I’ve really worked in these brushes so that I can give you guys the best info as far as durability goes!
Oh, Lush. How I absolutely love your advertising campaigns.
If you read my Octobernewsletter… You know I absolutely love pumpkin things. And this little vegan bath bomb, steals my heart! The Lord of Misrule
(the green one) apparently turns your tub a bloody red! Ewww, but so incredibly awesome, hahaha!
Such a great way to celebrate Halloween…. and pull a possible prank?
Can you imagine…
“Honey.. I’m going for a soak in the tub”
a little while later… “AAAAAAAHHHCK!”
Significant other comes running into the bathroom…
finding you in a BLOOD BATH!!!! Muahahah!
I think these would be awesome party favours if you are planning a Halloween party! What do you think?
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Over the summer I picked up a few bronzers and I’ve still been rocking the bronzed glow (for as long as I can!). So far I’ve been using my Wet N’ Wild bronzer in Ticket to Brazil on almost a daily basis. It has a nice warm shade, though I do think if I over-do it, it can be a bit more warm than I intend to look, but the formula is quite light, so that’s not too easy to do (you can see in the picture). This is also the darkest of the shades offered. I haven’t noticed it wearing off too easily and the fallout from the pan is a little dusty but not overly so.
I was considering buying the highlighter as well, but I’ve been pretty much obsessed with the e.l.f blush in Gotta Glowas my go-to highlight, so I skipped “Reserve Your Cabana” (hightlight).
The WnW It’s a fairly large compact, and offers 13g of product. And as always, dirty cheap! I think it was around $6. There is also added sun protection with the addition of SPF15.
You can also check out Temptalia’s swatch of the other shade in Bikini Contest
What’s the next bronzer on my drugstore hunt?? Suggestions?
Many times it can be confusing to know 100% if a company is actually cruelty-free. Even if a
product has “not tested on animals” or display the image of a bunny on it, doesn’t necessarily guarantee that a company is cruelty free (that is unless it’s the Leaping Bunny Logo, or the Peta Bunny).
So, if you’re unsure about a company’s animal testing policy, and they aren’t on any of the available (*trusted*) “No-Testing” lists, here is my own template that you can copy when emailing a brand with your concerns.