The Sigma Beauty Make Me Up Travel Kits ($59), released today, are a travel-sized edition of the regular 12-brush Make Me Up kits. Similar to the design of the full sized Make Me Up Collection, these travel sized kits contain seven colorful brushes held in a functional and stylish container. Included the kit are the E30 Pencil, E40 Tapered Blending, E55 Eye Shading, E65 Small Angle, F30 Large Powder, F40 Large angled Contour, and F60 Foundation brushes. The kits are be available in Black (Make Me Classy), Aqua (Make Me Cool), Coral (Make Me Blush) and Purple (Make Me Crazy).
This is my first Make Me Cool Aqua brush set and I absolutely love it! The color is clean, professional, yet super adorable. The size of the brush holder and the brushes is perfect for travel and convenient to store on a small vanity. Although the kit design (seven brushes in the Sigma brush holder) is similar to Sigma’s Limited Edition Cities Collection (read full review here), the included brushes are very different. I am a collector of Limited Edition items, but I have to say that I find this brush set personally more practical.
The main difference for me are the E30 Pencil, E65 Small Angle and F60 Foundation brushes. The E30 has always been my favorite eyeshadow brush. I use it add color to creases, blend in the shadows, add shadows to the upper and lower lash line, contour the outer v, etc. I can always pack on eyeshadows with my fingers, but this brush is the only one that gets the whole job done. My favorite Sigma Eyeshadow Palette is Bare mostly because this brush is included! I am also very excited to see the E65 added to this kit for I am an eyeliner kind of girl. The E65 is great for gel liners, cream liners, and even powder liners. It’s firm without being rough and thin enough to create well defined lines. As for the F60: who doesn’t like the practical, regular-application foundation brush? I do! It’s great for natural application, especially when your foundation matches your skin tone well. You can cover up pigmentation while maintaining a natural, effortless look.
What I want to see? More travel brush options! I would love to be able to customize my lovely travel kit. Perhaps one day, Sigma will release individual color brushes or individual travel brushes. 😉