So as you can probably gather from my previous blog posts, I love buying luxuries but often find that I do not like paying full price for said items. I have been eyeing the Sigma brushes for almost a year now, but I seriously cannot bring myself or justify spending $150-$300 for a set of makeup brushes. I literally cannot bring myself to order brushes in the high-end price range without ever having used them. I just can't. But, luckily for you all I have struck again in the affordable gold mine department!
I purchased the Jessup 15 Piece Black/Silver brush set back in November. Now, because it is international shipping it did take 2 weeks to get to me, but SO worth the wait. I have been using (and washing) these brushes for 3 months now and could not be any happier with the quality and the price. The brushes look very high end, with the brush name on a lacquer like finish on the handles and suuuper soft bristles that glide product on seamlessly. They feel and look amazing! Lets get to the individual brushes and their (multiple!) uses :)
Starting left to right -
1. Large Powder - Large enough for loose and pressed powder application. It gives a light finish and blends in your powder with ease. The bristles are in an oval shape to really be able to get the brush in the precise place of every face shape and size.
2. Tapered Face - The tapered bristles make it so easy to place the product in the area (setting, contour, or blush). This brush is multi-purpose and sets my under eyes quickly without leaving excess product all over my face. This is a must for me, if I do not set my concealer I will be a big creasy mess with my lower lash line product all under my eye. MUST have brush.
3. Duo Fibre Powder/Blush - Another multi-purpose brush that diffuses the product beautifully. It works well with powder or mineral makeup and blush for a soft subtle looking application.
4. Powder/Blush - Used for powder and blush (pressed or loose) application. Similar to the duo fibre brush but has a more defined application. I prefer this brush for my pressed contour highlight shades.
5. Tapered Highlighter - Delicate but precise application for highlighting areas like your cheekbones, forehead, chin, and bridge of the nose. Gives a very subtle natural looking glow.
6. Large Fluff - Another multi-use. Can be used for more precise highlight or contour shades. I really like this brush angled under in the direction of my cheek bone for my contour shade. I place the product with this brush and blend with powder/blush brush (#4 in this post).
7. Large Concealer - Best if used with liquid or creams to conceal larger areas on the face or body.
8. Blending - Subtle blending and can be used to diffuse harsh lines on the lid. Best if used in "windshield wiper" motion to buff out shadows.
9. Tapered Blending - Tip of the brush is perfect for picking up product for a more defined look. Circular motions back and forth create a perfect transition between shadows in the lid and crease areas.
10. Concealer - Used to precisely conceal smaller areas. Also a great brush to use for pressed and loose pigments on the lid.
11. Small Tapered Blending - Detailed crease color application. Product is more intense and precise using this brush. Perfect for cut crease or smokier outer v shadow.
12. Short Shader - Perfect for smudging the lower lash line as well as controlled application in the outer eyelid (outer v) area. I always use this brush to apply my lower lash line color and blend (smudge) it out for a smokey effect.
13. Flat Definer - Controlled application of the lower lash line or to make a very thin line with shadow, gel, or liquid eye products.
14. Small Eyeliner - The ferrule is slightly angled to allow precise application of liquid or cream liner.
15. Lip - Liquid or cream lip products work best. Smaller brush that has a lid to cover the brush which is great to keep the brush lint and debris free.
I will link the exact ebay user I purchased my set through so you can purchase your brush sets through an authorized Jessup representative. The user has all the variety colors and there are multiple brush sets from this company that look amazing and that I would love to try soon. I hope this review helps you in your search for affordable but great quality brushes. You can have the best high end products but it will not always look the same without equal quality tools!
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to comment them down below :)
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