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Today I’m sharing my thoughts on Sigma’s latest creation- the Mrs. Bunny Collection! This set is a Vegan-friendly version of the same Essential brush lineup that Sigma has sold from the very beginning. The fibers for the brushes are the same as Sigma’s AMAZING Sigmax Kabuki Collection I reviewed last July , and have loved for years. Haven’t reviewed Sigma Brushes in quite some time, so this will be a bit of an overview/comparison to some of Sigma’s Regular brushes.
The Mrs. Bunny Collection comes in Pink & Blue, the Mr. Bunny collection is in Black & Silver. This is the full-sized set, but it also comes in a mini travel set as well. This set is housed in a beautiful brush canister great for displaying on your vanity! When open it can be used as two separate brush holders; one for Face/one for eyes, or one for cleans/dirties…etc or keep it closed so pets & kids don’t get into them (thinking of my mom and her brush-loving cats)! This type of holder is also great for travel as brush rolls tend to flatten brushes that ought to be fluffy.
Regular F50, Mrs. Bunny F50
^F50Duo Fibre^ This type of duo-fiber brush has never been a go-to brush for me- the only thing I regularly use this for is sweeping away fallout, though in a pinch it works fine for loose powder or blush. Many people like this for liquid foundation but I find it to be a bit spotty or streaky depending on if you use it to stipple or buff respectively. That said this brush is a staple for some, and this vegan version is much softer than the original.
Regular F60, Mrs. Bunny F60
^F60Foundation^This type of brush I like to use for all types of cream or liquid foundations- the shape of the brush gives you a lot of control so you can push foundation exactly where you want it and use the tip of the brush to blend. This style of brush is a classic for a reason- it feels very intuitive and it’s a “first” foundation brush for many people. The new Bunny version is a tad thinner and much smoother/softer than my “make me crazy” set version, and the result is about the same. As a makeup artist you can never have enough of these types of brushes so this is a very welcome addition to my “flat foundation brush” lineup.
Regular F40, Mrs. Bunny F40, F84 Sigmax Kabuki
^F40Large Angled Contour^- To me this one is sort of a baby-bunny-hybrid of the F84-one of my favorites for contour, and the regular F40- which is larger and fluffier. The bunny brush is smaller than both of those brushes so for me it’s best for contour- in fact this whole week I’ve been having a makeup menage a trois with this brush, MAC “Strada” powder blush and my bone structure. Countour is one of my faveorite skills, and I could make it work with many brushes, but a brush like this makes it easy!
Regular F30, Mrs. Bunny F30
^F30 Large Powder^ For the last several months I’ve really taken to setting my foundation with loose powder rather than pressed powder- which had been my standby all my makeup life. Sigma’s F30 has been my brush of choice since it’s so soft and fluffy- it gives me just the right amount of powder without going overboard like a kabuki or another type of dense brush would do. I really love Sigma’s large powder brushes- I’ve never sought to “buy up”- find a better, or more expensive version. These have suited me just fine. Anyway I’m bird-walking. This new vegan version is wonderful- unbelievably soft- it feels like I’m petting my Chinchilla, Tripod. The F30 I have from my Make Me Crazy set is poofier, but I think this type of brush is supposed to be more paddle-like. In any case, these preforms the same, the Bunny version is just softer so the experience is just that much more luxurious.
SS194, Mrs. BunnyF70
^F70 Concealer^ this brush is dubbed as a concealer brush and here’s a good time to point out that you don’t have to use a brush for it’s specified purpose. I personally prefer the F75 for a flat concealer brush. I do really like this brush for applying a base to my lid under my crease, and I also like this brush for applying glitter. In fact if we just want to call it a glitter brush that’s just fine by me!
Regular E60, Mrs. Bunny E60
^E60 Large Shader^ This brush is sort of an awkward size- a bit large for the eye, or for concealer, but too small to be used as a foundation brush. I use the original for a wash of color all over the lid quite often, but since it’s made with the Sigmax Synthetic fibers and using it with creams won’t break it down I’ve used this to apply Painterly Paint pot to my lids all week and I’ve really liked it. Initially I thought I wanted it to be a little thicker/stiffer but it’s worked so perfectly I wouldn’t change it.
Regular E70, Mrs Bunny E70
^E70 Medium Angled Shader^ This is another brush I don’t reach for terribly often. That isn’t to say it isn’t useful- a wash of color all over the eyelid, highlighting brow bone/inner lid, blending the crease, etc.. It works for many purposes, but I have faves for all of those jobs, so I tend to reach for this only when my faves are dirty. I do like this new Vegan version better than the original because it’s not as yielding, so it is better at applying color, not just blending it out. I’ve used this nearly everyday for my inner lid or to highlight my brow bone, I especially like it for shimmery shadows.
SS224, Regular E40, SS222, Mrs. Bunny E40
^E40 Tapered Blending^ This is a FANTASTIC crease brush. The fibers are soft yet firm and blends excellently. The Bunny version is not as large or as yielding as the regular E40, which many people including myself find too big, too flexible for crease work. This one reminds me a lot of the SS224 Sigma used to make, when they changed the numbering system they modified many of the brushes including the E40. The soft taper of this also reminds me of the old SS222- one of the few “ss” brushes I think it better than the newer “F35″. Anyway I’m getting a bit off track so I hope I’m not confusing you- The Bunny version is superb; a mix of some of my favorite blending brushes- soft yet firm. I’ve used it everyday to apply color to the crease- this brush is just aces- a new Super-Fave!
Regular E55, Mrs. Bunny E55
^E55 Eye Shading^ BACK STORY TIME! For years I never really dug E55- I think I was put off by the round shape or something- maybe I didn’t like how it was fluffier than most of my shading brushes. I have many of these brushes from Sigma’s various sets from over the years and I would stash them in with my other shaders and use them only when my faves were dirty. When Sigma came out with the Make Me Crazy brush set I found myself wanting to use it just because it was purple (don’t judge me). I discovered that the round shape works with me, not against me, and it works especially well with fluffier/flakier/softer eyeshadows like Wet n Wild, Inglot, Sugarpill, etc. I’ve since moved a few of these into my “go to” eye brush stash! The Mrs. Bunny version is a bit different; it’s denser, stiffer, and because of this it picks up a bit more shadow which is great for my “harder” shadows such as MAC, and also the fact that it’s synthetic will make it great for applying eye shadows wet. Time will tell if I come to love this one as much as I now do the regular Sigma E55.
Regular E30, Mrs Bunny E30
^E30 Pencil^ This Bunny brush really lives up to it’s name- it’s a very tight, pointed round brush capable of drawing a nice thin line; this is great for cutting the crease, under eye shadow, any type of fine detail. The Regular E30 is one of my faves for a soft version of a cut crease- it’s fluffy enough to blend but small enough to shape. This Vegan version isn’t good at all for blending -it’s a true pencil/precision brush!
Regular E65, Mrs Bunny E65
^E65 Small Angle^ The E65 is certainly a brush Sigma has improved over time. Until the Make Me crazy set I never really would reach for it, but since that set I’ve used it often for brows or under-eye shadow. This bunny version is the thinnest, smallest version yet, and also has the most “angle” if that makes sense. It works well for both brows and happily for liner as well! I forsee us being very good friends!
Regular E05, Mrs Bunny E05
^E05 Eye Liner^ Another brush that in previous versions I had little to zero use for. In the past it’s just been too thick and too stiff to be useful for eyeliner brush for me. In fact to this day the only thing I use the old versions for is applying lash glue to my lashline- which it is truly wonderful for. Anyhooter- this vegan version is very very different that it’s predecessors; It’s slimmer, has a finer point and and it much much more flexible. I’ve used it with cake liner and gel liner an both had wonderful results. This is another new super-fave- in fact I think it wins the most-improved award! Well done.
All told, I’m a HUGE fan of the Mrs. Bunny set! I haven’t been this excited about makeup brushes in a while, and I am really over the moon for these! In my opinion as a makeup brush enthusiast, many of these are an improvement over regular Sigma brushes, others are simply different. As a makeup artist I’m delighted to have more options for my clients who ask for all-vegan makeup & brushes.
Where to buy: Sigma’s Website
How Much? $109
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