Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Review: Sigma Beauty SigMagic Brushampoo

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This month, I had the exciting opportunity to try out an innovative product from Sigma Beauty, the SigMagic Brushampoo*.

Before I tell you my thoughts on the product, I want to let you in on a little secret: I don’t deep clean my brushes nearly enough, and by nearly enough I mean almost never. With the brush cleansers that I’ve used in the past, it took quite a while to remove all colour from the brushes, the brushes were slow to dry, and they always felt like they were left with a residue no matter how long I rinsed them. So, I gave up on deep cleansing and resorted to a quick spot-cleaning routine that left me with dull, partially-clean brushes that were not performing to their full potential.

Luckily, I found a solution for my brush-cleaning issues the day that I received my bottle of Brushampoo.

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The product arrived in this neatly-packaged box that features a refreshing leaf pattern as well as a magnetic closure to prevent it from opening on its own.

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Inside, the sleek bottle of brush cleanser rests amid a beachy background that promotes feelings of warmth and adventure.

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The bottle itself is sleek and professional-looking with its white base, holographic writing, and mirrored cap.

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How nice does it look next to the sparkly Nightlife by Camila Coelho Brush Set?

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The packaging includes a pump applicator that prevents spills and product overuse. I found that one pump was more than enough for each brush. The product comes out as a light liquid with a slightly foamy texture. I was surprised by the consistency considering that the formula is 100% natural, is free of fragrance, parabens, and sulfates, and contains ethically sourced ingredients like virgin coconut and palm oil. It’s not sticky or heavy and works into a rich lather that’s easy to rinse away along with all traces of makeup. It’s also antimicrobial which is perfect for someone like me who has a serious germ phobia. Not to mention, germ free brushes promote healthier skin since bacteria can cause blemishes and skin irritation.

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As you can see from my before picture above, I tested this product with some very dirty brushes that had not received a deep cleaning in months. I used a range of different brush sizes and styles to see if the product would perform equally well on all of them. The brushes I washed include the F50 Duo Fibre Brush, F40 Large Angled Contoured Brush, E55 Eye Shading Bush, and E65 Small Angle Brush.

I began with the larger brushes first since I expected them to take longer to wash. I dampened them with a bit of water and then squeezed one pump of product directly onto the brushes. Next, I swirled them into the palm of my hand to create a lather (a Brush Cleansing Glove would work as well). Within seconds, the brushes were sudsy and free of colour, and I hadn’t even rinsed yet! The rinsing process was quick and left the brushes feeling soft, clean, residue-free. I repeated this process with the eye brushes and received equally positive results. Since the brushes rinsed clean so quickly and did not require minutes under a running tap, they held less water and were able to dry much faster than brushes washed with other cleansers.

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This is how the brushes looked an hour after washing—completely clean, shiny, and almost dry. Within just a few minutes of testing out this cleanser, I discovered that brush cleansing does not need to be a daunting or time-consuming task. It can be a rewarding experience that produces clean, germ-free brushes that look and feel brand new.

Overall, I’m very impressed with the SigMagic Brushampoo. From what I have observed, it performs to its full potential and has the added bonus of being 100% natural. It’s also very affordable at $15 for 150ml. I think it would be a great stocking stuffer for the holiday season or a nice gift for bridesmaids, makeup-lovers, and those who need a quick and easy solution for dirty brushes.

To learn more about SigMagic Brushampoo, click HERE.  Get 10% off with the code SIGMA2016.
What are your thoughts on this brush cleanser? Do you enjoy cleaning your bushes or do you consider it a tedious task?

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1 comment:

  1. I like my DIY brush cleanser, so not sure whether i will buy this