May 10, 2011

Sigma Travel Kit Naughty in Black

Price: $49.00 at Sigma Beauty

The Sigma Makeup Travel Kit Naughty in Black contains 7 essential brushes to achieve a flawless look on the go. Take Naughty in Black to your favorite travel destination or keep it in your purse for a quick touch-up during the day or a night out. All brushes are individually stored in a stylish black clutch equipped with a convenient pouch to carry all your must-have makeup items.

Clutch dimensions (closed): 7 x 4 inches.
Face brushes: 5 inches total
Eyes/concealer brush: 4 inches total


Sigma absolutely knows how to make us feel appreciated. Just look at that pretty packaging:

So cute and thoughtful!

The kit also comes with a handy leaflet which describes each brush, as well as with a card that tells you how to care for your brushes.

Brushes in this kit:

Pencil - E30 - Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles. 

Tapered Blending - E40 - Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.  

Eye Shading - E55 - Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles.

Comparison with Annabelle A21

Large Powder - F30 - Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.

Comparison with Annabelle A13

Large Angled Contour - F40 - The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.

Foundation - F60 - Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. It is also recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles.

Concealer - F70 - The rounded, tampered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area. It is also recommended for a precise application in small areas. Synthetic bristles.

Sigma Makeup offers a free travel size F50 with this kit!

Duo Fibre- F50 - Specially designed to generate an ‘airbrushed’ finish when used to apply liquid foundation. It can also be used to apply blush, highlight shades and loose pigments. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.

 Comparison with SPAresource Stipple Brush

What I think:

Overall, I couldn't be more happy with this kit. I'm not the type of girl who brings my makeup with me everywhere I go (and when I do, it's mascara and lipgloss, nothing else) but this travel kit will really come in handy for someone who is often on the road, on holidays, etc.

The size of the clutch is perfect, it's almost the size of my hand.

I like that each brush comes with its own little plastic "protector" to protect it from dust and to help it keep its shape after each wash.

The flap is also a nice touch as I can easily imagine my brushes getting damaged in my handbag filled with random and useless things.

To be honest, the "convenient pouch" is not really convenient as you can barely store more than one item - and I mean a really small item.

Here, I tried to store my Covergirl NatureLuxe Foundation and Annabelle Zebra Pressed Bronzing Powder:

I couldn't zip the pouch. A mascara, eyeliner or lipgloss would do but don't try to bring your whole makeup bag.

As for the brushes themselves, they are all really soft and I haven't experienced lots of shedding (almost none, in fact). I'm not really keen on the fact that most of these brushes are made of animal hair, even though Annie from Sigma told me that they make sure animals are not harmed during the harvesting of their coat.

Recommend? yes, absolutely!

This Sigma Travel Kit could be yours, stay tuned for a giveaway tomorrow!

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. They look amazing! Definitely going to enter the giveaway :)

  2. J'le veuuuux! J'ai pas de pinceaux Sigma, mais ils me font rêver!! J'ai pas les moyens de me les payer :( !!

  3. OMG this looks amazing! Can't wait for the giveaway!

  4. OMGGG i want this set!

  5. I really need to try some sigma brushes :)
    Thanks for sharing!! x

  6. Thanks for the review. I love Sigma's brushes and the travel versions I have are not bad at all

  7. Your close up photos are so detailed! What kind of camera do you use?
    Love the look of these brushes :)

  8. Urghhh I want this kit so much! I'm so close to just getting on the site and ordering it. Roll on payday LOL

    Linsay x

  9. @Beauty By Rosh x : Yey! Can't wait to post the giveaway (=

    @JosianneL1507 : J'avoue que ça peut revenir cher, je sais en tout cas que moi je ne les aurais pas acheté, je suis très contente d'avoir pu me les procurer gratuitement =D

    @For The Fierce : Stay tuned for it tomorrow (=

    @Y : It's great!

    @Radiant.MakeUp : They are actually really good!

    @Jinz : I was a little sceptical at first about their travel versions but they are great!

    @LOOK! FLYING MONKEYS! : I use a Canon PowerShot A1000IS and I thought it was a pretty shitty camera at first... until I discovered the macro setting LOL

    @Chloé : Yééé! Ça s'en vient (=

    @smoosh_kissxx : It's really great!

  10. These brushes look really nice! Now I can't wait for mine :D

  11. This kit looks so nice!!! Can't wait for the giveaway!!! :D:D:D

  12. WOW! as every other girl says... I WANT THIS KIT. It looks like such good quality! and You did a REALLY good job on the photo's, really shows us how nice the bristles look as well as the case. Very nice!

  13. Those look so soft! I only purchase synthetic brushes though, I prefer them. :)

  14. Hi Gaby! Great review of the Sigma Travel Kit. It really does look great for travelling and I love the zipper on the brush roll that it comes with - you could put a small bottle of brush cleaner in there which would probably come in handy during longer travels.

  15. Great post! Great info! Great pictures! Great review! Great... everything! And the brushes look great too!

    And then you wrote your having a giveaway - lovely!! Even better!

  16. Pour moi le Spray marche vraiment bien ça rend les cheveux brillant tout de suite mais il faut dire que mes cheveux sont jamais gras donc je sais pas pour les autres ... :)

  17. @Aya: Do you plan to purchase this set?

    @Amy: It's coming soon (=

    @TEA aka MonsterGirl: I'm glad you liked the photos, I didn't know my camera was this good hehe!

    @Vintage Makeup: I understand, I usually purchase synthetic brushes as well but these ones where given to me.

    @Karen Law: Hi Karen! It's great when I sleep at my boyfriend's house and we go clubbing after (=

    @Makeup Look/Catharina: Wow, thank you, I'm glad you liked this post! The giveaway will be posted today (=

    @Chloé: Quoiiii, jamais gras? T'es donc bien chanceuse toi!

  18. ok, i just entered your giveaway :) I hope I win! i never win anything and this would be perfect to take on my cruise that's coming up :D

    I "like" you page on FB and posted a link to your contest on my blog's mainpage. no twitter account, but i've been a blog follower for a while now.