Sigma 3DHD Brush Review


Recently Sigma came out with a line of new makeup brushes they call their “3DHD” brushes.  The unique shape and the claim for a beautiful finish was all I needed to hear before I added these bad boys to my shopping cart and hit the buy button!

About the 3DHD Kabuki and Precision Brushes {as told by Sigma}

3DHD™ – Kabuki


3DHD™ – Precision


The 3DHD Kabuki and Precision Brushes are a multifunctional brushes engineered to perfection. They were uniquely designed for all areas of the face to apply liquid, cream and powder products uniformly on every curve, crease and angle. Patent pending.

  • Ridge: The functional ridge at the top of the brush has the perfect angle to apply liquid, cream or powder products reaching every curve, crease and angle. Designed with a structure that is effortlessly multifunctional, 3DHD™ will do all the work for you, without having to move a single muscle of the face.
  • Double wedge flat surface: Allows application of liquid, cream or powder products on flat or slightly curved areas of the face in two simple steps. First, apply product using one side of the wedge, then use the second (clean) side of the brush to smooth the surface and eliminate any streaks.
  • Point: The sharp point of the brush can be used for highly precise application of cream, liquid and powder products. The point allows products to be perfectly applied in the under eye area and around the mouth.
  • Dimensions and density of fibers: The dimensions of the brush head were developed to provide fast product application, while the density of the fibers allow for buffing products onto the skin. The fine fibers allow for coverage of skin pores.

The Colors and Options for the 3DHD brushes

As per usual, the brushes come in the classic black color option, but you can also get them in pink or white.  I opted to buy the brushes in black as all of my other Sigma brushes are in that color.

Side note and disclosure:  Yep, I did indeed purchase these brushes myself, out of my own resources, and they were not sent to me.  Although I am a Sigma Affiliate, I did not receive these brushes as press samples or anything like that {if you notice around the web-o-sphere, those that did receive the brushes as press samples were sent the pink option}.  I have received some nice gifts from Sigma as a part of their affiliate program, but more on those items to come later!  I will always keep it real for you, my opinions are always honest and will not be influenced in any way.  Finally, as you can imagine, affiliate links do appear in this post….if you do decide to purchase anything via these links, you help support my blog and for that, I am super thankful!

Okay, back to the matter at hand, these unique, new brushes!

Sigma 3DHD Brush Review

In this new 3DHD line, you can choose between the Kabuki brush or the Precision brush.  The Kabuki brush is meant for applying foundation all over your face while the Precision brush would be used in applying product during more detailed applications {concealing the eyes, along the lip line, etc}.

My Experience with the 3DHD Brushes

I know there are a lot of reviews out there where the inevitable question, “How does this 3DHD Kabuki brush compare to the F80 Kabuki brush?” is answered.  I have my own answer, as you can imagine.

Sigma 3DHD Brush Review

I love, LOVE my F80 Flat Top Kabuki brush for applying my foundation.  I have tried other foundation brushes and sponges {like the Beauty Blender} in the past, and I always go back to using the F80 for applying my foundation.

However, now that I have both the F80 and the 3DHD Kabuki, I just simply feel like I have more options in applying my foundation {not a bad thing!!} and I love the 3DHD Kabuki just as much as the F80!

Just like with the F80 brush, the 3DHD Kabuki really buffs the product in and I have yet to experience streak marks.  What I really like about the 3DHD Kabuki, that is an advantage over the F80, is how close and precise I can get the foundation around my nose, eyes, and on my forehead between my eyebrows.  This is because of that unique pointed {looks like the roof of a house} shape the 3DHD brush has.

What this also means is that you do not have to do those weird facial expressions when applying your foundation because the brush just fits in all of the smaller, harder to reach areas.  Fewer facial expressions, and stretching your skin in weird ways, means less wrinkles later on in life!

The one thing I am missing with the 3DHD is the size of the brush top itself.  Because of the shape of the 3DHD Kabuki, you lose a little bit of surface area to apply the foundation with.  But, it takes MAYBE two additional seconds to apply my foundation because of this.  Definitely not a deal breaker, by any means.

So which brush do I use when applying my foundation?  The answer:  Whichever one is clean!  I seriously could not decide which one I like better.  If I had to choose one {and I would only be doing so in a life or death matter because right now you would have to pry both out of my hands}, I would have to choose the 3DHD Kabuki because it does allow for easier application in areas that are a little more tricky to apply foundation with when it comes to the flat top, F80 Kabuki.

As far as the 3DHD Precision brush goes {the smaller 3DHD brush}, it has become one of my new favorites for applying my under eye concealer and touching up the edge of my eye makeup {when I get a little too crazy during blending and the shadow goes a little too far out passed my eyes and eyebrow edge, or if I want a really precise line on my shadow before attempting a winged eye liner}.

With the way the Precision brush is shaped, and its size, you can even get into the inner tear duct part of your eye {if you are not using a shimmer shadow to highlight in that area} to conceal without messing up your eye makeup!  I also really like it for apply a bit of concealer around my lip line to help better define the edge when I am wearing a darker lipstick.

Would I Purchase the Brushes again?

The great thing about Sigma brushes is that they really do last.  I have had a couple of brushes for years!  As long as you properly care for them and clean them regularly, they could seriously last a lifetime {but, as my life is not yet complete, I cannot say with certainty if my brushes will last my whole entire lifetime….but I bet it will be darn tootin’ close}.

Sigma 3DHD Brush Review

With that being said, I would repurchase these particular brushes as gifts, if I ever wanted a backup {like in my travel makeup bag} and I would certainly recommend these brushes to anyone that will listen!

Where to Buy the Brushes

You can buy the brushes at  The 3DHD Kabuki is $24 and the 3DHD Precision is $19.

Sigma 3DHD Brush Review

Sigma 3DHD Brushes

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19 Comments on Sigma 3DHD Brush Review

  1. Detroit Duchess
    November 3, 2014 at 8:32 am (5 years ago)

    I really like the pointed end, I was just starting to use an angled brush to apply concealer because sometimes you just need it in a tiny concentrated area. These would definitely do the trick!

  2. Melanie
    November 3, 2014 at 8:52 am (5 years ago)

    These brushes look really nice! I would definitely use them for concealer.

  3. Tanya
    November 3, 2014 at 8:55 am (5 years ago)

    I am a beauty-holic but I’ve never tried sigma brushes! I really need to get on this brush love-train.

  4. Kimberly
    November 3, 2014 at 9:30 am (5 years ago)

    These look awesome. It’s amazing the difference using a good makeup brush makes. I love that these are angled on both sides. And as a sidenote, I love your blog design. Awesome colors and darling header.

  5. Christine @ One TIPsy Chick
    November 3, 2014 at 11:15 am (5 years ago)

    What an interesting brush! I’m a cosmetic junkie and love new items. I use a kabuki brush so I would be curious to see how this one works by comparison.

  6. Amy
    November 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm (5 years ago)

    These are really fabulous brushes! I love that they are angled. I definitely need to retire a few of my makeup brushes so maybe I’ll treat myself to these as an early Christmas present!

  7. Evelyn @ My Turn for us
    November 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm (5 years ago)

    These are way cool, I can see where the shape would come in very handy!! Thanks for sharing these!!


  8. Britney
    November 3, 2014 at 3:34 pm (5 years ago)

    I feel so behind on beauty products but I’m glad that I can get good advice here!

  9. Meagan
    November 3, 2014 at 9:15 pm (5 years ago)

    This post couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. I have been experimenting with my eyeshadow and have been debating about switching brushes. These look like they would be really good for applying certain types of eyeshadow and eyeliner. I’ll have to try these out!

  10. Emily
    November 3, 2014 at 11:57 pm (5 years ago)

    those look really cool! i could use some new makeupcrushes! thanks for showing this off!

  11. Becky
    November 4, 2014 at 5:56 am (5 years ago)

    My makeup brushes are ancient so I am definitely in the market for new ones. Glad I found this review and sigma brushes sound like a good option. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Chelsea
    November 4, 2014 at 9:22 am (5 years ago)

    I have never seen angled brushes like these! They look like they would be amazing! Also, I love your nail polish!

  13. Britni
    November 4, 2014 at 10:55 am (5 years ago)

    I’m so tempted to buy Sigma brushes. It’s a bit expensive.

  14. Katie Pierce
    November 4, 2014 at 11:10 am (5 years ago)

    The bristles look so soft! And the angle would be great for around the nose!

  15. Joanna Sormunen
    November 5, 2014 at 6:41 am (5 years ago)

    I love thick and lush make-up brushes. They feel so luxurious 🙂

  16. Rebecca
    November 8, 2014 at 8:03 pm (5 years ago)

    I’d be curious to try these brushes out, I love the unique cut!


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