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What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag

I’ve been seeing a lot of cool What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag YouTube videos and blog posts this summer. Thought I’d join in and show you what products I take. Plus this is very timely since I’m actually going on a short romantic ‘trip’ soon. I’m staying within the city, but he and I always have a great time.

Whats in My Travel Makeup BagBut before I go into the details about what I’m taking with me, I’d like to blab a little bit about myself first. If this bores you, you can scroll down this post to get right to the makeup. 🙂 Continue reading


Sigma Travel Kit Review – Nice in Pink

** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

Taking a trip across the city or across the ocean is no reason to abandon how you put on your makeup. That’s why the Sigma Travel Kit Nice in Pink is a convenient essential. You get Sigma quality in the 7 included brushes, all wrapped up in a travel sized kit! Heck, I’ve even carried it with me to work on days when I’m going out at night. And why not?

It comes with a protective clutch-like pouch that measures approx. 7.5” in length with magnetic closure, so it’s easy to just pop into my purse. Plus, there’s a zippered pocket big enough for a couple more brushes, eyeshadow pans, lipgloss or whatever I need with me. Continue reading


Sigma Retractable Flat Top Kabuki Review & Pictures

Sigma Hollywood Glamour Flat Top Retractable Kabuki BrushSoda that has lost its carbonated fizz. Being stuck in the prairies when all you want to do is climb every mountain. A tire that was punctured as it ran over a nail.

In these and several other situations, being flat is usually not a good thing.

But when it comes to the Sigma Retractable Flat Top Kabuki brush, being flat is its forte! You get medium-to-full coverage effortlessly and it feels silky soft on your skin.

Come see why this Sigma brush is in my regular rotation. Continue reading


Sigma Foundation F60 Brush Review – Travel Size

** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

Call me Goldilocks if you want, but I think the Sigma Foundation F60 Brush is juuuuuuuuuuuust right. The size, the shape, the density, the stiffness – I think Sigma Makeup hits it out of the park with this one.

Formerly the Sigma Foundation SS190 Brush, this little tool will do more than just give you a flawless complexion. It also helps your foundation supply last longer. Continue reading


Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki F80 Review & Pictures

Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki F80 Brush

If you wear mineral makeup like I do, you know that the trick to getting even coverage and a flawless finish is all in the brush you use.

I turn to kabuki brushes like a good friend. And the Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki F80 brush is my BFF.

It delivers medium coverage, so you don’t have to apply as many sheer layers as you typically would with a dome-shaped kabuki. And the bristles are so soft and gentle on your face.

Totally love this flat-top brush, and I’m going to tell you why! Continue reading


The 2 Essential Eye Brushes You Need

Money doesn’t grow on trees. Neither do eye brushes.

Stepping into the world of makeup can make you feel like Dorothy Gale opening that door and trading in her grayscale universe for a Technicolor marvel. But as beautiful as it is, you may feel overwhelmed. MAC, Sigma & Everyday Minerals BrushesWhich eye brushes should you get if you’re a beginner?

You don’t have to splurge and go all out for an entire brush collection if your piggy bank’s squealing for you to bring home the bacon. There are just 2 essential eye brushes every starter kit should have, and I’ll tell you what to look for and I’ll provide some specific recommendations for each type. Continue reading


Sigma SS239 Brush Review & Pictures (Sigma E55 Brush Review & Pictures)

Sigma SS239 Brush Sigma E55 BrushI got the Sigma SS239 Brush in the Eyes Kit. Before you ask, yes, Sigma has recently changed the name of their brushes because they were heavily criticized for trying to copy MAC brushes right down to the name of the brushes. The Sigma SS239 Brush is now called the Sigma E55 Brush.

Out of all the eye-shadow brushes I own (Sigma or from other brands), the SS239 or E55 is hands down my favorite for packing color onto my eyelids. I would go so far as to even say that it’s my favorite brush to use. Period. Continue reading