Soda 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.
Sigma Retractable Flat Top Kabuki Pictures
- √ Makes it easier to apply blush, bronzer, foundation & highlighter
√ High quality
- Name: Sigma Retractable Flat Top Kabuki
- What I Paid: $25 USD
- Colors Available: Purple only
- Where to Buy: Sigma Brushes
Sigma Retractable Flat Top Kabuki Review
When I test-drive a new kabuki brush, there are several things I keep an eye out for:
- How many coats does it take to achieve the coverage I want?
- Are the bristles soft or do they feel scratchy on my face?
- How easy is the brush to clean?
- How travel-friendly is the brush?
- Does it buff powders well so there aren’t any tell-tale lines?
The Sigma Flat Top Retractable Kabuki brush passes with flying colors on all those points! Not only does it feel super soft on my face and provides excellent coverage, but it buffs my makeup well and quickly. I never have to work hard to get my mineral foundation to look right. This brush does all the work (and thank goodness because in the early mornings, I’m not really awake).
There are other flat-top kabukis I adore (Everyday Minerals Flat Top Brush and Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki F80 brush that I reviewed previously). But this one’s extra special because while I’ve come across a few retractable dome-shaped kabukis, this is the very first retractable flat-top kabuki I’ve ever tried or seen.
What’s so great about the Sigma Flat Top Retractable Kabuki brush? It comes with a sleeve that slides up and down as well as a cover that protects your brush from dust and helps retain the bristle shape. And if I ever want to travel, I can easily pack this without worrying about fraying bristles when I open my suitcase.
The pretty purple packaging looks smart on my vanity with its sleek cylindrical silhouette. The 3 stars at the top are a cute touch, and it says “Miss Taylor” across the middle as a tribute to the iconic Elizabeth Taylor.
Cleaning this is a breeze. Like with all kabukis, though, drying can take a while because the bristles are so densely packed. I did, however, notice that this brush shed a little every time I wash it (about 1-3 strands), but that could just be mine.
(And if you’re having deja vu because it reminds you of my Too Faced Retractable Kabuki review, you’re absolutely right. The Sigma Retractable Flat Top brush is very similar in design.)
Sigma Retractable Flat Top Kabuki Brush vs. Too Faced Retractable Kabuki Brush
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I highly recommend the Sigma Retractable Kabuki brush if you want heavier coverage that doesn’t look caked on or if you need a good flat top kabuki to take when you travel. The price is very reasonable, and you get exceptional quality.