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Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Part 3)*

Every week this month, I'll be giving away a Belle de Jour planner package! There will be two (2) winners this week. To join, follow my page on Facebook *here* and comment on the giveaway photo! Full mechanics are on there. Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

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*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen and contacted by me through email/social media for their delivery details. Make sure the accounts you use to enter are accounts you check regularly!

For updates, visit CodenameAYA on FB.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sigma Update: 18K Gold Extravaganza Face Kit

Hello, friends! I'm back with another update from Sigma. Sigma Beauty has just released two brush kits which feature brushes with 18-karat gold-plated ferrules. Yes, you read that right - 18K gold!

The Extravaganza Collection comes in two kits - the Face Kit and the Complete Kit. The Face Kit contains an assortment of four one-of-a-kind brushes, while the Complete Kit contains 29 of Sigma's bestselling brushes. Each kit also comes in a book-style brush holder, making it perfect for travelling!

Extravaganza Face Kit - Price: $210.
Extravaganza Face Kit
Official launch date: December 12, 2011

Extravaganza Complete kit - Price: $510
Extravaganza Complete Kit
Official launch date: December 19, 2011

These are pricier than the other collections, of course, because of the gold-plated ferrules. But I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say that these brushes spell elegance and luxury!

The brushes included in these kits are the following.

Extravaganza Face Kit:
  • Fan brush - F90 - Sculpts and highlights cheeks and face. The unique shape is perfect for application of powder products onto cheeks and for polishing foundation for a flawless finish. Natural bristles.
  • Blush brush - F92 - Perfect for application of powder blush. Also ideal for shading and highlighting cheeks and face. Natural bristles.
  • Kabuki brush - F94 - Dense and rounded, this brush effortlessly blends, buffs and polishes product on the face and neck. Natural bristles.
  • Powder brush - F95 - Dense and tapered, this brush is perfect for applying powder products to the face, neck and d├ęcolletage. Natural bristles.

Extravaganza Complete Kit:
  • Eye Liner brush - E05 - Creates a precise, firm and even stroke to line the eyes. Synthetic bristles.
  • Small Eye Liner brush - E10 - Delivers a small and defined line along the lash line. The length and density of the bristles are ideal for creating artistic designs. Synthetic bristles.
  • Flat Definer brush - E15 - Ideal to line the eyes for instant definition. Can be used for powder, liquid or cream products. Synthetic bristles.
  • Short Shader brush - E20 - Perfect for precise application of colors on the lid and smudging along the lash line. Natural bristles.
  • Blending brush - E25 - Blends and softens the look of powder or cream shadows. Ideal to apply eye shadow on the crease and blend harsh lines. Natural bristles.
  • Pencil brush - E30 - For precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, upper and lower lash line. Natural bristles.
  • Tapered Blending brush - E35 - Ideally used to apply and blend color to the crease area and to soften harsh edges. Natural bristles.
  • Tapered Blending brush - E40 - Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.
  • Small Tapered Blending brush - E45 - This versatile brush can be used to precisely apply and blend intense colors on the crease area. Natural bristles.
  • Large Fluff brush - E50 - Ideal for applying and blending eye shadow on the lids and for highlighting the cheek bone. Natural bristles.
  • Eye Shading brush - E55 - Evenly applies pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments on the lid. Natural bristles.
  • Large Shader brush - E60 - Creates a smooth application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. Natural bristles.
  • Small Angle brush - E65 - Essential for the application of gel or cream eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line. Also ideal for filling in the brows. Synthetic bristles.
  • Medium Angled Shading brush - E70 - Applies highlighter on the brow bone and on the inner corners of eye. Natural bristles.
  • Small Contour brush - F05 - Ideal to apply and blend contour shades on the cheeks. Natural bristles.
  • Powder/Blush brush - F10 - Delivers a precise application of blush and powder products. Natural bristles.
  • Duo Fibre Powder/Blush brush - F15 - Evenly applies highly pigmented and mineralized powders such as blush or highlighter. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.
  • Large Powder brush - F20 - Provides a precise application of powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.
  • Tapered Face brush - F25 - Essential for applying and blending face powder, blush and highlighter. Natural bristles.
  • Large Powder brush - F30 - Perfect for flawless, even blending of powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.
  • Tapered Highlighter brush - F35 - Perfect for application of highlight and contour powder to the cheekbone. Natural bristles.
  • Large Angled Contour brush - F40 - Best for application of blush, bronzer and contouring powder. Natural bristles.
  • Duo Fibre brush - F50 - Specially designed to generate an airbrushed finish when used to apply liquid foundation, blush and highlighter. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.
  • Small Duo Fibre brush - F55 - Made for lightweight application and blending of liquid, cream or powder products. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.
  • Foundation brush - F60 - Perfect to apply liquid or cream foundation. Can also be used to conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles.
  • Large Concealer brush - F65 - Designed for application of cream and liquid-based products to large areas of the face. Synthetic bristles.
  • Concealer brush - F70 - Ideal to conceal small defined areas of the face using cream and liquid products. Synthetic bristles.
  • Concealer brush - F75 - Allows for precise application of cream and liquid products to conceal the under eye area. Synthetic bristles.
  • Lip brush - L05 - Made to deliver precise application of lip products. Synthetic bristles.

The complete kit is a HUGE brush kit! Complete, indeed!

Soooo, what do you think of these kits? I want! Even just the face kit! Hey, I can dream, can't I? ;P

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Have fun shopping! :D

Note: All brush photos taken from Sigma's website.


  1. Geez that's pretty crazy. Gold plated ferrules..what will they think of next!

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