Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush is the Most Multifunctional Brush Ever!

Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush Review

All those makeup lovers out there would agree with me, that there is something special about using makeup tools that takes you one step closer to perfection. Generally, I do a thorough research before I pick up any product, but this was an impulse purchase. I think 99% of the time you wouldn’t go wrong with the choice, after all it is a Sigma product! Before I bought this, I’ve been meaning to own the famed F80 Flat Top Kabuki brush, which was always out of stock on my favorite online website. But these just launched around the same time (October), and were only a few clicks away from being mine 😀 Read on to find out more!


Claims :

The 3DHD™ Kabuki is a multifunctional brush engineered to perfection. It was 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.

Price: $ 24


My Experience with Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush:

The brush comes in 3 shades of the handle: white, black and pink. I definitely wanted to pick the pink one up so it would match my Sigma Color Pop Collection, but it was out of stock. The brush is densely packed with super soft bristles, that forms a ridge at the center. I am not kidding, every time I run my finger through the brush, it feels nothing less than stroking a furry cat! The handle fits comfortably into the palm. Initially, I started using this to blend my liquid foundation. For a single use, I like to use only one flat side at a time. This makes it easier for the next time, since I have the other clean surface available for use. I use it in a small, painting stroke motion, followed by tapping motion, to make sure there are no streaks. I don’t want to exaggerate, but every time I use this brush, I’m left with an airbrushed look! Which is super awesome! The ridge makes it perfect to reach the crooks and corners on the face, without the need to form those faces you make while applying makeup, which your brothers (or husband) tease you for :pIf I think about it, I don’t think the F 80 would’ve done a great job in reaching areas around the nose, glabella or under the eyes (unless one has become an expert at those funny faces). Because of the ridge, I can perfectly outline my eyebrows and lips, without getting any foundation onto it. Some Kabuki brushes are notorious for absorbing most of the product, allowing a less than an intended coverage. But this is nothing like those. I get the same amount of coverage that I get when I apply with my fingers. I’ve used it to blend my under eye concealer, and it does the job without a problem.Since the brush is huge, it does get a little difficult at the corners of my eyes. But I’m ready to let it go (*starts singing Let It Go*), since I’m quite impressed with it overall.


I would call this ‘The Flat Top Kabuki Brush’ version 2.0, merely because it extends the famous brush’s functionality. I haven’t experienced any shedding and it isn’t difficult to clean it, but it does take a long while to dry. Even after using it a couple of times, the shape of the ridge is still intact, and I’m sure it will remain like so for a long time, due to its firmness.


So here is the deal: if you already own the F80 brush and don’t mind performing an unintentional facial act for your loved ones, I’d say you can skip it. But if the new approach of this brush intrigues you, or you haven’t had the chance to try a Kabuki Brush, then delay no further! You absolutely need this gorgeous stuff!

Pros of Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush:

 Improved version of Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush.
 Easy to use.
 Soft, yet dense and firm bristles.
 Provides an airbrush finish.
 Reaches crooks and crannies on the face.
 Doesn’t absorb too much product.
 The ridge makes it easier to prevent product from going onto the eyebrows and lips.
 Bristles don’t shed.
 Easy to clean.
 The shape of the ridge remains intact.


Cons of Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush:

 Can be difficult to use in the inner corner of the eyes.

IMBB Rating: 4.99/5

Would I Buy or Recommend Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush?

Absolutely! For an impulse buy, I’m super happy about it! There really isn’t much to dislike about the brush and I don’t see why I shouldn’t stop any one of you from owning this product! Totally worth it 😀

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17 thoughts on “Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush is the Most Multifunctional Brush Ever!

  1. Lovely review umaimah… I hav the F80… Its the most amazing brush and i agree… Sigma brushes r really good…. Btw… and were only a few clicks away from being mine :D… Lol.. Xactly what i would do too

    1. Absolutely! Though I haven’t got a chance to try both F80 and F81, I can say that this brush performs exactly like that. The added bonus is that it helps you reach all the tiny places on the face, which wouldn’t be possible unless you stretch the face 😀 I would be reviewing the 3DHD Precision brush soon, so maybe after reading that you may feel a little more comfortable about which brush to buy 🙂

  2. I just wrote a review on a bad brush buy of mine and now read yours. Wish I knew before I made my purchase…oh well….this brush sounds fab btw!

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