Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat

A couple weeks back I picked up the Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat and it was love at first use. Currently, Sigma is offering 30% off all purchases using the code SAVE30 so if you are looking to buy anything from Sigma, this is the time to do it. Anyway, I figured there is no better time than now to introduce you to my newest brush cleaning essential. Here is why I love it.
For the longest time I was intrigued, but I never thought I needed it because I only have at most maybe twenty brushes. Even then, I use no more than ten brushes on a weekly basis and I rarely use creamy or glitter products so I thought, pfft. I don't need this. Brush cleaning is so easy. But I was wrong. The Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat completely changed the way I wash my brushes.

I rotate between the Dr. Bronner Organic Tea Tree Castile Liquid Soap and the beautyblender liquid blendercleanser* which are both fantastic products for cleaning makeup brushes. While I never felt I needed to use a lot of product before, I'm using even less now that I have the Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat to help out and my brushes are even cleaner! Sometimes I find with foundations brushes or eye brushes that have been used with cream products, it can take a double cleanse to really get product out. Using the Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat now, I feel like I only need the tiniest amount of product to create a lather that gets every scrap of product out of my brushes. 

The texture of the mat does all the work and does a much better job than what my hands could ever do. It doesn't ruin the shape of the brushes at all, in fact it helps my brushes hold their shape even better. It is a very simple two step process for me. First I use the corresponding wash area depending on what kind of brush it is (there is an eye side and a face side) with a cleanser to build up a lather and really work the product out. Then I rinse in the great thing about using a mat is that I now don't have to worry about getting water close to where the metal starts. The area where the bristles meet the metal is where the glue is to hold the brush together, so in case you didn't know before, that's the area you want to keep water away from. When I'm done, I just put them in a Real Techniques brush holder that came with my Real Techniques brushes and let them dry for about 20-24 hours. 

Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat

I know the Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat may seem excessive if you don't have many brushes to wash, but I do think that it makes a big difference. After washing, my brushes always look and feel brand new again. If you're considering it, now is definitely time to take advantage of the Sigma 30% off code, SAVE30, which is applicable on all purchases. 

Sigma is definitely one of my new favourite brush brands since they are a cruelty-free brand, I'm comfortable supporting them by buying their synthetic bristle brushes which are all excellent quality. My top recommendations are the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki, the Sigma E39 Buff & Blend, and the Sigma E54 Medium Sweeper. All three of those brushes are made with their Sigmax® Fibers or SigmaTech® Fibers. If you want to avoid any natural hair brushes, just check the "details" section of the brush to see what it's made of. Most of them are synthetic but there are some that contain a blend of synthetics and natural bristles.

This post may sound like an ad, but I assure you I am not sponsored by them to make this post. I genuinely enjoy using Sigma products and with the current 30% off promo code, I think it's a great time to pick up some Sigma bits. The promo code is valid until July 4, 2016.

Have you tried the Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Mat or any Sigma brushes? Will you be giving these goodies a go?

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