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Sunday, February 12, 2012

TOKYO from Sigma The Cities Collection

I got this brush set a couple of months ago but I forgot to talk about it. The outer box that arrives with it is crumpled so I didn't bother to take any pictures. I just dove straight into retrieving the brushes and cooing about how nice and pink they are.

They are from Sigma The Cities Collection.

It is available in 4 different colors named after 4 cities :
NEW YORK in black handles and silver ferrules,
TOKYO in hot pink handles and light metallic pink ferrules,
PARIS in coral handles and metallic peach ferrules, and
LONDON in chestnut handles and gold ferrules.

However, the last time I checked, LONDON is the only one left. :(

If you read my blog post before, you probably know how obsessed I am with pink stuff so of course, I got the Tokyo collection.
brushes from left to right :
E05, E60, F30, F15, F05, E35, E45

The brush set consists of 7 brushes and a hot pink container/cannister that can be separated and made into 2 separate brush holders.

(info taken from
Brushes in this kit:
Eye Liner - E05 An extra fine-tipped brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes. Synthetic bristles.
Tapered Blending - E35 Fluffy, long-bristled brush with tapered tip. Ideally used to apply and blend color to the crease area and to soften harsh edges. Natural bristles.
Small Tapered Blending - E45 Small domed brush with highly tapered tip. Versatile, this brush can be used to precisely apply and blend intense colors to the crease area. Natural bristles.
Large Shader - E60 Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. Natural bristles.
Small Contour - F05 Ideal to apply, blend or contour powder products. The softly rounded dome top smoothly blends color into the face. Natural bristles.
Duo Fibre Powder/Blush - F15 Medium-sized tapered brush. Widely disperses highly pigmented or mineralized powders. Blend of natural and synthetic bristles.
Large Powder - F30 Fluffy and rounded tip. Suitable application of powder products on face or body. Natural bristles.

This is one of my impulse buys because I convinced myself that I need a set of brushes, preferably travel size because I don't have enough variety of brushes. But the main reason I want it is because *shifty eye* it is pink.. *looks down guiltily*

When I find myself using most of the brushes daily, I know that this is a good buy. It kinda compliments what I don't have in my brush collection.

I needed a small contour brush so the F05 is perfect. The size is small enough and bristles are firm enough  to kinda place the color precisely where I wanted before I blend it out. (FYI, I'm getting into contouring now. Still learning. Got my first bronzer/contouring powder just before Chinese New Year) The size and shape of it is very nice to use. Not too big, not too small. Just nice.

The large shader E60 is perfect to just pack on my base eye shadow color. With this, I can apply very quickly because of the big shape.

The blending brushes are nice too. I don't have anything like these. E45's pointed tip is nice for precisely placing colors in the crease area before blending out. The E35 is even better. I use it to blend out the harsh edges of my shadows. Sometimes, I use it to contour my nose or highlight my bridge, cheekbones and cupid's bow because the size is perfect for that. Super multipurpose brush! E35 is my favorite among the bunch.

I need a large powder brush so F30 is perfect. My existing ones are a bit scratchy on the cheeks. This one is soft and fluffy.

And oh, the duo fibre brush F15 is good for lightly placing blush colors onto the cheeks especially if the blush is a strong color. It distributes a softer concentration of color for a more natural look.

The only brush I have not yet even touch is the eyeliner brush E05. I don't own a gel liner so I have nothing to use it with. Maybe sometime in the future I'll get myself a gel liner to play with. :D

However, I wish I waited a bit longer because the Sigma Bunny Collection came out almost immediately after I bought the Tokyo brushes and that set seems very nice as well. I like the blue/pink set a lot. :/ Ah.. nevermind. This set is not bad. :D

If you are interested in Sigma brushes, buy them here (this is an affiliates link) :

So, until the next post, XOXO~

Pam (May Yue)


  1. may I ask which shipping rates you choose ?

  2. Ooh, I've never tried Sigma brushes before but these look so cute! I love the container that they come in; I direly need a container of some sort for the brushes that I do own.

  3. oh yea these containers are cute and handy! :)

  4. i think i chose the USPS one.. the cheapest one..

  5. ohh okay. thanks ! :)

  6. oh sorry another ques. how long it takes for you to receive it ?cause it says up to 8 weeks on the sigma site.

  7. owh.. mine takes about 2 weeks..

  8. thanks alot for answering my questions. :)