Friday, 15 November 2013

Review : Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer Vs Sigma Precision Flat P80


Elo.

Yep, this is a comparison post of both concealer brushes I own (both purchased with my OWN money).
Read on to find out which one should have a place in your collection or your heart ;)



First, we start off with the brief description/information provided by both companies :

Sigma P80 Precision Flat
Unique Feature: Small, dense and flat head 
Function: Precise concealer application 
Recommended Use: Stipple concealer onto sun spots, blemishes, and other small imperfections. 
Bristle Type: Synthetic Sigmax™
© 2013 Sigma Enterprises, LLC

Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer
Unique Feature : The roundly bound, handcrafted brush
Function : Apply concealer products super easily and evenly. 
Recommended Use : 
Around the eyes and small corner of your face. 
Bristle Type : Soft vegan taklon bristles.
Claims : You can apply concealer around the sensitive eye area with the soft vegan taklon bristles. With the Concealer Buffer you can easily hide redness and dark circles for a flawless and natural makeup finish.
Info retrived from : 
http://www.zoeva-shop.de/en/142-concealer-buffer/a-8000120/

Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer has a rounded shape unlike Sigma P80 has a flat top (Precision Flat, remember?)
Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer has a slight thicker body compared with Sigma P80.
Weight : Zoeva is weighs a little heavier than Sigma P80. 
Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer : 16cm
Sigma P80 Precision Flat : 18cm

Zoeva 142 Concealer BufferSigma P80 Precision Flat
ReviewI purchased this concealer brush based on its reviews in Luxola (it was rated 5/5 stars!). But what caught my interest was that one of the reviews claimed that it covered those huge, painful & red pimples well - which is quite difficult to hide especially if its the burst ones.

So I tried it mainly on my pimples both fresh or scars and I must say, it does blend my Skinfood Banana Stick Concealer in #2 very well. Much better than the Sigma P80 which still allows some redness peeking thru. Have yet to use it under my eyes as I currently use my fingers to apply my Skinfood Salmon Dark Concealer in #2.
I have been using this brush for over a year now and to be honest, I hardly reach out for it as the long handle annoys me by hitting the mirror whenever I am not using my contact lenses. Same goes for eyeliner brushes - grr.

The bristles are soft but if compared to Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer its a little hard. Its best for pimples, scars, pigmentations except under the eyes as its not soft and gentle enough. Initially it does blend my Skinfood Banana Concealer Stick well but I noticed that throughout the day I see streaks of concealer peeking thru my foundation/bb cream.
SummaryGreat for sore pimples, sensitive skin and maybe under the eyes.Great for blending or buffing concealer except the eyes.
Maintainance Easy to wash, does not shed nor bleed, not stained easily, easy to dryEasy to wash, no shedding nor bleeding, stains easily, takes more time to completely dry off
Pros- Affordable
- Super soft bristles
- Does not shed/stain easily
- Shorter in length
- Quality finish
- Performs as it claims
- Comes with individual matte PU pouch
- Long lasting
- Does not shed easily
- Quality finish
Cons- Not available in physical stores
- Only available online
- Not available in physical stores
- Only available online
- Irregular pricing
- Too long
- Stains easily
Availability
Only on Luxola.com : http://www.luxola.com/my/products/zoeva-142-concealer-buffer

Available on Luxola, Colours Cosmetics Malaysia
Price7.50EUR/33.00MYR*18.00$/60.00MYR*
*Price is not fixed. It varies from sellers.





Well, there you have it. I tried very hard not to ramble in this post and provided only facts. #OMGITSSONOTME. Haha! Anyway, I hope you this post helpful in your decision-making.

Are you a hardcore fan of Sigma?
Or a convert to Zoeva?
So which concealer brush would you go for?

Would love to hear from you girls.
Thank you for reading!

Love,
Sarah :) 

Oh, Luxola is having sales now! It ends today at 11.59pm! HURRY! <3

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