01 February 2013

Sigma Dry'n Shape Review



What make-up brushes do you use? What's your favourite make-up brush? These are the questions I hear all the time at blogger meet-ups or from chatting to other bloggers on-line. I have way too many make-up brushes and I love them all, there I said it! I'm no make-up artist so it is a bit ridiculous that I have an unnecessary amount of brushes. I have my favourites and I have ones I regret buying and I can safely say I will not be buying another make-up brush for a very long time. The conversation of how I clean my brushes and what do I use usually follows after and I have to admit I use to love washing my brushes, I'm no Monica Geller but I found the process almost therapeutic.

When my collection grew my enthusiasm for washing my brushes quickly faded! Instead of washing my brushes regularly I worked my way through each brush before washing them all and taking over each surface of the bathroom. I had my eye on the Sigma Dry'n Shape for over a year now and I was over the moon when I got my paws on one at Christmas from my boyfriend. I have a feeling he wasn't fond sharing the bathroom with a tonne of make-up brushes!

The Dry'n Shape system holds twelve brushes and is like a brush roll that folds over and fastens using snap buttons which makes it just about perfect for travelling and is also made from synthetic material making it easy to wipe clean. It was designed by Sigma as the name says to dry and shape your brushes but in a lot less time that it would normally take if you where to just lay them out to dry on a towel.

Sigma are trying to patent the material that holds the bristles of your brushes while they dry. The fabric applies pressure to the bristles to remove water from every fibre allowing it to evaporate during the drying process and amazingly has your brushes dry in four to six hours.


I'm not going to go over the top and say that this product has changed my life but It has certainly changed the way I look after my brushes and has encouraged me to wash them regularly and sometimes even straight after I have applied my make-up. 

I have been using it for over a month now to dry various brands of brushes. It is excellent for prolonging the shape of my brushes and has encouraged me to clean my brushes more often. As a result of them being dry so quickly, I find it very convenient that I can apply my make-up in the morning and after washing them and leaving them in the Dry'n Shape I can use them again in the evening.

I only have two negatives to say about this product. This isn't a big issue but for larger brushes like the Sigma F80 or the bdellium tools 957 drying time for those particular brushes is about 6-8 hours because they are so thick it takes longer for the inner bristles to dry. My second comment about the Dry'n Shape is that smaller compartments for the likes of blending brushes could do with being a little smaller as I find the brushes do not sit as snug as the larger ones. 

With the negatives out of the way I just want to say I love this product. I have heard of a few people in Europe having problems with customs when ordering from the American Sigma website so I want to take the time to let you know there is a website in Europe that stock Sigma and you can get the Dry'n Shape on their website too. I was not paid or sponsored by any company or brand to tell you this I just think it's really great and I will be getting another Dry'n Shape as soon as I can afford it! 

Is the Dry'n Shape something you would consider using? If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me in the comments below.

Click on the links below to check out the Sigma Dry'n Shape

Love,
Sarah

My Dry'n Shape proudly sitting on my shelf doing what it does best!

23 comments:

  1. I love this I hate when brushes look funny after you've washed them and this would look very stylish with my Sigma Mrs. Bunny collection!

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    1. It's so handy when I use it I just pop it on my shelf and my brushes are ready to use the next day.

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  2. wow that looks really cool, had never heard of a dry n shape before!! xx

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    1. Really, I seriously have been wanting one for well over a year now!

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  3. Great review! I need to get this so I'll wash my brushes more frequently...I've wanted it for a while but never could bring myself to order it!

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    1. I was the exact same, I knew I wanted it but never had the courage to say feck it I'm getting it!

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  4. I hadn't seen this before, but it looks so handy! I don't know if I'd use it enough though - It's the actual washing brushes I ate, not the drying!

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    1. I know I still have to wash my brushes but I would never use more than 12 at a time maybe 5 at the most to apply a quick face for the day so I suppose it's just getting into a routine of washing them quickly and popping them in.

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  5. Loved your review, this looks handy, I had when I lay my brushes on their side and the bristles dry quite strange, hopefully this might help them keep their shape :)

    x

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    1. Oh it really would be great for keeping them in shape, especially the tapered brushes. :D

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  6. I've heard about this but after reading your review I might just have to try it out! x

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    1. Seriously you should try it out! Especially if you have more than one client a day, I bet you have a million brushes too!

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  7. Oh yes, I would definitely use it! I never know where to put my brushes were they are wet... Great idea!! X

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    1. If you get it, let me know how you get on. I just think its the bees kness. :D

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  8. Really great review! I have to say though one of my guilty pleasures when washing my brushes is shaping the myself when they're drying and coming back every couple of hours to run my fingers through the brush heads to check the drying progress! Yes! I'm a weirdo, don't judge me! Lol x

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    1. I love you Aundrea! I would never judge you and your weirdness!!!

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  9. Just ordered a load of brush guards today as they went missing on me ! But if I'd read this first would have ordered this!

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    1. How much do the brush guards cost and can you re-use them?

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  10. Amazing post, your blog is totally adorable!
    Love, Anna

    www.fashionanna.com

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    1. Thank you so much Anna, that is so nice of you to say. :D

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  11. I actually own no sigma brushes but this looks handy! I use cheap Ebay brush guards to dry mine :)

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    1. Iv'e been using it to dry all my other brushes too it's great. Where do you leave your brushes when you have the guards on them?

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  12. Few days ago suddenly i feeling a problem about make brushe .I am always looking for a solution finally i find it this article

    sigma f80 review

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