Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove – Review

Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove – Review

Saturday, May 18, 2013 Sara Hassan , 15 Comments
Recently Sigma introduced an innovative tool for brush cleaning that got a lot of people talking if it's actually worthwhile. Keep on reading to know more about it.

Sigma Spa™ Brush Cleaning Glove
The Sigma Beauty Sigma Spa™ Brush Cleaning Glove was specially designed as a quick, easy and effective method to deep clean your makeup brush collection. The revolutionary device offers a variety of necessary textures and surfaces for removing all makeup from brushes while using only a small amount of cleaning solution. The dual-sided glove provides a complete cleaning process for both eye and face brushes. Patent pending.

Brush Cleaning How-To:
1. WASH - Add a small amount of cleaning solution and water to glove and swirl brush on ‘Wash’ texture to begin deep cleaning the brush(es).
2. RINSE - Place brush under running water and sweep brush back and forth on the ‘Rinse’ texture of the glove to remove makeup residue & soap.
3. REFINE - Swirl brush on the ‘Refine’ texture of the glove for an added deep cleaning
4. RINSE - Place brush under running water & sweep brush back and forth on the ‘Rinse’ texture for a final rinse.
5. SHAPE - Reshape brush bristles by placing brush head on the ‘Shape’ section of the glove while squeezing with your hand to remove excess water.
Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove
Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove
Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove
Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove - Face
Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove - Eyes
How Brush Cleaning Glove Works
Cleaning Sigma F80 with Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove - Face (before & after)
My thoughts
When it comes to brushes, it’s always been a top priority of mine to ensure that I’m not using them dirty on my face; particularly the foundation brush, it just feels so icky! I’m very hygiene-conscious about my brushes which is the reason why cleaning them has been a weekly routine for me since forever. I know it's quite a daunting task especially if you’ve got an entire heap to be cleaned which may take anywhere from around half an hour to an hour but that could change with this glove, trust me. Like everyone, I do believe it slashes cleaning time for me to some extent. Also, it keeps my hands from getting dried out which is a plus.

Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove is made of high-grade silicone which seems quite durable to me. There is an inner glove for added comfort which I take out because it makes the glove feel a bit bulky on the hand; I just use it to pat dry the glove when I’m finished.

As you can see, this glove has got separate textures for face and eye brushes. Talking about the face side, the knobs on the WASH portion are large and round that assist in creating lather better, that too in a jiffy! But I’m particularly impressed with the REFINE texture. Unlike my palm, the closely packed nubs on the REFINE bit of this glove grasp the bristles so much better; it also resists swirling which I think helps pull out the grime rather easily. Previously, I used to dip and whirl my thumb in to clean my kabuki brushes - the toughest of them all - but with REFINE, I just swirl the brush onto it in a circular motion with gentle pressure (don’t go harsh) and I can see the residue coming off a lot quicker. I go on the WASH and REFINE textures back and forth for thorough cleaning. You can expect the eye brushes to come out absolutely clean on one go but the denser brushes or the ones with a lot of foundation/concealer buildup will require at least two washes as you may find residual makeup staining the bristles in the center (as you can see in the photo above). To finish off, I RINSE and use the SHAPE section to squeeze the water out which doesn’t work quite well as I still have to wring it all out with my hand.

Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove doesn’t claim to wash brushes better than normal cleaning, instead it offers to minimize the time spent washing your brushes which I think is true. I’ve seen people comparing this glove to regular silicone oven mitt, which of course is a much cheaper alternative, though I wonder if that could outdo this glove when it comes to quickly deep cleaning kabuki brushes. The only reason that may keep you from giving it whirl is the price I suppose; it definitely is pretty expensive for a glove added up with the postage charges. I think a reasonable price tag would’ve encouraged people more to try it out.

To sum up, I don't think you absolutely need it if you own no more than a handful of brushes nonetheless it could work as a helping hand for someone who has got a huge brush collection and uses them on a regular basis. I do personally like this glove for it's effective, saves my time and I enjoy cleaning my brushes with it. I guess I'll just have to wait and see how it turns out in the long run.

Sigma Spa™ Brush Cleaning Glove  is priced at $35 and can be purchased online through Sigma's website here. Sigma ships worldwide. You can get 10% off your purchase by using the code given on the sidebar.

What do you think about this glove? Have you tried it out yet?

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  1. This looks so interesting, my dense brushes are always a pain to wash!

  2. I think this glove is effective, better then swirling the brush on our bare palms to get it clean.

    I dont know why people think its a lame product, because its just what I need to get the brushes deep cleansed!

  3. nice review, i was about to review it :P btw i have same experience with it, not worthy for the price and shape section does not work for me too :(

  4. I have had my eyes on this ever since it came out but I agree with you that this is something that would be more suited to professional make-up artists or people who actually have a great collection and do make-up more often!

    p.s: congrats on that Body Shop win & your reviews are the best because of their stark honesty! ♥

    1. Awww.. Thank you for appreciating Jadirah. Means a lot! ^_^

  5. Hygiene way to clean Makeup Brushes Very nyc review sara <3 it

  6. Very well written review Sara, I really appreciate how you always highlight both pros and cons of a product. I'm gradually building up my brush collection and definitely this tool is in my list. x

  7. Looks great Sara. This is a must TRY!!

  8. I really wanted to get this glove but I've started using a normal dish glove and while like you said, it doesn't deep clean quickly like this glove would, but it is more effective than how I used to rub it on my hands. I've just ordered what's meant to be a face scrub disc thingy but I'm going to give it a go on my brushes and hope it works similar to the glove!
    Thanks for the review x

  9. Hey dear this one is a good product by Sigma, thanks for review
    & accept my best wishes on winning TBS contest, you deserved it with your best look MA, stay Blessed... <3 <3 <3

  10. This works great, but its pricey!

  11. I love the idea of it but like you said it definitely could have been cheaper

  12. Seems like a nice product. It's not going to be on top of my buying list though.


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