Review: Sigmagic Brushampoo by Sigma 

Hey, guys! This post is going to be a Sigmagic Brushampoo review. I have been wanting to get my hands on this product since it launched a short while ago. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a brush shampoo before, but this shampoo is worth getting excited about!

Usually, I have to use a mix of olive oil and brush shampoo to wash my brushes. So when  I saw that this one was made with oils already included, I just knew it was going to be effective.

I already have a great antibacterial brush cleanser but it doesn’t always leave the formerly white bristles of my foundation brush still white, so I was looking for something that would keep the  white bristles of my brushes pristine.

Sigma’s description:

SigMagic™ Brushampoo™ is a groundbreaking product created to take brush care to the next level. Using 100% natural virgin coconut and ethically sourced palm oil, this cleanser effectively dissolves product build-up, oil residue and harmful bacteria to enhance the functionality of brushes.

Combine SigMagic™ Brushampoo™ with any of our award-winning Sigma Spa® products for the deepest clean possible. Fragrance, sulfate and paraben free.

My thoughts

First of all, packaging fanatic that I am, I was immediately impressed by the sleek packaging, chrome cover, and the holographic detailing on this cleanser. Also, the pump looks nice and works well. The whole bottle feels very sturdy.

But all the cute packaging in the world is meaningless if the product doesn’t deliver, and this little bottle of shampoo delivers.

Instead of telling you, let me show you. Here are some before and after photos.

I only had to wash the foundation brush once for all the dirt to be removed, which is so impressive because I usually have to wash my foundation brushes 3-4 times for them to be as clean as I like. I did wash it twice out of habit, but no further foundation or dirt was visible in the suds of the second wash. More importantly, it left the bristles of my brushes looking  as white as the day I bought them.

I also used it to wash my goat hair blush brush and it left the bristles soft, unlike some shampoos which can sometimes leave natural bristles feeling coarse/rough/brittle/dry.

I used it to wash my beauty blender and it cleaned it thoroughly. Guess who’s not buying any more Blender Cleanser?

The Sigmagic Brushampoo is a clear liquid with an almost watery consistency and a slight fragrance,but the fragrance doesn’t linger on the brushes, so it doesn’t bother me. This shampoo is antibacterial and antimicrobial so it sanitizes your brushes in addition to cleaning them.  Sigma says it is made with virgin coconut oil and certified sustainable palm oil and has no additives or preservatives, so it is “100% natural”.

Update (Jan 2017): so while this cleans my Sigma foundation brush with just one wash, I have to wash foundation brushes from other brands at least twice to get them clean, and for some reason my Double Wear stained my Elf brush and won’t come out no matter how many times I wash it, even with this shampoo. So I think you get best results with Sigma brushes, but I still love it more than other shampoos I’ve used, because even with non-Sigma foundation brushes (eg Real Techniques) it performs better than other shampoos or other shampoos + olive oil.

I’m sure it’s obvious by now that I love it! I think it’s a great shampoo for cleaning natural and synthetic brushes and it’s great for sponges too. While it seems to work best with Sigma brushes, it also works great with most other brushes, and I’m so glad I no longer have to mix oil and shampoo to wash my brushes.

Price and where to buy:

$15 for 150ml from Sigma

They ship to Nigeria, and offer free worldwide shipping for Black Friday every year, which is when I picked this up. It took 3 weeks to be delivered to my Lagos, Nigeria address.

For the rest of the year, shipping to Nigeria costs $15. They sometimes have flash sales and random offers of free world wide shipping so definitely stalk follow them on Instagram for discounts and offers.

Sigmagic Brushampoo seems to be currently unavailable for resellers to purchase, but I expect it will eventually be available for purchase via Sigma’s official partners/distributors

In Nigeria, that would be Accessories NG, and in Canada, that would be FTB Beauty. You can check for their official partners in your country.

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