I love brushes, in fact I'm addicted to them. Lately I've started contouring and in order not to have any harsh lines of bronzer on my face, I've been using the Sigma SS182 to buff everything out! :) I've also been using it to apply powder on my face.
This brush feels like it's good quality brush and has a nice weight to it. Since it's a kabuki, it has a short and quite wide handle, but not too wide, which is great, because you can easily hold it in your hand and use it. It feels sturdy and I assume it's made of metal, but I can't be sure, since it says nothing about it on Sigma's website.
The actual brush is quite big with a rounded top and it picks up enough product, so you can cover a pretty large area each time. It's super soft and it doesn't shed! When I first got it and washed it, only little dye came out of the bristles and it lost 1-2 hairs! That's totally normal, since this is a dense brush with lots of bristles. After the first wash it hasn't bleeded or lost any hairs, which is really good, because I hate picking up hairs from my face! It's made of natural hairs, but on Sigma's website it doesn't say the exact type of hairs that this brush is made of.
I've heard some girls complaining that their Sigma brushes shed and bleed after several uses and washes! Well I don't know, I guess they were simply unlucky and got some faulty brushes! I've had this brush for several months now and I've been using it pretty often and so far no problems. I always use the brush guard after each wash to protect my brush and to help it maintain its shape while drying. This brush retails for $19, which a reasonable price, since kabukis are usually veeeery expensive. Plus you're getting a good quality brush. You can find Sigma Brushes on their website, as well as on Cambree.
Have you tried this brush? What's your favorite kabuki brush? ;)