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Sigma Beauty Mystery Box Review – March 2017


Sigma Beauty recently released a mystery box sale! They are offering three options:

  • Want It Mystery Haul ($37 value) for $15
  • Need It Mystery Haul ($73 value) for $30
  • Must Have It Mystery Haul ($124 value) for $50

This is a review of the Must Have It Mystery Haul box.


My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Box: Must Have It Mystery Haul

The Cost: $50

The Products: The Must Have It Mystery Haul is a 9-piece set featuring top-picks from every major Sigma category. Including 3 full-size brushes, award-winning brush care pieces, and exclusive makeup. 4 full-size cosmetics universally flatter the cheeks, lips, and eyes – including a 12-shade eyeshadow palette. This set, at this price, you’ll be breathless – must. have. it. Click here to learn more about the Want It and Need It Mystery Haul boxes!

Check out the Beauty Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Sigma Beauty Mystery Box to your subscription list or wishlist!



Each box included an info sheet, with info for each featured item.


Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush – Value $23

I currently use a brush similar to this (a little larger) for my blush, which offers nice control for the placement where I want it. This brush has a fluffy, angled brush head with round edges so it’s great for blending – I’m happy to have this for my bronzer!

Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush – Value $16

This brush is a fantastic staple shadow brush. This is exactly my go-to for applying shadow all over my lid when I apply my first/base color. This picked up and deposited the product really well.

Sigma E70 Medium Angled Shading Brush – Value $16

This brush is great for blending and a soft application of color. It’s also good for highlighting your brow bone and bridge of your nose.


Sigma is very well known for their brushes and I definitely am happy with my experience with them after hearing the hype. The bristles are soft and just work really well. I kind of wish the handles were just a little longer or tapered on the end to feel a little more professional but that’s such a minor gripe, and with their performance, I don’t even care that much.


Sigma Eyeliner, Vintage – Value $6.30

This eyeliner is lovely. It’s a basic brown but it has a smooth formula that applied well without any tugging. I felt like I had good control with it.


Mini SigMagic Brushampoo – 0.34 fl oz, Value $2.95

This brush shampoo is made with just water, coconut oil, and palm oil! It’s designed to dissolve product build up, oil residue, and harmful bacteria.


I have to say that I really love this brush shampoo! It cleaned my brushes really quickly and left them very soft, conditioned, and smooth (used in conjunction with the Sigma brush cleaning mat shown later). This is a great new discovery for me!


Sigma PowerStick Lipstick – full size, Value $25

I was really impressed with this lipstick! This color, “Stamina” is a beautiful bold plum, and the formula is smooth with great pigmentation. The packaging also feels very high quality – it’s metal, has a solid weight to it, and closes magnetically!


Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Mat (Sample Size) – full size: $32

This sample size mat is available as a free gift with purchase with a purchase of $100+, but there are two sizes available for individual purchase: express size and a full size.

I love this little mat! The sample size is a good enough size for me but I can definitely see the convenience of having a little more space to clean your brushes. The different textures are labeled, with two being meant for washing, two for rinsing, and one for refining.


This little mat has suction cups to stick to the inside of your sink which is one of the best parts of the design of this product! I found this mat to be really effective and convenient and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to wash my brushes without something like this ever again.


Sigma Aura Powder Blush in Lady Slipper – Full Size, Value $19

This next product is an all-over face powder, but the shade I received works best as a blush for me. I have to say that I really love the holographic packaging from Sigma!


It’s super on-trend and just super fun.


This shade, “lady slipper” is a pretty, cool pink. This is quite a big pan so you really get a good amount of product! I wasn’t sure how this color would look on me because it looks very “baby pink” but it looked much more wearable on than in the pan!


Sigma Eye Shadow Palette, Brilliant and Spellbinding – Value $27.30

I was so excited to see that Sigma included a full eyeshadow palette in this mystery box!



The back of the palette shows the names of each shadow color.


This palette has 12 shadows, which are mostly bronzey neutrals. Four shades are matte and the rest are shimmer finishes.


I think this palette is great! The formula is nicely pigmented and these colors are easy to wear, mix-and-match, but still have pops of colors that make it easy to play around with some bolder looks, too.


Here are the top four shadows swatched for you: Hiatus, Solstice, Healthy, and Languid.


The middle row: Radiant, Balmy, 10, Spellbinding.


And the bottom row: Sensational, Bloom, Fey, and IG2


And here’s the lipstick, eyeliner, and aura powder blush swatched! You can see all of them have excellent pigmentation – I’m happy with all of these formulas.


E56 Mini Shader Travel Lid Brush – gift with purchase over $50+

This was the free gift I chose for my purchase over $50. This brush is designed to help with precise placement of powder on your lid, so it works for me that it’s mini. I think it’ll work great with outer-corner detailing or highlighting your inner eye and such.


Here’s a full look with the blush, eyeliner, eye palette, and lipstick! I have to say I really love every product I tried. I was surprised to see how well the cool blush wore on my skin because I wouldn’t have guessed it’d look this nice on by looking at it in the pan, but it pays off very naturally!


For my eyes, I used the shade “Solstice” all over my lid, blended the matte shade “Balmy” into my crease, and shaded my outer lids with “Fey.” I finished up with the Vintage eyeliner, which I really felt was smooth and very workable.

Verdict: I was so happy when I saw Sigma was offering a mystery bundle! I’ve heard so much about them but have never tried their products. I’m a big fan of literally everything I was sent and am looking forward to trying more colors of the blush and lipstick and maybe grabbing a bigger brush mat. I think Sigma did a great job bringing together a variety of items that are very usable and practical. The lipstick color may not be for everyone but I’ve been looking for a purple that works for me and I’m really happy with this color so for me at least, it’s a win. As far as value goes, everything adds right up to ~$139 just like Sigma promised for this $50 Mystery box – I’m definitely happy with that! Even if you aren’t concerned with the retail value and all you do is look at what the mystery box offered for just the $50 it’s clearly a great value.

What do you think of the recent Sigma Mystery boxes?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

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Comments (12)

  1. Ive never had ANYTHING from sigma…. is it worth the $50 just to try out everything? i really want the mat and the eyeshadow brushes

  2. That is a great value!! Haley I use my little brush cleaner mat when I want to switch colors but use the same brush. A couple of swipes across the mat and the color is off the brush.

  3. Wow Haley, that lipstick looks really pretty on you! I was going to put mine away till late summer/ fall but I can see wearing that shade with summer prints. Nice!

    I too got the Smoke Screen palette but I prefer the darker, browner shades. I feel like I’m on overload with copper, bronze and burgundy from my subs- so getting the dark neutrals works for me.

    As my freebie I got the So Jaded 4 piece Glamour Girl set for my niece and it’s perfect.

    The entire box is a hit- I desperately needed some new brushes and always wanted to try the Sigma brand.

  4. Does anyone know what’s in the other two bundles?

  5. Did you tone down the lipstick with something? It looks amazing on you but on me it looks darker.

    • Rachelle, I didn’t, but I only used one swipe for application since it’s so pigmented. Hope that helps!

      • Thanks! I think the key may be having my eyes not too dark since the lip is dark. Dark eyes and lips makes for a vampirish look. Lol!

  6. Looks like a great selection! I have one Sigma brush and I really like it.

    I have to comment that I really appreciate that on the Sigma website, the black outlined mystery items appear to be the same items in the box (at least the one Haley ordered). I’m on a budget right now so I’ll abstain from ordering this round, but the black outlined items are something I’ll keep in mind next time.

  7. That lip color is beautiful, especially on you!

  8. I ordered this box too, and got all of the same items except for the palette. Mine is called Smoke Screen.

    • Me too…but I ordered in the second wave when they were restocked. I think this pallette was from the first group. I was mad at first that I missed out but I like the Smoke Screen pallette better so I guess it all worked out! Lol.

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