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Suck it, Sigma

Suck it Sigma Spa Glove

Two years ago, The Company Who Shall Not Be Named released the Sigma Spa® Brush Cleaning Glove that I learned about from one of my fave YouTubers MakeupByTIffanyD. (Love her, holla to my fellow Atlantans.)  At the time I thought, “This is genius. Why didn’t I think of this?” Seriously why was I giving myself raisin hands when THERE’S A FREAKING GLOVE?! Awesome, right?

Then I saw the price.

Holy shiz. $40 (currently $35) for a plastic glove. Nooooooo ma’am. My mama raised me better than that.

Although, to be perfectly honest, I almost caved a few times because the idea was so smart and would make one of my least favorite chores much simpler.

Next, I saw Wayne Goss (Iloveyou. WillyoupleasemovetoAmericaandbemybestfriend? Kthanksbye!) and his always refreshing and realistic point of view discussing the fact that The Company Who Shall Not Be Named basically repackaged an oven glove.


So I spent a year scouring aka looking whenever I remembered for a plastic, textured glove and finally found this beauty at Wal-Mart for a whopping $4. Now, I can’t say that it works as well as the varying textures of the other glove, but I can tell you my brushes are still clean and it made my wallet much, much happier.

And I can say, “Suck it, Sigma.”

Did you cave and spend $35/$40 on an oven glove? How do you clean your brushes? Better question, how often do you clean your brushes? Let me know in the comments below!


22 thoughts on “Suck it, Sigma

  1. Haha this is great. I’m glad that you realized it’s basically an Ov-glove remade into a brush cleaner, because many people will happily spend $40 on glorified plastic. Ridiculous. I wash my brushes with sensitive baby shampoo and I use my hands to rub the product out of them. I try to this weekly but let’s be honest it’s more like every 2 weeks. I try to keep up with cleaning my foundation buffing brush though as that probably holds the most bacteria.

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  2. I got the original glove from Sigma, and I recently got the second version as a gift. I love it, but when it comes to replacement time, I’ll definitely be looking at other options. The only benefit I could see from Sigma’s is that it has different textures at different sizes, because a blush brush, foundation brush, and eyeshadow brush all need to be cleaned a little differently!

    Great post! You’re giving me ideas for a comparison post/video, though… 😀


  3. I have decided that we need to be best friends because this is the best thing I’ve read ever. Your glove is a great find and I’d say that’s probably just as good, if not better just because you are saving so much money! I’ve often even thought of using the pore thingy from sephora that you wash your face with. It’s got two different types of silicone nodules on it and it would allow your brushes to get into the grooves of those..if that even makes sense?!? Anyways…I need to meet Wayne at least once in my life because he’s everything.


  4. the second i saw the email last year that they were releasing that cleaner i immediately thought of the red oven mitt i have in my drawer that looks sorta like it. for that price it better clean my brushes for me, ha!


    • Haha- exactly! I would happily pay $40 if it would clean them for me. But nope, just a basic oven glove. Although I think the original was just a plastic sleeve where the new one is lined? Not positive but I’m pretty sure!


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