She did a great review and demo of the Sigma Spa Glove and as soon as the video was over, I immediately wanted one! It is such a cool idea and I thought it would really help get the brushes cleaner than my usual method of swirling each brush with cleaner and water on a plate or in my palm.
I hurried over to the website and did an screeching mental halt when I saw that the price of this silicone glove is $40! Well, if you want to be specific, $39 not including the $6-$9 for shipping! After I picked up my jaw off the keyboard, I started looking for alternatives.
The key attribute about the Sigma Spa Glove is that it has all these raised nubs on the surface of the glove that provide friction while massaging the brushes to loosen up pigments and get the brushes cleaned faster and more thoroughly. There are different sizes and textures for every brush you could own and even a shape part to squeeze all the excess water from the bristles and reshape the brush. Genius, right??
Of course it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the Sigma glove, but it has what you'd essentially need: a silicone surface with a raised, nubby texture. This oven glove has the same zig-zag pattern that the Sigma glove has on the "Wash" section of the "Eyes" side but the nubs do not appear to be as close together.
I've used this glove on large and small brushes and it works like a charm! Even my dense F84 foundation brush got thoroughly clean in just 2 washes.
Now don't get me wrong! I love Sigma! In fact, most of my makeup brushes are made by Sigma.
I also love the idea of this brush cleaning glove! Its absolutely brilliant - but I do think that almost $50 for a silicone glove is just a tad steep.
Obviously, I don't own the Sigma Spa Glove so I cannot give a complete side by side review of the two. I also think its pretty clear that the Sigma glove would potentially do a better job but if you don't mind missing out on all the different textures and labels, I think an oven glove like the one shown above should suffice just fine.
Just get your brushes clean, already!
So what do you say?
Do you think the Sigma Spa Glove is worth the price? Have you tried it?