Sonia G The Sky Face Set is a permanent that retails for $270.00.
Just in time for the holiday season, Sonia G. is releasing a "travel" set! It's The Sky Face Set ($270.00) (and yes, an Eye Set is coming in the future!) and features new, sparkling blue-hued, tapered handles and includes five brushes. Per the brand, the brushes may be sold individually in the future if they are well-received, which is how it has worked in the past.
The set retails for $270.00 and includes five, full-sized brushes; they are designed for the functional needs of traveling and not as space savers. Sonia G. has a detailed post regarding how the brushes are made, what they're designed for, and how they look pre- and post-washing and compared to other existing brushes by the brand. The Sky Face Set launches tomorrow, September 16th, at 10AM PT at Beautylish.
Many Sonia G. brushes have made their way into my list of go-to brushes since the brand's debut, and I've had no issues with the quality of the brush heads or ferrules, shedding, or shape retention with any of the brushes released to date (which are all). Per the brand, this set's hair bundling is a bit different than past releases and was noted that there might be slight shedding in the beginning, though I didn't notice any shedding, whether after washing or during use.
I've only had the brushes for a couple of days, so here's some insight into how I've trialed them to gather initial impressions. Each brush has been used to apply at least two different products within each product type (e.g. two different powder highlighters, two different powder blushes, and so forth) that it is best suited for.
I try different methods, based on the type of brush, and I try to run through motions like sweeping, feathering, tapping, patting, and buffing, along with light-, moderate-, and heavy-handed pressure. I move the brush in different directions across my face to see how the bristles move and feel at different positions and pressures. I always use new brushes with products I am familiar with so that those are more of a "control" and if, for example, a go-to blush didn't blend out well, I'd know it was more to do with the tool than the product.
For initial reviews of the individual brushes, see below, but my overall thoughts are that the brush set is of quality and the brushes seem to suit their purposes. I'm not sure that five cheek/face brushes are really what I'd put together in a travel set--I think I'm more in the camp where the Mini Cheek, Classic Cheek, and Soft Cheek do it for me, while the Master Face will be less usable in my regular routine. I enjoyed the Worker Fan but don't think it would be a must-have if I was paring down brush options for travel.
What brushes make sense for your own travel set really depends on how you apply your products, what products you use, and what kind of shapes work best for your features and techniques, so this set could certainly work well for some. If you're undecided, there's a high chance that the brushes will be available individually in the future, and the sets are the equivalent of purchasing each brush at full price individually based on past releases.
I don't know if any of the new blush brushes will be replacing my favorite, Face Two, though the Soft Cheek may make its way as a go-to for more pigmented formulas and deeper shades. I'll definitely be trying and using the Mini Cheek in the future with more sparkly/glittery highlighters and seeing if that'll be is primary function for me. Tentatively, I'm thinking I might end up preferring the Classic Cheek over the Cheek Pro on the whole (solely based on personal preferences/techniques).