I have been putting off purchasing Sigma brushes. I just got the impression that they were a poor substitute for MAC brushes and I don’t like copy-cat companies. Today I’m writing an HONEST review. I don’t have affiliate links, coupon codes, and I’m not sponsored by Sigma.
Whew! Now that I have that out there, lets get started! Please click the pictures to enlarge!
|Left to Right: F10, F80, E40, E34, E65|
Sigma F80 – Flat Top Kabuki Brush
Sigma F10 — Powder/Blush Brush
I use the F10 for blush only. It’s not big and fluffy enough to be used as an all over powder brush. I think the F10 is soft and performs its job well. It is similar to the MAC 129. I find that a patting motion works best with this brush. I would repurchase it and I use it daily. I’m not over the moon, but I like it and would recommend.
Sigma E40 — Blending Brush
I originally purchased this for applying my transition. After washing the E40 around 7-10 times it has completely lost its shape and now I only find it suitable for applying highlighter to my cheek bones. I would NOT repurchase.
Sigma E45 – Tapered Blending Brush
I have been praying that MAC repromotes the 226, but now I could care less if they do… this brush is perfect for detailed crease work. I think it applies eyeshadow beautifully and is great quality for the money. I have washed it twice and it has completely kept its shape. I bought my mom one for Mother’s Day 🙂
Sigma E65 — Small Angled Brush
Total Disappointment. As you can see in the close-up it is not at a perfect angle… it just levels off. This is my biggest pet peeve when it comes to brushes. I would return it but it’s not worth the shipping cost. I’m sure not all Sigma E65’s will have this problem, but mine does and I’m pissed. I was going to use this for gel liner but clearly that’s not an option. It is also too wide imo to be used for this purpose — unless you want a thick line.
I don’t think all Sigma brushes are created equally, as I’ve read a lot of bad reviews on certain ones… so if you are planning on purchasing some I would recommend checking out makeupalley or reading other reviews. I plan on getting a couple more and will do another haul post!
You can purchase them at www.sigmabeauty.com
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Do you have any Sigma brushes? How do you feel about them?