Sigma brushes have been raved about all over the beauty community, as being cheap and affordable dupes of MAC brushes. Sadly I cant compare all these brushes to MAC brushes as I only own a handful of MAC brushes. We all know MAC brushes cost a fortune, so dupes are definitely welcome in my world!
The face and eyes kit contains 6 every day essential brushes you need to apply makeup to eyes and face and is priced at $54.00 (around £32.00).
Brushes included are:
- Large Powder Brush F30 - Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.
- Eye Shading Brush E55 - Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles.
- Duo Fibre Brush F50 - Specially designed to generate an ‘airbrushed’ finish when used to apply liquid foundation. It can also be used to apply blush, highlight shades and loose pigments. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.
- Tapered Blending Brush E40 - Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.
- Pencil Brush E30 - Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.
- Buffer Brush F45 - Ideal to apply mineral foundation, loose or pressed powders. Also great to buff colors and obtain a soft, blended look. Natural bristles.
Large Powder Brush F30
The description is spot on. It is a nice large powder brush and the bristles are very dense. Its not as big and fluffy as I normal like my powder brushes to be, I do like them to be pretty big (my max factor one is my absolute fave) but its incredibly soft and I find it better to use with blusher.
Eye Shading Brush E55
Near enough exactly the same as my MAC 239. Definitely a dupe and much cheaper. I already own one of these which I purchased myself and use it just as much as I use my 239. Its fantastic for applying shadow to the lid and holds shadow well with no fall out.
Pencil Brush E30
A pencil brush is one of my essential brushes. I use one daily for applying shadow lightly under my lash line or for adding some precise definition to my crease. I do own the MAC pencil brush and I can say this is a spot on dupe. My MAC one is slightly firmer, but there really isn't much between the two. Both do exactly the same job.
Tapered Blending Brush E40
This is unfortunately the one brush that wont get much use from me with regards to blending and applying shadow in my crease. I only have small eyes and its just too big and not dense enough for me. I have however been using it to dust powder under my eyes to set my concealer.
Buffer Brush F45
This is actually a new type of brush for me. I have a few Kabuki brushes but this is different from my Kabuki's. This is really firm and dense but really soft at the same time. I think its aimed more for applying mineral foundation, but Ive been using it to buff in my blusher one applied and my contour lines and it works really well.
Overall Sigma brushes are well worth taking a look at, if you want some cheap and affordable dupes for MAC brushes that work just as good. I do think that only a few MAC brushes are staples and Sigma definitely offer spot on dupes at a lot cheaper prices. For example the E55 and the E30.
If you're wondering why I haven't mentioned the Duo Fibre Brush F50 well that simply because I haven't got round to using it yet, because basically I don't know how to use it and for what! I know many people use a duo fibre brush for applying foundation but do they have any other uses? Let me know!