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Brush love of the week - Sigma E40

I have been using this brush obsessively since the past few weeks and I thought it was high time it deserved some praise. It's a tapered blending brush by Sigma. It's quite fluffy and large compared to my other brushes but that's what I like about it.

It covers a large surface area in no time and is great not only for blending any harsh edges for the eye shadows but it works brilliantly for concealer as well. It's in fact the best brush I have tried to apply concealer till date.



I am not going to compare this to the MAC 224 because firstly I haven't tried the 224 and secondly Sigma have changed their brush names now and have a well established identity to be able to market themselves without being compared to other brands.

I will however compare this to the other similar blending brushes I have. The first from the left is the Sigma E40. Then is my Aurifere 480 which has a very pointed edge so great for getting into the crease. Next is MAC's 217 which is also a tapered blending brush but its pinched from the ferrule so its rather flat from the side. We then have a tapered crease by Coastal Scents which is quite similar in shape to the Sigma E40 but smaller and condensed. And lastly the fluffy blending brush by Coastal Scent.


These brushes work differently for various purposes but my favourite has to be Sigma E40. It is the perfect size for concealing under the eyes and other larger areas of the face. It's fluffy, very soft and of amazing quality. Stays the same after several washes too!

I got this as a part of the face and eyes kit by Sigma. It also retails individually for $9.

www.sigmabeauty.com
roshas said...

i love sigma brushes! i need to buy the premium kit! great review shifa xx

welldressedbeauty said...

love the look of this brush! What concealer do you use with it?

Get Gawjus! said...

@welldressedbeauty - I am loving Mac's Select Cover Concealer as of now! It is simply gorgeous.

Jenny said...

I've given you an award on my blog x

Amina said...

i absolutely love this brush for more blending more liquid concealers like the select cover up as u agree :P also iv been using it with my nars albotross highlight powder for the tops of my cheek bones and brow bone - i use this brush everyday!

Ansa said...

I need to give this blush a go. Great review. xx

Blushingloves said...

I need to have those brushes!!!!
xxx

Rakhshanda said...

I really want those brushes. I usually use Vega brushes. Happy Eid!

Chels said...

I have yet to try Sigma brushes. One of these days!

bubblistyle said...

Ooh nice review. Thanks for the post! :)
http://www.bubblistyle.blogspot.com

Mehak said...

Hmm..i use MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer- a bit troublesome with lines , but otherwise love it !. I usually apply concealer with fingers- specially under the eye i ind it much easier to control.

beeroyal said...

what is sigma's delivery/postal charges like? x

Miss*Kimmy said...

I have this brush, and love it too! It does such a perfect job of blending.

lipstickmama said...

I have heard such good things about this range of brushes - not much of an eyebrush person (was going to say girl, but am much too old for that!) but this is very helpful. Thanks for the pics and the post Jan x

Princess Feef said...

i love this brush ,, i had it last year in the set when it was called ss224
i love sigma brushes =)

ModestyBrown said...

I have this brush and I have to say for me it was a huge disappointment. I was after something much smaller. I bought with the intention of using it for concealer rather than messing up my 224. I took one look at the size and immediately disregarded it! I might have to give it a try with concealer tomorrow. Mine is absolutely massive though, I fear it may be too big for the job!
Jane x

Get Gawjus! said...

@Modesty Brown - Aww don't be afraid to use it for concealer coz of how large it seems. We are just working with the brush tip at the end of the day. The rest of the brush hairs are just for support. It works amazingly :)

ModestyBrown said...

Thanks, I'll definitely give it a go. Silly to leave it alone, all sad and untouched in the vase!

GREEDS said...

I never really thought to use a blending brush for my under eye concealer. Great tips and I think I'm finally gonna pick up some Sigma brushes. I hear/read such wonderful things about them. Nice review.

http://www.itsgreeds.blogspot.com

Cynthia Z said...

This is one of my favorite brushes too. Can't live without it!

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