At first, I wanted to write a review of a set of brushes from Sigma where I would describe each brush but then I released that there’s a huge deal of such reviews on the internet. So today I want to speak about one of the brushes from them which is Tapered Blending Brush E40.
Earlier, I couldn’t even think that I’d use it as intended because I’d already had the iconic 217 from MAC and used to think that E40 would be perfect for me for highlighter application.
But I was so surprised to discover that this brush was not only great for my highlighter but also nice for my eye makeup. I started to notice that I reach for it more and more often, leaving my MAC 217 out. It’s no surprise that this brush is top-notch to work with. I can even apply my eyeshadow to the crease with it, even though it’s bigger than the MAC 217. Look at the photos, the white one is from MAC, while the black is from Sigma.
And it’s a crime to say that 217 can’t do what Sigma does. But first of all, the bristles of 217 brush are stiff and they prick my eyelid skin. The E40 brush is softer. And the second thing is that it’s still worth paying attention to other people’s opinions, even though the MAC brush was praised all over and said to be the best for blending and it comes as a real surprise when you find a better brush that costs less, despite the opinions of the makeup gurus.
So, if you have E40 or any other blending brush that you like, it isn’t worth splurging for MAC 217. For comparison, MAC brush costs $23, while Sigma $12.