I love this blending brush, it is essential for shading any eyeshadow. It blends seamlessly and it is super soft. When you wash I recommend you use a brush guard so it can retain its original shape.
I really like this blending brush. I've used it consistently for three years and haven't had a ny major issues with it. Besides some occasional shedding when I wash it, this brush has been very sturdy through the years. It's great for blending out harsh lines and making you shadows look flawless. Great buy!
I like this brush alot! I bought it as a dupe for the Mac 224. I've never had that brush but this one works just fine for what I needed it for. I use this to diffuse all my eyeshadow together after doing a smokey eye. This brush is also GREAT for setting undereye concealer with powder. It's just the right size to fit into that small area. I don't see how the sigma website says this is used for the crease. This is too big for the crease, at least for my crease. I like my Mac 217 for that. Sigma also has a dupe for that called the E-25 blending. This brush does shed a few hairs here and there but it's nothing crazy or excessive. Good brush!
I like this brush because it is decent quality for a good price. While it isn't as amazing as some other high end blending brushes, it still does the job and that's all I need. I prefer it as a blender to the E25 because I find this brush to be better for crease application and it doesn't seem to soften the edges like the E40. The E40 is soft and fluffy, but it does shed a little sometimes which I'm not a fan of. Will repurchase as I like the price and Sigma brushes don't tend to last.
If you have small eyes, don't even consider this brush. I thought it would be a perfectly good dupe for the MAC 224 brush, well it most definitely isn't. The head is far too big, and the brush it just not dense enough for serious blending work. The large size of the head didn't enable me to have precise blending control and all my eyeshadows would blur into one big mess. Very cheaply made, the bristles would fall off with every wash. The 224 is in a league of it's own when it comes to blending, and completely worth the investment.
This is a great brush for blending eyeshadow in the crease area. I haven't found anything that gives the results this does. The price is great too.
Wish it was denser, would make it quicker to blend shadow instead of making more than unnecessary amounts of passes.
Got this after seeing a review on youtube-said it was good for people with small eyes...were they kidding? It's too big but now I use it to apply and blend highlighter above my cheeks. I don't use this brush much so can't remember if i've washed it so can't comment on the shedding.
I like this brush but the bristles are not dense at all so that makes it a little hard for blending but I didn't lower the rating so much because I think it's supposed to be like that. the e35 tapered blending (222) is a much more dense blending brush. It's good for soft blending, and for when I need super blending (for darker colors that leave a harsher line), I use my e35. This sheers out colors nicely too.
I ordered this brush(now called E40 brush) from Sigma, However, they NEVER sent it!!! They sent the E45 brush incorrectly and upon emailing them to let them know of their mishap I got no response....Until, I open a dispute in Paypal then they then emailed me stating they would send the correct brush but not until I close dispute in paypal, SMH! (FYI - if an dispute is closed in Paypal it can not be reopened) So, after telling them I would only close the dispute after the correct was received and not before, the emails stop, Which left me to escalate the dispute to a claim in Paypal, even after doing that they still refuse to send the correct brush! I'm now having to resending them the brushes, in hopes to get a full refund! PLEASE BEAWARE IF THERE IS ANY MISSTAKE ON SIGMA'S PART CONCERNING YOUR ORDER, YOU WILL BE S.O.L!!!!