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!!!!
One of my first Sigma brush purchases. It sheds 100x more than any other Sigma brushes I own (any other brushes...period for that matter) and the bristles splay out way too easily. They can be reshaped after washing, but they just puff out again once you use it.
I've found that I can only use this clean to blend away harsh lines or apply a light browbone color. I use a Sonia Kashuk pointed blending brush for my crease. It's like this one but much smaller and soooo much better.
Its called the E40, now that Sigma has changed their brush names. I regret buying this since its too big for my eye shape. It feels a little scratchy, but works relatively well for blending shadow on my lid. It is quite fluffy and covers a nice large area. No shedding though after washes which is great.
Like so many other reviewers, I absolutely loved this brush when I first bought it. It was soft but dense, and precise. It was one of my most versatile tools - I alternated it for lots of different uses: blending out my eyeshadows, dabbing liquid concealed under my eyes, applying Benefit Powderflage, and precisely applying highlighter to my cheekbones and nose strip. However, after several washes, my brush has lost it's beautiful shape (in spite of efforts to shape it before it dries), and the bristles have begun to splay out. It also sheds every time I wash it, though I'm super duper gentle. (Heh...as I've been writing this review, I've been holding it in my hand and ran my finger over the bristles...just to have another pop out.) I have now relegated its use to Powderflage application. I also use it to spot conceal, using my MAC mineralize skinfinish and a spray of Fix+. On foundation free days, I also use it with dry mineralize skinfinish to set my concealer. I am not likely to repurchase it, though I initially loved it. I'll most likely buy the MAC 224 when this one finally bites the dust.