Sigma • E30 Pencil brush (was SS219 ) • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really like this brush. I bought it to apply shadow along my lower lash line and i think it does a good job, although this is the first pencil brush i have used, so nothing to compare to. I find the bristles soft, no different to my MAC 239 and 217, and not scratchy at all - like some of the other reviews. Its not too dense nor too soft and it places the product right where i want it. For the money, £13.50 ebay, i think its OTM.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Having read these reviews I was anxious to try this brush since I don't already have one. So I ordered it off Amazon (where the reviews were mostly very good). It arrived with several other products I ordered. It came in a simple plastic wrap, I removed it and felt the bristles with my fingers, ouch! It was scratchy! I kept feeling it because it seemed like there was a hard plastic bristle similar to a hard toothbrush bristle. What I found was a clump of bristles which were apparently stuck together forming the pointed hardness. I tried to take the clump apart to no avail, it seemed like it was glued together!
Needless to say I was very disappointed and am sending it back.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I wanted a brush that would be great for applying e/s to the lower lash line. This isn't precise enough for that purpose, and pencil brushes should be able to both smudge eyeliner and apply shadow to the lower lash line. It's just too flimsy for that. Nowhere near as good as the Mac 219. I initially ordered it to save money, but I still ended up having to purchase the 219, so I ended up spending more $! Lesson learned.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
The Sigma E30 is similar to MACís 219. This soft, precise and pointed brush is used to soften pencil eyeliner, to apply eyeshadow along the lash line or to highlight the inner corner of the eye. I use this pencil brush mainly to apply powder along and between the lower lashes. The Sigma E30 is (surprise surprise) a bit softer than the MAC 219. I donít find it quite precise enough to apply powder along the lash line. But! This brush is perfect for softening pencil eyeliner.
The winner: While the MAC 219 is great (and better) at applying powder along and between the lashes, the Sigma E30 is better at softening pencil eyeliner. This makes it difficult to choose again. Iím letting Sigma win this round, because I already have plenty of brushes that do a good job at applying powder along the lash line but I hadnít yet found a great brush to soften pencil eyeliner with.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
Really great for precise crease work! Its dense but not scratchy, tapered, and can have multiple uses like under your eye, smudging out harsh lines, for your crease, inner corner, etc that bigger brushes just can't do. It barely even shed my first time washing and using it....I can't find anything wrong with it....I'd repurchase and maybe I will in the future
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Basic pencil brush, does shed which can be annoying when I apply inner corner highlight.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use this brush daily to deposit darker color in my crease and outer V. It's the perfect size then I blend the color with Sigmas E35. It has soft bristles and with stands my daily washing with no loss of hairs and keeps its shape. It's must have for me for my eyeshadow application.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Great crease brush! I have 3 of them, one for the crease, one for inner corner highlight, and one back up. I like the price too! Definitely repurchase if I need more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Black
It isn't super dense, but not too soft, so moderately dense. A little fluffy so if you want a super fine point then this isn't it. It works for me for inner corner highlight. I don't think Sigma brushes are meant to be exact dupes so getting a lower rating for not being the same as the MAC 219 is ridiculous. If this is a bad brush in itself, then it deserves a bad rating. I think this is a good brush, different ffrom the 219 (from what I hear), but a good brush nonetheless. It's not the best but it works. I wouldn't use it to line my lower lash line as a lot of people do with the MAC219, but because it's fluffier, it's good for my inner corner highlight because it's not as stark. I like natural blended out highlight so this works great for that.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
SIGMA Pencil Brush E30
- not pointy enough
- very scratchy
- somehow to large for the crease
would not buy it again. next time i fly to england to see my in-laws i will purchase a MAC 219 at the MAC counter at the heathrow airport!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use this quite regulary. I agree with the reviewer below. I think this is now called the E30? It is slightly tapered which makes it nice for applying shadow on the bottom lash-line precisely. The bristles are quite soft and don't feel scratchy. I use it alot of lining the bottom lash-line and for softening harsh crease colours. Great buy and don't regret it. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love this brush. I have small eyes and this works wonders when when I need precise placement. I think its called the E30 now; they changed the numbering of all the brushes so its a bit confusing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This brush is precise enough, but I like that it isn't hard or rough. My Lise Watier pencil brush seems to poke my eye, but this one feels pretty nice. It picks up colour well, blends well, and overall is a fine brush. I find myself reaching for this when I'm doing crease work. This is an excellent product, especially considering how cheap it is. I'm sick of hearing everyone comparing this to MAC.
Sigma is NOT MAC, I GET IT.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Not a dupe for the MAC 219, which is what I originally purchased it for. It's not dense or precise and not ideal for the outer corner of the eye or even smudging. Wasn't a total waste of money since it came with the eye kit, but given a choice I definitely wouldn't repurchase or recommend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I don't understand how this is at all to be compared with the MAC 219, which the numbering clearly suggests. The tip is not pointy at all; it's more blunt and staggered than anything. It works for smudging around the eye, but does not provide any precision whatsoever. After buying this, I went out and bought the original MAC version and found that it is an actual pencil brush with a pointy tip. If I had known how they compared before buying, I never would have bought the Sigma brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
OH YEAHHH! I've never been one to shelve out hundreds of dollards on MAC brushes. And while I do own mostly MAC brushes, it is only because I purchased the brush bags. Yes, the non-special edition MAC brushes are hand-made, seems to be of great quality, and work like a dream. But there are soooo many other brands that come with brushes similar to MAC and probably better for the buck. This Sigma brush, formerly the SS219 and now the E30, is a great pencil brush and gets the job done. It looks expensive, feels expensive, but isn't! For just $9, I'm a happy customer!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this brush. As a matter of fact, I'm pretty Anti-MAC when it comes to brushes, they are way too expensive and I dont feel I get what I pay for. If you want something stiff, the E05 (new numbering) is probably a better bet for you. This gives the truly smudged out look that its supposed to. Its great for smudging out eyeliner and taking shadows down across the lower lashline. Love love love this brush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It's not a bad brush, but it will never be like the MAC 219. Mac's is stiffer, so it's less messy when smudging, and more precise. I do use the Sigma one, but if I had to choose, I'd stick to MAC for this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was excited to finally own a "pencil brush" when I ordered the eyes kit. When the brush was brand new it was sort of a pencil brush, not pointy enough but I was ok with it. Once I washed it (carefully and also using a brushguard) the bristles started to separate gradually and after a year of use it's more of a small crease brush (somehow fluffy). The quality is ok... it hasn't shed or anything like that. The bristles aren't so soft but not rough either. So... a good pencil brush? NO.
But If you are looking for a small crease brush OR you don't mind a pencil brush that isn't precise at all (cause it got fluffy), then go for it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This brush is totally underestimated! For me, it's just perfect. I bought two of them, one for darker colours and one for lighter ones.
I use it as a shader brush for my lid, for the inner corner, for adding darker colours to the outer corner and for under the eye... what more can you ask from an eye brush?