Sigma • E40 Tapered Blending (was SS224) • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||44%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wish it was denser, would make it quicker to blend shadow instead of making more than unnecessary amounts of passes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Black
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This brush is now known as E40. I bought it for applying concealer on the under eye area. After 3 or 4 uses, its bristles got rough and scratchy, and they itch against the skin, which feels specially uncomfortable on that delicate area under my eyes. Also, the bristles of the E40 have spread out considerably. Moreover, this brush sheds excessively, far above the average, so when I use it, its hairs come off a lot, and I have to waste time trying to remove them carefully. This is quite annoying, and I donít recommend buying it, because it's a waste of money.
I think that, considering the quality and the results, this brush is overpriced, it isnít worth even 9$ (plus shipping).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been thinking about purchasing this brush along with the make me up brush kit. The only thing keeping me from buying it is the bad reviews some of these brushes have been receiving. A lot of people say they're great, but many of the reviewers hate some of these brushes. Idk what to believe, if they're good quality or not.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This came with the eye brush kit. It was great at first, very soft and functional, but after a few washes the bristles lost their shape and now they're all splayed out. It also sheds quite a bit. I can still use it for blending light lid colours but not when I need to be precise. Overall, a disappointment.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Trash! Loved it in the beginning, but like one other reviewer mentioned, after a few washes the brush became less dense and the hairs are now totally splayed out to the point that it becomes impossible to use it for blending out harsh lines. I prefer my MAC 217 or the Sigma's version of the 217 over this brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
This is one of my favorite Sigma brushes. I've always lemmed for the MAC 224, but was too intimidated by the price. When I bought my Sigma brush set I was too excited to try out my SS224. Needless to say, I fell in love quickly. I do have to say this brush does shed, but not immensely. I use this brush primarily to blend harsh lines, highlight my brow bone and apply powder to set my under eye concealer. This is absolutely one of my HG brushes!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I own both this brush and the MAC 224. I bought this because I wanted to use the Sigma 224 to apply concealer, so I could continue to use my MAC one for blending my eyeshadow. I bought other Sigma brushes (de 219 and 227) and I was very happy with them, no problems at all. However, I really dislike this brush. It is shedding like crazy. Every single time I apply my concealer, entire hairs fall out and other hairs break and my undereye area is covered in little bits of hair. It is incredibly annoying and it takes quite a while to remove the bits of hair (and the last thing I want in the morning is spending more time on my make up). I would not repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Use this brush to TRY to apply liquid or creamy concealers but it sheds so much....the hairs actually break off. I'm very careful washing my brushes and my cheaper drugstore brushes are holding up much better than this. Next time I might just splash out on the MAC 224
After I wrote the above review I emailed Sigma about the bad quality brush I received...bear in mind, this would be a good 4-5 months after receiving the brush. The customer service I got was excellent - I got an email back the next day asking me to forward my shipping details so they would send me a new brush. And they did! The new brush is much better, still sheds but not as much. So I use the new brush for creamy concealers and the old brush for Benefits Powderflage. Going to add another lippie onto the the overall marking. Still would not buy it again though.