I briefly mentioned before that I lost quite a few of my MAC makeup brushes recently when I brought them to school for a rehearsal, and I was in a pickle. I needed to replace them... STAT.
I had heard wonderful things about Sigma Makeup Brushes. A lot of beauty gurus use them and sing their praises, and they are affordably priced! In fact, when Sigma started, they actually numbered their brushes exactly the same way that MAC does, as they were considered exact dupes. Sigma has since then used their own numbering system and have developed a few more brushes that are different than MAC, but all of their classic brushes are still dupes for the MAC brushes.
This is why I needed them ASAP. I ordered the Complete Kit Without Brush Roll. It is normally $89 and includes 12 full-size brushes. They were running a special and I got them for $79, plus I was able to find a coupon code online somewhere and got 10% off (which ended up covering shipping costs). They also threw in a travel sized brush as a free gift, which reminds me of my lost MAC 217 (a brush I LOVE).
The brushes are very sturdy, came packed very well in pretty packaging, and it even included this really helpful pamphlet with how to use each brush. If you're pretty clueless what to do with some makeup brushes, this pamphlet is really helpful!
Since I've been using these for a few weeks now, I can definitely say that they are a good replacement for my lost MAC makeup brushes. I eventually plan to build my MAC brush collection back up... SLOWLY... but, I really do believe that Sigma has a wonderful product. None have shed too much and they really feel like the MAC brushes that I'm missing. The only thing is I wish I had a semi-fluffy eyeshadow brush that balances out all of the other eyeshadow brushes. My favorite brushes in this collection has got to be the Duo Fibre brush (which is exactly like my MAC 187, although I'm not missing that brush) and the Large Angled Contour Brush (which is identical to my MAC 168).
Synthetic Kabuki Kit. I have read so many awesome things about these brushes.
I highly recommend this brand of brushes if you are looking for quality for a fantastic price. If you have never owned any "big girl" makeup brushes, you really ought to give some of these a try. When it comes down to it, they are the same price as some drugstore brushes with the quality of MAC.
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While we're on the subject of beauty, I'm guest posting for Jenn about some of my favorite blushes while she's on her honeymoon! CLICK HERE to go to my guest post!