Under £3 Sigma Eyeshadow Brush Dupes
A few months back I purchased this set of Sigma eyeshadow brush dupes from AliExpress (link) which cost me just £2.22 including postage and packaging. That’s right I got eight brushes for under £3. I’ve had around three or four months of trying these brushes out so I thought I would share my thoughts on the set as they’re amazing value for money.
Firstly you might have noticed that these brushes are similar in appearance to brushes produced by the famous makeup brush brand, Sigma. I personally have never tried any Sigma brushes as I’ve just never got round to giving them a go but I can tell you that these brushes are very similar in appearance. Each brush contains soft synthetic nylon hairs, gold coloured metal ferrules and sturdy wooden handles. The brushes are extremely well made and well worth their very low price tag. I’ve washed my Sigma eyeshadow brush dupes set many times since purchasing and I’ve not noticed any significant shedding and they all retain their shape very well after cleaning which is always a plus. Here is a breakdown of each brush in the eight piece Sigma eyeshadow brush dupe set and my thoughts:
Angled Liner Brush
The first brush in the collection is a very small angled liner brush. This brush is great for really precise eyeliner application as its small size allows for maximum control. The hairs in this brush are very densely packed but it does allow for nice movement to prevent tugging of the eye area from occurring. I’ve also used this brush for applying brow product however, I find the brush is too small and gives a very strong and precise finish, something I’m not that keen on as I much prefer a more natural brow look.
Small Shadow/Concealer Brush
The second brush in the set is a small shadow/concealer brush. This brush is very dense and flat. I use this brush to apply concealer to small spots and blemishes. I’ve also found this to be a great brush for applying shadow to the upper lash liner before blending out to create a effortless smoky effect.
The third brush in the set is the tapered brush. I use this brush for two things. The first is to apply under eye concealer. Because of the shape it is perfect for this area and thanks to the tapered edge it works really well at blending the concealer into the skin. The second thing I like to use this brush for is applying colour to the crease. For me this brush fits perfectly into my eye crease and applies the colour fantastically. I do find I need to go in with a blending brush to tone down the crease colour but as a whole I really enjoy using this brush.
Angled Blending Brush
The fourth brush in the Sigma eyeshadow brush dupes set is the angled blending brush. This brush is extremely soft and slightly sparse. Because of this it works well when it comes to blending, particularly when it comes to blending out that darker outer corner colour. It can also be used to blend out the inner corner highlight shade but some people might find this brush a bit on the large side for this.
Large Flat Fluffy Brush
The fifth brush in the set is a large flat fluffy brush. I personally like to use this for applying powder to set my under eye concealer but I also like to use it to blend out my brow highlight shade too. This brush is incredibly soft and to be honest, I was really expecting it to shed like crazy however, its holding up extremely well. I’ve washed the brush countless times and it still looks nice and full.
Mini Tapered Brush
The sixth brush in the set is the mini tapered brush. This brush is teeny tiny and when I first received it I wasn’t quite sure what I’d use it for but I’ve got to say, I’ve taken a real liking to this. The first thing I use it for is blending out concealer on very small blemishes. This brush allows maximum precision and is definitely a brush that I recommend. The second thing I like to use this for is applying my highlight colour in my inner corner. Again, the control the brush gives is amazing and this is quite possibly my favourite brush for my inner corner.
Flat Stiff Eyeshadow Brush
The seventh brush in the set is the Flat Stiff Eyeshadow Brush. This brush is really good for packing colour onto the lids as it gives such concentrated colour payoff. I also really like to use this brush for applying my cream eyeshadows and eyeshadow bases/primer to the lids as I just find it a little more hygienic in comparison to using my finger tips.
Fluffy Blending Brush
And the eighth and final brush in the set is a fluffy blending brush. This brush actually reminds me a little of the MAC 224 eyeshadow brush dupe that I also picked up from AliExpress but this fluffy blending brush is a little bit bigger in size. The brush is great for blending out eyeshadow to give it that beautiful natural finish. The brush washes well, doesn’t shed and regains its shape very well.
Will you be trying out these Sigma eyeshadow brush dupes?