MAC 224 vs Sigma E40

Afternoon, doll faces! Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. We’ve finally managed to get some nice sun over the past couple of days here in the UK – yipee, Summer’s coming!

I love applying my concealer with a brush. It’s mess free, quick & easy. What more could you want, right? So, I come today with a speedy review of one of the most loved MAC brushes, the 224 tapered blending brush & it’s uncanny twin, the Sigma E40.

MAC 224 RRP £22 from HERE.
Sigma E40 £8.95 from HERE.

At over double the price, they look very similar! Both have a fairly fluffy brush to blend eye shadows, or my favourite, concealer blending! They both did malt hairs the first handful of times that I used them, but one wasn’t more than the other.

As you can see the the Sigma brush is slightly longer than the MAC, which to me is on the uncomfortable side of things when you’re blending away. Personally, I LOVE the feel of the MAC 224.

One slight (but major) difference in these brushes has to be the DENSITY of the hairs. The MAC is far more STRUCTURED to the Sigma which again is another reason why I prefer it for my concealer.

I use the 224 for my concealer on a daily basis without fail & the E40 for blending eye shadows. I would totally recommend the MAC 224 as a concealer brush. However, if you don’t want to spend over £20 & don’t mind the density factor or handle, the Sigma E40 does the job. I mean for less than £10, you can’t really complain… Can you? 😛 Saying that, it’s a great brush for blending eye shadows! If you’re not after a concealer brush, then E40 is a must have!

So all in all…

MAC 224 = GREAT concealer brush!
Sigma E40 = GREAT eye shadow blending brush!

 I hope I haven’t missed anything in this post. If you have any questions at all just drop me a line 🙂


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