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#Post 1 of 19 OFFLINE   reesesilverstar

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 04:08 PM

So you guys know by now it's all the rage for companies to send Youtube gurus their stuff to "review"/advertise for them and tell us whether we should buy their product...

So anyways, I was watching a vid by Enkore yesterday in which he mentioned a brush co. that basically copies MAC brushes and it goes by the name of Sigma Makeup. They look interesting enough, but I'm curious. Has anybody ever heard of/ tried these brushes prior to this Youtube debut?

Here's the link to the Youtube vid made by Koren:


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#Post 2 of 19 OFFLINE   x33cupcake

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:26 AM

oOo i saw these too. i may buy some just to try them out and see how they compare to mac (i pretty much already have all the mac brushes they're trying to dupe)

#Post 3 of 19 OFFLINE   angied

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:05 PM

I watched that too....I wonder which is better, them or coastal scents? Coastal is cheaper but I would love to hear from someone that has some of these.
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#Post 4 of 19 OFFLINE   bCreative

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:22 PM

I just watched his video on these brushes and I am very curious.
I may be bad........but I'm perfectly good at it!

#Post 5 of 19 OFFLINE   reesesilverstar

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:27 PM

Me too. I hope somebody takes the plunge and reviews these.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:32 PM

Hey just thought I would let you know....Enkore did another video on these brushes.
Hopefully this link will work

YouTube - Application Test on SIGMA Eye Brushes
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:18 AM

i'm also wondering if these brushes are good or coastal scents? I think this company is very new so very few people have tried it.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:38 PM

Ok I might have to get these brushes!!
I may be bad........but I'm perfectly good at it!

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:24 AM

Hello everybody!
I am thinking of ordering the sigma brushes. Has anyone actually tried them? I read so many contradicting reviews in specktra.net and I got confused. I only have one Mac brush, the 109 and I must say I'm not very happy with it cause it sheds a lot. I have a few Grimas brushes (it's a company for professional MUAs) and others from Sephora or other drugstores.
My question is: should I invest 94 dollars (65 euros for me) in Sigma and get 12 brushes or is it better to buy just a couple of Mac and start building my collection slowly?

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:34 PM

I've heard really good things about the Sigma brushes from friends IRL but Ive never tried them out myself. I'm super curious, tho.

Pasiphae, I think u should go for the MAC brushes, based on reputation- at leas until someone here has tried and vouched for the Sigma ones. It'd be terrible to invest in some brushes that turn out to be duds- especially cause brushes are super important. MAC is a trusted name on MUT at least for the brushes. The only thing that I've heard of BAD MAC brushes are the hello kitty 187 brushes which apparently bleed. Ive never had problems with the regular brushes tho.IMO HG of brushes = MAC.


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#Post 11 of 19 OFFLINE   pasiphae

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:56 PM

Thanks for the reply ricababyy, I think you are right. I should invest in Mac brushes even if it takes me a while longer to build a whole collection. I guess they're worth it!

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 06:49 PM

I kinda agree with Rica. I so far haven't loved 100% of the MAC brushes, but I have only been disappointed with 2. The 239(I use a Leow Cornell 3/8" Maxine's Mop instead) and the previously mentioned Hello Kitty brush set with the 187. Bled like a mofo. I have the full size 187 now and love it. Also keep in mind that a few of the Sigma brushes aren't exactly the same. Like pencil brush I think is bigger than the MAC version. So while they may be good, they still may not work for you if the shape isn't right. You could just wait for Friends and Family sales to buy brushes. That's when I bought my 187.
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#Post 13 of 19 OFFLINE   pasiphae

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:27 AM

Originally Posted by internetchick View Post
You could just wait for Friends and Family sales to buy brushes. That's when I bought my 187.
I am afraid this is only for US residents because it's for online ordering, isnt'it? Unless they also do it in stores, because we do have Mac here, only it's way more expensive!

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:41 AM

no sadly before him i have never herd of the company but there is many companies before youtube that I have not herd of i.e. costal scents I think we all have our youtube gurus that we trust to give us the truth you know

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:15 AM

I agree, build your collection slowly... It'd be a shame to throw money at a company that's copying, but the product isn't identical...
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:19 AM

Ah Sigma!

I heard that (some) of the brushes shed. :P
But, I also heard SO many good reviews on the brushes. My friend on youtube LOVES them.

Once I have enough money worked up, and make sure I'm POSITIVE I want them, I'll be purchasing them

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:46 AM

Originally Posted by pasiphae View Post
I am afraid this is only for US residents because it's for online ordering, isnt'it? Unless they also do it in stores, because we do have Mac here, only it's way more expensive!
Not sure about sales outside the US, but they have had their Friends and Family sales in store.
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 10:17 AM

Hey there,
I am new to the forums, but I saw this thread and thought I should let you know. I just got the Sigma 12 Brush set in the mail yesterday (it cost me about $87 Canadian) I ordered them on Thursday online and got the brushes by U.S. International Post the following Tuesday. So - I used the eye brushes last night before I went out for dinner and I LOVED them. The are very soft, and pretty dense (not flimsy) My favourite so far was the Blending Brush SS224 which is supposed to be a dupe for MAC 224, and the Pencil Brush SS219 which is supposed to be a dupe for MAC 219. The Pencil brush is a bit thicker then most pencil brushes I have seen, but thinner than most crease brushes. I love it for a crease/outer V brush as it is so precise...then the blending brush is great for blending the colour out. I have bought MAC and some Sephora professional brushes, and by far this set is better from a price point. I have quite a few Coastal Scent Brushes, and they are very inexpensive, but the quality to my new Sigma brushes just does not match up. In short, I completely recommend these brushes. I can't wait to use them again this morning!!!

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 07:42 PM

For those thinking about Sigma brushes, this doesn't sound good.


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