Saturday, March 26, 2011

Review: Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush

Thanks everyone for entering my Sigma giveaway, the contest is now closed. A brush that I really enjoy from Sigma that doesn't get much hype is the E45, the Small Tapered Blending Brush. It's great for putting colour in the crease and blending it. This brush is very similar to the MAC 226 brush, which was a limited edition brush from the Blond Brunette Redhead collection. If you missed that collection and are craving a brush like that, this is a great one to pick up, it's only $9. 

This brush is like a shorter, more tapered version of the E40, and not as precise as the E30 pencil brush. When I first bought it, the tapered part was more defined, after washing and using it, the find the bristles have fluffed out a bit more. The pictures above are after washing, it was pretty dirty and I didn't want to show a dirty brush in pictures here, that's just gross. Mine did not bleed dye or shed upon washing or use, I do occasionally pull out stray hairs though. I'd recommend this brush for those of you with small eyes since the brush head itself is quite small.

I bought this brush back in the summer, here is the original post and also notice how the shape has significantly changed over time. The second picture was taken when I received it and the top is now. Although I don't mind the change, I wish it had stayed pointy like that. I think if you keep your brushes in a brush guard, tightly condensed, you can keep that shape, otherwise they do tend to fluff out naturally.

Here are the eye brushes that I use on a regular basis for applying lid and crease colours. I don't like using the E40 for my eyes since it gets all over the place, it's far too large for that, I use it for blending my concealer. But the E45 is my favourite for applying crease colour since it's tapered enough and it's soft on the eyes. For a more precise crease application, I use a pencil brush.

What's your favourite eye brush? Do you use the E45?


bhumika said... Best Blogger Tips

dat looks nice..n perfect..

Patrícia said... Best Blogger Tips

I want to purchase the kit that contains this brush, and other amzing ones! What do you think of that kit?

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@Patricia - It's an excellent set, the premium travel kit? I have a review of that one here

I just wish it came with a better foundation brush.

Tracy D said... Best Blogger Tips

I have the E40 and love it..this is another one for my wish list!

MUA Lindsay said... Best Blogger Tips

Do you use brush guards? They REALLY help brushes keep their shape while they dry.