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PostSubject: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:05 pm

So I was doing a search for makeup brushes that didn't cost an arm and a leg, and I came upon this:

Sigma Makeup

I looked at the brushes that they had and I noticed that the numbers were the same as the MAC equivalents. Even the brush descriptions are EXACTLY THE SAME minus the MAC handmade with finest materials blah blah blah part. The biggest difference that I could see is that the Sigma brushes are significantly cheaper than the MAC ones.

Anyway, I figure it's one of two ways. Either this is a goldmine for people who want the MAC quality without the MAC price, or it's crap being sold as similarly to MAC as possible without committing copyright infringement.

Has anyone heard anything about Sigma ever?
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PostSubject: Re: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:35 pm

to be very honest with you, a lot of high end brands take brushes and just stamp their names on them. I forgot the brand that Smashbox and BE get theirs from...but yeah honestly a brush is a brush and I'm sure they're worth buying. they are pretty cheap so maybe order one brush and see how it goes. if its rad then order more!

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PostSubject: Re: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:44 pm

Yeah I'm thinking I'll try their pencil brush and compare it to the mac 219 and if all goes well I'll order more haha. I'm hoping they're good because I've been looking for a stippling brush that I WOULDN'T have to pay $45+ for. That's just ridiculous.
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PostSubject: Re: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:26 pm

mhm, I really liked the 187 when a MUA used it on me but there's no way I could pay that much for it considering what else I could buy with that money. I'll just buy some essence of beauty brushes and call it a day!

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PostSubject: Re: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:01 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if it was literally exactly the same, bar the brand name. It would take a lot of extra machinery/employees for MAC to make the brushes just for themselves, so I find that pretty unlikely. Much easier to get some random brush company to make them :]

It'll be interesting to see how it goes

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PostSubject: Re: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:59 pm

They look the same as MAC, and as everyone has said---companies just buy them and get their names stamped on them.

I personally like Crown Brushes---they wash well, apply well, hold up like a gem, and are cheap to boot!
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PostSubject: Re: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:15 pm

THAT'S IT, SHAUNA - crown brushes! they're the brand that ppl stamp their names on!

I love how cheap they are (but still high quality). I'd order from them if I had an online account -.-

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PostSubject: Re: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:51 pm

Looks like Koren beat me to it!
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PostSubject: Re: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:10 pm

damn...it was only a matter or time...he always beats them...always always...

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PostSubject: Re: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:38 pm

how are these btw? I can't watch Enkore, due to my PC being shit, and he absolutely annoys me.
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PostSubject: Re: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:14 pm

According to him, they're pretty similar to MAC but a couple [i.e. the BRUSHES I WAS ESPECIALLY EXCITED ABOUT!!] are different enough in certain ways that I'm probably not going to order anything. For example, the Sigma 219 is more blunt and rounded than most of the MAC 219s, the Sigma 182 is considerably smaller than MAC's, and the white fibers in the Sigma 187 aren't as dense as the ones in MAC's 187.
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PostSubject: Re: Sigma - MAC Brush alternative?   Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:41 pm

I don't think any knock off can live up to the 187. There just isn't anything like it! Maybe you can just use the Sigma 187 for foundation?

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