Some of the first brushes I purchased were from Elf, up until recently. They are affordable and definitely get the job done. I was doing just fine with them until I HAD to own the Sigma brushes. Now I never been one to have to HAVE name brand ANYTHING. I mean I just don't have expensive taste. I like to buy what I want when I want it. So not having expensive taste is a good thing or I'll be super broke with designer everything..lol..Okay totally off subject...rambling gets the best of me sometimes. So moving along, I have heard and read so many wonderful reviews on Sigma brushes and how they are comparable to Mac (expensive a*s brushes). So I had to give them a try...and I'm-a-liking. So I decided to do a comparison between my sigma brushes and some and of my elf and drugstore brushes. Now I totally recommend to just invest in the Sigma brushes, but not everyone is total makeup geeks. Therefore, these other brushes will do same job for less money.
SIGMA Flat top kabuki brush vs Elf Studio Powder brush
Since really learning about foundation I've been into flat top brushes. Application and blending is effortlessly done. I love both brushes. Because the sigma brush is a little denser, i love it more.
Sigma brush $16 Elf brush $3
Sigma F50 vs Studio tools
Duo Fibre Stippling Brush
Can be used for a sheer application of foundation or blush. Sigma brush is a little bigger and bristles are a little stiffer. Depending on what your using it for, if just blush I'd go for the studio tools. If foundation the Sigma, only because it's bigger.
Sigma brush $16 Studio Tools $7 (Target)
Sigma F60 vs Essence of Beauty
Sigma brush is smaller, but softer.Essence of beauty is a duo brush with a concealer brush on the other end. I personally like the size and texture of the sigma brush (I use mine for concealing)
Sigma brush $14 Essence of Beauty $14.99 (Set of 3 duo brushes)
Sigma E45 vs Coastal Scents
Small tapered blending
Used to precisely apply shadow in the crease area. Both brushes do the same job with equal softness. Sigma brush is a little more pointed which makes for a even more precise application. Love both of them.
Sigma Brush $9 Coastal Scents $2.49(approx)
Sigma E65 vs Elf
I love both these brushes and use them both daily. Sigma is more dense and stiff which is great for eyeliner. Elf is really soft, not as dense, but not flimsy either. Great for eyebrows.
Sigma brush $9 Elf brush $3
Sigma E70 vs Elf
Angled shader brushes
Love the sigma. Fluffy, soft, packed. I use it to place shadow in my outer corner. Elf just a smaller version. Not as soft or packed, but can't complain with the price.
Sigma brush $9 Elf Brush $1
Sigma E30 vs Coastal Scents
Sigma is more pointier and softer. Rarely used the coastal scents.
Sigma Brush $9 Coastal Scents $2 (give or take a few pennies)
Sigma F30 vs Elf
I love the sigma because its larger and more packed. Elf still good just a bit smaller with flimsy bristles.
Sigma brush $16 Elf brush $3
Sigma E40 & 35 vs Elf
Sigma 35 is the ultimate blending brush (i have the travel size) Can be used for multiple things, but most important is BLENDING. (I don't care to see a gal with un-blended makeup 8-p). Sigma E40, large fluffy brush makes blending really easy. The brush just do the work for you. Elf brush, with a little work it does the job, also a good crease brush. Used to be my favorite brush before discovering the E40 & 35.
Sigma brushes $9 Elf brush $1
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Hope this was informative in case you were thinking about buying some brushes.
BTW, I was not paid to do this. Just my opinion on some girly stuff.
Until Next Time!