Sigma Tapered Blending E40 Brush Review


Sigma Tapered Blending Brush e40

When  I saw this brush on Sigma website I was pretty excited to buy it thinking that this is a good dupe of MAC 224. MAC 224 is a must have brush in MAC  but sigma one  has few shortcoming as well which again makes it stand behind MAC 😐 .Read more to know whether you can still accept the brush with few of its shortcoming .


  • Price –  $12

 About Sigma Tapered Blending E40:-

Unique Feature: Soft and fluffy rounded tip
Function: Soft, blended crease
Recommended Use: Using just the tip to apply color, sweep back and forth through the crease for a diffused and blended finish.
Bristle Type: Natural



Sigma E40 Brush Tapered blending


Good thing about the brush is that it does its job of blending efficiently.It fits into my crease nicely and it will work well for applying concealer and blending it out  too. Infact it blends the concealor flawlessly more than few concealor brushes which I own.One can even use it to apply highlighter on to their cheek bones.So I realised that one can alternate this brush for different uses.

Size of  the handle is pretty long than usual brushes but I kind of like that.I am not fond of those small handle brushes which makes my hands touch my face 10 times.


Sigma E40 Reviews


It’s a dome shape brush but not very dense as it looks like and after washing it twice it did shed few of the bristles 🙁 and I didn’t find it as smooth while blending it into my crease.Also, after giving it wash it loosens out on its shape and one needs to re shape it again.Hopefully it won’t shed more .:Pray:

Second drawback of this brush is the size .This brush is way too large for small eyes.


Sigma Brush Tapered blending



What I like about Sigma Tapered Blending E40 Brush:-


  • It’s a versatile brush .Can be used for spot concealing, applying highlighter and in crease(only those who have big eyes)
  • As we don’t have many options for brush like these in India this turns out to be a cheaper option in $12.
  • Blends beautifully.Be it concelaor or eyeshadow it does it job of blending with perfection.


E40 Sgma+Sigma E40 Brush Tapered blending


What I don’t like about Sigma Tapered Blending E40 :-


  • It sheds and sheds 🙁
  • Not that smooth on eyes and stings a bit while blending
  • Won’t fit into crease especially of  those who have small eyes.
  • Shipping charges..grrrr!
  • It’s not as dense as it looks like.Looks can be deceptive you see 😀


Will I recommend it to others – Honestly  Yes! We don’t have high quality brushes in India , reason makes  Sigma always a better option.I can not deny the fact that it blends nicely and is quite versatile as well.I now have kept this brush for applying concealor and highlighter and for my crease I am back with  MAC 226.


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Wise She Rating – 2.5/5

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  1. Oh oh… this is such a pass for me… i got small eyes and damn it stinges n sheds…den not 4 me..

    i guess oriflame pro blending brush is better dan this for my small eyes…Nice review A 😀 :yes:

  2. Anu, I love this brush for concealer application.The one that i have doesnt shed as much ?:-) I dont usually use it for shadow/pigment.but it works gorgeously for concealing…. :-*

  3. Aww it’s so sad that urs sheds Ana. Mine hasnt as of now n I havent really heard bout shedding issues with this one. U shud try E35. It’s a hot favorite n sigma usually gives it free with their purchase.

  4. Mine sheds too n I thought may be mine was a bad one .. this means shedding is a problem with E40 which is such a sad thing 🙁 .. I like this to blend my eyeshadow, or wear eyeshadow as a single wash of color or powdering my under eye area..


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