5/17/09

NEW Sigma Brushes (SS188, SS109)

I have been SO excited for these new Sigma brushes for months! Since the MAC 188 and 109 are two of my favorite brushes, I was super excited, and skeptical at the same time that my beloved 188 and 109 could never be replicated. Since I absolutely love all my other Sigma brushes and the quality on them are amazing, I guess I wasn't that shocked that these were no different.


(MAC on left, Sigma on right)
(My MAC 188 had just been washed, so it looks a little more spiky.)
Honestly, the only difference I noticed between the 188's were the handle lengths. The Sigma SS188 handle is slightly longer.
MAC 188, $34
Sigma SS188, $14
I love these particular brushes for applying liquid foundation or any type of cheek color or highlight.


(MAC on left, Sigma on right)
The only noticeable difference between these two is that the Sigma brush is less flat on the top. When used, it feels exactly the same and delivers the same results.
MAC 109, $32
Sigma SS109, $14
I love these particular brushes for applying/blending liquid foundation, cream or powder cheek color, contouring, and highlighting.



They've also released a new version of the SS182 brush, now with a longer handle.



Find all the new brushes here: sigmamakeup.com

24 comments:

  1. WOW! there's absolutely no difference as you said! i can't wait to purchase and try these out! :)

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  2. What did you think about the SS182? Thanks for this review!!!

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  3. Wow, they basically look the same! Thanks for telling us about the dupe.

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  4. Yay! I'm glad the brushes are available now! I had a quick question for you Tiffany, would you suggest getting the SS187 or the SS188 first, if you could only choose one? Thank you:)

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  5. I just ordered the SS109 before I saw your blog post. I'm glad to hear that it delivers the same results as the MAC one. I can't wait to get it!

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  6. I think I'm going to purchase some of these brushes! they look exactly the same as the MACs. what is the difference in texture?

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  7. Makeup Rage: I love it too! It's very similar to the old SS182 I have already, texture-wise. It just has the longer handle so it makes it easier to work with :)

    Hafsa: Both brushes can be used for very different things, so it just depends on what you are wanting the brush to do. For applying blush and powder products, the SS187 will do a better job. For applying liquid foundation, the SS188 is a little easier in my opinion for that. But you can use both for either purpose! So it's just all up to you!

    ClassyDea66: There is no difference in texture...especially with the SS188. The SS109 is slightly softer, but just as dense. It's just the actual material of the brush that feels a little softer and slicker. :)

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  8. Is Sigma avadible in the uk? I really want the 187 or 188, but macs just so expensive.

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  9. In comparison to the MAC 182 how good the Sigma one? Thanks Tiffany!

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  10. I need to buy some brushes!

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  11. They ship internationally. You can find the costs on the website. For a single brush it was about 5 of 6 dollars for international shipping.

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  12. What is the best way to wash makeup brushes?

    Thx for the post! They look like they're really great quality for the price :)

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  13. Hi Tiffany--Thanks for introducing us to these brushes! I got mine today and was super excited. They feel so soft and the quality looks amazing. Did you have a problem washing yours though? I had no problem with my SS109, but I was in the bathroom for 30 minutes trying to wash my SS150...a light brownish color kept coming out no matter how much I kept washing...

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  14. Hey Tiffany, i was just wondering are Sigma brushes avalable in the UK? i know they can be shipped internationally but sometimes it can be quite expensive.

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  15. Heya Tiffany, i was just wondering, is shipping internationally the only way Sigma is avalable to UK residents?

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  16. after watching you, I did order one of the brushes and I'm going back for more thanks for the heads up

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  17. Where can I buy the SS109? I can't find it anywhere on Sigma's site...?

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  18. Looking nice. Buy These Brushes From Hardware City.

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  19. hi Tiffany, love the review that u made on lot of stuff... but just want to know 1 thing.. i notice the metal holder colour differences between sigma n MAC.. is it because sigma metal holder is not stainless steel? it does look more silvery than MAC which is a little bronzy.. *ur cute fan from MALAYSIA... ;P

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  20. I can't find the 109 on the Sigma site; only F brushes. Please help!

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  21. Hey TiffanyD, i love your channel and I've been watching your videos for like a year. i have a question though. When are you going to do another give away because i love makeup and all but I've never really had make up of my own because my parents don't have money to spend on makeup (uselessness in their eyes). My friends always give me what they have left over, after they buy new stuff. i do buy my own mascara from time to time because i hate sharing anything that touches my eyes. I'm heading for college after this year and would love to win one of your giveaways. Thank you so much for taking time out of your life to teach us how to do makeup well, and telling us about LUSH, ugh that stuff seems amazing. Thanks again =]
    -OliviaG

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  22. I have compiled the 2010 Complete MAC vs Sigma Brush Chart w/ Prices and Function list and posted it to my blog. Its a new blog and I could use some visitors!

    http://makeupbyshawna.blogspot.com/

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  23. You can either buy sigma brushes from their official site or you can use
    http://www.geniecosmetics.co.uk or
    http://www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk or
    http://www.love-makeup.co.uk

    I have seen these shopping websites frm uk has sigma brushes in stock........
    Enjoy!!!

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