SIGMA Eye Makeup Brush: E 55 Eye Shading Brush Review

Posted on Dec 26 2013 - 10:00am by poonam

SIGMA Eye Makeup Brush E 55 Eye Shading Brush Review

I have been using these Eye makeup brushes from Sigma for 2-3 months now and it took me this long to make a decision on these but now I think I can precisely explain what all are they good at and not. Today I will be reviewing this flat shading brush from SIGMA, SIGMA Eye Makeup Brush E55 Eye Shading Brush.

SIGMA E 55 Eye Shading Brush

Product Claims:

  • Unique Feature: Soft and dense bristles
  • Function: Even application of color
  • Recommended Use: Place color across the entire lid for an even and strong application of product.
  • Length: 7.3/16 in. (18.2 cm)

Price:- $12

My Experience with SIGMA Eye Makeup Brush E 55 Eye Shading Brush:-

E 55 is flat shader brush with slight U-cut shaped bristles. The brush is quite dense and bristles are tightly packed which works well at packing eye shadow color on the lid.

SIGMA Eye Shading E55 Brush

Let’s see how it performs with different textures of eye shadows

  1. Cream Eye Shadows: I tried it Maybelline Cream Tattoo Eye Shadows but the color came really sheer, even after lots of patting, rubbing and swiping of the brush over the eye shadows as well as lids. I like to apply them with finger tips better.
  2. Powder Eye Shadows: It works best with powder eye formula, swipe the brush over the eye shadow and than pat the color on the lips. It builds up the colors nicely this way and can achieve the desired intensity this way.
  3. Loose Eye Shadows/Pigments: I don’t have any Loose Eye shadow/pigments but I believe its shape will do the job of picking up the product and saturating the lids with color nicely because of its firm shape and large brush head.

The size of the brush is a little big to apply the eye shadow to smaller eye lids. It is not that it wouldn’t work for smaller lids but brush with a bit smaller (less wide) brush head will perform better.

The brush is quite soft and dense but not as soft as some other SIGMA Brushes.  One more thing that I disliked about this brush is that it sheds 1-2 hair at times during application but not excessively and has retained its shape well after multiple washes.

Pros of SIGMA Eye Makeup Brush E 55 Eye Shading Brush:-

  1. Flat shaped brush with slightly Tapered bristles at the top
  2. Dense and soft bristles
  3. Works great at depositing color on the lid
  4. Picks up color from powder eye shadows really well
  5. Maintain its shape excellently after washing.
  6. Long brush Handle with a silver metal ferrule
  7. Reasonably priced

Cons of SIGMA Eye Makeup Brush E 55 Eye Shading Brush:-

  1. Doesn’t work well with creamy formula
  2. Brush head is a bit large for smaller lids.
  3. Bristles could have been a little softer
  4. Sheds bristles occasionally, not horribly though

Recommendation:- SIGMA Eye Makeup Brush E 55 Eye Shading Brush is a flat dome shaped brush with stiff and dense bristles which applies powder and loose eye shadows really well and saturate the color on the lids. The brush is of good quality but bristles could have been a bit softer and that occasional shedding of bristles could have been taken care of. Overall, it is not one of my favorite brushes from my SIGMA collection but I am yet to find a better flat shader brush. 🙂

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Rating:- 3/5

Have you tried SIGMA Eye Makeup Brush E 55 Eye Shading Brush? Which is your favorite Flat Eye Shadow brush?

34 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. ManishaDecember 26, 2013 at 12:20 PM - Reply

    Nice detailed review

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM - Reply

      Thanks Manisha.. 🙂

  2. HarineDecember 26, 2013 at 1:54 PM - Reply

    Poo, hats off to you for such an extensive review on all products….

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM - Reply

      thank a toonn Harine.. hope u enjoyedd it and find it useful too.. 🙂

  3. Rajani @ Perfecting the ImperfectionsDecember 26, 2013 at 2:57 PM - Reply

    very detailed review Poo…

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Rajani.. <3

  4. ArzooDecember 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM - Reply

    I want to try it, I just love your detailed reviews and loving this Christmas feeling on your blog <3

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM - Reply

      Thanksss a bunch Arzoo.. <3 <3
      hhehe.. it gives a feel good factor to me.. 🙂 🙂

  5. Richa SaxenaDecember 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM - Reply

    Beautifully reviewed Poo!!
    Loved the detailed review…This seems to be really a great brush for packing shadows….would love to give this a try.. 🙂

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM - Reply

      Thanks Richu dear.. 🙂
      Do try these sigma brushes.. 🙂

  6. MakeupmirrornmeDecember 26, 2013 at 10:29 PM - Reply

    Nicely reviewed my Dear.

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 9:28 PM - Reply

      Thanks dear.. 🙂 🙂

  7. AltheaDecember 27, 2013 at 1:03 AM - Reply

    for sum reason my E55 mini doesnt pick up much colour

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 9:27 PM - Reply

      For some Matte eye shadows mine too doesnt work well.. but the INGLOT eyeshadows wrk fairly well with this.. 🙂

  8. SimeraDecember 27, 2013 at 10:14 AM - Reply

    Great detailed review. I personally have never had much luck with Sigma brushes they have all fallen apart.

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 9:11 PM - Reply

      Thanks Simera.. awww.. thats bad.. thankfully only this one didnt stand upto the are behaving prettyy good!! 🙂

  9. Gladys JaneDecember 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM - Reply

    great review!! thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.. i was thinking of getting a sigma brush but now makes me think…

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 9:08 PM - Reply

      Thanks Jane.. this is my least fav from Sigma collections .. rest of the brushes doesn’t shed and perform superbly!! 🙂

  10. Charu SharmaDecember 27, 2013 at 4:39 PM - Reply

    Nice brush Poo but I loved ur flying Santa 😉

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Reply

      Thanks Charu.. Me too enjoying him all around.. 😉

  11. LishaDecember 27, 2013 at 7:38 PM - Reply

    wow..this sounds like a damn good brush! Love ur detailed reviews my darling :*

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 6:55 PM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn sweets.. 🙂 🙂 … The brush is great for packaging color.. also a wee-bit of blending in crease..

  12. rachnaDecember 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM - Reply

    looks good and great for packing the eyeshadow on the eyelids…

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 6:53 PM - Reply

      yups.. but wish just a less wider would have been great .. to reach those inner corners.. 🙂

  13. AditiDecember 27, 2013 at 10:29 PM - Reply

    Looks great for packing eyeshadows. Good Review

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 6:52 PM - Reply

      Yeah.. I use this one only for lid color.. 🙂

  14. MayuriDecember 28, 2013 at 2:50 AM - Reply

    nice review dear.. I wanna pick up Sigma brushes asap!! 😀

    • poonamDecember 28, 2013 at 6:52 PM - Reply

      THanks mayuri.. u shud dear.. They are really great ..!!
      Atleast u have 4-5 must haves from them!! 🙂

  15. Saniya@beautynbuzzDecember 29, 2013 at 1:39 AM - Reply

    Nice detailed review hun…3/5 🙁 would look for other brands then which will be 5/5 😉

    • poonamDecember 29, 2013 at 10:35 PM - Reply

      Thanks Saniya.. yeah.. I could have been better.. me too looking for better options.. 🙂

  16. SwatiDecember 29, 2013 at 2:48 AM - Reply

    Very nice and detailed review 🙂

    • poonamDecember 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM - Reply

      Thanks Swati.. 🙂

  17. Natasha (Nats)December 30, 2013 at 4:50 PM - Reply

    I have an exact dupe of this brush for 100 bucks.. 😀
    sigma brushes are lovely bt way too expensive. nice pics and review Poo 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 4, 2014 at 9:53 PM - Reply

      wooww.. thats great Nats.. which one is that.. i would love to add it … 😉
      yayy.. I would call them really affordable but yes I can sssay worth investing.. 🙂

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