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Poll Results: Do your MAC brush "dupes" live up to their expectations?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 33% (1)
    I have only tried MAC brushes.
  • 33% (1)
    I have never tried MAC brushes
  • 0% (0)
    The cheaper "dupes" usually dont work
  • 0% (0)
    The cheaper "dupes" usually work very well - For the price!
  • 33% (1)
    The cheaper "dupes" work just as well as MAC (Please Specify)
  • 0% (0)
    The cheaper "dupes" work better than my MAC (Please specify)
3 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone,

 

I would like to know you opinion about brush "dupes" out there for the following. I know there are many brushes that look similar but their construction and effects are different, hence they aren't true dupes.

 

If I have forgotten to mention a dupe, please make your recommendations, as I do not know ever single brand out there :). I have heard of Sonia Kashuk and Bdellium, do you like them?

 

Also, for validity, please state WHY a brush didn't duplicate another, etc. I use MAC as reference because they are popular. Dont be afraid to give higher/same price alternatives IF their quality/value is SUPERIOR to the MAC option.

 

I know this may be much to ask especially with all the so-called dupe floating around. I have heard people say SIGMA doesnt perform as well as MAC and so on.

 

 

 

 

MAC 108 - Sonia Kashuk Dense blush/powder brush, Sigma (Any others?)

MAC 130 - Sigma F55, Real techniques stippling brush

MAC 187 - Sigma F50, Sonia Kashuk Stippling brush

 

 

 

I am much more interested in the EYE blending brushes though:

 

MAC 217 - Coastal Scents Pro Blending Fluff, (Any others?)

MAC 219 - Are there any TRUE dupes?

MAC 224 - Sigma E40

MAC 225 - Inglot 4ss

post #2 of 4
The Sigma F55 is closer to the MAC 188 than the 130. Sigma F80 is more like the 130, except the F80's bristles are all synthetic, and it's a bigger brush. The Real Techniques Stippling Brush is about the same size as the F80, but I think it's less dense.

MAC 217 ~ Sigma E25.

MAC 219 ~ Sigma E30. Hakuhodo also have some dupes in their 200 series, I believe.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks Shelly Girl :)

 

I thought a lot more people would have in[ut about brushes though...

post #4 of 4
I'm a bit of a brush junkie, personally, and love "window shopping" for them online, so... greengrin.gif

Happy to help.
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