Sunday, 24 April 2011

At last, the Sigma E25 (travel size) give away!

Okay guys, it's finally here.

I've had a week to test it out, and I give it a full thumbs up. I wasn't sure how I would feel about it at first, I felt like travel size would mean tiny, and I couldn't find the travel size on the website, I didn't know what was going on with it. Then it arrived.

Sure, it's not as big as my Fraulein 38 brushes or my e.l.f brushes, but it's roughly the same size as my Benefit fluff shadow brush, and I love that brush. It certainly isn't a miniature, and for me the size is just fine.

The brush is thick and soft, different to most blenders I have that are smaller and round, the Sigma E25 is for a wider and more smooth blend than the e.l.f. blending brushes, when it has to be a perfect gradient. Some people liken it to the MAC 217 brush, sadly I wouldn't know because I can't afford MAC brushes!
I am of the mind that the more brushes you have in your collection the better, so I wouldn't say that it should replace any existing brushes you have, but I would say that it will make a great addition to your collection.

I dislike not being able to shop at the Sigma store in my own currency, which means having to worry about conversion rates and charges. It took me well over a week to receive my brush because it has to come to the UK from America, (although I'm sure I've bout things on ebay from China that have arrived quicker,) but it was worth the wait, these are good brushes. The standard size E25 is $9.00 with $3.46 for the economy rate shipping, express shipping is a little ridiculous at $29.95 (over three times the price of the brush) and if you can handle the wait, it works out to around £7.55. If you go to Superdrug you'd be charged over £8 for a QVS brush, and the quality of those is awful. Fair enough, you wouldn't have to wait a week before you could take it home, but it wouldn't last you long and it wouldn't do as good a job.

So, all that out of the way, Sigma are allowing me to give away one of these E25 travel blending brushes to one of you lovely readers!

All you need to do is be subscribed and leave a comment saying "enter me!" and next SUNDAY (1st May) I will pick a winner! I'll get the postal address of the winner and pass it on to Sigma Beauty and they will post the prize out themselves. If you are in my neck of the woods, I am afraid that means it might take some time to get to you, but that's the way this works.

This giveaway is made possible because I am a Sigma Affiliate. This means that if you click the Sigma ad in the sidebar--> and buy something, I will make commission on that sale. This does NOT mean that I will say nothing but nice things about the company or their products in order to get you to buy them. If you want to buy stuff from Sigma and I get money that is great, but I am not a sales person and I'm not trying to make you buy anything.

Thanks for reading!

Hell Thirteen


  1. I'm part of this scheme too - how do you go about doing giveaways??

    Enter me please :)



    For every milestone in terms of followers you get something new to give away. If I reach 100 subscribers I can give away a Sigma F80 flat top kabuki, they send me one to test and review first (which is good, because I don't want to give away something I haven't tried myself or didn't like.)

    I think the next one comes at 500 followers.

  3. Enter me please! :-)