the first one is the Sigma ss224 brush (i don't know the new number, i got mine about 1 1/2 years ago), the "dupe" to MAC's 224 fluffy eye blending brush. i didn't like it from the beginning, it was just too big for my eyes and the shape is rather flat at the top, so i never found any benefits from this. still, the hairs are (were) dense and soft.
so it was standing in my eye-brushes-jar a long time unused. but lately i found a use for it: as a mini blush brush to make blended out blush swatches. and when i started using it, i noticed how crappy it is.
here it is compared to the MAC one:
see what makes it so BAD:
next product: the Gel Liner by Alverde.
i tried several versions of this. all failed. the first one: in a LE, it dried out really fast, within a month or so. second version: new in permanent range - still same problem. third version: better packaging, nice colours, POOOOR formula.
the brush that they make is very nice, though. it's a bent thin synthetic brush.
also the idea is very innovative for a natural cosmetics brand.
the colour of #03 Violett is gorgeous, but the texture is really bad, it's thin and transparent, you can't even layer it to an opaque finish. also it dries weird, if you pack it on too much it just gets crackly and will completely come off your lids as little crumbles.
|this is how it looks if i try to put a second layer over it|
what are your anti-recommendations?