MAC vs. Sigma Brushes Dupe Guide (New Numbering System)

Sigma-MAC brush dupe guide updated for May 2015. Also see Sigma Coupons 2015.

Sometimes makeup tutorials will refer to specific brushes by numbers, which can get confusing if you do not own that specific brand. This guide should be able to clear things up a little if you want to go from MAC to Sigma or Sigma to MAC. Not all brushes have exact dupes and some MAC brushes are limited edition.

MAC Brushes vs Sigma Brushes dupe guide

Face Brushes:
MAC 109 Small Contour Brush
MAC 116 Blush Brush
MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush
MAC 129 Short Powder Blush Brush
MAC 129SH Powder Blush Brush
MAC 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
MAC 134 Large Powder Brush
MAC 138 Tapered Brush
MAC 150 Large Powder Brush
MAC 165 Tapered Highlight Brush (Limited)
MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
MAC 179 Angled Split Fibre Buffer Brush
MAC 182 Buffer Brush
MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush
MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush
MAC 190 Foundation Brush
MAC 191 Square Foundation Brush
MAC 192 Large Concealer Brush (Limited)
MAC 194 Concealer Brush (Limited)
MAC 195 Concealer Brush
No Exact Dupe
No Exact Dupe
No Exact Dupe
No Exact Dupe
No Exact Dupe
No Exact Dupe
Sigma F05 Small Contour
No Exact Dupe (Similar: F10)
No Exact Dupe (Similar: F10)
Sigma F10 Powder/Blush
No Exact Dupe (Similar: F10, F30)
Sigma F15 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush
Sigma F20 Large Powder Brush
Sigma F25 Tapered Face Brush
Sigma F30 Large Powder Brush
Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush
Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush
No Exact Dupe (Similar: F40, F45)
Sigma F45 Buffer Brush
Sigma F50 Duo Fibre Brush
Sigma F55 Small Duo Fibre Brush
Sigma F60 Foundation Brush
No Exact Dupe (Similar: F60)
Sigma F65 Large Concealer Brush
Sigma F70 Concealer Brush
Sigma F75 Concealer Brush
Sigma F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki
Sigma F82 Round Top Synthetic Kabuki
Sigma F84 Angled Top Synthetic Kabuki
Audrey Retractable Kabuki (Black)
Marylin Retractable Kabuki (Red)
Taylor Flat Top Retractable Kabuki (Purple)

Eye Brushes:
MAC 204 Lash Brush
MAC 208 Angled Brow Brush
MAC 209 Eyeliner Brush
MAC 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush
MAC 212 Flat Definer Brush
MAC 213 Fluff Brush
MAC 214 Short Shader Brush
MAC 217 Blending Brush
MAC 219 Pencil Brush
MAC 222 Tapered Blending Brush
MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush (black)
MAC 226 Small Tapered Blending (Limited)
MAC 227 Large Fluff Brush
MAC 228 Mini Shader Brush
MAC 231 Small Shader Brush
MAC 234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush
MAC 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush
MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush
MAC 242 Shader Brush
MAC 249 Large Shader Brush
MAC 252 Large Shader Brush
MAC 263 Small Angle Brush
MAC 266 Small Angle Brush
MAC 275 Medium Angled Shading Brush
Sigma E80 Lash and Brow Brush
Sigma E75 Angled Brow Brush
Sigma E05 Eye Liner Brush
Sigma E10 Small Eyeliner Brush
Sigma E15 Flat Definer Brush
No Exact Dupe (Similar: E50, E60)
Sigma E20 Short Shader Brush
Sigma E25 Blending Brush
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush
Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush
Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush (black)
Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush
Sigma E50 Large Fluff Brush
No Exact Dupe (Similar: E20)
No Exact Dupe (Similar: E55)
No Exact Dupe (Similar: E40)
No Exact Dupe (Similar: E50, E60)
Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush
No Exact Dupe (Similar: E60)
No Exact Dupe (Similar: E60)
Sigma E60 Large Shader Brush
Sigma E65 Small Angle Brush
Sigma E65 Small Angle Brush
Sigma E70 Medium Angled Shading Brush

Lip Brushes:
MAC 316 Lip Brush
MAC Retractable Lip Brush
Sigma L05 Lip Brush
No Exact Dupe (Similar: L05)

MAC Brushes vs Sigma Brushes dupe
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  1. thank you for doing this! this has automatically gone into my favourites =) so useful!xx

  2. Starsglittermagic,
    I am so happy to hear that you find it useful!

  3. wow great job for doing this!!

  4. Whoaaa, this is an absolutely amaaaaazing list!!! *_____*

  5. Amy,
    Haha, I started a short list and decided to include all the MAC and Sigma brushes.

  6. Very handy. Thanks for this.

  7. LaaLaa,
    No problem :) Glad it's handy!

  8. I agree with *Starsglittermagic*, this page is being bookmarked ASAP! :-) Thanks for putting it together :-)

  9. Bonnie,
    Awww, thank you dear for being so sweet!

  10. Yo estaba queriendo comprar las Sigma pero no todos los comentarios son buenos y las MAC estan carisimas, me puedo comprar dos o tres por mes. Pero soy recoda jajaja.

  11. kellyash,
    haha awww, you can wait for MAC holiday brush sets that are cheaper or use the Sigma coupon code

  12. Great list! Although I like both MAC and Sigma, seems to me that MAC makes one too many brushes for the same purpose eh? hehe..Anyhoo, Thanks for posting this!

  13. This is so helpful...maybe a foundation dupe tooo :) pls...what do you think

  14. Hi Jojo,
    That is a great idea. I will look into it and see what I can come up with. :)

  15. I agree with jojo.. very great dupes..hopefully will buy sigma in the future..

  16. Best thing I've found! Good work!

  17. Hi Katherine and all,

    I'm in the market for a MAC 130 for foundation/concealer, but I'd rather find a Sigma equivalent...because I've not seen the Sigma F15 (as above) in person, I'm unsure, but just wanted to get your opinion on the following: the Sigma F55 seems to be a closer match (even though it's listed as a MAC 188 dupe - but, as another poster noted, MAC seems to have too many brushes for the same function ); the F15 seems to be more of a powder brush. Also, what do you think about the P80 (see the Sigma website) for a MAC 130 dupe? Understood that this one has synthetic bristles, vs a blend.

    GREAT list, btw...thanks! :o)

  18. The Sigma F55 is somewhat similar to the MAC 130, but it is a little "fluffier" and less tapered at the end. In the end, the functions are close enough. If you are trying to decide between the F15 and F55, I personally prefer the F55. (The F15 is not dense enough for lazy me.)

    The P80 is a great brush, but it is very, very small. Imagine the size of a regular eye brush. Despite that, it can very accurately blend in concealer or any foundation around the eye area. My most recommended foundation brush will always be the Sigma F80. It applies powder and liquid equally well. It is similar to the P80 but normal face brush size.

  19. omg this is the best guide ever! thank you! im new to makeup and just starting to buy brushes this will definatly gear me toward the right ones. esp. the sigmas that are dupes of the mac limited editions

  20. Extremely comprehensive list, and very helpful. I don't know of another list out there, on the Net, like this, doing a comparison. Thank you. :)

  21. This is so helpful! I'm currently shopping between each brand and some have their better counterparts and this is very useful! Great work!

  22. Sue- Makeupmew1/09/2013 5:18 AM

    Wow awesome catalog list of MAC dupes you have here. Thank you thank you. This is so useful!!

  23. Amazing list! Thank you, it will very well serve as a guide with my first purchase of sigma brushes!!!! Thanks again!!!

  24. Carolina Loth3/06/2013 12:33 PM

    Hello my name is Carolina and I have a blog in Brazil.

    Wonderful this post! It must have taken a lot of work.

    However, my readers speak Portuguese and simply leave the link to my blog, will not help them.

    I wanted to ask your permission to copy the table list of brushes and of course leave your link and your name in the credits.

    I await your response. Already thanks

  25. HI Carolina,

    I apologize for the late response. Of course you may use this to help your Portuguese readers. Let me know if you need help sorting it out.

  26. this is amazing! thanks for all your hard work!

  27. Hi Amber,
    I'm glad this Sigma vs MAC dupe guide was useful for you. Thank you for reading!

  28. Thank you so much for this!!!! Your a life saver!!!

  29. This is amazing and just what I needed thanks

  30. this was so helpful thanks!

  31. Thank you, very helpful

  32. This is so great! Straight to the point! Thanks!