A lot of people have been raving about the Sigma brushes http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=77233 and their similarity to MAC brushes. No doubt they are really great brushes and some of them are excellent dupes for the MAC ones for half the price.
MAC Brushes Sigma Brushes
1. 219 Pencil - E30
2. 217 Tapered Blending - E35
3. 239 Blending - E25
4. 224 Tapered Blending - E40
5. 208 Small Angle - E65
6. 209 Eye Liner - E05
7. 212 Flat Definer - E15
8. 210 Small Eye Liner - E10
9. 214 Short Shader - E20
10. 227 Large Fluff - E50
11. 275 Medium Angled Shading - E70
12. 249 Large Shader - E60
13. 194 Concealer - F70
14. 195 Concealer - F75
15. 186 Large Angled Contour - F40
16. 190 Foundation - F60
17. 188 Small Duo Fibre - F55
18. 109 Small Contour - F05
19. 150 Large Powder - F30
20. 187 Duo Fibre - F50
21. 138 Tapered Face - F25
22. 116 Powder/Blush - F10
23. 134 Large Powder -F20
24. 316 Lip - L05
You can check out these brushes at http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=77233 and compare the prices and brushes with MAC at http://www.maccosmetics.com/. These brushes are sold individually as well as in a brush kits, the professional kit contains 15 brushes.
The other cheaper alternative to the MAC brushes are the brushes by CrownBrush.co.uk, they have a wide variety and have more than 15 ranges of makeup brushes. I also stumbled across some MAC dupes while surfing through the CrownBrush website.
MAC Brushes CrownBrushes
1. 219 Precision Pencil - C431
2. 217 Pro Blending Fluff - C433
3. 239 Chubby Shadow - C417
4. 224 Deluxe Crease- C200
5. 208 Angle Definer/Liner - C409
6. 209 Mini Liner - C250-0
7. 212 Flat Definer/Camouflge - C211
8. 214 Chisel Shader - C408
9. 227 Jumbo Shadow- C407
10. 275 Angled Shadow - C420
11. 249 Red Sable Oval - C203
12. 194 Tapered Concealer - C425
13. 195 Oval Camouflage- C224
14. 186 Angle Contour Blush- C405
15. 190 Deluxe Large Foundation - SS001, Deluxe Jumbo-SS007, Deluxe Medium-SS003
16. 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush - C404
17. 116 Small Chisel Blush - C403
18. 187 Large Duo Fibre Face Brush - C406
19. 138 Pro Precision Pointed Powder - C320
20. 134 Jumbo Chisel Powder -C309
21. 316 Deluxe Sable Lip Brush With Cover - C206
These brushes are affordable. You can check out these brushes at http://www.crownbrush.co.uk/. The prices on the website are excluding VAT but still the brushes are so cheap; some of them are even less than half the price of MAC.
The Sigma brushes are really good quality, a lot better than the Crown Brush quality and a definitely great value for money.
Here I have listed dupes for almost all the most used MAC brushes and the best thing is that you dont need to find and buy individual brushes, you can get all the dupes from any one of the websites and can order them together or get the brush kits. So when ever you plan to buy makeup brushes keep these above mentioned lists with you for referrence.
I do hope that you guys found this helpful.