After much comparison, usage, and washing...I've concluded that these two sets of brushes are nearly identical! There are only three brushes that are slightly different. The weight and quality feel exactly the same. Both brush sets have sturdy ferrules. The Sedona Lace brush handles are just a tab bit longer. Both brushes have amazingly soft bristles! Each set has it's own share of bleeding and fallout when you first begin using them, but both taper off. **Really only noticable with the large powder brush**
Sigma has caught a lot of flack about naming their brushes after MAC brushes, but I love that aspect of the line. It makes it easy to identify the brushes, especially if you are trying to follow along with your favorite youtube beauty gurus to achieve a brand new look! The Sedona Lace brushes do not have names on the handles, which honestly is the only thing that disappoints me.
Here's how they break down individually:
**NOTE: ALL BLACK BRUSHES ARE SIGMA, ALL PINK ARE SEDONA LACE**
This is the Pencil Brush (219). You can use this for precise application for your crease, lash line, or under your lower lash line. You can also use this brush to smudge out liners! This is made from natural bristles.
The pink one is by Sedona Lace and the black is by Sigma. Both hold all 12 brushes but the Sigma one has an additional storage pocket that will hold three more brushes. The Sedona Lace brush roll closes by wrapping around the pink tassels while the Sigma one closes with a magnetic snap. I think both are nice. I don't store my brushes in here, but if I were traveling with them, these are great for that!