6 MAC Brushes Every Woman Must Have
As a girl who has always been on the lookout for the latest beauty and fashion trends, I have found myself automatically drawn to updating my beauty kit, not because I’ve fallen victim to all the makeup tutorials out there, massive marketing campaigns and all those instagram makeup looks, but I rather try to perfect my own makeup looks as much as I can. Makeup brushes have been one of my several means to attain clean perfect looks.
I’ve started with using my own hands and fingertips (sometimes, I still do use them), and sponges and brushes that come with powders and eyeshadows. Then, I have become much savvier and decided to be aesthetically mature and invest in some brushes. And what better investment than MAC brushes which are widely known to be among the best brushes used by celebrity makeup artists worldwide? Of course, I have not spent fortunes on MAC brushes all at once, but whenever I have had some extra bucks, I would ask my friends abroad to buy me a few MAC brushes and ship them off my way (Just because MAC is not officially available in Egypt YET!). With a lot of research, trials and errors, and of course some poor investments, I have a made a short list of the best makeup MAC brushes out there which you can guiltlessly buy and guarantee very good results.
187 Duo Fibre Face Brush
The 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush is perfect for applying your foundation and/or powder; you can just apply a decent amount of product on the tip of your brush and stipple it on your face for an airbrushed effect. You can even move the brush in circular motions, so that your products would blend well onto your complexion. (Read full review of the brush here.)
239 Eye Shader Brush
The 239 Eye Shader Brush is a dense brush with a tapered, rounded edge to help you apply powder and/or cream eye-shadow to your eyelids quite easily. It absorbs a good amount of eye-shadow and blends it well to your eyes without leaving an overly done effect. You can use it when applying eye-shadow on your lids, inner-corners and brow bone.
252 Large Shader Brush
As its name entails, the 252 Large Shader Brush is naturally meant for applyin eye products. However, I personally found it too big for my lids, so I started experimenting it for multiple purposes and it worked maic as a concealer brush. It is of a soft texture, and thus it can help spread my concealer/highlighter very easily and with an airbrushes effect.
224 Tapered Blending Brush
Every now and then, you apply different eye-shadow shades and you need to blend them altogether so as not to look like a drag queen. The 224 Tapered Blending Brush is of a fluffy nature that will help you smudge away any product you may have on for a smokey effect. The 224 Tapered Blending Brush works well for those who have a lot of eye space. However, if you need a more precise effect and have much smaller lids, you should opt for the 217 Brush by MAC.
219 Pencil Brush
As its name entails, the 219 Pencil Brush is perfect for creating fine lines, such as beneath your waterline, or even for reaching some tricky spots like the eye-corner. You can even use it over your lash-line and create a puffy-effect which can be easily attained with the brush’s stiffness.
263 Small Angle Brush
Lastly comes the 263 Small Angle Brush which I find quite handy; I use it for applying gel eyeliners and when I need to apply brow powder on my brows for a subtle effect. It is very precise and enables you to draw either a cat-eye or hair strokes on your brows for a natural effect. (Read full review of the brush here.)
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