i love mac but these shed a lot!!! if your looking for cheaper brand and getting these instead... i would not recommend it.. your better off with sigma or elf... does the same job. I have other mac brushes but these i do regret buying.. :( yes sadly... but i don't wanna waste my money so i use it anyways...
Nice travel set
I needed a brush set for traveling. I have collected a good amount of expensive, quality brushes over the years and hate traveling with them for fear of them breaking. I was going to buy a complete Sigma kit (for about $149), until I saw this set during the holidays. I think MAC finally listened to all the complaints over past LE brush sets, because these are of a lot better quality. I bought all 3 to have a complete brush set, and use some more than others. It's all personal preference with the way I apply my makeup.
~ Adorable brush handle
~ Have washed numerous times and experience minimal shedding
~ A complete brush set
~ The brushes that need to be stiff, are stiff. Those that should be fluffy, are fluffy.
~ I don't mind the short handle, it's easier to apply eye shadow when using a small mirror with the shorter handle.
~ Are made of the same fibers that their full size counterparts are made of
~ Mass produced, machine made, no problems yet, but I doubt they will last as long as their normal brushes
~ The bag is ugly & flimsy. One of the seams by the zipper broke already
~ I wish one of the sets included a pencil brush. I use one daily
~ The handles are fat and many wont fit in a brush roll (i'm going to attempt to make one with fabric & seam tape)
Overall I think they are worth the money if you need a travel set. I only used these every day to get used to them, figure out my needs & to break them in a bit. I would not recommend them for every day use for fear of them breaking sooner.
I have the MINERALIZE set and love it .... I got these on Christmas and they are really soft and lovely against my skin.... I have small hands and these handles are easy for me use them
First time using these brushes
I have other brushes I have been using from Este Lauder and tigi, but I got these as a gift to myself for Christmas. I really like them and they are so soft. Still experimenting with them and learning how to use them for blending.