Coverage. Reaches Inner Corner. A little rough.
This is my favorite eye-shadow brush besides my blending brush(es)!
A MUST HAVE FOR PERSONAL USE.
The way the brush is designed is great, it allows you to apply colour in the DEEPEST inner corners of your lid! I suggest you use this brush in a down sweeping motion or a patting technique (don't apply coloring going from side to side) because the brush is a little stiff.
I love white coloured brushes! It is easy to clean, and with just up and down sweeping motions with a cleanser on a napkin, you can see all the colours disappear leaving the brush looking white and brand new again.
If I were a professional, I would buy another one to use on my clients.
I understand all of the great reviews, but.....
I finally broke down and picked up this brush about 5 months ago. BROKE being the operative word. This is a fantastic brush that applies shadows perfectly to my lids. It's very soft and applies pigments very precisely. It also cleans very easily and I can tell that it will last me a long time.
However, I can (and have) acheive all of the above with numerous other brushes at a fraction of the cost of the 239. I'm not really feeling paying so much money to have MAC stamped on the handle.
I really do like this brush, but it's not so great that I 'save it' for special applications. I won't buy another one, but would never turn it down as a gift. ;-)
lay down brush
this is a simple brush designed to lay down colour, ideal for strong or dark colours, used properly its a fantastic placement brush.
the downside is the price, many companies offer similar brushes for less. Personally I would opt for the mac but budget can be a constraint for new artists or people on a budget.
No words :)
I agree with Shelly T. . Where has this brush been . I use it all the time for my lid and it picks up product so well . It is easy to clean . It is soft , but stiff and does the job amazingly ! I love how I can build color to desired amount too it is round which can do a little blending as well , well done job Mac !
The only brush you must have in your possession
I love this brush, it's great and it's the best thing you can have to apply eyeshadow (IMHO), you can pack on so much product so easily, most MAC artist I know have so many 239s and they all agree that this brush is the must have brush of the collection. It's soft and yet stiff and does the job perfectly.