MAC 239 Brush



I thought I would do a quick overview of my favourite make-up brush EVER that I could no longer be without. It's the MAC 239 Eye Shader brush. Since purchasing this brush, the application of my eye make-up has become a doddle. As most of you probably know, MAC brushes are of a high quality and are made using the finest materials. Yes, the price tag certainly isn't appealing .. £19.00 for a brush is a LOT of money to spend but trust me, sometimes that little bit extra is worth it.


MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush


MAC describe this brush perfectly on their website - 
'Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products. This brush has a tapered, rounded edge with smooth, firm, fine fibres. It can be used to build intense colour on the eyelid.'  


I got my 239 just over a year ago now and have used it almost EVERYDAY since. The bristles are really dense and 'sturdy', if that makes sense? Any colour/pigment I want to apply just glides onto the lid with ease when using this brush. It is the perfect brush for packing the colour on all over the lid and I have noticed I get a more vibrant colour pay-off when using this brush compared to other brushes. It has also retained it's shape over the past year and  hasn't shed many bristles unlike cheaper brushes. It also washes really well and looks brand new again after a good scrub.
I actually thought I had lost my 239 last new years eve as I just couldn't find it anywhere. I rushed out to buy a new one straight away which goes to show how much I love this brush. Just incase your wondering, my original one did show up in some old eye-shadow palette I used once on new year and never touched again. Doh. Not that I'm bothered though, I now have two which comes in pretty handy for using different colours on both of the brushes.


My two trusty 239's!


The ONLY bad thing I would point out about MAC brushes is the fact the MAC sign easily wears off, as you can see from my picture. However, if you paint the sign with a clear nail polish when you first get your brush, apparently it protects it from fading away. *top tip*. I will definitely be trying that next time as it looks a bit naff when it's all faded off the brush handle.
If I were to only have one MAC brush it would certainly be this one as it is the one I reach for most frequently and the one I find makes the greatest difference to the overall look of my make-up.


Do you own any MAC brushes, if so, which are you faves?!

Kisses, Kayleigh xXx.

5 comments

  1. I have been really considering investing in good brushes...
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  2. Highly recommend this one :) worth every penny!

    Xx.

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  3. I do not own any mac brushes but hope to try them out someday! I've heard great things about the 217 brush so that is the one I would love to get my hands on! :) You have a great blog! Thanks for visiting mine & leaving such a sweet comment! I have joined your blog. Much <3, - Angie

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  4. They are really good! Expensive but an investment as they last a lifetime! I hear good things about 217 too, i wouldn't mind trying it! No problem, your blog is great! Thanks for following mine, appreciate it! x x x.

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  5. I like the clear nail varnish top tip, because I noticed how easily they rub off which is so annoying. A couple of brushes have disappointed me but all of their eyeshadow ones are brilliant!! xxx

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