That's why my first pricey brush is from The Smashbox.
Then my collection of brushes grew bigger and bigger, and I still told myself I am NOT going to purchase MAC brushes ever.
I FAILED! I am a total failure! My first MAC brush is the MAC187/Duo Fiber brush! Because I try to tell myself there is NO DUPE for it! LOL (you gals clearly know there are dupes out there)
And the list goes longer, I am giving myself more and more excuses to purchase more MAC brushes. THIS HAS TO STOP! lol
MAC 239 says ---
Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products. This brush has a tapered, rounded edge with smooth, firm, fine fibers. It can be used to build intense color on the eyelid. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature birch, linden and ramin wood handles, nickel-plated brass ferrules.Length: 17 cm
Askmewhats says ---
- no shedding, I've washed mine more than 5 times
- grabs the right amount of e/s and pigments
- not harsh on the eyes
- no flyaways
- size is perfect for my lids
- soft, does not hurt the eyes
- quite pricey
- the MAC logo and brush number is gone! :(
I've been wanting this brush together with MAC's 242 forever, the reason why I kept stopping myself from purchasing because how many eyeshadow brushes can you see available??? Too many right? I've bought different brands of shader brush like this but NOTHING compares to MAC's 239 (in my opinion). Maybe I didn't look further, but of all the brushes I own that's similar to this, the difference between MAC's and other brands is that the bristles are stiff enough but not harsh or hurtful to the eyes and it makes it easier to control the way you apply e/s or pigments.
I include this brush to "must have MAC brushes".
(trust me, I don't own a lot, so I make sure to purchase what's really worth it!)
- pat on e/s instead during application if you use this brush
- maximize the use of this brush by using one side per color
- wash your brushes with care
If I get super rich! lol But for now, I'll hold onto this baby!
Where did I purchase and how much?
Local MAC stores for Php1,450 or Php1,490 (approx $30.50)
Do you own MAC's 239?
If not, what's the best dupe for MAC239 for you?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!