Friday, August 10, 2012
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I have
been working on this one for what seems like forever! This is my brush
collection and review, but this is the first section of my Mac eye brushes.
Makeup brushes are essential for me, I like to keep a few sets on hand for
doing my makeup and doing other people's makeup. Hopefully this post will help
you decide on a few brushes, or help you re-discover some old favorites! I
tried taking my own pictures, but it didn't fit in well with the format of the
post, so I have almost every brushed linked to Mac so you can view the details.
MAC 222:My first brush is my
Mac 222 brush. The 222 brush is a great multi-purpose brush, it works really
well for blending out shadows, or applying a smoked out crease color. You can easily
control the amount you apply by holding the handle closer to the top for a
heavier application, or closer to the bottom for a lighter wash of color. You
cannot purchase this in Mac stores or counters because it is discontinued, but
I would check out CCO's if you are interested, so sorry for not having a link!
MAC 214: The 214 has to be my
favorite for smudgy eyeliner! I love to take a darker shadow and line my eyes
using this brush, it creates the perfect definition without being too precise.
During the day, I love to have a clean, sharp line for eyeliner. Using this
brush is a great way to take your makeup from day to night. Toss this in your
purse with your favorite pressed eyeshadow and you are good to go!
MAC 213:One of my
favorites is the213. This can be used for just about anything, but I
like to use it for an all over lid color, or a sharper crease. This brush can
create the best definition in the crease, you can blend it out or keep it as it
is. You can really press the color in with this, so I like to keep my 213 brush
MAC 266: My favorite eyeliner
brush would have to be the266angled eyeliner brush. I can use this with pressed eyeshadows
and gel liners, and it creates the most amazing wings. I can also use this
brush for defining my eyebrows, but I like to have an extra or two around just
MAC 210: The210brush is another one of Mac's eyeliner brushes, and even though
I use the 266 more often, the 210 is amazing for gel liners. I used this with
Macroviolet Fluidline, and it worked really well! The 266 provides more of a
controlled application, but the 210 is my go-to brush when I want a thicker
line. MAC 252: The next brush
is my Mac252large flat shader brush. This is great for covering large areas
with concealer, or applying a cream product to your eyes. I went with the 252
instead of the smaller 242 because I wanted to cover up the area faster. I love
to use this with paint pots, using this brush helps even out the product and
create the perfect wash of color.
MAC 217: If you are in
the market for flawless concealer, meet the217brush! I originally used this for my crease, but I was tired of
my concealer caking up. I have tried some different blending brushes for
concealer in the past, but the application process was too messy. I was so
happy that this one worked the way it did! I lightly buff the product in using
circular motion, and it looks absolutely airbrushed.
MAC 227: The227is a newer addition to my collection, I got this with Shroom for
a brow highlight. I am almost more obsessed with highlighting my brow bone as I
am priming my eyes; it makes such a difference! Not only will provide your eyes
with an instant lift, it will contrast with the color of your eyebrows,
defining your face shape even more. I pat whatever my highlight color is for
the day on with this brush, and I haven't had any problems with it.
MAC 224:My next brush is
the224blending brush. This was be of my very first brushes, I have
used it every day since I purchased it! I usually do not put any color on this
brush, I just use it to blend. This will make everything look absolutely
flawless, it is the perfect finishing touch to any look.
MAC 219:The219pencil brush is my favorite to use for highlighting the inner
corners of my eyes. I love to use Nylon or any other shimmery highlight color
and lightly apply it to the inner tear ducts. If you are lacking on sleep and
it is showing, this will make a major difference! You can use this for defining
the outer "V" of your eyes as well, so it is a great multi-use brush
to have on hand.
MAC 239: Finally, I have
Mac's best selling eye brush, the239. This brush is so amazing, it can fill in the lid,
define the crease, and apply a brow highlight. If you can think of something
that you need this brush to do, I can assure you it will work. I would highly
recommend this for a Mac starter kit, it is one of my favorites!
These are my must-have eye brushes from Mac! Tell
me in the comments what your favorites are, and also tell me if you want a Mac
face brush review. Make sure to follow, and thanks for reading!