|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. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature wood handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules.|
MAC 239 Eye Shader is a flat medium sized brush with densely packed round edged bristles which are firm yet super soft on lids. The brush picks up good amount of colour, pigments and cream products to pack on lids intensely & evenly. This is a superb multi-tasking tool or you can say many brushes packed into one: apply colour (shadow, pigment & cream), blend into crease, the bristles are thin enough to line the lower lash line, smudge the colour on upper & lower lash line, highlighting inner corners and brow bone and précising the outer corner of eyes..phew! That’s a huge deal with a single brush!!! Don’t you agree? I own two of them and they make my eye makeup kit so compact in travels. In short you can do everything with a single brush for your eye makeup.
The only grudge is the white bristles which tend to get dirty &stained easily taking lots of effort to in washing to get the squeaky white bristles. But over prolong usage the stain refuses to go and bristles look dirty even after wash. And ya it never sheds..I have been using my two 239’s since a year and haven’t seen a single shed! (Ok maybe one or two with 2-3 washes weekly in whole year, not bad at all -right?).
If you are a beginner in eye makeup brushes & wondering which one to go for, look nowhere else than MAC239! Yes it’s expensive especially after the price hike by MAC but worth every penny.239 & 217 are two must haves from MAC eye makeup brushes.