I can’t believe I haven’t unsung the heroic MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush yet!
Weird! — considering how much I love it. I’m even thinking about getting a second one to go with the first. That way, I could reserve one for powders and one for creams.
Heck, while I’m at it, might as well get a third (strictly for blending, of course).
No, no, I guess one is enough… It’s just a brush, after all.
Or is it?
A medium-sized flat eyeshadow brush with gloriously soft goat hair fibers packed into a firm, dense head with a rounded shape, the $25 MAC 239 is capable of a multitude of makeup tasks, from applying and blending eyeshadows (loose and pressed powders, and creams), to highlighting beneath my brows, lining my eyes and adding color into the outer V and inner corners.
I have a handful of brushes from other brands that by all appearances, look like the MAC 239, but that’s where the similarities end.
The size of the 239′s brush head is like my favorite part of the Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, juuuust right. Not too big, not too small. It covers a fairly wide area on my lid, and yet is small enough to fit into the inner and outer corners of my eyes, and directly below my lashes.
It’s like getting a bunch of different brushes in one!