Apr 27, 2011
since my NARS Blush series has ended now, i'm going to start a new one with MAC brushes. i think those will make nice short posts to fill in gaps.
i started to "collect" MAC brushes more than 2 years ago, back then i only knew of the drugstore, Zoeva, Coastal Scents and Sigma brushes in the "affordable sector" and was blind for anything than MAC brushes in the "luxury sector". of course i thought MAC would satisfy me ever after and their quality is the highest out there (when even professionals use them?).
now i'm a bit wiser, tried more brands, and also found better alternatives.
MAC does a big variety of brushes and their range is most established among beauty-lovers. they are sturdy and well made, the quality is consistent, but i think most of the brushes by MAC are very overpriced, especially in germany (we pay about 20% more than in france, for example).
with their discount for professional make up artists i think they are better and more placed on that field. they are no luxury goods to me anymore, they are functional but not pampering.
partially i kind of regret having bought so many of them, even though most of them i didn't pay the full price, so i want to introduce to you each to show you their pros and cons. they are a good "common" measure point. still my brush collection is about 30-40% MAC.
oops, i hope i didn't turn you off of my series beforehand, but the negative things have to be said.
we'll start with face brushes soon.
p.s.: and if you want some brush care tips, take a look here.