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on 9/23/2010 2:41:00 PM
More reviews by iliana
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
Honestly, i don't think i can rave enough about MAC brushes. #239 picks up colour like no other and it's the best brush you can use for depositing pigments and glitters without making a mess. Really lovely. I have seen many people complaining about MAC brushes being a bit pricey but just think that you are gonna have them for many years (providing of course, that you are gonna take care of them). My oldest MAC brush is 6 years old and it's still as good as new. I've had #239 for 4 years and it only cost me 20Euro.
on 9/10/2010 11:50:00 PM
More reviews by careypiper
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I wanted to try the 239 brush, but I'm use to a brush that's a little stiffer more like the 242. Which the SA actually gave me and I noticed as I walked out of the store that is was wrong. Now I wish I did notice until I got home because that was what would worked better for me.The 239 is an awesome brush for the outer-v brush which I don't do that often but have the brush now to get the job done when needed.UPDATE (01/01/2011) I ended up swapping this away.
on 9/10/2010 9:30:00 PM
More reviews by PinkLeopard24
Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Perfect for packing on color. Any shadow full of sparkles will stay right where I place it instead of falling onto my undereyes. It really is amazing, it's stiff but feels gentle against ur skin, doesn't shed at all and is easy to clean. It's so worth the $$$ compared to any shadow brush I've ever owned. The only thing is that it's not the greatest for doing a sheer wash of color lid to brow with, you need a softer brush for that. If you like pigmented looks, this is ur must have brush! <3
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 9/10/2010 9:09:00 PM
More reviews by x0kerbear
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I love my 239 brush! It's so soft and applies shadow perfectly. I have tried many different shader brushes and this one is really the best. I can't believe I waited so long to get it! There is really nothing else to say about this brush - it's great and you need one! LOL
on 9/6/2010 1:58:00 PM
More reviews by starrz329
Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Cool
Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse
Im so glad I finally forked over the money to buy this brush. The tools def to make a difference. It picks up shadow like none other, lol sometimes too well. Ive tried alot of different eyeshadow brushes with this same purpose, but the 239 is definitely the best!
on 9/5/2010 1:26:00 AM
More reviews by poivre27
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
Very happy I invested in this brush :) I love using it for makeup application of normal to matte eyeshadows. It cleans very easily and dries quickly, never sheds, is the right amount of softness vs. stiffness, and I love that it is white so you'll know instantly if you have any colour on your brush. This is an essential brush for me, and I don't have a very large collection of makeup.
on 8/27/2010 10:32:00 PM
More reviews by JoieDeVlvre
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse
Great brush for building on color and for crease work. It is a partner brush for the 217, as together they can make a perfect look. The 239 brush packs on colors amazingly and the 217 blends very well. The price is ridiclous though and there are dupes for it as well.
on 8/25/2010 3:31:00 PM
More reviews by RyoRyoChiwa
Great brush. Ideal for eyeshadows, especially mattes, frosts and veluxe pearls by MAC. Excellent for packing on colors and building layers of shadow. Loew Cornell's dupe has longer bristles, and is scratcher than the MAC 239 (I actually use that one for wet pigments). If you are looking for softness and a thicker brush (density of the hairs) for eyeshadows-I would invest in the MAC 239. The softness alone is what sold me on this brush, which is important for people with sensitive eyes :)
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/20/2010 3:58:00 AM
More reviews by sammywhammmy
Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I love this brush! It's stiff and great for putting on eyeshadow. ALTHOUGH, the price is ridiculous. There is an EXACT dupe that is a paint brush. So why would you need this for the $24 it is. There is also some brushes I have from Target that are the same. Not worth it if you don't have the money / even if you have the money. Overall as a product it's good. It's overrated.
on 8/20/2010 3:27:00 AM
More reviews by Mondenkind
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
I've had this brush for ages and the hairs are still as soft and smooth as the day I originally purchased it. This hold it's shape well, never sheds and cleans like a dream. The hairs are so thick that they grip shadow without the least bit of pressure - no other shading brush I have applies product like this one does and I'm not lying when I say this brush totally changed the way I did makeup after I first bought it. I also want to say that anyone looking for a fast and super effective way to add color to your outer V should take a second look at this brush - the thickness and cut of the bristles make application fool proof.
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