MAC #219 Pencil Brush


365 reviews

87% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$


on 7/19/2008 2:48:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've only had this for several weeks so I will update if anything changes. Unfortunately, I can't use this as a liner or to smudge liner. It is just way too big for that and not firm enough for that purpose. Instead, this brush is almost perfect for applying color to my small crease. It's just the right size and has the right firmness to it. It is also great for applying shadow below my eyes. Prior to this brush, I had such a hard time applying shadow below my eyes because the brushes I used would leave shadow all over the place. Now, it's just so easy. When I can't blend out colors with my 217 brush or my EOB brush because it is not firm enough for those harsh lines, I use this brush and it usually does the trick. I've washed this several times with baby shampoo, then gently condition it with a hair conditioner and so far, it's holding out. I definitely recommend this brush if you are having the same is costly if you normally don't shell out that much cash for makeup but it's definitely worth it if you don't already own something similar.

on 7/17/2008 12:45:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this brush! So far, it is my only MAC brush, but it makes me want to try more. I use it to apply/smudge eyeliner, to highlight the inner corner, to apply color to the crease/outer v/lid, and even to blend! It is so versatile. Love it.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Excellent brush! I know it's to be used to for a smokey eye or smudge liner along your lashline, but I find it's great for Asian creases (if you have them) and the outer corners!
It's also very dense and firm, love it!

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I hate to rain on the parade, but everyone seems to say that this brush is firm but not scratchy-I must just be sensitive, but I have to politely disagree. This brush is much too rough to blend with on my gentle eye area. It feels like, while applying barely any pressure, I'm possibly cutting my eyelid, or at least causing some damage. Unlike my old MAC 37 and 33 blending brushes, I do not get even blending from this brush. This is no better than the large EoB crease brush, which comes with a smaller one for $5-the only thing I prefer is the longer handle. Overall I'm disappointed in the brush and the number of recommendations that it recieves-the Posh smokey brush, while slightly larger, is far superior.

ETA: Still prefer the Posh brush, but the 219 gets better with every wash! I wash it multiple times whenever it needs to be done and it's much, much better than it was with no shedding. One lippie added, but still only 4 for all the trouble!

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on 7/5/2008 3:22:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

After hearing a lot of reviews on the board and reading them here: i recently purchased the 219 brush with the FF code.

What a great investment: i used it to apply e/s on the lower lashes.

I've read a previous reviewer who used this on their fluidlines: would love to try that next.

update: pencil e/l often smudges or disappears on my oily skin, but have liked the lower 1/3 lashes lined.

Prepped with UDPP, drew on the e/l and smudged it with 219. and love the effect.

tried it with f/l and not very effective for f/l application

on 7/4/2008 10:41:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool

Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Same as most of other reviewers, love this brush. Wonderful for lining eyes or for outer v. Well worth the money.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

HG brush. I don't know how I did my eye make-up without this. It makes lining with shadow/creams/gels so much easier. I also use it for the outer 'v', and for blending shadow into liner. I've had no problems with washing and it losing its shape either. Overall a very useful little brush!

on 6/3/2008 11:49:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this brush based on reviews here and I'm so glad I did. I've used it to apply eyeshadow as liner and it's just SOOOO soft on my eyes! I couldn't believe it. I thought it'd be harsh and pokey but it wasn't at all. It can be used to apply a thin (not too thin) or thick line. Just absolutely love it!

on 5/28/2008 8:55:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I LOVE this brush, I bought it mainly to smudge liner into a smokey eye but i never could have predicted how useful it would be! If i could only have one eye brush it would have to be this one, it can be used for so many different things and is particularly good for the outer V and underneath the lower lash line, it is relatively cheap compared to my other Chanel brushes, is very easy to clean and has never lost a single fibre to my knowledge!

on 5/27/2008 4:52:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

this is the only MAC brush i own..i was just thinking of trying out MAC since i thought shu uemura brushes are expensive...but after using this i think i better don't eyes feel soo is like poking my skin with needles...i will rather pay for more and feel nice..and i think it is expensive for that quality...

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