MAC # 239 Eye Shader Brush

MAC # 239 Eye Shader Brush
# 239 Eye Shader Brush# 239 Eye Shader Brush

4.7

479 reviews

89% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

This is a really great brush, great for packing on eyeshadow. I suppose this could also be used for other makeup applications like applying concealer or eyebrow products. Soft, not shedding, washes up nicely.

This is currently on sale at Nordstrom (perhaps other places, not sure!), so a nice time to pick this up. It is a bit pricey, so picking this up at the sale price is nice. But I do believe in investing in good brushes, ones that work well and are not just hyped up, and imho this deserves it's rave reviews. My only very small trivial 'complaint' is that this comes with no packaging. It would be nice to have some sort of secure protective wrapping on this. This was shipped in a loose cello-type of sleeve and it slipped right out of the sleeve. No worries, as I wash all brushes before using them for the first time. But still, some sort of protective packaging would be nice, even when purchasing in-store. But is a pleasure to use and makes makeup application easier. Would repurchase and would recommend.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is one of the worst brushes I've ever bought (my others are Bobbi Brown, Dior, Sisley). It's poorly made, it gets fluffy and can't hold it's shape. Disaster! Add a bit of money and by better brush, good brushes lasts for years, this one won't hold for more than several months.


on 12/20/2016 7:21:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This one is amazing, it is so easy to pick products up, and the size of this is just good. it is soft. No more words, just buy it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This brush is better than average but not the best. Packs on the color so you don't have to keep apply shadow to build up. Apply color to the crease and this works as a decent applicator.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 1/21/2017 10:14:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

OMG the best brush ever. picks up good..goes on smooth..FORGET all your cheap brushes
like ELF and W&W...you pay for what you get


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I need more I'm addicted to this I could honestly buy two. packs and even blends like a dream. It's made if white goat hair and easily cleans.
The only cons is it is 25 and comes in a plastic sleeve.wtf

3 of 4 people found this helpful.


on 1/2/2016 9:20:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I have this little guy and the longer goat hair MAC eye brush, 217. I use 217 as a fluff blender with mostly light shadows. This brush, the 239, has a shorter head and it is easier to control placement with it. Therefore I find this brush to be much more versatile. When I apply a smoke shade I can still be tidy with this brush. But if I'm just doing a quick wash of light color, or adding highlight under the brow bone, this works for that as well. I own many eye brushes from different brands, but most days I could get by with these two for simple eye designs. 239 can be used for crease and contour. The goat hair bristles are densely packed and hold powder well without much fallout, yet the brush is still very soft. The longer brush is also good; I reach for 217 a lot, but it is not as good for applying dark shadow as it tends to make a mess, letting the color spill everywhere, so forget creating a defined shape with that one. I do have small eyelids. I think people who love 217 more tend to have larger eyes than mine. For me, 217 is only a blender - a good blender. So I use it with bone, cream, pale pink, and champagne shades, and switch to 239 for anything darker. I go back to 217 for softening edges when I'm almost done. Between the two, I personally prefer the 239 eye shader brush, because I can use it several different ways. The bristles of my 239 are silky. I clean my brushes regularly with Cinema Secrets.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.


on 4/2/2016 7:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

My second favourite brush after the 217. This is great for applying shadow all over the lid. Have had mine nearly 5 years and it's still perfect. No complaints!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 2/20/2016 8:24:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I really love this brush. I use it for applying my eyelid colour, and I can turn it sideways and blend a little bit if I want to. I find it has the perfect balance of softness and stiffness. It is very good quality, washes well. No shedding at all.
It's a staple item for me.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Extremely expensive but I do like this brush. At 25 dollars, I don't know why it is priced so high but whatever, I'll still buy it. Lasts me months and months and shows no sign of falling apart which I love. I will keep rebuying this product unless I happent o come accross something that actually works better.

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