Many people think that it MAC brushes are too expensive. But you know what even if they are expensive they are totally worth it. I love all of the MAC brushes I have, I've had most of them for about 3-4 years and they are all are still in good conditions. You have to take good care of them. Wash them every every week, I'd suggest at least 1 time a week. Preferably, at night so than they can have time to dry so than you can use them the next day or morning if you are going to. So overall, I think that brushes are an investment you have to buy good quality brushes. They don't have to be expensive like MAC, just make sure that they are great quality. Although, today I will be doing my top 5 MAC brushes that I would recommend if you are getting into MAC brushes.
My Top 5 MAC Brushes:
1.) MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush- This brush retails for $34.00 it is just your basic versatile face brush. You can apply liquid, mousse, cream or powder foundation with this brush. You can also contour with this brush right under your cheekbone to have that thin slim face look. Or you can apply brush, highlighter and even bronzer in the E3 motion if you have kind of a small face. So super versatile, you can basically do any type of face makeup with this brush. It's really great if you are a starter or don't want to waist money buying other face brushes. You get it all in one with this 168 brush. It is also super soft so that's a big plus.
2.) MAC 217 Blending Brush- This retail in stores and counters for $22.50 this brush is also super versatile for eye brushes and you probably can even apply bronzer to the side of your nose with this brush to make your nose look smaller. But now lets get into what it really can do. It can apply cream shadows all over your lid and even primers all over your eye. It can apply crease colors and blend your shadows.
3.) MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush- This brush is also another eye brushes, but you of course can use it for your face too and this retail for $30.00 without tax. Btw, all of the prizes that I am telling you guys are without tax just FYI. MAC 224 can apply highlighter to the top of your cheekbone. It can apply under eye concealer and any type of powder to set the under eye concealer. It can blend your shadows really well, apply a great transitional color and is really great to apply a highlight color to the top of your brow bone. And an all over shadow color.
4.) MAC 275 Medium Angle Brush- This brush retails for $24.50 at MAC. This 275 brush can apply color all over your lid and of course to the brow bone. It can do the outer v since it is slanted. It can also apply highlight to the brown bone and right on the top of your cheekbone. Lastly, it can do some blending, placing crease color and even some transitional color and highlight.
5.) MAC 266 Small Angle Brush- This brush is the bigger version of the 263 so they basically do the same thing except this is just bigger but not that big of a difference. This retails for $19.50 now I recommend you guys this brush because it can work for both your eyes and lips. This brush is great if you want to apply gel liners to your lower lash line, waterline and upper lash line. It is also great for shadows, because you can use it to apply shadows on your lower lash line and upper lash line. I think that you can even use it to apply gel liners to your tide line, which is basically just the upper waterline. One thing that it is great for is to apply lip colors. You can apply lipsticks with this brush and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars to your lips with this brush. But I would give the credit to xsparkage from YouTube where I learn this trick from.
Now my one advice for you if you are starting into MAC brushes or any brand of brushes is to get ones that are versatile aka multi usable. Because it will save you some money, little amount of money or huge money.