M.A.C lovers rejoice…Prepare yourselves.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged by makeup gurus and makeup junkies alike, that the quality of your makeup brush directly correlates with the quality of your makeup application. Now M.A.C—the beauty brand so well-known and very loved for churning out professional-grade cosmetics—provides new meaning to the word “quality” by introducing a hi-tech new set of tools to their permanent line. Dubbed as M.A.C Masterclass Brushes, I’ve already added these babies to my Christmas wish list—hee,hee:))))
The three unique brushes in their Masterclass collection are truly revolutionary (and I don’t use that word lightly). In fact, I’ve never seen anything like them before. M∙A∙C introduces a unique, breakthrough range of brushes that deliver a high level of performance and revolutionize personal makeup application.
The modern design features an ergonomic handle with a rubbery grip for maximum control, and a tilted head that allows for an unobstructed view and ultimate precision when applying makeup. Ergonomically designed for even and effortless application, lush, silky, synthetic fibres are engineered to expertly pick up and apply product seamlessly. All in all, the shape is sort of reminds me of a toothbrush, except in place of coarse bristles are kitten-soft synthetic Cosmefibres that are made to act and feel like natural hairs.
The way you wield the brushes is pretty novel, too. Instead of dabbing or swirling color on your face, you’re meant to either push, pull, or glide them across the skin.
The three brush sizes (available now online and in-stores) include:
Linear 1 ($25) for lining lashes and lips and filling in brows,
Oval 3 ($32) for applying eye shadow and concealer, and
Oval 6 ($42) for dusting on foundation and blush.
Elle magazine recently chatted with M.A.C Cosmetics Senior Artist Victor Cembellin to get all the details of the cutting edge collection.
What makes these new brushes particularly great from a professional perspective?
As a makeup artist, these brushes allow me to achieve maximum effects with minimum product. The soft fibers that make up each tool form a singular surface area and emulate the texture of velvet, thereby allowing products to be massaged and skimmed onto the surface of the skin in seamless veils of color and coverage. Many brushes currently offered in the industry lack flexibility or have too coarse a texture, ultimately leading to unblended color deposits or the overuse of product. The Masterclass brushes apply and blend products and colors on a fixed level, making them virtually invisible to the naked eye.
What void do they fill in your makeup kit?
Simply put, these three brushes are now the softest tools in my brush collection. Using them has been a masterclass in pure luxury. As makeup artists, our number one goal is to create invisible illusions for our clients. We strive for the effects that flatter, enhance, and sculpt while maintaining the authenticity of a “no makeup” look. I always say, “The softer the tool, the more refined the application.” These tools have invited every consumer to refine their own makeup technique by creating blended eyes, flawless foundation, and perfect eyeliner.
How does the exclusive design help you in applying makeup?
I find the ergonomically designed handle and new angle much more comfortable than ever before. Instinctually, the hand is able to move and blend with more fluidity and precision, and it will no longer be in the way of your application. No more tapping against a mirror when trying to go in for detail! Applying liquid foundation with the Oval 6 and concealer with the Oval 3 has been a dream. My foundation usage has been cut nearly in half because product doesn’t move into the center of the brush as it skims across the surface of the skin, and this instead diminishes pores, imperfections, and uneven textures.
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Have you tried any of these brushes yet? Which brand of makeup brushes are your tried-and-true favorites?