Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 231 Small Shader Brush

MAC 231 Small Shader Brush ($17.50) is small, flat brush made out of synthetic fibers. The end is slightly domed/rounded, and the brush itself is pretty small and short. It kind of reminds me of a lip brush, actually! I find myself using this mostly to apply creamy products when I only want them on a specific area. The smallness of this brush allows me  to have control over where I want to place the product, and the flatness of the brush allows me to smooth out creamy products easily. I also like using it to apply concealer/foundation around lips when doing a bolder lip look. This is also a more specialized brush, so it is not a must-have for everyone.

How do you like to use this brush?

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12 thoughts on “MAC 231 Small Shader Brush Photos & Review

  1. Nicole15

    Again, i have a dupe for this. (I’m like dupe queen when it comes to the less popular brushes). Mine is from The Body Shop. I use it solely for applying paint pots or cream shadows to my lid. It works fabulous for picking up the product & spreading it precisely & evenly. Nice brush to have.

  2. cloudburst

    This is definitely a must have eye brush for me. I like using it to apply concentrated colour, but also because I have very shallow creases, I can use it to cut my crease. I also find it applies metal & frost eyeshadows superbly.

  3. AYHM

    Not a must have but I really like it for lip work – outlining and applying color.

  4. Sasha B

    i use this for fluidline and it works great! you should try it.

  5. civa

    This one is perfect for gel liner.<3

  6. Ci

    Isn’t this like the baby version of the mac 242?