MAC Semi-Precious Brushes: 128, 179, 234, 235 Photos


MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush

MAC Semi-Precious Brushes: 128, 179, 234, 235

This is not a review. I will do my best to test these out over the next few days and write more of a review, but since I haven’t had ample time to test these, I’m not prepared to review or really answer any questions about these! I prefer only to answer questions once I’ve had a chance to use a product, so please give me some time and I would really appreciate your patience :) At that time, I will suggest uses, provide more detailed size measurements, etc. At this time, I did, at the very least, want to share photos of the new brushes.

  • 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush is an unusual sized brush. It’s compact and densely packed with a slight rounded edge. It contains both synthetic and natural fibers. It seems smaller than the 116, almost like a flattened 109. This brush is $32.00 and limited edition.
  • 179 Angled Split Fibre Buffer Brush contains both natural and synthetic fibers. It’s comparable to the size of the 182, and the handle is similar (I don’t have a real 182 with that handle to compare, so I’m going by memory for that distinction, as mine have a SE handle). Also worth noting, MAC originally launched a 179 Body Buffer Brush with Skinsheen back in 2008, which is completely different from this one. This brush is $47.00 and limited edition.
  • 234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush is a slightly tapered, round-edged brush with a fluffy feel with the same split of synthetic and natural fibers.  This brush is $22.50 and limited edition.
  • 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush is a flat, slightly stubby eye brush with a barely domed edge. It looks like a taller 214 in a way. It has a synthetic and natural mix of fibers. This brush is $30.00 and limited edition.

Generally, based on what I have heard from MAC artists in the past, synthetic brushes are often better for blending, as well as for applying cream and liquid products. Natural brushes are better for packing on color and initial application of powder products.

Do any of these catch your eye? Are you excited for new brushes?

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MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush


MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush


MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush


MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush


MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush


MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush


MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush


MAC 179 Angled Split Fibre Buffer Brush


MAC 179 Angled Split Fibre Buffer Brush


MAC 179 Angled Split Fibre Buffer Brush


MAC 179 Angled Split Fibre Buffer Brush


MAC 179 Angled Split Fibre Buffer Brush


MAC 234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush


MAC 234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush


MAC 234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush


MAC 234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush


MAC 234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush


MAC 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush


MAC 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush


MAC 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush


MAC 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush