P FOR PRECISION
I’ve had my eye on this brush for ages but it was sold out whenever I was at a MAC store or counter. The MAC girls did recommend the smudger brush and did say that it works great on Asian eyes, but I had my heart set to this. Oh boy, was I ecstatic when I had finally got my hands on it.
I’ve always loved defining the crease to give my eye some depth and this MAC 219 pencil brush had made my life a lot easier. I’m able to get precision and the correct shape as compared to flat eyeshadow brushes and blending brush. I’ve also used this on the outer V and lower lash line for a smokey eye look. You are able to use this to smudge eyeliner as well.
The bristles are made out of white goat hair. It’s not the softest brush I own but it doesn’t irritate the eyes and it’s firm enough to be able to have control. Highly wouldn’t recommend using this on the waterline. The shape is small, rounded with a pointed tip, enabling you fit all areas of the eye. It does pick up a good amount of product, spreads evenly but blending can be an effort on the crease so I always use a different brush to blend out the line. I haven’t noticed any fall out yet.
This is the only pencil brush I own nor have any smudged brushes so I cannot compare it to others. I do like this and it definitely is pricey. This isn’t suited for beginners but I always say, practice makes perfect. If you love doing smokey eyes, you will need this. I wouldn’t say it’s a necessity in your collection.