MAC 219 Pencil Brush

MAC 219 Pencil Brush review
MAC 219 Pencil Brush review


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.


  1. Kaytee Vivienne
    8th May 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Only recently have I fell in love with MAC products! I am trying to build my collection up so I will look out for the product next time I'm in store 🙂

  2. Vivian Yuen
    8th May 2015 / 5:33 pm

    Sounds like a great brush, it's so hard to get your hands on the popular MAC ones!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  3. Elizabeth O.
    8th May 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Interesting. I'm not very particular about the makeup brush I use, but this sounds like a really good brush.

  4. 8th May 2015 / 8:12 pm

    I've always been a HUGE M.A.C fan but I don't use their brushes. This does look like a great brush though.

  5. CollectiveBeauty
    9th May 2015 / 1:06 am

    This is my go to brush for the outer v, or for adding an inner corner highlight!

  6. June Warren Bordas
    9th May 2015 / 2:57 am

    Looks like a great brush. I'm going to check this out for my wife.

  7. Jason P.
    9th May 2015 / 3:43 am

    My sister is quite obsessed with makeup brushes! I have a feeling she might love this as well! 😀

  8. Hannah Boxall
    9th May 2015 / 8:47 am

    this looks like a gorgeous brush, I love my mac 217 so can imagine that this is just as good a quality x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

  9. Michelle K
    9th May 2015 / 10:00 am

    MAC brushes are excellent, I just wish they weren't so pricey! xx

  10. Angeline Lee
    9th May 2015 / 12:07 pm

    It is an amazing brush, always better for eyeshadows and creases!

  11. Gil Camporazo
    9th May 2015 / 1:27 pm

    It has been your dream to get hold of this brush for it makes your life easier. I really like your attitude for this. You're determined to have it and at long last you've got it.

  12. Sin Yee
    9th May 2015 / 3:19 pm

    Never use any M.A.C bursh before but my friend recommend me to try it too. Thanks for your review.

  13. Fernando Lachica
    9th May 2015 / 3:22 pm

    This is great for women and companion for working. Beauty products are women's best friend. A pencil brush lastlonger than the bulkyone.

  14. Tiffany Yong W.T.
    9th May 2015 / 4:23 pm

    The brushes I buy (even the ones from MAC) all end up abandoned somewhere as I prefer to use the product/applicator directly! But thanks for recommending this brush!

  15. 9th May 2015 / 6:19 pm

    Ouch – that is quite expensive. Unfortunately not something I can justify, however I don't tend to wear too much makeup – generall mascara and lipgloss – fab review!

  16. 9th May 2015 / 7:15 pm

    Those brushes are seems like good one,will surely recommend them to fellow female friends.

  17. Anne V
    10th May 2015 / 1:58 am

    Interesting, I didn't know make up brushes were important, I just use whatever on the off chance that I do make up on myself which is rare. When I do decide to take make up seriously, I will definitely take the brushes into account! Thanks!

  18. papaleng
    10th May 2015 / 5:25 am

    Sounds like a nice pencil brush to try. I'll tell my wife about this and see if she likes to have one.

  19. Russ R.
    10th May 2015 / 5:41 am

    Oh I know what you mean about finally getting something that you've been looking for, especially if it's make-up related. Don't you just love being a girl? Lol. I love Mac products too but I haven't really tried their brushes. I'm happy for you and glad that you finally got you Mac 219 pencil brush, even if it's pricey, it is worth the investment.

  20. OY HZ
    10th May 2015 / 10:02 am

    Great that you waited n finally got your dream brush 🙂 I don't use brushes much or eye makeup. But this brush looks pretty soft n luxurious from the photo..

  21. Ling Tan
    10th May 2015 / 11:31 am

    I've always been too lazy to do much to my eyes, though Iike the shimmery effects a good brush can give. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

  22. Laura - Alagoz
    10th May 2015 / 1:50 pm

    I have never tried any MAC brushes. This one sounds like a good one to have x

    Pink Frenzy

  23. Mia Foo
    10th May 2015 / 3:06 pm

    frankly speaking i have no idea what a pencil brush is for until you mentioned you use it for the crease, outer v (what's that?), lower lash line and smudging eyeliner….
    i believe mac brushes aren't really on the affordable range? but it's good that you like what you got!

  24. Fred Hawson
    10th May 2015 / 9:40 pm

    I have no idea about brushes like this because my wife hardly uses makeup especially on her eyes. Mac sounds and looks like an expensive brand.

  25. lee rosales
    11th May 2015 / 1:40 am

    Different make up brushes for blending makeups esp for contouring and blending. This is a great item/s for makeup junkie

  26. Kylie wenn
    11th May 2015 / 3:23 am

    Great item for eyes make up!~ Pencil brush sounds like a great choice!

  27. Kelly Chin
    11th May 2015 / 4:04 am

    Will hop over to MAC boutique when I go to the mall, I have the asian flat eyes hopefully this pencil brush can help to defining the crease.

  28. Louise Banta
    11th May 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Sorry but as of this moment, I can't relate much or understand much about make up brushes and its uses; I'm still in the process of learning them. But since Mac is a well-respected and reliable brand, this brush is worth having. 🙂

  29. Manu Kalia
    11th May 2015 / 12:55 pm

    My wife needs to see this, It look like a great product. Sharing this one.

  30. Belleza Kisses
    12th May 2015 / 2:46 pm

    OMG! This has to be one of my favorite brushes! I had to get a few more to make sure I always have it in hand

  31. Sumi Go
    19th May 2015 / 4:15 am

    I've recently rekindled my love for doing eye makeup, and your post just reminded me how much I wanted this and the 217 brushes! 😀 I still don't have any MAC brushes at the moment since the Real Technique ones I use do the job. But I'll check this brush and the 217 one soon. Thanks for this post!

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