I love it when MAC launches brush sets. Not only because I swear by their brushes and it’s a great chance to replace my oldies, but also because it is a chance of buying them at a great price. However, the best part is that the brushes come in a smaller size, which is very make up bag friendly. Win all around!
With my powder and eye shadow applicator and blender brushes having seen better days, I found the perfect set to replace them all in one go: the Make it Perfect Brush Kit/Special Edition. It consists of five special edition brushes: 167 powder, 168 angled contour for the face and 239 shader, 217 blending, 212 flat definer for the eyes. They are all white and with glittering clear handles, and comes in a see-through snowglobe-inspired bag.
I do have them all, but I was in desperate need to replace my 167, 168, 239 and 217, which are staples in my make up bag – I use them an awful lot, and they lasted me a good 4-5 years! Check this post on more detail on the brushes and how I use them. The 212 I don’t really need, and in fact have one already from another kit which was a gift, so no losers here!
Apart from the fact I cannot live without them, I find the price very attractive at £39.50 with free delivery. If I were to buy all four brushes I really need, it would cost me £87 for the larger size, which doesn’t fit in my make up bag. That, plus the 212 I really don’t need, so I am getting £103 worth of goods for a bit more than a third of that. MAC also sent me a little sample of their Zoom Lash mascara. I think it’s great!
Now, I know some of you say MAC brushes are overpriced and I can probably replace them by a cheaper, equally good brand but I trust them; for me, that’s priceless!
Although it might be available in stores, sadly this kit in particular has sold out on the site in the UK. The others variations, the Essentials, which I bought before and has their foundation brush and the Shape & Perfect kits are also gone. But they still have the Mineralize, with great buffers, for the same price!