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MAC Brushes - any other suggestions?

I recently purchased 2 Mac Brushes, the 217 blending brush and an angled blush/bronzer one. I find the quality is quite bad, the bristles keep sticking out and for the 217 brush they all split!

 

Does anyone recommend some other brushes that I can try out?  I'm looking for eyeshadow and and blush brushes!  Thank you x

Re: MAC Brushes - any other suggestions?

I really LOVE the Sephora Collection brushes. Their quality is marvelous. I'd recommend brush #10 or #16. #16 is more of a stiff brush which is very comparable to the 217 brush.

 

Whimsically yours,
Janine

Re: MAC Brushes - any other suggestions?

The only mac brushes I have shedding problems with are the duo fiber... but that's typical of most duo fiber brushes. 

Did you wash them a few times and try shaping them? I always wash a new brush 2-3x before use to get all the stray hairs out. 

If you did try washing them, then I would exchange them. mac brushes should not be doing that. 

Re: MAC Brushes - any other suggestions?

I have a few MAC & Sigma and don't see a difference in the quality between those and cheap ones. For face brushes, I love Real Techniques. I have every single brush besides the stippling brush. I have really been liking the Sedona Lace brushes for eyes (the pointed crease EB15 is my fave!) and Bhumi Brushes are amazing too, but also more expensive than MAC, I buy them when there's a big sale, I love their Perfect Crease & Blending brush.

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Re: MAC Brushes - any other suggestions?

Thank you all for your help!  I will have a look at Sigma brushes for eyeshadow Smiley Happy

Re: MAC Brushes - any other suggestions?

Be sure to sign up for email updates to get discount codes.  Also, you may want to look at your favorite beauty bloggers, as many of them have a negotiated discount code...

Re: MAC Brushes - any other suggestions?

bdellium tools brushes are quite nice.....I have a mixture of everything....sigma, mac sephora...they are all good to me

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