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The must-haves

So these three brushes have been with me for 12 years. It seems incredible, right? Well, I bought them with one of my firts paychecks. After a terrible night in a lonely office frantically translating a report that had to be ready in the morning I got a juicy paycheck that didn’t last long. On my way back home I headed to a famous department store and bought presents for my mum and my grandparents. Then, with the money I got left, I went to the MAC counter and bought two absolutely flashy eyeshadows, individual eye lashes (some of them golden!) and these three brushes.

mac_brushes_1Of course, those eyeshadows (a pistachio green and a deep pink) are not in my vanity anymore and I haven’t used the individual eye lashes for a very long time but I have to admit they were a hit in my days at Uni. However, these three brushes are still my absolute must-haves when it comes to beauty. After 12 years of work, some travels in uncomfortable makeup bags, three moves and lots of adventures, they still are in the best shape. To be honest, I don’t wash them as much as I should… but there they are: as soft, precise and helpful as the first day. The numbers are almost erased but I’ve been browsing the MAC website and I think I’ve found them: number 219 that I use for the crease, number 266 that I use to apply shadow as eye liner and number 239 for practically everything else. With them you don’t have to worry about the quality of the eyeshadow, you will sure make the most of it. They are not cheap, though. But I can understand the price tag, for the quality is extremely good. 12 years and still counting! So before spend your money in that beautiful eyeshadow palette, think if you have the right tools to apply it. And if you don’t, run to the next MAC counter and get these three as son as posible!


  1. They’ve held up really well. I think the last essential brush I purchased was from Sephora and I love it. Having those perfect brushes does help in the morning for my necessary paint job! lol What solution do you use to clean your brushes?
    Texas Jak

  2. This takes me back to when I was a student and couldn’t afford any decent makeup, so whenever I had something fancy to go to I’d go to the MAC store on the King’s Road and ask for a ‘demonstration’ – managed it quite a few times before they cottoned on!!

  3. Los pinceles de Mac son los mejores!
    Antes de Navidades perdí el neceser de las pinturas y casi me da algo. He tenido que ir comprándomelo todo poco a poco porque, madre mía, menudo dineral cuando has de renovarlo todo de golpe, verdad?
    Por cierto, yo tampoco los lavo demasiado… :S


    • Ay madre!!! Y cómo lo perdiste? La verdad es que a veces pienso en lo que cuestan estas cosas y pienso que en lugar de las joyas, debería meter el neceser en la caja fuerte! ;)

    • Hi Jill! Too Faced has a product that turns eyeshadows into eye liners, but most of the shadows can act like eye liner if you dampen a little bit your brush.It gives them another texture.

    • Yes, I’m so happy with them… they are my beauty treasures. If my brushes have survived that well with the kind of stress I put them through… yours will do too!

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  5. Tengo, por lo menos de Mac, el angulado. Es genial, el problema es que no suelo maquillarme los ojos.

    • Yo me maquillo siempre los ojos porque los tengo muy chiquititos y con ese pincel me pongo siempre un poquito de eye liner y me va genial!

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