MAC Brush Substitutes

After perusing some of my favorite makeup tutorial sites and blogs, I have discovered that there are some great substitutes out there for MAC Brushes.   Some of the MAC brushes can cost a pretty penny so having an economical substitute that is the same quality as MAC is great.  Now I have only tried one Loew-Cornell for myself and it is more of a crease/contour eye brush and it works well but I won’t lie, there is nothing like a nice, brand new, pretty brush from MAC.  But hey, if they do the same thing, it’s worth giving these bad boys a try…..

MAC 150 Large Powder Brush – Full and dense for dusting loose or pressed powder on face or body. This brush is particularly good for blush application with soft fibers that form a full, rounded shape. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature wood handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules.
$42 vs.  Loew Cornell Round Mop Brush 277 – xxL – $10.79

MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush – All-purpose for blush or face powder. This brush is particularly good for blush application. The fibers are soft and form a full, rounded shape. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature wood handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules.
$34 vs. Loew Cornell Round Mop Brush 277 – L – $18.79

MAC 134 Large Powder Brush – An extra large paddle-shaped brush featuring a fluffed, rounded tip. Of soft natural fibre, this brush is specially designed to provide flawless application of powder to face or body.
$52 vs. Lowe Cornell Maxine’s Mop 1” – $8.79

MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush – Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products. This brush has a tapered, rounded edge with smooth, firm, fine fibres. It can be used to build intense colour on the eyelid. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature wood handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules.
$24.50 vs. Loew Cornell Maxine Mop 3/8’ = 3.79

MAC 208 Angled Brush – Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products. This brush has a tapered, rounded edge with smooth, firm, fine fibres. It can be used to build intense colour on the eyelid. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature wood handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules.
$19.50 vs Lowe Cornell 1/8’ $3.79

MAC 195 Concealer Brush – A flexible synthetic fibre flat brush with slight pointed tip for precision application and blending of all concealer formulas and other emollient products.
$22.50 vs. Loew Cornell Filbert #8 $4.29

MAC 228 Mini Shader Brush – Excellent for applying emollient-based products. This brush has fibers which are slightly round-tipped and firm. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature wood handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules
$19.50 vs Loew Cornel Maxine Mop ¼’ $2.79

MAC 190 Foundation Brush – Pro-quality. A foundation brush designed to create a smooth, even finish, flawless look. Works well with any M·A·C foundation, including Studio Fix and Studio Tech. Use to apply, distribute, and blend foundation into all areas in the face.
$32 vs Loew Cornel Filbert 1’ – $8.79

I have found you really have to search at Michaels for these brushes so if you are able to find a good place online to buy brushes with cheap shipping, I would suggest that.  You can try rexart.com or royalbrushstore.com.

If you are looking for a good quality makeup brush that is not a “paint” brush….try out http://www.sigmabeauty.com/.  They have really great brushes and remind me a lot of MAC Brushes.

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