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I spotted these in Allure magazine a couple of months back and have been desperate for some news on them in the UK ever since. These amazing, completely new and totally different brushes, are the brand new MAC Masterclass Brush Collection.
MAC Masterclass Brush Collection
I thought they were wierd toothbrushes when I first laid eyes on them, and then I realised, this is seriously big news!
MAC’s Artist Training and Development team spent a lot of time thinking about to re-design a makeup brush for even better results than we ever thought possible. This is all about making self-application effortless and also taking into account how brushes are used differently depending on whether you are right or left handed.
The Masterclass brushes are actually based on the first makeup brushes ever, before they evolved into artist tools like we have today.
All the brushes in the MAC Masterclass collection are designed to be run paralell to the face (like we hold a toothbrush). The handles are made of durable yet flexible metalized plastic composite handles have rubberized grips for comfort. The bristles are a new type of synthetic bristle, Cosmefibre, which is super dense and lends itself to flawless application.
So the question is, what do these brushes do that are current brushes don’t?
MAC says, “There are three distinct voids that these brushes fill. The first is the need for a brush that makes self-application less intimidating to the first-time consumer. Secondly, there is a need for new synthetic fibers that feel natural, but that deliver the beautiful and perfectly blended results of high-end bristles. Make-up Artist Brushes have not changed dramatically in general appearance and construction for the past several hundred years, and these new brushes will help take the Make-up Artistry Tool category into the future.”
The Masterclass brushes are shapef to match the contours of the face. Here’s the lowdown on each one:
Oval 6 £33.50): Great for applying primer, foundation and powder products to the entire face. Try blush and bronzer for contouring the cheek bone area.
Oval 3 (27): Includes a corner shape that assists the user in shading and blending cream, or powder eye shadow to the eye. It is also useful for applying foundation and concealer to targeted areas of the face: under the eye, the inside corner of the eye or on the sides of nose.
Linear 1 (£22.50): Has a short narrow row of fibres to help concentrate product application along the lash line. This brush applies a perfect thin line of product along the upper lash line or tucked under the lower lash line. It can also be used to fill in and define the brows, or to apply a defined line along the lip. The Linear 1 brush is very helpful for special effects makeup to create crisp lines and linear shapes.
The MAC Masterclass Brush collection is available from January 2014 at free standing M·A·C Stores, Frasers Glasgow, Harvey Nichols London, Selfridges London and www.maccosmetics.co.uk.
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