MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush Review

MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush

Hello Everybody, I am here to review this eyeshadow brush from MAC called 239 which is a recent addition to my MAC brush kit.  I had only one MAC eye brush earlier, which was the 217 blending brush.  It was a fantastic brush, but I found it a bit large for my lid space, so I picked this 239 eye shader brush, which is small and easy to pack color on the lids.  I use the 217 for applying concealer, paint pot and blending eyeshadows.

MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush Review

All MAC original brushes are handmade featuring wood handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules. The quality is amazing.  The bristles of this brush are made of goat hair, so they are white in colour.  As a result, the brush gets dirty soon as in the case of 217, but this is not a problem for me as I use MAC brush cleanser, which effectively cleans all my brushes.  I recently read somewhere that MAC uses only trimmed goat hair, so this definitely gives me so much satisfaction and inner peace.


This brush measures 17 cms long.

MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush Review


I got it for Rs. 1500.  There were only a few pieces of the old stock left, so I didn’t want to miss the chance and bought it.  The new stock costs Rs. 1900 as MAC has increased the prices.

MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush Review

My Experience with MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush:

I am totally in love with this brush.  This is just what I wanted as it is the apt brush for my lids.  Eye makeup has become so much easy for me with this.  I will definitely recommend this to anybody looking for just one eyeshadow brush, it does everything, and my love for the brand is growing day by day.

MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush Review

Pros of MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush:

  • Extremely soft.
  • Picks up the color very well, I even tried using this with cheaper eyeshadows and it does a fantastic job.
  • It is flat, so very easy to pat the color on the lid.
  • Small sized and easy to apply the eyeshadow on the upper lid.
  • Very dense and prevents fallout of colors.
  • The brush is also small enough to use for applying shadows in the inner lid too.
  • By holding it horizontally, this can also be used for applying color on lower lash line.

Cons of MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush:

Apart from the price and the white bristles, I see no other cons in this brush.

IMBB Rating:


Would I Recommend MAC 239 Brush?

Yes, it is a must-have for all of us, it is a multipurpose eye brush.

As I have mentioned above, only the last few pieces are available at the rate of Rs. 1500.  So, those of you who have this brush in mind, get it immediately or else you will regret paying Rs. 400 extra unnecessarily.

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40 thoughts on “MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush Review

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        Have a nice day !!!! :)) :)) :))

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    1. yeah..actually there were some pieces tagged Rs.1900.If I had asked the MUA to give me one,they would have given me the new piece only because when I asked them the price they told me it was for Rs.1900.But I searched and picked the one that was for Rs.1500.. :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. ohh thanku for the nice words flygirl.. :puchhi: .I consider myself to be very bad in takin snaps n writin…hope I improve…this blog is helpin me grow day by day..thanks to lovely ppl like u around.. :yahoo:

        1. me too not so good at taking pictures but my photography was way too horrible…I have progressed a bit now.. I play with my camera and that helps..I try different light settings (natural light /artificial light )… then I try different angles and I feel lil more confident…

    1. Rati..u were my only inspiration to get MAC brushes… :puchhi: ..I used to think that I can never own them.. :yahoo: :yahoo:

  1. nice review Preetha!!! :thanks: :thanks: :)) :))

    ur MAC collection is increasing day day!!!! :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

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