MAC 231 Small Shader Brush Review


MAC 231 Small Shader Brush

Most of the time friends ask me about my lip care and lipstick application secrets and one of them is a good dose of lip balm I use which I will be sharing in my next post but here is a tool I use on and off – MAC 231 brush.


mac 231 brush review

Size – 15 cm, Price – 1300 /- INR, Available at MAC stores across India

About Mac 231 Small Shader Brush:

For application and expert blending of eye shadow. Flat-tipped, a paddle- shaped brush that lets you fuse and move around colours with pro-style. Suitable for powder or cream products. Synthetic fibres.


mac 231 review

My experience with Mac 231 Small Shader Brush:

Shape – the brush is 15 cm long and gives a nice hold and easy application, it is flat tipped and bristles are tightly packed which makes them pick cream product nicely. I have seen girls raving this brush for multiple applications like – concealer, cream eye shadow, lipstick, highlighter in inner corners, smudging of kohl , gel liner and what not. The brush is a multi tasking and is a must have from MAC.


mac 231 brush

Useful for – The brush is mostly useful for small detailing of cream or powder product but I find this particularly good for lipstick application as it is flat shaped and the size is just right to apply lipstick without overdoing it. The only issue is , that it is not travel friendly or if you want to take it around you need to pack it separately in small box to keep it clean from dust.


mac 231

Cleaning – As the bristles are synthetic it is very easy to clean and air dry them, it takes usually 8 plus hrs to dry them and they are ready to use. Most of the times I just clean them with baby wipes after each application.

What I like about MAC 231 Small Shader Brush:

  • The brush handle is perfectly sized for easy hold and even application.
  • The bristles are nicely shaped to pick cream product and lay them effortlessly.
  • It is easy to clean and dry.
  • I never faced issue with shedding of bristles and I have washed it many a times.
  • The brush can be used for cream product and powder product.

What I don’t like about MAC 231 Small Shader Brush:

  • They are not easily available in stores.

Ratings – 5/5

Recommendations – there are very few “GOOD” lip brushes available in Indian market and if you are looking for a brush which would give you precise application every time without much efforts then please give this a shot. The size of the brush is so perfect.

Have you tried MAC 231 Small Shader Brush?

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  1. This looks good, but I think I would skip it due to price factor 🙁 recently faces canada has launched one lip shader and lip filler brush which are really nice, even lakme absolute has a nice lip brush, nice review dear 🙂


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