MAC Making Pretty Face & Eye Brush Set Reviews and Photos

I have always been a sucker for cute packaging so needless to say, I couldn’t resist the new Face & Eye Brush Set from MAC’s 2012 Making Pretty Couture Collection.

MAC Making Pretty Brush Set 136 Face Brush and 282 Eye Brush Reviews

The Making Pretty Brush Set comes with a light dusty pink faux shagreen case with a rose gold bow magnetic clip, along with two full-sized brushes with matching handles.

136 Face Powder Brush is a flat, dome-shaped brush for “sculpting, blending and highlighting”. It is now discontinued and last retailed for $62. 134 Large Powder Brush from the permanent line is similar but bigger and fluffier. The bristles felt ultra-soft and so nice on the skin! I love using this for blending and applying powders.

282 All Over Eye Shader is a wide, dome-shaped brush for “building and blending intense colour on eyelids”. It was released as a SE brush in past brush sets and is currently not available in full size. 214 Short Shader Brush is similar but smaller. Again, the bristles felt super soft. The short and dense shape also made it great for packing color on the lid, smudging color along the lashline and contouring the nose.

As for the case, it came in a very portable size of roughly 3.5 inches by 8 inches. The two compartments on the inside allowed enough room for both brushes and more. The bow detail was also super cute but the material was flimsy and the case couldn’t even stay open on its own.

Overall, the MAC Making Pretty Face & Eye Brush Set is a cute set, but not a must-have.

MAC Making Pretty Brush Case

MAC Making Pretty Brush 136 and 282 Brushes
MAC Making Pretty Brush 136 Face Powder Brush
MAC Making Pretty Brush 282 All Over Eye Shader Brush

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MAC Making Pretty Face & Eye Brush Set is available at MAC stores for $100.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


    • Lol yes it does seem like a lot but both brushes are full-sized and the 136 alone retailed $62 while the 282 will most likely cost at least $25 (which is how much the 214 costs) if it was sold separately.

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