Monday, 20 January 2014

MAC Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit: Mineralize - Special Edition

Hell everyone! I hope you are all doing great. If you managed to take a look at my Christmas blog post you will know that I received a very special present that I was very exited about. The MAC Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit: Mineralize. Rather than writing a review since you can't pick this set up any more (although the brushes are available as standard MAC brushes) I thought I would give you all a brief look at the gift set and what is included as well as my thoughts on the brushes!

MAC Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit: Mineralize 

My wonderful boyfriend, the amazing person that he is, remembered me being exited that MAC had released a limited edition brush set as they rarely do these little brush sets. Up until Christmas I owned no MAC products but I longingly wanted to. So I have my wonderful boyfriend to thank for starting me out on MAC products! The set comes in this black box which you can see in the photo above with the classic MAC lettering. Inside is where you can find all the wonderful goodies!


In the set comes a little bag/ purse which is really high quality. I have kept this in my make-up storage but I plan on using this as a purse on nights out as it really is pretty. I also received two samples with this - the MAC Zoom Lash which I actually ended up buying the full size of and reviewing here and the MAC Prep and Prime which I have tried and liked. Of course you also get the brushes with this brush set!

MAC Brushes - MAC 159SE, MAC187SE, MAC286SE, MAC287SE

In this brush set are four brushes which you can find in the normal MAC line. I will link all of the brushes you can get from the standard line. In the brush set you receive special edition versions of the MAC159, MAC187, MAC286 and the MAC287. All of these brushes are duo fibre.

MAC 159 Special Edition

The MAC159 is a brush designed for the application of blush and that is exactly what I have used this for. It is great for evenly distributing powder on to the cheeks and is the perfect size for blush application. There is nothing more I can say on this brush only that it really is a great brush and really does ensure that blush is applied evenly on to the skin.

MAC187 - Special Edition 

Next we have the MAC187 which I have fallen in love with. This brush is essentially a powder brush which again is exactly how I have been using it. This brush is amazing - it gives a flawless look to the skin just by applying the powder so finely and evenly on to your foundation. It blends the powder beautifully on to the skin and also ensures that any foundation you are setting with powder is good to go. I am in love with this brush.

MAC286 - Special Edition

Also included in the set is the MAC286. This brush is a blending brush. I have tried this as a blending brush and it really does get in to the crease and help blend out the product really well as well as evenly across the eyelid. I have also found a use for this in blending out any foundation or concealer around the eye area as it is very soft and gentle which you always want to be around the eye area.

MAC287 - Special Edition

Finally we have the MAC287 which is another amazing brush. This brush is designed for applying eyeshadow which again I have tried but I find that the brush is slightly too big for my eyelids. However I absolutely love this brush for applying and blending out concealer as it really does blend the concealer well in to the skin.

So those were my thoughts on the MAC Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit: Mineralize. Were any of you lucky enough to pick up this brush set? Have you got any of these brushes from the standard MAC line of brushes? Let me know your thoughts and opinions on the set and brushes in the comments below!

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16 comments:

  1. I have ByTerry brushes...so I'm not in need of new ones...but you can never say never!! ;)

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    1. I have far too many brushes! More than is needed for one person at least!

      Claire

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  2. I dont own MAC burshes I cant justify the price! They look lovely though and you're a very lucky lady to have a boyfriend that remembered that you wanted these! :) x

    Molly's Beauty Spot | A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I would definitely say that the sets they do like this are worth the investment. You can get a feel for the type of brushes you will get use out of!

      Claire

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  3. I adore the bag these brushes come in. So chic!

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  4. Ooh lucky you for owning these! MAC is a bit of a fail safe :)

    Jenn Barely There Beauty | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you! I have the boyfriend to thank for this gift!

      Claire

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  5. They look gorgeous, what a lovely gift!
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    1. Thank you very much, they are lovely!

      Claire

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  6. How sweet of you!! This brushes look lovely, I hardly ever use makeup brushes!

    Corinne x
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    1. Really! I used to not use make-up brushes when I was younger but now I always do!

      Claire

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  7. I would love to try these brushes, they look gorgeous! x

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  8. Ooh - I really wanted that kit :O

    Thanks for sending me your link in bbloggers :)

    S xx
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    1. It really is amazing, so glad I got it! No problem!

      Claire

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