Hey guys, how are you doing today? I am finally getting down to writing this review, and OMG, was it asked for by you guys.
If you love makeup, you would understand the importance of makeup brushes. It used to always make me sad that there were no good quality affordable brushes in Indian market at all. The ones available in health and glow or newU are simple brushes, but they do not cover the entire range or variety of brushes. When I started doing makeup, I went to MAC straight to buy brushes, but the prices had me shook. I mean, if I pay almost 2K for a single brush, it will take me eternity to build my vanity.
This is when I discovered PAC cosmetics on amazon.in. It was long back PAC cosmetics became the rage that they are today. I ordered one brush because the pic online looked promising and the price was surprisingly low. When I received the brush, I was dancing with joy. The quality of these brushes is almost at par with MAC but the prices are almost 1/3rd or even less. Slowly I build my collection with PAC brushes, and now I think I have almost all the kinds of brushes I need, including face and eye makeup brushes. That being said, I don’t say I am going to stop buying brushes, because, well, lets just say I am a makeup addict. I need to try everything. But I would also like to emphasize, you don’t need to own every single brush I have to show here. These brushes can very easily multi task, especially the face brushes. So go ahead, find the ones you like, and enjoy using them.
The brushes, they come individually in a zip pouch, which is great for travelling. Although I don’t store my brushes in these, but they are great on the go or if you are a hygiene freak and want your brushes to be covered all the time. All these brushes have been washed atleast 10 times by me, and I am no delicate user. So after using them for months, i can gladly say, they stay put, do not loose their shape easily. They do shed every once in a while, but mostly like a hair or two, nothing crazy at all.
Their website does not state what are they made of, and I can’t say for the ones with white bristles. But the dual toned and the black bristle brushes are definitely synthetic. All the brushes are very soft to touch, and they do not feel scratchy at all. They pick product nicely and blend it all seamlessly. I will state what I use every brush for, but you don’t have to stick to that. Use however you like to use them, there are no rules. All the brushes have wooden handles, so do keep them away from water when washing them, if you get the handle wet, wipe it with a tissue before you leave them to dry.
You can order them from amazon or from paccosmetics.com
PAC 301: Tulip shaped brush, ideal for powder and bronzer application, I use it to apply my blush too sometimes. With the tapered shape, it easily gives you control to place contour and bronzer where you want them to be. The bristles are really soft.
PAC 272 and 218: These both are synthetic brushes, ideal for concealer application. 272 has an angle to it, while 218 is more dome shaped. They both fit nicely under the eye and are dense enough to buff the concealer nicely without loosing the coverage. You don’t need to have both, its more of what shape you prefer. The angled one helps to reach the contours around ones nose and eyes, so I would recommend that more. Both the brushes are very soft and sturdy. The tapered handle of the brushes makes them super easy to store too.
Price: Rs. 525 each
PAC 262: This is a flat, tapered brush, much like a foundation brush, but it is very fluffy. I use to set my under eye concealer. Given the shape, it can be used to contour as well. The bristles are very soft, and it has not lost its shape after numerous washes.
Price: Rs. 495
PAC 275: This is a multitask brush, as PAC names it and I couldn’t agree more. This is a dense, but slightly tapered brush. It is a little flattened which makes it a little stiff. The stiffness is why I love to use it for highlighting, when I want my highlight to be on fleek. I also use this as a blush brush. Again, soft bristles, great for contouring too. The bristles are white, so they do tend to stain over time.
Price: Rs. 575
PAC 036: This is the best brush for highlighting. It is fluffy, with long bristles. Picks up the product nicely and blends it nicely too. I also use it to contour my cheeks on the days I want my contour to be sharp. It is a little too abused at the moment and has lost the tapered shape a bit. But once I wash it and reshape it, it will be back to being new.
Price: Rs. 685
PAC 045: Its a fan brush with almost duo fiber like bristles. You can see the density of bristles goes less towards the ends, while it is denser towards the base. This makes it ideal for highlight application, if you prefer to use less product. I use it with very pigmented highlighters, to make sure not to look like a glitter ball.
Price: Rs. 450
PAC 243: It is a large fan brush, with dense bristles. I am obsessed with this brush. It is PERFECT for contouring. Being fan like, it places my contour nicely and precisely, but with all the dense bristles, it blends the contour like a dream. I pick up product only on the center of the brush, place it at the edge of my face, in the centre of my ear, and blend towards my mouth. And there you are, perfect contour in no time. If you are new with contouring, try this brush, it will never fail you.
Price: Rs. 395
PAC 393: This is a fluffy blending brush, much like Sigma E40. It is a little bigger than Sigma one. It is quite fanned out and not very tapered at the end. I love to use this to apply my transition shade. Sometimes I use it to just buff one color all over my lid and be done with it. It’s a great brush for beginners, although if you don’t have much lid space, or a crease, this brush might not be ideal for you.
Price: Rs. 585
PAC 032 and 028: Both these brushes are like 393 but both are tapered in the end, which makes them great to place color more precisely in the crease. With the fluffy base, it makes super easy to blend the color but without spreading the color too far. 032 and 028 are almost the same shape, with 028 having longer bristles. Longer bristles give a more blown out look. So if you are someone with hooded eyelids, both these brushes would be great to use in the crease.
Price: Rs. 585 each
PAC 202: This is the most epic pencil brush I have ever used. It is much better than the MAC 219 as well. It is not scratchy, its very tiny and precise and I love to use it on my lower lashline and inner corner. This is my must have. If you like applying kajal on daily basis, use this to smudge it on the lower lashline. Love love love how precise it is.
Price: Rs. 465
PAC 050: This was my first ever brush from PAC. It is a tiny, tapered blender brush. It is great for cut creases and also blending lower lashline. I use this one probably everytime I do makeup and I have 2 of these. I will probably buy a few more, that’s how much I love this one. Hooded eyelids and smaller eyes will love this brush, you can create a crease using this brush alone. It is very pointy and precise.
Price: Rs. 685
PAC 033: This one is a perfect dupe for MAC 217. A must have for all makeup lovers. You can use it to blend color, to pack on color, to define the crease. I can do my entire eye makeup, alonw with this brush. A must have.
Price: Rs. 585
PAC 208: This one is a thicker pencil brush. I use it to apply color on my outer corners or inner corners of the eye. The tip is very pointy and the brush is stiff so it works great for precise application; but its not ideal for blending at all. I like to use it to spot conceal blemishes on my face too, works great for that.
Price: Rs. 335
You might love these coz:
- Great quality
- Soft to touch, not at all scratchy
- Easily available online
- Do not shed
- Easy to clean
- Easy to store
You might hate them coz:
- I can’t find a reason to hate these.