How To use the MAC Masterclass Brushes: ideas From MAC senior artist Victor Cembellin

There’s been a lot of mystery surrounding the new MAC Masterclass Brushes. Heck, even Tabs didn’t know what to make of them the first time he laid eyes on the funky black handles (which kind of look like toothbrushes).

MAC Masterclass Brushes from the left: Oval 6 brush (two on the far left), Oval 3 brush (two in the center) and Linear 1 (two on the far right)
I was curious, too, so yesterday I went to the source — the MAC pro store in San Francisco — and got some terrific ideas from MAC senior artist Victor Cembellin.


With senior MAC artist Victor Cembellin (I’m wearing three-inch heels here, and I still look short, LOL!)
If you like makeup and you’re not already following Victor online, get on that! He’s really nice, and he articles lots of fun and interesting behind-the-scenes MAC tweets and pics on his Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Anywho, Victor walked me through the different ways you can use the new Oval No. 6, Oval No. 3 and Linear 1 MAC Masterclass Brushes.

So far there are just three brushes in the new line, but as you can probably tell by the numbered names…it’s a safe bet we’ll see more. Hopefully, because I think they’re great.


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Another shot of the MAC Masterclass Brushes
The video has a lot a lot more detail, but in a nutshell…

One big difference — I mean, other than their unusual appearance — between these new brushes and standard makeup brushes is how they’re used. They’re created for less tapping and stippling, and a lot more gliding, skimming, pushing and pulling across the skin. think of your brush as a figure skater gliding along your skin.

Each of the brushes can be used in different ways, and you can even use them to go from cream products to powders.

The largest brush in the three-piece collection, Oval 6 ($42), can be used to apply foundation, tinted moisturizer, face powder, blush, highlighter and contour colors (probably among other things).

Oval 3 ($32), the medium-sized one, works terrific for applying concealer to the under-eye area, eye cream all over the eyes and eyeshadows in the contour.

The smallest brush, liner 1 ($25), can be used for blending out eyeliner pencils (for a smudgy look) and applying eyeshadow, especially along the lash lines. In a pinch, you could even use it to fill in your brows.

But what if you’re new to makeup? Can beginners use these brushes? Absolutely! Victor thinks so, too, and he talks about that in the video.

There’s way a lot more ideas and product recommendations from Victor in the vid, and here all links to all of the products mentioned.

The MAC products used in the video
Here are prices and links…

MAC Oval 6 brush ($42)

MAC Oval 3 brush ($32)

MAC Linear 1 brush ($25)

MAC Prep + Prime Skin refined zone ($21)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish natural in medium Deep ($30)

Blushbaby blush ($21)

Style blush ($21)

Prep + Prime BB appeal Balm Compact SPF 30 ($30)

Bamboo Eye shadow ($15)

Blooz Eye Kohl ($16)

Parfait Amour Eye shadow ($15)

Oh! and if you want to learn a lot more about the Masterclass Brushes and get really good hands-on help, you can always book an appointment at your local MAC store. one of their makeup artists will walk you through the process.

Inside the MAC pro store on Union street in San Francisco…
If you’re ever out here in the Bay Area, I highly recommend stopping by the MAC pro store on Union street in San Francisco. According to Victor, it’s the only pro store covering eight states! You can call them at (415) 771-6113 to book an appointment. The makeup artists there are exceptionally knowledgeable. Plus, you have the entire MAC pro line ideal there at your fingertips to play with (SO FUN!).

The San Francisco MAC pro Store
I hope you took pleasure in this video about toothbrushes. អរគុណ​សម្រាប់​ការ​តាមដាន!



ភី។ ស៊ី។ ស៊ី In case you were interested, here’s some info on what I’m wearing in the video…

Peter Som for Anthropologie Cheshire Dress, available now at

Cardigan is from Banana Republic’s summer collection, here’s something similar from

Pam Hiran Bib necklace from Anthropolgie (no longer available); this has a similar vibe and would work, too, which is available now at

Fergie fallen Boots (no longer available)

Glasses are the 429’s by Paul Smith

Nail polish is Tom Ford Shameless

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