23 October 2014

stroke of midnight

MAC's Stroke of Midnight brushes are one of the prettiest I've ever seen, but I never thought I'd buy them off eBay for $65. I know, I know - eBay isn't exactly the safest place to buy cosmetics since there are a lot of fakes out there, especially since this is my first set of MAC brushes. I did a little bit of research on this set before purchasing, and I haven't bumped into anything out of the ordinary yet so I will assume these are genuine.

I've been wanting this particular set of brushes since MAC's Stroke of Midnight collection came out around last year, but I decided against it because I was being a responsible adult and not purchasing something that I liked, but didn't need. Well it all changed a few weeks ago when I decided that I would try to pack extra light for that California trip. I'd be landing around 12 and James doesn't get off work until 5ish, so that leaves a lot of extra room in between. I do want to explore a bit, but who wants to do it while lugging around a heavy duffel bag? 

So of course the rational choice was to lighten up my brush load, which makes sense in my mind because the Bobbi Brown blush brush (my go-to for bronzer) has a freakin' long handle and it doesn't safely fit in any makeup bags.

......Yeah. Don't judge, you've probably done the same thing in terms of reasoning.


  1. Those are gorgeous! I love the gold black and white together! I think its a great idea to have smaller brushes for travel! Why not lol!? I only own two Mac brushes but they are great quality!

  2. They are indeed gorgeous c:
    I hope the packing for LA goes
    well! Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

  3. These look lovely!


  4. These are so pretty - I seriously need to expand my brush collection!! I only have like one or two!

    - Deniz

  5. I think these will hook you on MAC brushes! The 239 brush is my favourite brush ever, I have a few of them. My must have brush for eyeshadow application!

  6. I really love the design! I really don't mind bringing my bigger brushes for travel haha, it's just an excuse to get these ;) From now on, I'm not gonna hesitate with LE makeup haha~

  7. Thank you! I'm actually going near San Francisco, but I hope to go to LA one day too!

  8. That was me at first, now I have too many brushes. But ah well, at least that means I can be a little lazy and don't have to wash them as often ;)

  9. I like that one too, and the 217! I've always wondered why people rave about these two all the time, and now I know why :P considering getting the ones from the permanent range!