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.