Back on Black Friday I bought a couple of new MAC brushes that I have been wanting to add to my collection for a while. One of the brushes I bought is the MAC 109S Small Contour brush. I read a couple of reviews about it and I watched a few tutorials in which people used this brush. It looked really cool and very useful to me. So, I bought it and I have been using it ever since. Today I’m going to tell you guys everything there is to know about this brush and what my experience with it is like. So, if you’re interested in reading about all that, make sure you continue reading this post!
The MAC 109S Small Contour Brush is a face brush. Therefore it has a nice and thick handle that is easy to hold, but it isn’t too thick either. It’s still very nice and slim. The wand is fully black and has the name of the brand and the name of the brush engraved in it in silver. It all looks very sleek and professional. The metal part of the brush feels pretty sturdy and well-made. I don’t think that will come off really easily, but I still recommend being careful with getting water and soap in it. That ain’t good for it.
The brush is made with black synthetic hair. I do personally prefer using white haired brushes because I think it’s easier to control and manage how much product you’re loading up on your brush. Now you can’t really tell what’s going on and how much is on it. On the other hand I do think that it looks really nice and sleek. It’s a very professional and sleek looking brush. I do really like that about it.
All in all I think that the brush looks very nice and sleek. It has a simple design but I think that’s what gives it its elegant and professional look. The materials it is made out of feel very proper and high quality, which is really important to me as well. I also really like the size of this brush. It makes it look even more pretty.
MAC 109S Small Contour Brush – €35
Having talked about the look of the brush, let’s spend some time on talking about the shape of the hairs. That’s basically the most important part about a brush in my opinion. Okay lets focus on the bristles. The brush does have a rather small shape. It’s a little bit rounded at the top and it’s bigger at the end than it is at the start. The hairs are also pretty dense so this is a brush that will pick up quite a lot of product at a time. That’s definitely something you should keep in mind while using this brush. Be light handed if you don’t want to apply too much product at once.
Another thing that is important to know about this brush is the structure of the hairs. The brush has synthetic hair like all of the other MAC brushes these days. This means that the hairs feel very smooth and slik. They are soft but it’s more smooth than soft. They are also quite flexible but not as fluffy as natural fibre brushes are. The positive thing about synthetic hairs is that they stay in the right shape for longer. They don’t live its own life as much as natural fibres do.
The thing I’ve noticed with this brush is that you have to be really careful with it when you’re applying a very pigmented contour powder. I have had days where it ended up looking super stripy and unnatural. That’s because the brush doesn’t like fluff-out when you’re moving it across your face. It stays pretty stiff. Therefore I think it’s a brush that comes with a bit of a manual. You really need to know what you’re doing and look very carefully in the mirror before you leave the house. It’s not the most fool-proof brush ever.
However, I do think it’s really nice to apply my contour with it and then blend it out with a different, more fluffy brush. This way you can create this nice and cut-contour look, without it being too heavy or extreme.
I do think that using it for contour is the only real purpose for this brush. It might be nice for applying cream products as well since synthetic hairs work really well with cream products. But I’m not sure if it’s dense and stiff enough to really do well at that.
All in all I do think that the MAC 109S Small Contour Brush is a really nice brush. It’s made from nice and high-quality material and it’s great for contour. On the other hand I do think that it’s not a super versatile brush and therefore I don’t know if it’s really worth it. It’s a brush I almost never use on its own so if you don’t have a very big brush collection I don’t think this is an absolute must to have. However it is a nice brush and I’m glad I have it.
With that being said I think it’s time to end today’s post. Thank you so much for reading and be sure to let me know which contour brush you like to use!