Saturday, June 1, 2013

Dupe for MAC 239 brush? Loew Cornell 270 Maxine Mop Brush in 3/8th


Hey Everyone!

First of all thank you so much for your warm welcome and best wishes, I really do appreciate all the love and support you guys have been giving me! So a big thank you!

Now who doesn't like dupes? especially if one is talking about MAC brush dupes! We all know that Sigma makes some really great dupes for most of the MAC brushes but even Sigma brushes with the expensive shipping and not to forget the insanely high custom charges become quite expensive!

MAC 239 Dupe



So the brush I will be reviewing today is an exact dupe for MAC 239 brush and costs less than a 1/10th of the price! Its the Loew Cornell's 270 Maxine Mop Brush in the size 3/8th! If you love painting I am sure you are aware of Loew Cornell brushes if not let me know give you a small introduction :)

Loew Cornell art brushes are one of the highly reputed brushes used by various artists all around the world! They have quite an extensive range of brushes and some of them are exact dupes of the MAC brushes, for eg the one I am reviewing LC 270 Maxine Mop 3/8th brush is an exact dupe of MAC 239!

MAC 239 Brush Dupe


Both MAC and LC brushes are natural bristles made from goat hair, the shape and density of the bristles of LC brush is very much same as the MAC one (now I don't own the MAC 239 but I have seen the brush in the MAC store). I have used LC brush end number of times to pack on eyeshadow all over the lids and it does the job very well and does not shed one bit! I have washed the brush for 4 to 5 times now and the brush never shed a single bristle and maintained the shape as well.

Loew Cornell 270 Maxine Mop


Now for the most important part price! MAC one retails at 25$ on their website and in India I believe it should be around 1700 - 2000 INR which for me is a huge amount to pay for a single eyeshadow brush! Loew Cornell 270 Maxine Mop brushes come in various sizes and the one I have is in 3/8th and it costed me around 180 - 200 INR! Now you do the math!

I believe Loew Cornell brushes are available in India and you should find these in stores which specialize in art brushes.

A quick comparison with my other shader brushes, on top we have the Loew Cornell Maxine Mop brush in 270 in the size 3/8th, middle is the Sigma E55 and the last one is the Faces eyeshadow brush

MAC 239 Dupe and comparisons


Now I don't say that MAC 239 is not worth it, but for me I don't believe in spending 2k on a single brush especially since I am not a professional makeup artist and nor do I do eye makeup every single time I step out of my home! Now LC brushes may not last as long as the MAC one but in one MAC brush price I could probably buy 10 Loew Cornell brushes and use one brush a year..sounds like a good deal to me :)

My Rating:- 4.5 out of 5 (0.5 deducted for availability)

I hope the review was helpful to you all, until next time take care and stay beautiful :)

Love,


26 comments:

  1. nice one Parita.... will need to check out if we get this brand here, at some good stationery shops... been ages I went to one, lol!
    spending 2000 on a single brush makes no sense to me :(

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    1. Thanks Ritu..definitely visit a good stationary shop which specialize in art brushes..its def worth the trip :)

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  2. super duper post pari..am so happy for u..<3

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  3. Agree..I too dont like to spend a bomb on brushes..would check this out..amazing start :)
    Can u pls remove the word verification from the settings ? :)

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    1. Thanks Bhumika :) i didnt know word verification is active? let me check and remove it asap!

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  4. Pari awesome start :D :D... I need to check if these brushes are available here.. Next week I will be going to Crawford there's a store nearby which has some awesome art supplies will check this there.. does this brand have other dupes too :P

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    1. Definitely check them out Dipti..right now I only know about this dupe for the same brush is available in smaller and bigger sizes as well..i picked up another 2 today! the smaller one works really well for inner corner highlight or to blend the eyeshadow on the lower lash line while the bigger one is perfect to apply brow bone highlight or to apply a wash of color all over the lid :) hope this helps!

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    2. That's great thanks for that info Pari.. I shall definitely look for this.. so excited!!!

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    3. I am glad it was helpful dear :) let me know if you find these!

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  5. Hey Parita, Nice to see your blog finally :)

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  6. Abe Parii, ye kab start hua.. I am so happie, now I have two two blogs :D .. All the best muahhh

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    1. hey darling..kaisi hai :) bas your jiju was pestering me to start my own blog so finally decided to do so :) thank you sweet heart..miss u..<3 u

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  7. Main thik hun :) Bahut acha kiya ..love you too :))

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  8. Oh heck!!! Really?? His is awesome!

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    1. Thanks Zee! yup its the perfect dupe for MAC 239!

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  9. Lovely pari ... I missed picking these n U.S. n here m sure its hard to find ...
    Love dupe posts yaa

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    1. rashmi i am sure these are available in india just need to find the right dealer :)

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  10. Lovely pari ... I missed picking these n U.S. n here m sure its hard to find ...
    Love dupe posts yaa

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  11. What an awesome Find.. Pari!
    Do u knw where can I get this brushes in Mumbai?? it would be a great help if u could.. love the review.. :D

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    1. Thanks dear..i am trying to find out..will update as soon as i know :)

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  12. It is a great info But I still believe in buying quality makeup brushes as they are made skin friendly, way softer and high in quality if you prefer neat eye makeup! X

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