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MAC 219 Pencil Brush

A pencil-shaped brush for precise shading on the lid, in eye crease or along lash line.
Average Customer Rating:
4.759 out of 5
4.8
 out of 
5
(29 Reviews) 29
3 out of 3(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 219 Pencil Brush
Review 1 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:02 19 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I cannot live without this brush!!
I literally can't do my makeup without this brush.It's perfect for doing an inner eye highlight and applying shadow to the lower and upper lashline, as well as smoking the shadow out.It has so many other uses too. My favorite brush ever, I love it so much that I bought another so that I have one for dark shadows and one for light shadows.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Canada
Product PurchaseDepartment Store
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 2 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:12 10 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good!
This brush is soft and good!
The shape help draw exquisitely.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Oregon, USA
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestYes
Review 3 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:07 02 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Aswome
Tags +Creamy
i love this product
-4points
0of 4found this review helpful.
 / Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 4 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:05 02 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
the BEST brush for the crease!
Tags +Blending, Lining, Shading, Applying
Maybe it's because I have deep set smaller eyes, but this brush is the perfect shape and size for me to do an elegant V in the eye crease. Most other brushes deposit too much color at once, leaving me a mess to blend. I also use it for a little shadow along the lash line and it's perfect. This puts the color in the right spot and the blending flows. I can't say enough about good things about this brush. I'll be getting at least another! I'm in love...
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Denver, CO
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 5 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:04 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect pencil brush!
Tags +lower/upper lash line, inner corner, outter v, crease (defined/cut crease), lid
I LOVE this brush, it's exactly what I've been looking for. It blends and lays down color perfectly! It is great for smaller detailed work! I find it very versatile in function. It's a MUST have!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Portage WI
Review 6 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:12 23 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing brush!
Tags +Blending, Lining, Shading, Applying
Perfect for doing cut-crease eye-shadow looks, but I mainly use it to smoke/blend out my bottom eye-liner. Amazing!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 7 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:10 14 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Firm, soft, gives lots of control!
Tags +Blending, Shading, Applying
This brush is amazing. I was worried it would be scratchy or uncomfortable to use because of its firmness, but I'm pleased to say that even though it is firm it is very soft. I use this mostly to apply dark color in the outer V and crease of my eye, and I always find myself doing a bit of blending in that area with this as well. I use all of its angles, the point works great for exact color and the sides work well for blending. I have found it to be a little large for smudging color along my lower lashline (I'm used to using a much smaller pencil brush for that) but I do use it to smudge color on my upper lashline. Overall, it's just surprisingly soft and perfect for creating a smoky eye and making sure a dark crease color doesn't get out of control. It keeps its shape very well even though it is flexible enough to not be pokey when you use it. I have no complaints.
+10points
11of 12found this review helpful.
 / San Francisco
Product PurchaseDepartment Store
Review 8 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:05 06 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does all the work for you!
Tags +Blending, Lining, Shading, Applying, smudging
LOVE this brush, it makes blending a smokey eye so easy. It works well with pencil liner or powder.
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
 / California
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 9 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:02 27 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Brush
Tags +Lining, Shading, Applying, detail
I usually only keep a stiff angle brush, a fluff brush, and a large blush brush on hand, because I think you can do just about anything with these tools, but I bought this brush for laying down the professional pigments since the fluff brush tends to eat them. I'm so glad I bought it. It is great not only for the pigments, but I also love it for smudging shadow on my lower lash line so that I don't get such a stiff line when I use shadow as eye liner. It gives a much softer look than a stiff angle brush gives.
+16points
17of 18found this review helpful.
 / Denver, CO
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 10 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:11 24 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Versatile for precision blending
Tags +Blending, Applying, applying color under brow or corner of eye
Precision brush is a great name for this one. You can use it as a highlighter brush or to get color on a specific spot for just a slight bit of blending. Very versatile. Wish I had bought 2 of them. Great for highlighting.
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / Arlington, TN
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 11 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:02 26 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Draw My Eyes!
Tags +Blending, Lining, Shading, Applying
Oh my goodness! This brush is amazing! It's perfect size for the eyes! I use this as a lining for top and bottom eyes. It's also prefect for lining the corner of the eyes. It blends and shades well. I love the density of this brush. It is worth the buy! Will I ever buy this again, Yes! I recommend it for anyone (including beginners). "This draws my eyes!"
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / San Diego, CA
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 12 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:02 16 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
great for crease
Tags +Applying
This is my second brush from Mac. I specifically bought this brush for applying eye shadow to the crease. This brush definitely applies a precise amount of eye shadow to the crease with beautiful results. You just have to make sure that you really blend out the harsh lines. Overall great brush for the crease.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Florida
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 13 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:02 05 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for the crease!
Tags +Shading, Applying
I've used brushes my own makeup school gave me and this 219 brush made it better. I can apply product to the crease better and straight. I recommend this brush. I like it a lot!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Long Beach, CA
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 14 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:08 27 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
best or smoky look
Tags +Blending, Lining, smoky look
this product is amazing for creating smoky eyes. the bristles are so soft that the dont hurt your eyes at all...if taken care of, MAC products last forever...They are the best...LOVE YOU MAC :)
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / India
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 15 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:07 10 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Blending, Shading, Applying
Super precise brush if you want a very defined crease, and great for blending out eyeliner on the top and bottom to smoke out the eye.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Long island, ny
Review 16 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:04 24 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
THE FABULOUS MULTI-TASKER: WHO KNEW?!?
Tags +Blending, Lining, Shading, Applying, -multiple applications for eye; cheek; nose; etc.!, -also buffs perfectly after application is made.
Heavens: & here all this time I'd thought this lovely brush was meant for about 2 or, tops, 3 things: all very eye-oriented &, though done well, quite limited in scope. WRONG!!!!
In just 1 evening of drawing outside the lines, I've now discovered that the next time I travel by air & thus can only take 1 other brush along besides a blush brush, THIS will actually be that one! You see, Mac promotes this brush as being strictly for the eyes, & it is indeed wonderful there. But guess what? THIS brush also works beautifully for such very DIFFERENT areas as (A) applying very precise highlights to the tops of the cheekbones -- & even curving a subtle arc of light along the front rounded portion of the "apples", something no facial brush can do so delicately & beautifully; (B) creating the perfect "C" line -- &/or the "3" & "E" curves -- of luminous highlight for either side of the face between temples & cheekbones; (C) drawing the delicate path of subtle dazzle from the bridge to the end of nose [& at last: doing so w/ a brush that isn't actually too wide for this feat, unlike ALL designated facial brushes, alas!!]; (D) depositing the perfect little saucer of light within the cupid's bow -- ...& the list goes on & ON! Plus in each case, these fibers are SO soft & SO perfectly tapered that one doesn't have to merely lay down the light & stop there: this brush is actually also superb at buffing these highlights into the skin so that they penetrate the surface & thus become natural looking. Finally, this baby's also small & precise enough to do all sort of subtle things in the orbital area, including that magical plane right above the cheekbone, that the next-smaller brush -- i.e. an eyeliner brush -- would be just TOO small for -- & any other brush besides the 219's just too darn large! /// In sum, my friends, this 219 is actually the MULTI-TASKER SANS PAREIL. Investing in this brush is an act of wisdom: you'll eliminate the need for at least 4 other brushes! /// -- In sum, oh joy of joys: ...who knew?!?
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / East Coast
Review 17 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:03 06 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing multi purpose brush
Tags +Blending, Applying, highlighting under the brow, inner corner
I've had this brush three years and I'm still finding uses for it! I've been on an experimental kick with my makeup lately and find myself reaching for this brush more and more. Originally I bought this brush for highlighting and inner corner of my eyes. Until recently, that's all I used it for. After playing around with different stuff, I realized what an amazing blending brush this is! Seriously it might top the 217, which is my fav eyeshadow brush. The head of the brush is super defined and the bristles are stiff and dense, unlike the 217 making applying/blending a lot easier, especially for cut the crease looks. Invest in this brush!! You will love it as much as I do.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / CA
Review 18 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:12 16 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this brush!
Tags +Lining, Shading, Applying
I went to MAC looking for a brush that could blend colors into my crease without blending the color away and they girl at the counter recommended this brush. I was so happy with this purchase and the girl was amazing. I have smaller eyes so I have to fake a crease and this brush is fantastic!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
Review 19 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:11 26 2011
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
great for non-liquid eyeliner
Tags +Lining
i always have used eyeliner pencils or all sorts except liquid.
I like the more natural look that penciled eyeliner brings and the abilty to make it fade and blend.
This brush is perfect for those that use powder like i do.
I dab some black powder and the just pencil away and it comes out just right.
If you are looking for a brush for your eye liner, this would be it.
I always do a smoky eye look on my eyes and using powder for a eye liner just makes it perfect.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Virginia
Review 20 for 219 Pencil Brush
Date:11 15 2011
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
not what I expected, perfect for other use
Tags +Lining, Applying, smudging, smokey-eye
I'd heard all about this brush in terms of doing the outer-v and the crease. However, I'm really not impressed with what it does in either area, so unless I'm using it to get seriously defined crease, I won't be doing it. I guess it can do a decent outer v but since it's so small, it really just doesn't work for me. I'll stick to the 217, which is AMAZING.
So, disappointed, I continued to use it in search of other uses. I found that this is by far the best brush for lining, smudging and smoking out all types of products (powder, regular liner, cream/gel). I usually just use the 224 or 217 for putting the highlight shade in the inner corner, but I found that because the fibers of the 219 are so dense, it applies a much more pigmented and vibrant highlight. It effortlessly smokes out liner and shadow.
Overall, I'm not super excited about this brush like I am about the 224 or 217, but it's definitely one I'll keep and take care of. I think you can make do without it but definitely make it a part of your brush collection. I now own three MAC brushes (217, 224, 219) and they make a perfect set with what I already own (I have two other high quality/big brand brushes, one is a flat stiff shader with rounded edge; the other is a dense yet fluffy angled shader) . I guess I'm not excited because it only lines/smudges, but it does so much better of a job than any other similar brush I've owned.
+8points
13of 18found this review helpful.
 / CT