This is the 5th and final part of my Crown Brushes review. The last brush I will focus on is the C412 Pointed Crease. I’ll show you how it compares to the M.A.C. #224.
Here are the two next to each other.
The pictures show the Crown brush on the left and the M.A.C. brush on the right. There are a few differences. The Crown Brush’s handle is shorter and the hair is is tapered and pointed more than the #224 brush. The C412 is a bit more dense than the #224 so it picks up more color. It also gets in the crease a little better. Ha! Who would’ve thought right? They both feel the same as far as texture. They’re soft but sturdy enough to work in the crease, unlike some brushes that are too flimsy to get the job done. The #224’s handle feels smoother as if it’s from a really nice piece of wood. The C-412’s handle feels almost like plastic. It’s not uncomfortable by any means, you can just tell it’s from a…cheaper quality (for lack of better words).
Now after looking at how similar the Crown Brush C433 and C412 are to the M.A.C. brushes #217 & #224, you can understand why I was so disappointed that they weren’t available on Hautelook.com. I may just have to break down and purchase them from crownbrush.com.