People love them, and they're highly esteemed, so when they decided to make huge changes, people were shook.
The brand has made an official announcement, stating that they are moving away from using animal hair, replacing every single one of their makeup brushes with 100% synthetic hair.
"Our long-lauded brush line gets treated to a makeover! Introducing our 100% synthetic brushes, incorporating the latest innovations in fibre technology for superior performance and improved longevity. An "S" on the handle following the brush number identifies each new and improved replacement. The collection brings back the 125, 161 and 139 Brushes, and also debuts two new Eye Brushes – 240S and 268S."
Of course, this is excellent news!
This means that the brushes will be completely cruelty free, but they will also absorb less product. It's a win, win!
MAC's Global Senior Artist Dominic Skinner took to his Instagram account to discuss the decision.
"So MAC makeup brushes are becoming 100% synthetic with all current MAC brushes converting to man made fibre and new brushes being added to the line up. I promise I was very doubtful over them as I love my current MAC brushes, but I have been converted too. They are just as soft and in many cases, softer. The best think I've found is the new makeup brushes keep their shape better. Fear not! The quality is still the same if not better!!"
The 'S' on the handles will now be the indicator of their new line.