MAC cosmetics' holiday brush sets, this year called heirlooms, are one of the best values of the year. i have used the holiday brushes as a way to build my brush collection for last few years. the brushes are travel-sized, but not only do you get four or five well-made brushes, each year they also release a new carrying case that comes with the brushes.
heirlooms includes three different sets:
• basic brushes (5 brushes)
• face brushes (4 brushes)
• eye brushes (5 brushes)
the basic brushes are available either in the collection's signature clutch bag (shown above), or in a scintillating python print canister. the other two collections are only available in the clutch - making a total of four different brush set offerings. MAC makes beautiful eye brushes, however, my favorite MAC eye brush (#266!) is part of the basic brush set and not the eye set. keep that in mind when making your decisions!
heirlooms is currently available online or at your local MAC counter.