Are They Dupes? MAC 239 VS Loew Cornell Maxine’s Mop 3/8”

I’ve always loved paint brushes.

In school I colored faces and objects, painted the skies and meadows, and sprinkled yellow stars on navy blue skies. There’s something intriguing in seeing a clean brush being dipped into poster or water color, getting its hairs soaked in hue, and then transferring it on your canvas.

When I was younger I used poster color to on my nails, colored staples to make them look more exciting and vibrant than the boring grey, and lo and behold! painted my eyelids with paint too! I think it was a bright pink. Thank goodness I didn’t suffer from an allergic reaction to paint.

And then I forgot all about my baloney childhood experiences with paint. Until I read about the Loew-Cornell Maxine’s Mop 3/8”, paint brush, being a much loved dupe of the famous MAC 239!

Where to find Loew-Cornell brushes in Singapore

I kept hearing ravings about the cheaper alternative to the MAC 239 flat shader brush. Michael’s seems to be the only store that sells Loew-Cornell brushes and we don’t have Michaels in Singapore. We have Artfriend but they don’t carry Loew-Cornell. I’m sure we have brush studios or special craft stores to feed the arts people here, but I don’t know of any. I searched on Google and it seemed like all hope was lost when……