Hi All I'm new to this forum so forgive me if this was discussed here before.
Anyways, I was reading and researching about how to spot fake brushes and I've come across a video explaining and juxtaposing the brushes. One of the criteria was to look at the "Ferrule" (metal part that holds the bristle) of the brush. She mentioned that authentic MAC brushes will have rounded ferrules right where you grip the brushes and fake ones have "flat" ferrules.
So even though I bought all of my brushes in the actual MAC store, I went ahead and check anyways. What I noticed is that all of my brushes with prominent rounded ferrules came from Japan (129, 168, 138, 204, 130, 109, 239, 217, 219). The ones that didn't came from France (210, 268, 224). I have one that has slightly rounded ferrule and it came from China (286). I also have one that doesn't have any origin label (209).
Any thoughts on this? These are all brand new, so I can't compare them to the really old MAC brushes.