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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Review: Mac 217 Blending Brush

I've heard so many good reviews about the infamous Mac 217 Blending Brush. Since my Mac 239 Eye Shader Brush turned out to be one of my favorite eye brushes, I decided to try out the 217 and had high hopes for it because so many people raved about it.

Do I recommend getting this brush? Well, it depends on how you plan to use it.

The brush is suppose to be multi-functional because the sides are flat and the tip is oval.

I tried using the flat side to apply color onto my lids, but the soft bristles are too flimsy and a little too big for my eye lids. This brush may be suitable for someone who wants a light wash of color on their eyes, and who has more lid space.

Also, the bristles are not extremely flimsy, but it is not firm enough to blend out harsh lines. My Sonia Kashuk Large Crease brush (review) does a better job at that than my 217.

I also have to wash the brush multiple times to get the bristles clean because the stain is tough to get out.

However, this is the brush that I tend to grab most often when I add a transition color under my highlight color and above my crease area. Other brushes, such as my Sonia Kashuk Large Crease Brush tend to pack on too much color. The Mac 217 adds just the right amount of transition color.

The total length of the brush is 6.5 inches. It costs $22.50 at Nordstrom

How do you like to use this brush?


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