So I finally picked this up. My god it blends flawlessly although technique is part of it. Its a bigger blending brush than I was using before but in all it has made blending so much easier. Would def buy again.
I love how this brush applies my outer crease shadow and it blends beautifully. It is really spendy but I haven't found any other brush quite like it. I highly recommend picking them out in a MAC store yourself and checking quality. I've had had issues with the brushes I ordered online. Fortunately they replaced the broken ones.
***I will edit this once I use it a bit more.*** This arrived at my house yesterday, and I was so excited! This was my first MAC brush purchase. I'm not sure if it's because I needed to wash it first, but it kept flaking off crap if I moved the bristles around. I tried blending my eyeshadow out and it was so rough! I'm going to wash it once I get home today to see if it will make a difference. I am one of those people that usually every brush/tools works for me, and I was 100% positive I would love it! I've never had a problem like this before with a brush. I'm hoping that when I wash it with some baby shampoo and maybe even conditioner since it's real hair, that it will get softer and not flake off white crap.
My HG brush.Can't live without it!It's such a great blending brush!The only brush that comes near it is the Zoeva blending brush wich is about half the price.I have both but alway's grab my 217.Love it and will buy it again and again and again :-)But that won't be necesairy any time soon i think!
It is a basic blending brush.
Usages: blending eye shadows, applying eye shadows. I'd say it is a but stiff and harsh so it is best to do the initial blending with this brush, and finish up with a softer one (I use Estee Lauder eye shadow blending brush with a blue plastic handle).
217 will serve you a long time, it's great investment.
Never experienced any shedding.
This is my first MAC brush, and it TOTALLY changes my life. The bristles are so soft. Blend the eyeshadow beautifully. I will definitely purchase fews more.
This brush by MAC has a lot of different uses. The shape and density of the bristles makes it possible to use both powder and cream products with this brush. I have two of them, one I use to blend concealer under the eyes and another to blend eyeshadow. I have seen this brush used to apply eyeshadow, cream shadow, base etc. It really is a great brush with multiple uses. The brush I bought back in 2006 was a bit shorter than the newer version I bought last year. Still, they both work great for all the purposes I mentioned in the review.
Great blending brush and multi-purpose!
such a great blending brush. So soft and immaculately applies & blends out colour like you would not believe. Durability is also fantastic. continued >>