Love this brush, I went to my mac counter and wanted a good blending brush for blending out the edge of my crease to brow bone and the MUA instantly pulled this one out. I'm so glad I got it - it is pricey, but so far I haven't had any shedding and when washed the white bristles do not retain the e/s colour (which I was a little worried about with the white bristles). I have quite a deep crease and because of the length of the brush i can get right into the crease and still be able to see what i'm doing! Great - love it. I have seen that others compare it to the 217, so I suppose that's good cos now the 217 is off my wishlist :) !
A very good brush: gives you everything you might expect. It's main function is blending, and it does it well.
I would have given "5" if tried many of similar ones. I just got this one since read a lot of reviews before buying. Absolutely happy about.
But you can't expect multiple functions. It's a blending brush.
I recently got into make up brushes, so I am SPLURGING on brushes like MAC, Shu Uemura, etc etc. I love this brush, I mean, REALLY love this brush. I suck at blending eye shadows, and this brush really helps me out. Honestly, I am not a make up pro, but I realized its the brushes that make it work (and practice too!).
If you are seriously contemplating about getting a blending brush, I would definitely recommend this one!
This brush is very expensive and I was a bit iffy at first, but I knew I wanted it. I'm glad I got one because it's my most used brush, it works amazing and I use it absolutely everyday.
Very soft and perfect for my crease when I want precise application.
I like this brush, I use it to place colour in the crease. It is amazing quality, as all MAC eyebrushes (the face-ones vary i bit too much), super soft, but with lots of hold. It holds shape exellent after being washed, and it pointy enough to give a defined line, and still blends brilliantly.
However, the 217 does the exact same thing, and as the bristles are shorter, it is easier to use. the 222 is a lot more expensive than the 217, so it my 222 ever die, I wont repurchase, but get another 217 instead.
So in conclusion, I like it, but it is not an absolute must-have, and there is a good substitute.
What can I say that hasn't been said before? It's a great brush! Super soft, so it won't irritate the delicate skin on the eye, but firm enough to give precise definition to the crease. Well worth the money.
I'm looking real good these days due to MAC brushes. As long as I've been using makeup I only recently discovered how great these are and what a phenomenal difference they make. I formerly used Trish McEvoy and Bobbi Brown and I THOUGHT they were good quality, or good enough but NO, NO, NO. They are just average for the average girl who doesn't really care much about makeup. That's not me. I have acquired 5 since reading the reviews on MUA and this last one, the #222 is a miracle. It was probably created for the crease but a reviewer suggested it for applying concealer which is what I got it for. I hated the collection of product that would just sit on my skin and it never looked so good (Laura Mercier concealer), now with the brush, it is a totally different product. Of course any brush made for the crease would work beautifully in the hollow underneath the eye too - Genius! If you are not happy with your undereye concealer, don't go shopping for yet another one. Pick up this brush and give them another chance.
for approx 5 years i have used the 217 for blending and placing some crease color, so i went to mac pro store and asked for something a little more precise and i got this. the girl was 100% correct... this is wayyyy better, doesnt frizz out as much, therefore is much better designed for a pro look.
I think I have a new best friend. At first I was doubtful looking at the length of the bristles but when I did the crease of my eye, it looked absolutely flawless. I have medium shaped eyes, for reference. It fits in perfectly with my 224, 217, 239, and 219 brushes.