I'm so disappointed. Got this brush from the official MAC reseller of my country and it looks like one of these ebay fakes. Deep stamped country name, not on the same line as the MAC logo nor on the opposide (somewhere in the middle around), the handle has a different color, seems to be manifactured completely differently and it stinks from the paint. The dome end is not as flawless as it should be, there is am edge just where it starts to get round.
And yes, they get all MAC stuff directly from MAC, this brush was made in USA - even the China fakes are better *hmpf*
Besides the bristles are not really stiff enough to get a thin line. Over all this brush is atm my biggest MAC brush disappointment (shartly followed by the 116). And it was the last MAC brush I've bought - there are enough alternatives to those brushes by now which are the very good quality but much cheaper.
Updated: 12-27-09*****This is an okay brush. I've had it for a little over a year now and I have to say this brush does not make my lined eye thin. My line ends up being much too thick. I think I need to try the 210 now.
I bought this brush in the beginning of the month and have washed it everyday since then. The bristles havn't deformed but I must say that this brush doesn't do much for colour pay-off. I find myself going over the line several times before I can achieve a solid line. If you were using this for more natural looks that don't use a lot of eyeliner or defined lines then this is the brush for you. Its easy to control and very smoothe on the eye. But if you want a more defined line then I wouldn't suggest skipping this brush and going for another
I find this brush a lot easier to use than small angle brushes (like the 266). I use both, but find that I can do more precise and fine lines with this brush. Hopefully there will be no frayed ends on this brush though. I use gel & cream e/l and I try to wipe off and clean the brush every time after I use it, but i notice some of the debris stays on it unless I do an extremely thorough clean or use brush cleanser every time which I'm trying to stay away from.
So far so good! Let's hope the brush will keep its shape for a while!
usually i am not really good at applying eyeliners.. but i can do miracles with this and the gel eyeliners.. use it every day for my signature look. no mistakes excellent controll fantastic quality!! definately will repurchase..
I purchased this after seeing a makeup guru on youtube applying their blacktrack fluidline with it. Needless to say, the brush is of very good quality, but it's just not for me. First off, I find it really difficult to draw thin lines with this. Maybe I have a heavy hand or something...but to me, the brush tip isn't that precise and tapered. I end up with thick big black lines across my lashline. If you have a precise hand then this would work well for you, but for me...it's too pricey and I can't control it all that well. I find it easier using an angled brush.
My HG liquid eyeliner brush!!! I had a MAC artist do my bridal make up and this is what she used to apply my liner. I am definitely not a make up pro and awful at doing up my eyes (I avoid eyeshadow at all costs) but this brush is fantastic. It must be idiot proof because I can line my eyes with this very easily. It is thin but allows for excellent control. A must have.
I have to say that this is my first eye liner brush.. and that I actually dont use it very often, but when I use it, I totally like it :)
I have found my HG eyeliner brush. I bought this in the 2008 Carmine red S/E holiday set, but I will be buying the full sized brush eventually. This puts on not only fluidline, but also my mineral eyeliners without pause or making the lines look like my makeup was done by a 2 year old. I am very very happy with this brush.
so far, the best eye liner brush! i tried 266, 208 and bb fine liner brush but they all failed. i just started using gel liner 2 weeks ago and i can say that im not that good in putting it so i need a very nice brush that can help me. this is the best. pricey but worth the money. if you're searching for liner brush, dont ask MA or SA or friends. you must try out different brushes because it really depends on how you apply it. the MA suggested 208 but i am not comfortable using and holding it so i always end up with funny lines on my eyes. but with 209, it seems like ive been lining my eyes for years. very nice!