MAC #252 Large Shader Brush

4.5

97 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this brush! Since I love to paint (my face as well as on canvas), I've learned that using the right brush is crucial for achieving certain looks. This brush is excellent for applying eye shadow--either for highlighters or washes. It's really not great for detail, but that's why MAC makes a range of brushes, right? The quality is good and it's helped me get more polished looks.

I received this in a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale pack and ended up buying another full-size version because I loved it so much and used it so often.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Nice for concealer. Haven't yet tried for packing on e/s, or pigments - will update when I do. Very nice for concealer - soft, but firm bristles, no shedding. Edit: I don't recommend buying the SE version of this brush. The SE version, while quite adorable, resembled a mini broom, and it felt that way as I swept and scratched it under my eye. If you really want this brush, buy the real version.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Curly, Other

Eyes: Brown

I actually have the SE version of this, from the olive brush set IIRC (holday 05). I really like using this brush to apply cream shadows, mac paints, and to pack on color (but then I got my 239 brush, so I use this less for packing on color b/c I prefer 239 for that). I would definitely recommend this brush for those with lots of lid space, or someone looking for a firm brush to apply cream shadow/concealer/and paints.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

brush bristles are very sturdy, BUT soft! perfect for eyeshadows.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I bought it for no lemming just I saw and buy it.And I dont even know what job I thoght this would do.But after reading reviews I used it for all over eyeshadow application.I also use it for cream textures like cream eyeshadow.I love to blend concealer with my fingers but I hope to make this brush my concealer brush.After I try I will re-write my review:) I dont think I will buy it again cause I already have it in very good condition that can last for many years


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is my second 252. I got my first one in a the '05 Nordie's tailormade pinstripe set that i bought.
I use it often. I use it with my pigments wet, and i use it for packing on shadows> i am really glad i now have 2 of these in my collection


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Great brush. It works well for concealer and paints, but I also discovered that this brush works great for shading down the sides of my nose to slim it down. It is firm and large enough to do a great job of that.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I am calling this my "surprise brush". I got it in the olive stashette brush set in the 2005 holiday collection. I read the reviews below that it's great for concealer and I do agree. Also does a very efficient job at applying e/s. Well, now I discovered another use for it. Yesterday was at the MAC store and the ma applied creme blush with this. It went on so smoothly and naturally, blended in so well. Because it is not wide, you can be very precise. I will probably "need" to buy the full-sized version of this as it is so versatile. This is indeed a sleeper among MAC's wonderful (imho) brushes.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Totally useless as an eyeshadow brush- PERFECT for applying concealer! I had never even attempted to use a brush to put on concealer (thought my fingers were doing the job alright) until I bought this brush for eyeshadow application. One attempt showed me the brush was way too big for putting shadows on my lids. So the 252 sat there, being too big, until I decided to just try it with my concealer. Brilliant!!! Makes the concealer melt into my skin until it doesn't even look like I'm wearing makeup anymore- it looks like my skin is even and flawless. Trickery! I love it!!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This brush is soooo effective as both an all over and crease eye brush. I thought about it and the reviews on board have confirmed that this would be an excellent concealer brush as well. A Must Have!


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