MAC • #286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
I don't like this for anything else than concealer - it's great with both the mineralize and pro longwear concealers :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Another great brush for my duo fibre brush wardrobe. I am unabashedly a fan of the duo fibre range as they deliver just the right amount of product for the job. I use this brush to set my concealer with powder & it is perfect for this use.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
About me: NW10-15 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
I bought this brush hoping it would be the perfect combination of the 217 and the 224, as I like how the 217 blends and the tapered point of the 224. However, this brush is like the worst combination of the 2: it barely pick up any pigment, and it blends it very widely. Not a repeat purchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
I was an avid Sigma fan until I bought my first MAC brush (217) and then this one. I don't think they can really compare!
It's very soft but firm at the same time, so it doesn't bend or splay too much while applying the product, which always makes blending so much harder... I think it's absolutely amazing for blending into the crease and the outer corner.
It's quite expensive (I got it for 22 €) but I'm glad I invested in it, it's definitely the best brush for this purpose I can imagine.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite blending brush. I am definitely buying a few more.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm really glad I splurged on this brush. I don't have a duo fiber crease brush, so this really fills a void in my collection. I really love the shape - it's as long as the 222, but pointy like the 226 (even more pointy actually), and much softer. Actually, the shape and size is most similar to the Lancome #17, which is one of my favourite crease brushes. I like that it's pointy, so I can place colour precisely in the crease, but it's also soft enough to blend. It doesn't pick up a ton of colour, so it's best for smoking out dark colours, like Typographic. Great brush overall, don't hesitate to add it to your collection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
dome-shaped brush that made of goat and synthetic fibers, the bristles are very soft to the touch and it doesn’t shed or bleed.
to me it looks like the perfect hybrid of 222 and 226 brush.
it works well for creating a defined crease, it does a superb job at blending out my crease colors and it has less fallout for Mineralize Eyeshadows
and i find works great for buffing in my Concealer.
it's definitely worth the investment. ;)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I don't use mineral eyeshadows, but I bought this brush specifically for blending out my concealer, and I love it. The 224, I love for blending eyeshadows, but the softness of that brush, didn't really accomplish what I wanted for concealer, and the 217 was too thick and pokey for the same task. Natural bristles are too soft and don't really handle an emollient concealer, while synthetic bristles are too stiff for the eye area, and IMO, don't really blend out well. The combo bristles in the brush make it perfect for concealer. I don't use it to pick up the product, I use a different brush for that, because I find that I have to wipe off the excess anyway, I might as well use a more precise brush for that purpose. But for blending, this is superb for the look I want...it's genius. I could see where some people would also love it for blending out their shadows, just because it's less soft than the 224, and less firm and more precise, than the 217. Any way you decide to use this brush, I think it's one to have.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have no idea why I bought this brush. It is massive! Almost too big for the eye, but too small for anything else. Maybe one potential use (that I haven't tried yet) is to put powder under the eye over concealer to help set it. It's just too large to be useful. It's a very nice brush, but I would prefer something smaller to do the big wash of color over the eye - I think it's too big even for that! Maybe I just need to experiment more to find a good use. I would try to check it out first in a MAC store or a at a MAC counter - I purchased mine after reading reviews, but without looking at it in person.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I love this brush! Its also great for under eye concealer too! I think I might have to get a backup.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
It's a great blending brush, but very similar to the 224. The fibres on the 286 pick up a little less product than the 224. The 286 has a little bit less fallout with the minerlaize eyeshadows. Both brushes are $30.00, my suggestion would be to actually visit the MAC store or counter to see if you like one over the other. Check out my full review with photos here: http://peaceloveandglitter.com/2012/01/10/mac-286-brush-review/
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
With its soft dome shape, this two-toned, duo-fibre brush of goat and synthetic fibres provides a sheer, more controlled application of M·A·C Mineralize Eye Shadow
The perfect combination of the Mac #224 & #217. The black bristles give a firm base & the white bristles blend eyeshadow like a dream. Picks up the eyeshadow & places it right where you want without a lot of fallout. I like the shorter style of the brush, too. The #222 & #224 are both about 7" long, the #217 is 6.5" & the #286 is 6.24" long. Nice balance & control.