MAC • #286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really love this brush and I always use it when I work with dark colors especially black. It doesn't pick up too much product but that's what I like about it. I use this for my dark crease colors I prefer smoked out looks and this helps me because it blends like a dream. I use it like I would the 226 except I only use the 226 for soft colors. This brush blends better than the 226. I love it and I would repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I've always had problems applying loose powder eyeshadow to my lids. I have a big Set fyrianne Pigments at home and can't use them :( Until the MAC 286 moved into my bathroom: The perfect Brush for me to apply loose pigments and eyeshadows. Also works amazingly well in the crease. This is the perfect partner for my favourite loose crease color: Alima's Satin Matte Mineral Eyeshadow in Blonde. Highly recommended!
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.