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on 9/24/2015 2:11:00 PM
More reviews by isavella
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I've had my MAC 217 for over 10 years and it's still going stong. (Honestly it's a miracle I haven't lost/broken it before it dies on its own.) It's dinged up a bit along the shaft but the bristles are still all there - and still white even!This was the very first brush I ever bought. Ever. I think there are better eyeshadow brushes out there but you can't beat the 217 for versatility. I use it for every single shadow look I do, mostly to lay down color on the lid, up to the crease, and outer corners. I find that for my eye shape, it's not great in the actual crease, and I prefer a fluffier brush to blend. It just has a very convenient shape and size. It's a reliable stalwart!It could be softer, but mine has been washed 15487512x, so that could have something to do with it...
on 9/23/2015 5:45:00 PM
More reviews by Nancygia
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I first saw Lisa Eldridge use this brush. Actually, I don't think she does a tutorial without it. So finally I caved and bought it a few years ago. I absolutely love it, and decided I needed more of them, but I couldn't justify spending $25 each for 2 more, so I bought the Sigma E25 (they are normally $14 each but I got them on sale). Yes, I do notice a difference between the MAC and Sigma brushes, and I can always pick out my MAC 217 without seeing the name on the handle. I use it for applying concealer and powder under my eyes and for blending eyeshadow. It's just a great brush.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/24/2015 11:56:00 PM
More reviews by julianaq
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I had big expectations for this brush and... well ... humm ... No ... I find it very scratchy and not so great as I was expecting. Call me picky but I really find it scratchy. I'm not saying it's bad but for the amount of money that I paid I was expecting better quality (it's 25 US$+ taxes). Although the shape is great for my small eyes or for any eye size really. But next time I'll buy the Hakuhodo J5523(19$ goat hair) or the G5523(27$ blue squirrel) which would be the Hakuhodo equivalent, or I'll get the WayneGoss06(25$ blue squirrel) or the WayneGoss19(27$ goat). The Hakuhodo are said to be the Rolls Royce of natural hair makeup brushes, and for the eye brushes the prices are even cheaper than MAC. The WayneGoss's brushes are said to blow the MAC's brushes out of the water and are cruelty-free, so I wont be buying any other MAC brush again, not this one not any other one, this one really disappointed me and it's their most famous brush. I'll look for better quality for the same amount of money.
on 8/20/2015 4:47:00 PM
More reviews by kitt3nish
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
i've heard so many good things about this brush from youtubers, people on reddit and the reviews here and it made me a little skeptical. this brush can't be THAT amazing, can it? it's just a brush, right? WELL YOU'RE WRONG, OKAY! i got ahold of it and tried it out today with a berry toned halo eye and HOLY SHIT is it amazing at blending. i felt the bristles against my hand before i used it and it didn't feel any different from the blending brushes i currently have, which really made me doubt it if it was as big of a deal as people make it sound. but nope! this brush somehow manages to blend shadow absolutely effortlessly. i have no idea how. it's magic, i swear to god. before i would have to sit there and keep blending blending blending blending blending and 90% of the time it would still look like unblended garbage somehow. but this brush has changed my eyeshadow life. it takes only a few swipes of it over a harsh line of shadow and BAM! it's blended out flawlessly!this sounds really overdramatic, i know. but this brush really is as big of a deal as people make it out to be. you NEED this brush in your life if you don't already have it.
on 8/19/2015 9:00:00 AM
More reviews by queenM100
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
One of the best brushes you'd own. Perfect to use for the transition/crease shade.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/19/2015 8:39:00 AM
More reviews by guccietro
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Received this as a gift as this is too expensive to buy.Wow, this is the only time I'd say this--> "Expensive=Quality"
on 8/10/2015 7:35:00 PM
More reviews by Kayyx
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I could not do my makeup without this brush! 100% would repurchase in fact I own 3! It's my holy grail crease brush
on 7/22/2015 1:45:00 AM
More reviews by martinch
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I've wanted this brush for so long and I finally got it for my birthday, it started of more splayed than I would have hoped but it was still highly usable. It blends very well and it applies colour very well but for me the downfall has been after washing it I am so dissapointed the brush has splayed a ridiculous amount for the first time of washing. For me that is just not worth the price as I have had maybe 15 uses out of it before it's been half ruined. Will definitely look elsewhere for my next blending brush.
on 7/17/2015 9:47:00 PM
More reviews by MlizK
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Ugh. I just went ahead and bought it. I've wanted it for years, but the price held me back. I love it for concealing and eye makeup. Transfers product beautifully.
on 7/8/2015 4:24:00 PM
More reviews by elizaberwick
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse
This is AB-SO-LUT-ELY AMAZING. It feels SOOO soft against the skin, it blends eyeshadow like a DREAM. I have dark circles in my inner eye area and I use this to blend out my concealer as well. Absolutely fucking amazing. I have to get more MAC brushes. This is my favourite brush ever.
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