MAC • #210 Precise Eye Liner (Fine Point) • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I own more than 15 eyeliner brushes -- all different types. I thought this one would be too small, but I got it a couple of nights ago and it's perfect. It's tiny, but it's firm so I can get right at my lashline. I washed it after use and it's still just as firm. Before this one, my favorite was the 209, but this one gives more control. Love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I think that this is a pretty good brush for what it is, which is a liner brush designed for making very fine lines. However, I would not recommend the majority of people that are not make up artists to get this brush. This brush is makes quite a fine line but it is quite flimsy and it provides little control. It requires the user to be quite skilled in using eyeliner brushes. Also, it works better if the product is quite fluid or runny and if the product is creamy or thicker than that, the line won't be perfectly smooth, since the brush is a bit flimsy, the product will drag. I would recommend, for most people to get the Mac 109 instead, which is a liner brush that is thicker at the base and comes to a point. It is much easier to use because of the thicker base, and you get much more control. It allows you to use thicker and creamier liners with no problems. It gives you a fine line with less pressure and with more pressure, you can get a thicker line, all with one brush, which is much better for the everyday user. In order to get a thicker cat eye look with this brush, it requires the user to have more skill, and takes much more time to get it right and even on both eyes. If you are looking for maximum versatility in a liner brush from thick to thin, slightly winged out to retro cat eye liner, I recommend the 109. If you are looking for a fast way to do the retro cat eye liner, I recommend the 108 angled brow brush. I would only recommend this brush for if you want extremely thin lines.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This is the greatest brush to use with blacktrack fluidline. It creates the thinest line possible! Does wonders if you have a steady hand. Great for those neutral looks for day-time wear. Love this brush!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
i have a brush much like the 209 except just a tiny bit wider. i never thought mac made an eyeliner brush this thin.so when the mua suggested this to me when i asked her about lining the eyes, i was amazed! i said i'll try it and i love it now. i am so glad she suggested this to me because otherwise i would've never considered it! its perfect for my eye shape because as it is already small, i'm always trying to find ways to make a thinner line. tihs brush is perfect for that! i thought it was discontinued after i read some of the reviews here on makeupalley so i frantically called to make sure! she said they are permanent. thank goodness. definitely hg status for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
so, i tried out gel eyeliner years ago using the 266 brush. it gave me opposite of what i needed: thick lines; difficult to control and produce thin natural lines near the lash line for my asian eyes. it was hopeless for me. so i gave up gel eyeliner for a while, and came back to it when i wanted to give it a second chance, using this brush. small, lots of control, natural and thin lines, and if i wanted it to be thicker, i can build on it. very encouraging to use for a beginner!
just to add, it tickles at times. but very much worth the "ticklage".
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this brush SO much. I got this to use with my gel liners. I don't like big thick lines, they don't look good on me at all. I've tried several different brushes and this gives the perfect line that I can't get with any other brush. It was expensive for my taste at $17.50 but I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. LOVE IT!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Green
I use this brush to apply gel liner. I find it works better with creamier formulas instead of drier. It works great with the Wet n Wild liner. I also use this to make sure that there's no blank spots of eyeliner along my lash line. While I like this I think I will also buy a 266.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I absolutely love this brush- it made my fluidline look flawless, etc.
But I have a huge problem with this brush-
I put it in my makeup bag, and the protective cap CAME OFF, and now my brush has three separate parts to it, which i am considering cutting (worst case scenario). Ladies, (and gentlemen) please do NOT lose the protective cap, or you'll end up buying a new one. I literally got it last week, and it's already destroyed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I love this brush. Back when i first started on gel liners, I used a flat angle brush and that worked for a while until I moved onto lining my eyes with Makeup For Ever Eye Seal. The flat liner brush no longer worked since Eye Seal is such a thin product. With the 210, I can line my eyes like a pro in minutes. I just dip the brush into a nice drop of Eye Seal, dip into my loose pigment, mix a little, and line my eyes in just a couple of back and forth motions. As fine as it is, the 210 even works for reaching all the little spaces between my lashes. This is the best fine point liner brush ever. Unlike my Nars brush, the 210 is not super stiff or scratchy at all yet it's also not floppy. This is such a great brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my HG brush for liquid liner. I got this brush because MAC said it could be used for powders, creams, and liquids. I primarily use it for fluidline though but I like the fact that it's versatile and can use it to apply eyeshadow on my lower lash line. You do need more product but it's fairly easy to use (I'm a beginner with liner brushes) and it creates a wing effortlessly. I was never able to create a wing no matter how hard I tried with other liquid liners and their applicators or even with eye pencils, with this brush I don't even have to try!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this e/l to use with fluidline; but didn't like the fact that i needed to use more product with this brush.
I've had experience with using f/l with brushes. (MAC 209, BB ulta fine, SK bent, Shu 4F).
But in the meantime I'm practicing with this brush by using it with pencil e/l. Just rub the bristles over the tip of pencil eyeliner and apply it on the eye.
It's a softer effect and I don't like tugging on my skin with pencil eyeliner; so it's a great alternative. And it's great for using less pencil eyeliner product especially on LE e/l. (pearlglides)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is really a nice brush for applying gel eyeliners or even liquid or powder. The only thing is that it is not for beginners as you have to have really good control or you will have product all over your lid. Which is not the brushes fault of course. It creates a very thin precise line which is what I want for my blacktrack fluidline or clinique black honey cream liner. I have washed it with brush cleanser several times and it is holding up beautifully.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
THE finest and most well-crafted liner brush I've found. So easy to use, so durable. Perfect. I still use an angled liner brush to create my cat eye flick because I find it more precise than to freestyle it with this type of brush, but I always go over the angled brush's strokes with this to perfect the application.
EDIT: Jan. '11: I've gone through a few of these now---the point doesn't stay fine enough and little hairs fray away from the tip and often mess up the application of a delicate cat-eye flick. I still think this is one of the best liner brushes I've found in makeup lines but I now use a better quality fine-point brush that's designed for painters working with oil-based pigments. So much better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
If you like MAC's fluidline or want to use fluidline, this is the best possible brush for it. I thought the line would be too fine but this brush is surprisingly versatile. I can make it as thin or thick as I want. I gave up on fluidline because I found the flat brush too hard to work with. After reading the reviews, I decided to give it a try. I am SO happy that I did. Great staple brush, good quality.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The brush doesn't hold much product so you have to keep adding more and more. More time consuming than my other brushes. This is like a liquid liner brush, I prefer flatter brushes that pick up more gel eyeliner in one go. Not a bad brush though but will not buy this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This tiny guy gives big performance! Makes the best cat-eye/winged look, super precise , great control! The hairs are firm but soft. However, I'm very scared of damaging them too, especially now that I've lost its protective cap...
-There's one hair that is kinked and bent out of shape. It was there the day I bought it, so I decided to snip it off.
-I can see that it can be damaged easily, so be ready to buy another one!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a good brush for fluid line because you are in control of whether you want a thick or thin line. I like it because previously i could only achieve a thick line and although that was sometimes what i wanted. it isnt appropriate all the time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is my favorite eyeliner brush. It has the finest point imaginable, and it's perfect for applying fluidline to the waterline, and for applying a subtle line to the upper lash line. It does have a tendency to fray easily, but it still works perfectly well. The brush itself is also so small that I sometimes have trouble finding it! However, it's worth those small troubles. This brush retails for $17, which I think is a little too much - I bought mine at a CCO for $8. I suggest you look for one at your CCO and save some money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this e/l brush! It looks so dainty as the brush is fine point, but this brush works like a dream when applying gel liners. I used to use MAC 266, and it felt rough and did tug when I used it. It was difficult lining the lower lash line as the line always came out too thick. My MAC MA friend suggested the 210 brush as she loves it and her e/l always looks great, so I bought it. It cost $17, not bad IMO, and you can precisely make a thin line with it or a thicker one depending on how you use it. I can't believe I never purchased or looked into this brush, and I am glad I did as I was about to give up on all gel liners! Highly recommended e/l brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
my BFF gave me her backup, and i originally told her to keep it -- untill i tried it with my fluidline........amazing! i got the thinnest, neatest line i could ever hope for! works even better than my 266 -- which i now use to neatly smudge (total oxymoron!!) shadow over the fluidline for a smofter, very slightly smoky look (my favorite trick). I can't even find one on Ebay anymore, so i am PRAYING that this one holds up forever (i'm cleaning it well and being verrrrrrrrrrry gentle!!). If you can find one, grab it!!!