MAC • #217 Blending • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||92%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I haven't bought MAC makeup brushes since the early '90s when I purchased several of them and they have lasted me since then. (of course taking care of them helps with longevity)
After reading so many rave reviews about the #217 blending brush I had to check it out. It reminds me of the old #36 brush but the #217 is smaller and not as oval shaped as the #36. (does anyone else remember the #36 brush?)
The SA gave me a demo with the #217 brush and I was hooked. I loved how the shadow went on beautifully and evenly on my lids. The size is perfect for my lid space too.
I've never gotten a duplicate or backup of the same makeup brush but the #217 is an exception and I ended up getting another one as I know I will be using them regularly.
One small gripe: After washing, I find that it can splay a little. Other than that, it's perfect.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i have bought three of these. perfect density for blending into the crease. always creates perfect eyeshadow.
can be used to lightly dust eyeshadow onto the lid and brow bone but isn't great for packing colour. the tip can be used for precise application and then grab a new one and blend the colour out. i also use this on my bottom lashes to blend my transition colour into the lash line, ready for a darker colour.
never had it shed on me. have owned my first one for three years.
have used this with concealers and while it does a good job at spreading the product, it isn't good when you need to pack on a concealer heavily into one place because the head isn't dense enough.
can also be used to apply highlighter because it is fluffy, though make sure to blend because it is a smaller head size.
sometimes i use a 224 to blend out the shadow further (especially when i have accidentally been heavy handed or the eyeshadow is heavily pigmented) but i rarely do that because this brush is so great.
$24-26USD i don't remember how much exactly, sorry.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
What would I do without this brush? Blending perfected. From a smoky eye to a cut crease this brush does the work for you. I have three of them. Windshield wiper motions to blend out hard lines and great for application of transition shades.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Absolutely the best blending brush hands down. Blends out even the most difficult eyeshadows without feeling too harsh on the skin. The bristles are beautifully soft.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
If I could only have one brush for my makeup, this would be it. It's great for blending, but it has so many other uses. I've used it for packing on eyeshadow, blending, my undereye concealer and recently have started using it to contour my nose and occasionally my cheekbones if I want a more precise line. Couldn't recommend it enough, though the bristles do stain which drives me nuts! Also, the price is ridiculous... But worth it, and I plan to buy several when I can afford it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
As many before me have said, this brush totally changed up my eyeshadow game. I was able to blend before but never with such precision and perfectly gradient edges between shadow and skin. If I could justify it, I would purchase a couple more of these so I could switch between color families more quickly.
* perfect size for blending all over the eye
* you can see the amount of product picked up very clearly
* gives an 'airbrushed' finish to eyeshadow edges
* durable (been washed and spot cleaned regularly)
* aesthetically pleasing
* easy to use
* needs frequent cleaning (unless you have multiple)
* a slight bit scratchier on the lids than I imagined it would be
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
My everyday must have blending brush! Its a classic staple! It blends, it applys shadows and even concealer! I love it! If your starting your mac collection brushes i suggest you get this and 239 a must have!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is more dupable than the 239 in my opinion, so I personally would recommend getting that one first as it has more uses and it just more my HG, but the 217 is an excellent MAC brush, as well. Beautiful for blending in crease color or blending out lid shadows. You will not regret purchasing it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I actually do not use this brush for blending. I use it to apply shadow to my crease and it looks really intense. It is extremely soft too. love this brush... glad it exists.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I first used 217 brush for blending eyeshadows as it is intended to be used. This brush is soft, easy to clean, superb quality! But after watching Lisa Eldridge use this brush as a concealer brush on one of her videos, I went ahead and tried her technique. I have since used this for the application of my concealer. When I apply my concealer, I make sure there's just the right amount of it on the brush and I apply it on very lightly in circular motion. It won't make it look cakey this way but it might take some time. It's pricey but it's worth it. I have been using mine for 4 years.