MAC • #217 Blending • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||92%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
So I finally picked this up. My god it blends flawlessly although technique is part of it. Its a bigger blending brush than I was using before but in all it has made blending so much easier. Would def buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love how this brush applies my outer crease shadow and it blends beautifully. It is really spendy but I haven't found any other brush quite like it. I highly recommend picking them out in a MAC store yourself and checking quality. I've had had issues with the brushes I ordered online. Fortunately they replaced the broken ones.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
In my original review when I just got this brush, I wasn't impressed at all! After washing it with baby shampoo and my Aussie moisture conditioner, (which I don't use on my actual hair), I found that this was SO soft and all of the flakes that were coming off when it arrived aren't there anymore! It definitely blends well. This is nothing like the Pro Blending Fluff from Coastal Scents. They are very similar, but the PBF frays EXTREMELY bad after washing just the first time. If you want to spend 23$ on this, go for it. I don't think I'll have to repurchase any time soon, but I will if something happens to it!
ORIGINAL REVIEW: This arrived at my house yesterday, and I was so excited! This was my first MAC brush purchase. I'm not sure if it's because I needed to wash it first, but it kept flaking off crap if I moved the bristles around. I tried blending my eyeshadow out and it was so rough! I'm going to wash it once I get home today to see if it will make a difference. I am one of those people that usually every brush/tools works for me, and I was 100% positive I would love it! I've never had a problem like this before with a brush. I'm hoping that when I wash it with some baby shampoo and maybe even conditioner since it's real hair, that it will get softer and not flake off white crap.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
My HG brush.Can't live without it!It's such a great blending brush!The only brush that comes near it is the Zoeva blending brush wich is about half the price.I have both but alway's grab my 217.Love it and will buy it again and again and again :-)But that won't be necesairy any time soon i think!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
It is a basic blending brush.
Usages: blending eye shadows, applying eye shadows. I'd say it is a but stiff and harsh so it is best to do the initial blending with this brush, and finish up with a softer one (I use Estee Lauder eye shadow blending brush with a blue plastic handle).
217 will serve you a long time, it's great investment.
Never experienced any shedding.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my first MAC brush, and it TOTALLY changes my life. The bristles are so soft. Blend the eyeshadow beautifully. I will definitely purchase fews more.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Black
This brush by MAC has a lot of different uses. The shape and density of the bristles makes it possible to use both powder and cream products with this brush. I have two of them, one I use to blend concealer under the eyes and another to blend eyeshadow. I have seen this brush used to apply eyeshadow, cream shadow, base etc. It really is a great brush with multiple uses. The brush I bought back in 2006 was a bit shorter than the newer version I bought last year. Still, they both work great for all the purposes I mentioned in the review.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Great blending brush and multi-purpose!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Fabulous brush and multi-purpose!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
such a great blending brush. So soft and immaculately applies & blends out colour like you would not believe. Durability is also fantastic.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Hands down the best blending brush..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is HANDS DOWN the best blending brush any makeup lover can own. Does excellent job of applying shadow all over the lid and blends everything from the crease to the outer v perfectly. I knows theres dupes for this brush. But honesty this brush is worth the $$$ and will not let you down. I've already re-purchased 4 more.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
A very nice brush for blending or for a wash of color on the lids.
I use it every day and I already did repurchase several times. I dont wear a lot of eyeshadow and if I wear some it is never a sophisticated smokey eye. I tend to use only one light color all over and deepen it a bit in the crease. This brush does both quickly and well.
I find that in time (after a couple of years and many many washes) it looses its shape and becomes harder, but that is probably normal for a real-hair brush.
I used to use it for my undereye concealer, but I changed to Real Techn. eye brushes. The syntetic hair blends liquid formulas way more easily and effortlessly.
I cannot really compare to other brands, only to Real Techniques. Real Techniques Eye kit of 5 brushed is amazing too, I can blend well with the two eyeshadows brushes, but in terms of picking up colour i still prefer the 217, the taklon bristles do not performe the same.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love it! This is by far the brush I use most of the time for a lot different eye makeups. My first MAC brush and still one of the best. If you cleanse it regularly, it is very long lasting. Also the best brush for makeup beginners.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This brush is amazing!!!! Normally I would have problems getting inside my crease. My crease would look horrible. One eye would be blended perfectly, while one eye would look a mess. I fell in love the first time I used this brush. My crease looks great! Well blended, pigmented perfection is all I see! Believe the hype! Don't get the dupes, they DON'T work! Save your pennies and get this brush! You will NOT regret your decision.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this brush! This was my first MAC bush and I most definitely do not regret buying it! The brush is super soft bad gentle. I use this to apply most of my everyday makeup but it is great for blending in crease color! Definitely a must-have for all collections!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
One of the best brush that I've ever used! It's my first (real) make up brush and I love it more and more. I bought the brush about three years ago and its still looks as good as new. It's pretty easy to clean with baby shampoo (or a little bit of cleansing oil if its really dirty) and it dries quite fast. I can use this brush for my whole face! I use this brush to do basically everything from diffusing eyeshadow, applying concealer, buffing foundation (it does take a very long time though), countouring my face, and many others. I'm simply in love with this brush! I wish MAC can make the short handle version of this brush to make it easier to take it around with me. The limited edition just doesn't have the same quality with the real one. Will definitely buy another one if I lose my old one. I feel like this brush could last a lifetime and it will get better and better each day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is by far one of the best eyeshadow brushes I've tried. It is such a multi-purpose brush and it is amazing quality. It applies and blends perfectly. The size of the brush is just right as it's not too big and not too small. The brush handle is very sturdy and will hold up through a bunch of washes and years of use. I have no problem with the bristles on the brush falling out\shedding. This brush is not too dense but not too flimsy and the bristles are very soft and don't tug on your eyes. I would definitely recommend this brush and honestly, It's worth its price tag.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
While I love this brush, it falls apart on me. I'm on my second 217, and it's already getting to the point where I'll have to replace it soon. The hairs break off half way down the bristle, leaving me with a sparse, short brush. Nothing like I purchased. I'm going to look into a dupe next time around.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this brush so much that I own 2 of them. I have small and deep set eyes so I use my 217 to apply my lid colour and transition colour, then the other 217 to blend it all together. I bought my first one after a Mac makeover where the MUA kept going on about how great the brush was. I kept thinking, a brush can't be that amazing surely?! But she was right, since switching to this brush I hardly ever have bad make up days. You have to try it to believe it. Amazing. X