MAC • 263 Small Angle Brush (synthetic) • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
The MAC 263 and 266 are very similar brushes, I own and like them both, I believe the main difference between the two is that the 263 is synthetic and the 266 is natural hair. I think the 263 is a very nice, fine angled brush, keeps it's shape and doesn't fray, gives a nice, sharp line. I do however imagine that this brush could be VERY easily duped, which is why I gave it a neutral rating, for this reason I would probably not re-purchase. Definitely a good angled brush, has lasted me a long time but not 100% necessary, cheaper options are definitely out there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This has replaced my 266 as my favourite eyebrow brush. It's thinner, slightly shorter and gives a far more precise line, which is essential when filling in your brows. The 263 and MUFE Aqua Brow is a match made in heaven!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
This is like a 100x better than the 266 brush! I use the 263 for eyeliner and brows - I think I have 3 of this brush, because I use 2 every morning (one for liner, one for brows) so I dont have to wash them all the time :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
A marvel of modern engineering! I am very good at doing my makeup but struggled neverthe less with getting that perfect winged liner with gel liner. One eye was predictable, the other never, so I always wound up with an outcome that was the result of adjustment but never exactly what I wanted. Along comes the #263 and it is a treasure! Does a perfect winged line in no time flat and the same on both eyes. Saves me 10 minutes! I finally picked this up after fumbling with the # 210, # 209, #266 (all recommended by MAC artists, go figure) and that hideous Bobbi Brown brush. When I received the #263 it seemed liked the #266 doppelganger. Not much difference at all so I thought I would be shipping it back but it did the job as well as if I had Pat McGrath in the house. Don't know how it works its magic but if you are struggling with your liner, STOP looking at You Tube videos and just get this brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Mac 263 is an angled brush for eyeliner and eyebrow drawing. I used to be using 266SE, and I had loved it so far, but since it was an SE (holiday version) so it shedded a bit after 2 years. I decided to get a 263 after reading all the reviews. I use this now to draw out my eyebrow, and it works amazingly! It just gives the most perfect shape and the bristles are soft yet stiff enough to line out the shape. I am very happy with this brush and I hope it will go for a few years + like all MAC brushes!
Definitely a must-have for everyday makeup!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This is one of those "WHY HAVENT I FOUND THIS EARLIER" or "HOW DID I SURVIVE WITHOUT THIS??" product!! Putting on gel eyeliner has never been easier, this has the right about of give, and firmness, the angle is perfect and i just freaking love this! This is not available in singapore, what a bummer! i had to order this from ebay but i LOVE IT SOO MUCH! i was considering 266, but this prob. fits my asian eyelids better. woohoo. HG!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
The MAC 210 is my HG eyeliner brush, but I was looking for another brush to make applying winged liner easier. This brush was suggested to me by a MAC artist and it totally works for me. Allows me to apply winged liner with ease and quickness. I don't wear winged liner ever day, but when I choose to I know I can actually do it with this brush. Additionally this brush doesn't shed, washes well, and retains it shape. Great investment.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I must admit: I have 7 MAC brushes, and with time, I've discovered that they get quite scratchy, which is really disappointing for the price. I have figured out that there's better and at the same time cheaper brushes out there. Out of the 7 brushes, I now use only this, sometimes and the big duo-fiber one or one of the blush brushes.
I give this 5 because: it fits very well for my needs:
- lining the eyes with a very thin line - very handy if you're not a pro with liner
- not scratchy at all, but still stiff enough
- I do not have to care about shaping the brush after washing
- good shape for my eyes and brows, with powder or gel liner
- it's so soft that I can use it on my waterline
- very simple to use with my not very big eyes
Would I buy it again? I answered yes, because I don't regret buying it, but actually, I'm not sure I would buy this again if I lose my current brush - as said: there likely are cheaper alternatives that are just as good, but this is still an excellent brush.
This holds its shape better than the 266, so it's better for precise detail work.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This brush and gel e/ls are a match made in heaven. I initially bought the 266, but found that way too scratchy. I've been using gel e/l for ages, but this brush changes everything. The 263 is soft yet firm, making e/l application a breeze. The result is a precise line in one swipe. It is also perfect for winged e/l and firm enough for tightlining. This brush is love.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is a brilliant brush.
It is ideal for lining with eyeshadow over eyeliner and is also great for applying highlighter to the browbone.
I would repurchase. MAC doesn't often dissapoint.