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MAC 217 Blending Brush
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on 2/21/2017 7:14:00 PM
More reviews by Peskypixie
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Sorry, I know you all love the #217, but I hate this brush. It's so very scratchy and way too stiff. I don't feel that it blended very well, albeit this was probably due the scratch factor. I actually prefer a drugstore brush- Soho Get a Grip Crease Brush or for tight spots Revlon's Contour Shadow Brush (discontinued).If you like a firm brush this is probably for you.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 2/2/2017 6:51:00 PM
More reviews by biancaredhead
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I like This brush. It applies colour in the crease well, it's blends well and you can even use it to apply shadow on your lid.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 1/21/2017 8:16:00 PM
More reviews by ellablue123
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other
This brush is essential, BUT, coastal scents and morphe (which both private label from Crown Brushes, meaning the brushes are the exact same they just have their names stamped on them) have identical dupes to this one. The morphe m433 is identical, I literally cannot tell the difference between the two other than the stamping. That being said this brush is awesome for blending, but mostly I use it to apply crease color and drag it in because it's really soft and diffuses any harsh lines. But I'd skip on paying the price on this one and get it from morphe instead for the same quality.I will say though, the goat hairs on this brush as well as the morphe one really splits and the hairs splay out, which I hate. No amount of conditioning can fix that but I guess its just what goat hair does.
on 1/21/2017 7:52:00 PM
More reviews by blooiejagwa
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Nope nope- average and doesn't blend half as smoothly as my soft and amazing purminerals brushes. Very scratchy and irritating to my sensitive eyes. Decent for application but not blending-or maybe the purminerals brushes line spoiled me for this. Also blending is a bit lopsided due to the brush shape (slightly flattened)
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/21/2016 9:37:00 AM
More reviews by ThalH
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Other
My favourite blending brush. Dense enough that you can apply product with it but still super fluffy and blends shadows out perfectly.
on 10/4/2016 1:24:00 AM
More reviews by Meganisthebest1990
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This brush is insanely soft and blends out anything. You can honestly use this for your whole eye shadow looks or contouring nose, chin, and jaw. You can also use this for concealer and any cream products. I also have heard of using this for applying concealer and loose powder, especially under the eyes.It ranges for 21+USD to 45+AUD depending on your location, the highest I have seen in USA (authenic retailer) is 32$. Which is crazy and stupid, it even varies within Mac stores...It is one of the more expensive brands but it is of legendary cult status. You will never use such a great brush. I think its corny and I hate saying THIS but it leaves such a airbrush perfect finish. It will really step up your game I often wonder how YT gurus got the eyes to look flawless and seamless and its cause they use this to bend, once you own a 217 you can literally can just tell who else uses it. It has a very special finish to it.I knocked a star off because ALL real hair brushes from Mac lose a little of there shape the first time you wash them. WHILE distressing and annoying it can be avioded by not ever washing them. Yep, only use the brush cleaner. But I just can not wash them under the sink if your a make up artist that seriously gross. You touch so many peoples faces, chest, etc and to me thats not cool. Ugh skin cells and stuff.The price I took off three because after researching I realize it is different everywhere and they are pricey.And the packaging wtfmac seriously little open plastic sheets, I love mMacs packaging but for their best and most expensive products they are unbelievably cheap and useless.
on 9/28/2016 2:05:00 PM
More reviews by 0Edens0
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I thought I didn't need you, oh sweet MAC 217. I was wrong. Oh, how wrong I was. You filled a spot my H&M brushed just couldn't fill. I hope every makeup lover meets you one day, you magician at blending that I can use even without a freaking mirror. I love you MAC 217, and you were worth every penny
on 8/26/2016 2:37:00 PM
More reviews by MrsMog15
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Curly, Other
Best blending brush ever. A little bit expensive but i think it's worth it as i have been using mine for years.
on 8/9/2016 2:38:00 AM
More reviews by lazarova
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
No doubt this is the OG of blending brushes. But it is a bit pricey, considering the fact that there are many excellent blending brushes at drugstore prices on the market. I can look past that because of the great job of this brush.However, I cannot ignore the fact that this brush lost its shape and started shedding after the first wash. I use the mildest baby shampoo (SLS and soap-free) which I have been using for years on all my brushes, high end and low end, synthetic and natural hairs. I make sure I wash the cleanser away from the brush completely, then I lay it flat to dry out. So, I am sure that the way I wash it is not what caused the brush to deform and shed. I still use the 217 though, but because it is MAC, a household name after all, and a bit up there in price, I expected more in terms of quality.
on 8/8/2016 10:54:00 PM
More reviews by honestreview
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
I finally caved in to buy this. I tried other crease blending brushes but this one is easier to use. I went to Mac counter with no makeup on and I'm having horrible blemishes. I heard lots of horrible stories on customers being treated horribly for not wearing makeup at mac. So I went there woth no hopes up. Luckily a sales assistant noticed me and helped me. I washed this brush after using it for concealing and eyeshadow with ease. No shedding or staining.
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