92%
would repurchase
4.2/5
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description

For the shading or blending of powdery or creamy products. This brush has luxuriously soft, densely packed fibres that are arranged in an oval shape. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials.

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3.0
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a year ago

I think this brush is very overrated sorry to say. I thought it would be great for applying eyeshadow to the crease but I find it a bit scratchy on my sensitive skin. The Wayne Goss brushes #4 and...

About reviewer (328 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue



5.0
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3 years ago

There's something absolutely magnetizing about MAC brushes - growing up, I was too broke to afford them (and also a middle schooler?) and settled with Sephora or Sedona Lace brush sets as I aged...

About reviewer (478 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair, Neutral

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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3 years ago

I'm honestly happy that MAC is producing products that are affordable yet in good quality. The brush is great for any sort of use not just blending. I can just have 5 of them and allocate to each use.

About reviewer (12 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium

HairRed

EyesHazel


4.0
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3 years ago

Good price, good quality. Still using after a long time! I don't see anything bad from this brush.

About reviewer (27 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Medium

HairBlond

EyesHazel


2.0
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6 years ago

This brush used to be holy grail, then I discovered Hakuhodo! Especially after MAC made a poor decision to go synthetic. I will not purchase.

About reviewer (1549 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Medium, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

One of my favorites and use it almost every day.

About reviewer (7 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Tan

HairBrown

EyesGray


5.0
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6 years ago

I have been a professional makeup artist for 6+ years and this is the best I have come across to date. I have tried many eyeshadow blending brushes, however, I always end up going back to this -...

About reviewer (6 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBlack, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 years ago

I have two MAC 217's, they are over 5 years old and they are in excellent condition. They perform beautifully after all these years of near-daily use and countless cleanings. The are not scratchy...

About reviewer (49 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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7 years ago

When I first set out to buy nice brushes, I was recommended the Hakuhodo J5523 as an upgrade to the 217 or the sigma e25. I bought a few Hakuhodo brushes and used them all the time, but the 5523...

About reviewer (315 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesGreen


5.0
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7 years ago

Buy it! Having the right brushes really transforms your makeup look and you can blend to perfection. My brush has lasted me a whole year. It picks up a good amount of product. This is my go to...

About reviewer (22 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


2.0
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7 years ago

No no and one more time NO!. the time when Mac was very good brand ..is gone :( Since last few years Mac is more open for "normal-everyday make-up people and I have notices that all products are...

About reviewer (47 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Olive

HairBrown

EyesBlue


5.0
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7 years ago

This brush is a true workhorse. I have hooded eyes, so I do buff my crease out and up quite a bit. The famous 217 blends like a dream and never feels stiff or stratchy. I have had mine for at least...

About reviewer (564 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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7 years ago

I have loved this brush ever since I used it a few months ago! It blends eyeshadow so smoothly! It is so soft! I clean mine with a fragrance-free soap and it's just like new! This is a must have...

About reviewer (49 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Tan, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Kinky, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 years ago

Like other reviews here, I too have 3 of these!! It's the type of brush that gets better over the years. The more you wash it the better it gets. Don't be discouraged if you don't love it when you...

About reviewer (28 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 years ago

I finally got this one, and Im happy I did. this is the best blending brush I've ever used

About reviewer (123 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBlack


5.0
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7 years ago

I hate using the term "game changer" to describe something, but this is indeed that. It applies crease colors and blends out with so little effort. The first time I used this I was in awe because...

About reviewer (104 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairRed, Straight, Other

EyesGreen


2.0
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7 years ago

I don't understand the hype about this brush. Is too poorly made compare to my Bobbi Brown's. The shape is perfect, and it's nicely soft and firm at the same time, but the brush doesn't hold it's...

About reviewer (743 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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7 years ago

Holy Grail eye shadow brush. Takes so little effort to blend flawlessly.

About reviewer (128 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinNormal, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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7 years ago

I have three of these. 'Nough said...JK. This is a great medium to small slightly paddle shaped blending brush. This shape is super popular and for good reason. Because of the size, pretty much...

About reviewer (695 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Neutral

HairRed, Wavy, Other

EyesBrown


1.0
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7 years ago

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. ...

About reviewer (185 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesHazel