MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush

MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush
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4.4

382 reviews

81% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

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on 4/2/2016 7:37:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is a decent blending brush. It's bigger then the 217. I like this purely for blending, I don't actually use it for applying colour to my lid. It can be a bit scratchy compared to the 217.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this brush because that's all MAC Mua's raved about. I love the sleek handle w/the MAC logo and number on the brush, however over time, this is the scratchiest brush I've ever used! I've cleaned it w/the MAC cleanser and another high end cleaner that I purchased from Sephora; still didn't do the trick. So now my go to blending brushes are Hakuhodo J5522, J5523 (alternative to MAC 217) or J142 (Phenomenal blending!). Plus they are half the price of MAC! Ha! Everybody wins!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

One of my all time favorites. I love this brush, it blends eyeshadows really well! However I'm noticing that the hairs are getting a bit hard and sometimes hurt my lid!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Im a Mac lover and this brush is pure shit!!!! It hurra my lid. Doesn't blend Well and is waste of money


on 11/12/2015 7:21:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Out of the dozens of brushes I own, this is THE WORST for shedding. I hate using it as I spend ages cleaning up all the hairs off my face. It's about 5 years old and has been washed hundreds of time and it still sheds. I expect more from MAC!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 9/6/2015 7:05:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I really dislike this brush. For the first few months it was pretty good; it was all downhill from there. Gradually it lost all its fluff (yes, I always washed it properly) and now, 4 years later, I'm going to have to throw it away - it's horribly scratchy and even painful to use. It's so thin that it doesn't blend well at all. To its benefit it never shed and the ferrel is still fine, but otherwise I regret buying it.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

The initial reason I bought this brush was because a MAC mua used copperplate shadow quite breezily and quickly in my crease. I always had difficulty using this shadow, but it looked rad as hell when she used the 224--i was sold.

Had no idea it was as $$$ as it is, and sort of choked when they rang me up at the register, but it ended up being worth it.

Would i repurchase? Unfortunately, gonna have to, since I've lost mine, and haven't managed to find a decent dupe (i probably spent more trying to find one, honestly.) I know there are better brands out there, but I love the 224, so I find no need to look elsewhere (ahem, anymore.)

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This was my first MAC brush and with how underwhelmed I was with this brush, I'm surprised i bought another brush. I feel like it was very hyped up, and i had very high expectations for this brush. Generally, it serves its purpose well; it blends out colors beautifully. But I have never owned a more scratchy brush in my life. For a brush as costly as this one is, I was expecting a super soft, fine bristled brush. Additionally, the hairs of this brush fall out so frequently, I'm surprised there's still a brush left. I've had this for about 3 years and it is still shedding. I could have gotten a defect, but seeing as others have complained about the scratchiness, I'm assuming this brush isn't living up to the hype. All of my other MAC brushes are wonderful, though, its a shame.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 5/14/2015 6:43:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This brush gives a very diffused effect, Perfect for transition shades.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 4/22/2015 12:48:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This brush is like Photoshop for your eyeshadow. If I'm creating a really complicated eye look, or am using really high-contrast colors that still look harsh even after being blended with 217, I'll blend out my lid, crease and brow bone with the 224 for a more flattering soft focus effect. This brush is also excellent for blending concealer (despite not having a tapered edge for the inner eye corner) and for setting the undereye without getting powder everywhere else. In fact, I'm considering getting another 224 exclusively for this purpose, since mine is always covered in concealer these days.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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