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on 4/2/2016 7:37:00 PM
More reviews by sophie94
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
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.
on 3/30/2016 2:42:00 PM
More reviews by MrsBBFuller
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
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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on 2/16/2016 1:29:00 PM
More reviews by RubyWoo182
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
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.
on 1/20/2016 4:16:00 PM
More reviews by Matteroyal
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
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
More reviews by Cath12
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
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
More reviews by hollyms
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
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.
on 6/27/2015 6:54:00 PM
More reviews by tricyclesinskirts
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
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 5 people found this review helpful.
on 6/3/2015 11:40:00 PM
More reviews by nicolerenee14
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
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
More reviews by queenM100
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
This brush gives a very diffused effect, Perfect for transition shades.
on 4/22/2015 12:48:00 PM
More reviews by Sjez
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
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.
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