Hey all beauty geeks!!! It is very rare that my review starts with a sad story. But alas it is the case today. I lost my beloved and VERY expensive MAC 224 brush in an overnight trip. I literally cried over and over and tried to search every nook and corner of my house. But it was gone. 🙁 When my mourning period was over, I gathered courage to buy it again. I was about to order it online when an idea struck me. I could buy the more popular and raved MAC 217 brush, which was comparatively less expensive. 😉 So this is how I became a proud owner of MAC 217 brush and reaffirmed my belief that everything happens for a purpose. 🙂
About MAC 217 Blending Brush:
MAC 217 brush is one of the most selling products of MAC. The website describes the brush as:
‘For shading or blending of colour or creamy products. This brush has fine, densely packed fibers that are arranged in an oval shape. MÂ·AÂ·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature wood handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules. ‘
Price : $24.00.
My take on MAC 217 Blending Brush:
MAC 217 is marketed as an eye shadow blending brush. But it is the most multi-tasking brush I have ever seen. The bristles are made of goat hair, which make blending any powder or cream products a cakewalk. It is for this reason that I just do not use it to blend eye shadows. It is perfect for applying and blending powder and cream eye shadows and under-eye concealer as well.
The brush makes even a cheap eye shadow look and blend beautifully. You just need to swirl the brush or use windshield wiper motions and the eyeshadows are blended with so much ease. If you are an eye makeup lover, you need to have this in your arsenal. It is definitely an investment that you will not regret and will prove its worth again and again. 🙂
Performance: Mac 217 Blending brush is made of white goat bristles with no synthetic bristles like many brushes. The brush is extremely soft and does not feel scratchy in the least bit. It picks up a good amount of product and blends seamlessly. The brush is very dense and slightly fluffy which helps to achieve the soft, gradient effect in shadows.
Packaging: Like all MAC products, the brush has a sleek, black handle. The bristles are slightly tapered and densely packed. The brush is dome shaped and has the perfect medium size to fit any crevices.
Durability: MAC 217 blending brush is really very sturdy and durable. I have washed it couple of times and not a single hair has shed. The white bristles get cleaned easily and look clean after every wash.
What I like about MAC 217 Blending Brush:
- Makes blending eye shadows super easy and flawless.
- Can be used for applying eye shadows also.
- Works well with both powder and cream products.
- A versatile brush.
- Natural goat hair bristles.
- Picks up the right amount of product.
- Super soft.
- No shedding.
- Easy to handle.
- Medium-sized to fit every eye contour.
- Sleek packaging.
What I do not like about MAC 217 Blending Brush:
If there is only one eye brush you can afford, let it be the MAC 217 blending brush. It is a perfect mutiltasker and makes the eye shadow application and blending a dream. I do not know how I survived without this brush for so long. An important addition to any makeup kit and a must to achieve the gradient blended look. Highly recommended!!!
Have you tried MAC 217 Blending Brush?
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