Dreamboat brush

Product: MAC’s 217 blending brush

What I use it for: Uh, this one’s a no-brainer: I use this super-hyped brush for blending shadows!Loves: What you notice right off the bat once you pick this baby up is that it’s incredibly soft – like, OHMYGOD I’M ON ECSTASY soft. Even for my super-sensitive skin, it feels like a dream!! And it blends like a dream too. It’s the perfect size for buffing out those hard edges, no matter if you’re a beginner or a pro. This one’s talked about all the time for a reason!

Dislikes: None! I honestly have NO complaints about this brush. It’s super soft, blends well, weighted perfectly, and its white bristles let you know when there’s colour on it, so you don’t accidentally blend something into that work of art that is your eyelids.

If you don’t “blend”: that’s still okay. I know some ladies just like a sheer wash of colour, and this would do that well, too! I say this only because it’s SO soft – even if you’re using a $5 eyeshadow, it’ll definitely feel luxe going on. (And hey! No harsh lines!) We can all use a little glam in the mornings, weather it takes thirty seconds, or half an hour!The Verdict? I don’t care how old you are, or how skilled you are. This is a must-buy, no matter what! Though blending is a skill, it definitely helps to have the right tools – and this definitely is the right tool. It’s worth it’s $22.50USD price tag over and over again! I’m tempted to buy another one, just because I use it so often.

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  • Reply Arianne

    I have never heard anybody having a single complain about the 217. It is heaven in a brush! I love mine too.

    June 29, 2009 at 11:57 AM
  • Reply Phyl

    sounds fab!

    Hope everythings going great in Quebec (:

    July 2, 2009 at 12:26 AM
  • Reply Rae

    Arianne: I know!! It's ah-mazing, no matter who's buying it.

    July 5, 2009 at 1:03 AM
  • Reply Rae

    Phyl: thanks hon =) Everything IS going really well, fortunately!

    July 5, 2009 at 1:03 AM
  • Reply Tessa

    I love mine too! Ugh, the only thing I absolutely hate about MAC brushes are the price:( I lost my 209 the other day (sob) and had to shell out 20+ bucks for another. But the quality is amazing, and 'specialty' brushes like this 217 and the 209 can't be found at the drugstore (or at least in mine!)

    July 5, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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