Morning everyone! I’m guessing a lot of you are feeling more than a little worse for wear this morning after Halloween last night, so we’ll keep this one short and sweet.
Today, I’ll be discussing what has to be one of the most commonly used makeup utensils in the beauty world. Pretty much every blogger I follow seems to own the MAC 217 Blending Brush and completely rave about its incredible versatility. It’s supposed to be amazing for everything, from applying a base shadow and working a matte colour into the crease to general shading/blending purposes. But at £20 for one singular brush, I was always a little apprehensive. I mean, surely it can’t be that good right??
Well, I was wrong…. This brush is genuinely worth every single penny.
Firstly, the whole appearance and feel of this brush is superb. The long black handle makes it really easy to use and the white bristles are beautifully soft and smooth. Most importantly though, it really does make a massive difference to your eye makeup. Everything goes on so much easier and I can complete a whole look without picking up another brush at all! I mainly use it for applying shadow into my non-existent hooded eye crease, and this makes it so much easier! (Check out my 9 Tips for Hooded Eyes for more info.) Up until now, I’ve been using the much cheaper Real Techniques Shading Brush, but this really blows it out of the water.
Overall, this brush is 100% worth all the hype and I can’t see myself ever being without it now! It’s honestly worth the investment, especially if you have hooded eyes like myself and struggle to create decent eye makeup.
So what do you guys think? Would you pay £20 for a brush? And have you ever tried the MAC 217 before? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading! Joanna xxxxx