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Quickie: MAC 217, I’m a believer!

Here’s just a tiny post to quickly address the awesomeness of the MAC 217 brush. It’s basically a fluffy brush typically used for blending out eyeshadow (based on its shape), but it can be used for a number of different things. Here’s Wayne Goss demonstrating the many uses of the 217:

Even without all of these other uses, however, the MAC 217 is always praised to the high heavens by everyone and their mother, because it does its job really, really, really well.

I didn’t have a lot of brushes when I started out on my makeup journey, and I’ve just really used a MAC 217 and then a RealTechniques eyeshadow brush, which is awesome as well. And then I met a few blending brushes that I didn’t get on with, which made me appreciate this one all the more.

I love you, 217.

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  1. Chi says

    I’ve been eyeing this for the longest time! T__T I haven’t gotten to buying myself MAC brushes because my wallet has always been on the light side, but I bought brushes from Sigma online. I’ve read lots of reviews about them being similar to MAC brushes in look and quality for much cheaper, you might like it 🙂

    • You should give it a shot! I find Sigma brushes not that much cheaper, but I’ve always wanted to try them. I find RealTechniques brushes really good, though.

  2. Yeah, I bought my first 217 a while ago, when I simply needed an eyeshadow brush. I now own three, and I’m tempted to buy a fourth. You know, just in case. (I won’t. Three’s good.)

    • HUUU I want more. I have one and it’s such a whiny thing to say, but it’s so hard 😦

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