I would never usually post about a product having only ever used it once. However, for this, I will make an exception.
This, dear readers, is the MAC 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush. It is quite possibly the best eye make-up brush I have ever used (Yep, even better than the 217) and it is a limited edition release with the current Naturally collection so, it'll only be on counters for another few weeks.
Make-up brushes are one area I don't think should ever be scrimped on. One expensive brush is worth ten cheap brushes in my opinion and, for £22.00 (I'm not sure of the Euro price for this I'm afraid) off the House of Fraser website, you're getting an excellent piece of kit in the 286.
I don't think it will be dense enough for use with cream products but, I think it could also be an amazing brush for spot contouring (i.e. sides of the nose) and spot highlighting (i.e. top of cheekbones). So, with that in mind as well, it's definitely worth the investment.