February 22, 2012

MAC 286: Go Get It

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.

The blend of fibres; synthetic and goat hair, as well as the tapered dome shape of the brush head make it the most perfectly constructed brush for crease work. I used it last Friday night when I was going out for dinner and I finished my eye make-up in record time. The domed head of the brush takes up the perfect amount of product and deposits it neatly into the crease while the overall fluffiness helps to blend the shadow as you move the brush.

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.


  1. i love makeup brushes and i agree with you. brushes are not to be scrimped on. i havent seen this yet but im definitely visiting a mac counter

  2. i was tempted to buy it when i was in Galway but I already have the 226 so couldnt justify two tapered blending brushes!

  3. I always prefer thinner brushes for highlighting and contouring! Would love to have some money to buy this x

  4. oooohoohohohhhhh WANT! Thanks for the heads up!

  5. Iv'e never spent that much on a make-up brush but seriously considering it. Damn you!


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