Saturday, 19 July 2014

Review | MAC 217 Blending Brush

mac 217 blending brush
mac 217 blending brush

MAC 217 Blending Brush £19

Have you ever bought something beauty related and then wondered how you coped without it? This is exactly what happened to me after finally getting round to buying a MAC 217 brush. It's the first MAC brush I've bought and to be honest I think I was mostly put off by the price but because I wear eyeshadow pretty much all the time I decided it was time to invest!

The 217 brush has fine and densely packed fibers, it's incredibly soft and slightly fluffy with a rounded head. From the first time I used this I knew it was love, it makes my eyeshadow just look better. It can be used for so many different things but I mainly use it for blending out and softening eyeshadow as it requires basically no effort and the result is impressive. It also works with all different textures because of how dense it is, whether you apply a cream, powder or pigment this brush will blend like a dream!

This is 100% worth the money in my opinion, if you look after it then it's going to last a seriously long time. It washes really well and dries quickly. I definitely need to pick up one or two more, especially as it's apparently an amazing concealer brush.

Are you a MAC 217 fan?
If you've got any other MAC brush recommendations please let me know!


  1. It looks wonderful, I know what you mean though, I'm very put off by the price of MAC brushes even though they look absolutely amazing!
    It's good to hear they're worth the money though!

    Kelly from | DayDreams &

  2. I agree this brush is 100% worth the money, eye-shadow goes on much nicer and practically does the blending for you! Adele

  3. I don't think i've ever heard a bad review about this brush but like you im still put off by the price. Maybe it's about time I changed that.

    Jazzie x

  4. I've had my 217 for about 3 years and it's still in perfect condition. It's obviously a bit pricier but such a great investment!

    Holly / xx

  5. I'm going to a MAC counter next week but had persuaded myself I didn't need this - you've just enabled me again! Might have to get 2 xx

  6. I freaking love this brush ive had mine since 2010 now and i swear i cant be without it youre right its one of those brushes you have to have

  7. Sophie Blumenthal19 July 2014 at 18:28

    This brush has forever been on my list, I just can't face shelling out for it when my eBay dupes do a good job!

    Sophie x

  8. I have lost count of the amount of times I've said how much I need this in my life! I think I'll have to bite the bullet next time I'm in MAC!
    Phoebe xx

  9. I'm a big fan! I only have one (and a few dupes), but I'm definitely getting at least two more in the future.

  10. amanda beautie20 July 2014 at 21:47

    Love this post! X

  11. I'm so tempted to get this! Everyone raves about it
    Allison from


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