There are some things, makeup wise, that I just can’t live without. This brush is one of them. The M.A.C 217 brush is my crease brush; I do not think I could do my makeup without it! It is just the right size to get in the crease and blend the color out. It puts on the right amount of product and gives you the perfect application. It is also really soft and it doesn’t prick you when you are blending out your crease. Soft brushes are worth the cost, at least in my opinion, since the skin around the eye is so sensitive.
I know this brush seems a bit pricey, but at $24 you are paying for quality. I have had mine for over 5 years and it is still in good condition. If you want to keep your brushes in good condition, you have to take care of them. For care I spot clean it after every use and deep clean it once a week.
Here in this picture you can see the brush on the top is the really old 217. The other one is a newer 217 that I bought about two months ago. Besides some minor staining on the older brush…they look the same. See what I mean about good quality? Five years of using this brush almost every day and it looks the essentially the same as a relatively new one.
This brush has a great shape; it is kind of pinched at the base. You can see this in the comparison of the pictures above to the picture below; the picture on the top is at a flat angle while the picture on the bottom shows you the brush on it’s side. See how it is not perfectly round? How it pinches in?
Below is a picture of the 217 in action.
Until next time, plant nothing but love.