“ Type: Brushes / Brand: MAC / Subcategory: Brow Brush „
This is my favorite brow brush. I must say that i didn't start my make up brush collection with MAC, the first brand i used for my brushes was called Ruby & Millie (they are good brushes but i felt they were really starter brushes). I first started to do my make up in high school and had never heard of MAC back then, but i'm happy i did come across MAC because this brush gives the most professional brow i've ever seen. The shape is perfect for powder (which i use) & also it's small enough to control and the weigh of the brush is perfect, it's not to heavy or to light. I have thin eyebrows and have always used a powder on my brows - (my current eyebrow powder is Mac Eyeshadow - Espresso) and this brush works perfect. The powder stays on the brush, you don't get powder all over the place like some brow powders i've used before.
This brush i would recommend to any make up brush lover or novice.
The MAC 208 small angled brow brush is a must have staple in any budding beauty and makeup addicts makeup bag.
MAC is premium brand which has become very popular worldwide with makup artists and amatuers alike. Their brushes are made from high quality materials and naturally blended fibles to give precise application where you need it. The angled brush makes filling in eyebrows a breeze, the design is perfect for quick application and ease of use so that even the least experienced make-up addict can get prcise results everytime. These brushes can be used to apply powder, creams or liquid procusts.
What I love about this brush is the 6mm short fibres give maximum control and where the brush has been angled, it makes it perfect for applying eyeliner too. These brushes are hard wearing, they last ages and they dont 'shed' fibres like some of the cheaper brushes I have purchased. I also use this brush to create a winged effect on the eyes and applying eyeshadows on the crease.
Cleaning your MAC brushes is important to get good life and usage out of them, MAC do sell a brush cleanser at £8.00 which is an not only cleans the brushes but conditions the bristles to keep them soft and disinfects thm which is important especially if you plan to be applying makeup to friends/clients.
The MAC 208 angled brush comes in at £14.50 which is expensive, however with he MAC range I do belive you are paying for high quality products, they blend really well and make precise application easy and quick which for me is a key factor. The design is a sleek black brush with dark chestnut fibres, this is ideal so you can see the product on the brush.
I love this brush as its so versatile, it has so many uses and has saved me alot of money instead of buying seperate brushes for each purpose and I love the quality. I highly recommend it.
I recently decided to grow in my brows in favour of a slightly thicker, fuller and more natural look. I needed a new, denser brush to fill them in with as my others didn't work so well anymore, so for that reason I headed to my local MAC counter and picked up the #208.
The #208 is marketed as a 'small angled brow brush' and works really well. It is made entirely of natural fibres (cruelty free I might add) which measure 6mm at the highest point of the angle by 6mm wide. It is quite dense but still soft enough to distribute colour evenly and naturally through the brow. It retails for £13.70 - great value in my opinion, especially since it will last years and years if looked after - and is available from all MAC locations and online at maccosmetics.co.uk :)
~ As mentioned above, I bought this to fill in my eyebrows and I mostly use it for this purpose. The size is perfect for all sizes and shapes of brows and the dense tip leaves a very realistic finish. Simply brush through, in direction of hair growth, flicking the brush slightly as you go so no harsh lines are left behind. I use a matte eyeshadow in a shade 1 - 2 shades lighter than my brows for the most natural finish.
~ It can also be used to apply MAC Fluidlines / Bobbi Brown Inks / any other cream or gel liner to the eye. The small angled head creates slim, precise lines that other thicker brushes struggle with. Perfect for both a simple line of liner across the upper lid or more detailed 'winged' liner. Out of all the liner brushes MAC sell I think the #208 actually does the best job for 'winged' looks as the small tip is easy to control and it lays down just the right amount of product, minimising your chances of applying too much and making a mess.
~ Although I prefer the #266 for this purpose, this brush can also be used to apply powder shadows to the upper and lower lashlines. Perfect for those occasions when you just want to subtly define the eyes, without the 'harshness' of liquid or gel liner. Simply drag the angled tip of the brush through the shadow before gently pressing it along and into the lashline.
~ In a pinch you could also use the #208 to shade the lower lashline with colour. However there are mch better brushes available (both from MAC and other companies) for this job so I wouldn't overly recommend it for this use. But it can be done if needed :)
~ Lastly, if you find yourself needing a lip brush - maybe for a bright red lipstick that needs to be applied carefully - flip this brush onto it's side and use the flat surface to neatly press the colour onto the lips. The angled tip also makes lining the lipline itself a breeze. However it is not synthetic and some brighter colours may stain the bristles so I recommend a lip brush (like the #211) if you plan on using such colours frequently.
Overall I really love this brush. Definately the best to use for filling in brows and lining with gel / cream liners. I love the slim, precise results and I have been using it almost everyday since I got it and it still looks brand new so it's definately worth it in my opinion!
If your brows don't need any work then it may not be a must have for you but it's nice to own regardless :)
Model: Brush #208 / For applying colour to the brow /