“ Type: Brushes / Brand: MAC / Subcategory: Shader Brush „
I bought this brush as I didn't have many other angled eye brushes and thought I may be missing out on something amazing. When I recieved it it was much thinner / flatter than I had imagined it would be and so I struggled to think of ways to use it. I played around with it a little and decided to try it out the next time I applied my eye makeup and soon discovered a few of it's uses.
The #272 is a flat eyeshadow brush which has a slight angle at the tip. It is hand made using only the finest materials and the bristles are made from cruelty free goat hair. The head measures just over 10mm wide by 11m high at the highest part of the angle. MAC market it simply as a powder eyeshadow brush and it currently retails for £16.64.
~ This brush does a good job at applying eyeshadow quickly, as a wash, all over the lid. By pointing the longer side of the angle downwards, you can easily reach the inner corner of your eyelid, creating even and precise results. Brilliant with softer, lighter shades but doesn't work quite so well with darker or brighter colours as you need something a little more dense to apply those ideally.
~ Flip the brush around (so the long side of the angle points outwards) and press into the outer corner of your eye lid to create depth and define the 'outer v'. Placing a darker shade in this area and blending inwards looks really effective and professional, and will make close set eyes appear further apart.
Using the same technique but with a paler shadow, you can highlight the inner corner / tearduct just as easily.
~ You can shade and define the crease or socketline very intricately using this brush. Whilst some larger or more fluffy brushes can create a large, almost 'messy' crease, the slim #272 adds just the right amount easily. You can either leave it defined (for a 60's or 'twiggy' type look) or go over a few times to soften the line a little more. Perfect for those with smaller eyes who find most crease brushes too large.
~ The angled shape of this brush makes it perfect for highlight the brow bone. You can really push this brush up under the eye brow to lift and define it. I like using a creamy matte shade, one to two shades lighter than my skintone.
~ You can also hold the brush horizontally away from the face and use the edge to line the lower lashline with colour. Using short, quick strokes will result in a soft, diffused line of colour which looks great on everyone and every eye type!
Overall, I wouldn't really call this brush a must have as I have others that do the same plus more. The shape is interesting and useful though, so maybe check it out in person if you think it could be of some use to you.
There is another angled brush - #279 - which is similar but fluffier, so works as a nice blending brush too - I suggest you see which you would prefer before committing to this one :-)
Model: Brush #272 / To apply and/or blend eye shadow /