“ Type: Brushes / Brand: MAC / Subcategory: Blending Brush „
Another of my newest brushes, the #226 is different to any of my other tapered blending brushes. It was released with the recent "Brunette, Blonde, Redhead" collection along with two other brushes.
It is designed for application and blending of shadow on the lid and is perfect for working in the crease. It is made from cruelty free goat hair, although this brush isn't as soft as some of my other brushes of the same fibre for some reason. It is possible due to the chiseled, tapered edges but that is what makes this brush so effective so I can't complain there. It measures just over 15mm high and 8mm wide and retails for £16.64.
~ The tapered point makes this brush perfect for shading and defining the crease. Some other less tapered crease brushes tend to apply too much product, too high onto the browbone, but the #226 applies the perfect amount. By dipping only the very top of the brush into the eyeshadow / pigment leaving the sides clean, it will blend as it applies for a perfectly diffused finish.
~ If you shade the outer corner (or outer "v") of your eye with shadow then this brush may be of some use to you. The small size of the bristles makes defining this area easy and quick. Shading the outer v of the eye can open up small or close together eyes and give other eye types a sultry, polished look.
~ The angled bristles of this brush makes applying a highlight shade under the eye brow quick and simple. Holding the brush on it's side, press the tip under the highest point of your brow (or the arch) before buffing lightly towards the outer corner. It really visibly defines and lifts the eye area, especially if a slightly shimmery, light reflecting shade is used.
~ The #226 can also apply a simple wash of colour to the lids. The size and tapered tip fits perfectly into the inner corner of the eye - where some larger brushes can only skim over. It will also apply shadow to the lower lashline in a pinch.
~ Although there are better concealer brushes out there, this brush will do the job if needed. Buff in small circles under the eyes whilst dabbing it gently onto the very tip of the pimple before swirling it lightly to cover any surrounding redness.
Overall, it's a really nice brush to own but I do have others in my collection that can do it's job so I won't say it's a must have. The only thing it really prevails at is shading the crease intricately.
A nice brush, but don't rush out to get it - I'm sure you have something else that wourks just as well :-)
Model: Brush #226 / For application and blending of shadow on the lid, and perfect for working the crease /