Monday, 25 November 2013

MAC 217 - worth the hype?



I have been thinking about buying the 217 brush for absolute ages, but paying £18.00 for an eye shadow brush seemed a bit extravagant. After some encouragement from fellow bloggers, I finally ordered it, taking advantage of a 10% off Debenhams offer. I only used 217 a couple of times, but I already know how I feel about it :) Soo... is it worth the hype?

Yes, 100%! I absolutely adore it! It is perfect for blending and feels very luxurious. You can also use it for applying eye shadows, but I prefer to do it with my fingers to get better colour payoff.  I believe that the bristles are a mixture of natural and synthetic fibres, making the brush feel incredibly soft. Other blending brushes I own are more fluffy, but this one is a perfect mixture of fluffy and dense. It is simply amazing and makes blending eye shadows a super easy task. You will definitely notice a difference, if you are used to cheaper brushes. 217 is exactly what I was looking for and I can't imagine doing my eye makeup without it!

Overall, I couldn't be happier with my purchase and I can't recommend 217 enough. If you don't feel like spending £18 on a blending brush, I will be featuring some more affordable dupes on the blog in December :)





  

20 comments:

  1. Loved this post, the 217 is such a great brush! Once you have it, you barely need anything else!:)

    Julianne in June

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  2. Love this brush too! There is an amazing dupe by No 7 though, don't know if you've tried it? I like it just as much :) x

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    1. I am trying to get my mitts on it. It was out of stock the last time, but I am getting it for my '217 dupe post' :)

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  3. I love posts like this, I like reading about how people use them and what they think of them x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  4. I`ve got the MAC 217 too. I think that it is a good blending brush, but I need a smaller brush for detailed work. I learned that recently at makeup artist school. Before that I was convinced that the MAC 217 is the only brush I will ever need :).

    Erika Nagode

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  5. Sounds such a good make up brush. I'll have a think and decide in the new year :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  6. I was actually quite shocked when I bought it because I didn't know it was so expensive, but now, I would buy another one without thinking twice, I can't imagine blending my eyeshadows without this brush :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm really tempted to buy this brush, think I may have to put it on my Christmas list :) xDx

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  8. I used to have the same thing! Wanted to try the 217 for ages but the price held me back. I've been using the brush for about a month now and it is amazing!

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  9. SO excited for this to come in the post I wish it would hurry up…eeekkk!

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  10. I want this brush so much! It just sounds great xx

    http://thebeautybow.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. the best eye brush ever!! i love it :)

    www.beckysbeautique.co.uk

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  12. This is my favourite brush ever, but I began wondering if it's worth the price tag. Don't get me wrong, it does am ah-mazing job, but I feel like mine is starting to look a bit rough around the edges even though I've had it for only 3 months...

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  13. I got it recently as well, and think it definitely is worth the hype! :)


    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  14. I definitely think it is worth the hype. I have used multiple crease/blending brushes and nothing has worked for me like he 217 has.

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  15. Haha:D I felt exactly same like you! Spending £18 on a blending brush was a big no no but after reading your review I feel I need to spend and moreover it's okay to splurge during Christmas

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  16. This is one of my favorite eye brushes! Definitely worth the hype :)

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  17. My friend is a makeup artist and absolutely swears by the 217. It's the same price as a complete Real Techniques set though so I'm a bit hesitant but I love doing a blended and contoured eye look so I might be adding it to my Christmas wishlist...

    S x
    www.secret-june.blogspot.com

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  18. Ok I was just wondering if it was worth or not .... but after your review I cannot do without it :)

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