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 :)

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