Thursday, 8 November 2012

MAC 224 , What do I use you for?

Loved by makeup artists and beauty bloggers the World over, MAC’s Tapered Blending Brush 224 is often cited as a must have brush. MAC Senior Artist Keri Blair said “hands down this brush is great for blending, blending and blending… It’s been an extension of my right hand for over 13 years. The tip of the brush picks up the color and all the tapered hairs help to move the product out and across the eye.”
With praise like that I decided I had to add it to my modest collection, thing is, now I have it, I don’t know what to do with it! In the few months I’ve owned it I’ve hardly used it.
MAC say it’s for controlled eye shadow application. This brush has soft fibres which taper to form a medium size dome shape. It’s hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. Personally I think it’s too large for controlled eye shadow application. In fact, it’s probably too large and not dense enough for application at all. As Keri says, it’s great for blending. I’ve used it to blend eye colours together and it gives a lovely soft finish, but that’s about it. I’d love to use it for more.
I love the shape, it’s much larger than any other eye brush I own. The bristles are very soft and I haven’t experienced any shredding. Here it is compared to the 109 small contour brush.

So ladies, I’d love to hear from you... If you have this brush, how do you use it? MAC Tapered Blending Brush £22 17 cm


  1. I have this brush and use it for concealer, I just didn't really get on with it as an eyeshadow brush! x

  2. I like using mine for under eye concealer. That's what I bought it for when I saw pixiwoo do it. I did try it as an eye shadow blender once or twice but I found it way too big x

  3. I use it to powder my under eye area after applying concealer

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  5. So everyone seems to be using it for concealer, wonder why they call it an eye brush then. Thanks girls! x

  6. Hey! This brush is great for blending eyeshadow like when your doing smokey eye. Thing is it kinda works perfect if you have a huge eye area. This brush is awesome for small countouring (nose for example) and for concealers. Honestly I do prefer my Mac 217 for blending eyeshadow.
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    1. Thanks for the tips! Great blog, love your pics x


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