Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 204 Lash Brush

MAC 204 Lash Brush ($11.00) is made up of synthetic fibers, and it is typically used to apply mascara to lashes. You can also separate lashes by twisting it through lashes to remove clumping. It also makes for an excellent brow groomer to keep brows in place. I personally prefer to use this for separating lashes and brushing stray brow hairs back into place. While still useful for mascara application, I do find disposable mascara wands tend to be much better–particularly if you have lots of mascara to apply to numerous people, since it there is a lot less clean-up with disposable wands.

How do you like to use this brush?

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32 thoughts on “MAC 204 Lash Brush Photos & Review

  1. Avatar of Arielle Arielle

    Truthfully, I’m not that moved by this brush. There are less expensive versions that do the exact same thing. Though I do like the applications of the brush, its pretty ho-hum for me.

  2. Ang

    I use the 204 on my eyebrows to smooth them out as well as to separate my lashes when they become clumped together after using mascara. Great brush to have.

  3. I need to get that brush since I might need it for my brows or to separate my lashes from being clumped together.

  4. Nicole15

    I do not have the 204 but i have a similar Sonia Kashuk version that I just keep on hand for brow grooming. I refuse to use mascaras that clump even the tiniest bit so haven’t had to use my brush for combing out clumps on my lashes, but I could see it being very useful if I had to use it for that purpose.

  5. whitnee

    I don’t use this brush from mac, but I do have the Tarte one with a metal eyelash comb on the other end that I use. I use it for separating lashes. I do rather like the mac 205 brush for mascara. You can basically paint the mascara on your eyelashes, push it into the lash line very easily and it makes it a little easier to do the bottom lashes as it is smaller than a mascara wand.

  6. This brush seems like a waste of $11 to me. I have a clean Cover Girl Lash Blast want that works just as well!

  7. Christy

    I love this brush, but also love the 205 brush too. The 204 is great for brows and separating eyelashes on the corners of my eye where mascara tends to clump up.

  8. Christina

    I perfer this brush for my brows. Havent tried it on the lashes but when i notice i apply too much shadow on my brows when i run the brush through it, it fades it out to a nice look. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I think this is a must :)

  9. AYHM

    I don’t own this brush but could see its purpose if you have the extra bucks to spend. Otherwise, I think you could get away a lot cheaper. Now, the 205, the mascara fan …..I love it! It declumps and helps to pull my skimpy lashes out.

  10. Aubree

    I have one similiar to that..not MAC, but i use it on my eyebrows most def, i put hair gel on it and smooth my brows. =]

  11. These spoolie brushes seem to be all the same to me. I think a cheapie drugstore one would work just as well.

    • I don’t think there’s a huge gap in quality – it’s just a matter if you’re OCD (like me) and want all your brushes to match!

  12. Rachel

    I use a clean Lancome Virtuouse Brush to achieve the same purpose, heh.

  13. saralh1518

    how do you clean it?

  14. BINNIE

    FOR A CHEAP ALTERNATIVE I HAVE THE ELF ONE FOR £1.50 AND ITS GOOD OR I USE AN OLD WAND OF A GOOD MASCARA I LOVE I.E RIMMEL SEXY CURVES :) x