Friday, June 19th, 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 213 Fluff Brush

MAC 213 Fluff Brush ($22.50) is small, fluffy dome-shaped brush. It’s kind of like a smaller version of the 239 (one of my must-haves!). First, I definitely recommend this as a great multi-purpose kind of brush. It can be used to apply eyeshadow, blend shades together, deposit color into the crease, or highlight the brow. If you’ve ever found the 239 to be too large, you’d probably adore the size of the 213! Soft when used against the skin, so it doesn’t feel scratchy or rough when swished across the lid. The denseness of the bristles allows for good application of color shadows without the brush eating up product. I do like this for highlighting the brow bone, because it gives a soft-focused kind of application with more natural colors like highlighters. I also like it for highlighting the cupid’s bow (above your lips)!

How do you like to use this brush?

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24 thoughts on “MAC 213 Fluff Brush Photos & Review

  1. Nicole15

    There is just something so cute about this brush :)

  2. I love this, I have a mini version that came with the holiday palette, it’s lovely. Been meaning to get a full size one, but Mac brushes are so expensive. :(

    • rayne

      iawtc. i don’t know if you have anywhere near you that sells this, but the posh cosmetics brushes are really nice & soft. I’ve washed them a lot & they haven’t lost their shape. You can order online, but I find you pay more online, than what’s in store. But it could just be me, haha.

      • I actually use Gosh brushes which are very similar to Mac brushes, at about half the price, so it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to pay high prices to get good quality. I have some cheap brushes that are rubbish, but I don’t really see a difference between a Mac brush and a Gosh brush. (I have two 239 brushes – far too big by the way, in fact the Gosh brushes are more of the size of the 213, so maybe I don’t even need that.)

      • I haven’t heard or seen that brand, unfortunately!

    • aradna

      i also have a mini one that came with a palette. i was a bit apprehensive about the mini brush…but actually it’s pretty good. it seems better in quality than my full size 226, which for some strange reason sheds a fair bit!

      i also agree with rayne — good brushes are costly (whether you buy posh cosmetics or craft brushes) but they usually stand up to alot of use! I use the 239 brush almost every day and wash it frequently with soap and water, and it has lasted more than 8 years! i think that’s money well spent…

    • Just slowly build up your brush collection :) They’re great investments & will last you a long time!

  3. aly

    I recently just bought this brush and i lovvve it! I use it for putting color in my crease because its super dense and fluffy. It helps to blend and soften my crease color. I only have to dip the brush once for a whole bunch of color!

    I think im gong to try it out as a highlight brush for my brows as well.

  4. To me this brush looked like any other eyeshadow brush until I tried one of the little 213SE brushes in one of my palettes while on the go one day. Even the little one is awesome. It is not like the other shader brushes I have picked up. I definitely think this and the 272 need more love. I use them both daily. The 213 is great for packing on color, blending, crease work, highlight. Very multi purpose and much better quality than it may look at first glance. So glad I got it.

  5. Michelle

    I also use this brush for highlighting the browbone…it does an excellent job and because I use it only for highlight colours it never gets too dirty.

  6. binnie

    would you say this could do the job of instead of the highlight brush?

  7. Dawn

    This was my first brush! My brother took me to the MAC counter for my prom(OMG 9 yrs ago!) and he bought me so many goodies. I use it more for my crease and highlight. I find I have a hard time applying to my lids because it’s so fluffy and holds so much color. When I use it on the lid a lot of eyeshadow fall under my eyes. But I like it for everything else.

  8. Christy

    I don’t have this brush, but I think I will pick it up in my next haul.

  9. sam

    hey, Christine, how would you compare this to the Stila #7? :)