Wednesday, June 24th, 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 252 Large Shader Brush

MAC 252 Large Shader Brush ($29.00) is a flat brush with rounded edges and some fluffiness. It is a fairly densely bristled brush, and the synthetic fibers make it ideal for usage with more emollient products like creams and liquids. It is a larger version of the 242, so it may not be necessary in everyone’s brush tool box. I personally used this more often in the beginning, before I had the 242 or 249, and now, I find myself reaching for it a lot less. It is still a great brush, and if you have larger lids, this may be more your style than the smaller 242. The 252 can be used also for applying eyeshadow, both for packing on color as well as for placement of color into the crease (just use the edge).

How do you like to use this brush?

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10 thoughts on “MAC 252 Large Shader Brush Photos & Review

  1. binnie

    think i may consider this as a conclear brush!

  2. I love this brush. Since my lids are large, this gets the job done. I use it to apply color to the lid and as a brow highlight. I have not quite mastered using it for the crease though.

  3. Andrea

    I use this brush every day to apply color all over the eyelid. Love it!

  4. I use this for a highlighter.

  5. Silvia

    I love this one. It’s perfect for paint pots!