Thursday, June 25th, 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 272 Small Angled Shading Brush

MAC 272 Small Angled Shading Brush ($21.50) is small, angled brush with lots of fluffiness. It’s made out of goat hair, so it is just a little softer than some of the synthetic-bristled brushes, though I’ve found softness to never be an issue with full-sized MAC brushes (they’re all soft!). I find that this brush works in many of the same ways that the 217 does, just that this has a more angled edge to it. It can be used for cream or powder products, depending on your preference, and it should do well with either. For me, it works well to blend out harsh edges in the crease, but I actually prefer it for applying a highlight color on the inner tearduct. It just fits into that little nook with such ease and makes application a dream. The 272 is subtler and blends softly and surely, whereas the 217 can overblend if you’re not careful. If you’ve had that experience, the 272 might be a better match for your style.

How do you like to use this brush?

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18 thoughts on “MAC 272 Small Angled Shading Brush Photos & Review

  1. binnie

    Love thisbrush for blend out harsh edges in the crease, but never thought about using thi for applying a highlight color on the inner tearduct.- gr8t tip christine :) x

  2. Roxanne

    This was my first brush ever purchased! :) I find that the angle makes it easy to create that outer v!

  3. JeanMarie

    MAC discontinued it. :(

  4. Jennifer

    I really like this brush, I got in the mail yesterday and I’ve already played around with it enough to be able to notice how effective it is at blending. My only complaint is that the handle is very cheap feeling. Other than that, its a great brush and its really good for people like me with small eyelids.

  5. Shanel

    hurrray up & get yall, mac is discontinuing it :[

  6. I have that brush and I haven’t used it yet. I’m so glad that I got it before they discontinued it.

  7. Lorinda

    is there anyway that I can still get this brush? I even have a pro dicount! Boo mac for not making this anymore! Help ladies.. Where can I find it!