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 275 Medium Angled Shading Brush

MAC 275 Medium Angled Shading Brush ($24.50) is medium-sized angled brush with lots of fluffiness. I like this brush for applying concealer around the nose and eyes, and actually do find it can be used to contour small areas like the nose, too. I don’t contour my nose often, if ever, because I guess I’m fairly satisfied with its appearance (it’s a nose — it’s like the foot of the face to me, it’s just there and eh!), but it works better than the 168, which is far too large for the nose area. This also works well to apply highlighter above the cupid’s bow of your lips – just one swipe and voila!

How do you like to use this brush?

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20 thoughts on “MAC 275 Medium Angled Shading Brush Photos & Review

  1. Moon

    Ohh. I love this brush for contouring the nose!
    Its something I do quite often for my style!

  2. AT

    This was my first makeup brush ever. For years I have used it for all over shadow, depositing colour on my crease and under my brow bone. I have never thought of using has a contour brush though.

  3. I love my feet…I have cute feet. Don’t you get pedicures. hahaha lol@it’s the foot of the face.

    • Haha! I wish I thought like you. I mean, I know some people must find them cute (and even sexy!), they’re just totally not my thing. Even people who think they have cute feet… well, their feet still look like feet to me :P

  4. Andrea

    Huh have this brush and never found it particularly good for applying eyeshadow, but I never thought of using it elsewhere on the face!

  5. Andrea

    I like this brush! I usually use it for brow highlight.

  6. Mary-Anne

    i’ve always used it for eyeshadow but lately it’s become very scratchy ):

  7. I love this brush. I never knew it was synthetic though. It doesn’t say it on the site. I feel cheated somehow…

    • It’s hard to decipher on their site :/ I’m pretty sure it is synthetic, because generally, the brushes made out of animal hair are out of goat hair, and thus they are white-haired brushes.

      • Wait most of the blending brushes and face brushes are made out of black goat hair, such as the 226 and 227. The 239 used to made from brown hair before the switched to white, so if you’re only basing your information off of that then you may be wrong.

  8. Glam

    I live for this brush and its features, lol!! It just gets what I need done!!

  9. valerie

    do you prefer this brush or the 217 to apply concealer?