To my knowledge MAC released their 286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush in a Holiday 2011 Brush Bag set. Does anyone know if it was released prior to that?
I remember it came in one of the bag sets and I fell instantly in love with it.
I was happy to be able to get a full size of the brush when it was repromoted this month with the Heavenly Creature Collection.
You NEED it.
This is a soft bristled fibre brush for blending color. It’s bristles are longer and thinner than my favorite 224 brush.
I find the brush offers the ability to sheer color out and offers more control when applying darker shades of shadow. MAC recommends it in conjunction with MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow but I personally feel that this brush with that medium is just a fail. The bristles are floppier which leads to more fall out when using Mineralize Shadow plus the shadows are already sheer so this brush doesn’t build color well.
I personally like it for crease work and applying darker shades as it sheers out color and allows better contrast overall.
Overall, the MAC 286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush is an excellent brush for more intricate blending. I feel like it’s an ideal pick for darker shades of color that you want to contrast with.
Very Muse Approved for purchase.
You NEED this one.
Did you purchase it?