I was having coffee with my makeup artist friend, Melissa, last week, and in between bites of pumpkin pie we got into brushes. She brought up the marvelous multitasking MAC 217 Blending Brush ($22.50), one of my go-to faves.
With a goat hair fiber brush head, it applies and blends powder and cream products with much aplomb. I use it for everything from powder and cream shadows, to loose pigments, to under-eye concealer.
The domed brush head is neither too big, nor too small, and the rounded tip perfectly fits the nooks and crannies (like the crease, outer V and inner corner) around my eyes.
Cover Dark Circles with the MAC 217
Try covering your dark circles with one or two drops of MAC Fast Response Eye Cream ($30) mixed in with your regular liquid concealer and applied under your eyes with the MAC 217. The brush is good at very soft, light applications (the airbrush effect), and with this blend it works great for gals who need light to medium dark circle coverage.
You can’t go wrong with the MAC 217. I actually have two in my stash — one I use strictly for eyeshadows, and one for under-eye concealer.
PRICE: $22.50 (but it’s an investment)
AVAILABILITY: At MAC counters, stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. If you’re a MAC fan, get a load of this: the company just launched a new contest called MAC Me Over to find models for their fall 2011 color collection.
OOH! Pick me! Pick me!
To enter, submit a video or a photo and finish this sentence: “MAC me over because ____” (full details here).
I think we should all go for it! Who’s with me?