MAC 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush Review
Talk about a long week! After driving for around 26 hours all I wanted was to cuddle up in my bed and watch cartoons until I went to sleep. Unfortunately, we had a nasty thunderstorm here that knocked out the power for a day. The timing couldn’t have been worse. So terrible! Thank goodness everything is back up and running so I can blog again!
Now on to some brush talk! I don’t like to fuss with eyeshadow often but I tend to reach for the same brushes when I do. One of my favorite crease brushes is the MAC 268 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush . It features the signature MAC brush design with a long black wooden handle and shiny silver ferrule.
The brush head is rather small but fluffy with a tapered end. It does lose its shape a little after a few washes but using a brush guard really helps the shape snap back. The 286 features natural and synthetic bristles that are feel very soft and never scratchy. I typically use it with powders but the mix of synthetic bristles makes it a good fit for creams too. It’s really versatile! MAC lists the 286 as a blending brush but I find that it works well to apply eyeshadow in the crease too. The tapered end really helps you get a precise application.
The 286 will set you back $32 but the quality is definitely worth the price. I’ve owned this brush for over a year and I’ve experienced very little shedding. Plus, it still looks and feels brand new! The ferrule is still firmly locked into place and the handle is still pretty sturdy. It’s definitely a brush that will hold up over the years. Oh, and blend your eyeshadow to perfection too!