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MAC 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush

A duo-fibre brush that provides a sheer, more controlled application of eye shadow.
Average Customer Rating:
4.786 out of 5
4.8
 out of 
5
(14 Reviews) 14
Customer Reviews for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Review 1 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:12 22 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect finish.
Tags +Blending, Shading, Applying
I normally work eyes with a couple of 217 and a 219 to apply and blend the product, either if it is cream or powder, but was in desperate need of a brush to soften the edges of the eye shadow to make that transition between one color and the other as soft and as natural as possible, so decided to get a big fluffy brush. Instead they recommended me this brush and I must say that is the perfect tool for the job. Not just for the task I wanted it for, but to apply product, specially when all I want is a veil of color on the lids. If I decide I want it stronger, you can build it up, working the product till completing your 'perfection' point. Also, since is tapered, allows you to reach the inner corners of the socket line with no problems, making the whole proces swift and flawless.
I think I would like it to be denser, but then I really don't know if that would affect the performance of the brush.
And absolute must. I'm glad it was recommended to me at the store.
+14points
16of 18found this review helpful.
 / USA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 2 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:01 03 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The BEST
Tags +Blending, Shading
Its great for blending!! This is waay better than the 224 because is a little more dense!! Is great like concealer or like blending eyeshadow in the crease! Also is perfect to apply color in he crease! This is my favourite blending brush I TOTALLY RECOMENDED!!!!
+26points
28of 30found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:07 20 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My Holly Grail Blending Brush
Tags +Blending, blending or applying & smoking out shadows., marrying eyeshadow colors
I absolutely love this brush. I tried the 222 & 217. I have a very small eyelid area to work with so the 222 is no good for my eyelid or outer corner. The shadows blends all over the place because of small eyelid area. I had to return it. The 217 bristles, on the hand, are too harsh for my senstive lid. It actually irritates my skin if use it too much. I own it but have to be careul not to overuse it when I blend my shadows. That's just me. The 286, however, is so perfect. The first i used it when I got home I knew that it'll be a forever relationship!!!
It is so soft & blends like a dream it makes it so easy & effortless. Plus, it gives me so much precision that I am so impress. My shadows now no longer blends all over the place, if I don't want them to. I can sheer out my shadows so perfectly or really intensify & smoke out my out corner to the intensity I want by keep layering the colors & blending with the 286. It's amazing. I plan on buying a 2nd one. Everyone needs a 286. Try it & test it out for a bit. You won't be able to live without it!
286 is my dream come true blending brush. I love it.
+14points
17of 20found this review helpful.
 / Toronto
Review 4 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:07 23 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works great with concealer
Tags +Blending, concealer
Love this brush for blending liquid concealer. I use it with pro longwear concealer and it blends beautifully under the eyes and on spots and blemishes. Definitely a must to have in my kit.
+14points
15of 16found this review helpful.
 / Tampa, FL
Review 5 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:11 04 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The BEST eye brush!
Tags +Blending, Shading, Applying
I bought the 286 brush on a whim, as I have about a dozen MAC eye brushes. It sat in my brush roll for a while.I recently began using it and OMG, this has become my go-to brush for putting color on the crease of the eye. It blends sooo much better than the 217 without color fall out into the face and with using very little shadow. I haven't tried it with pigment yet, but imagine it will perform just as well. All you need is this and the 239 for packing or foiling color on the lid. The best $31 I ever spent!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / SoFla
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 6 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:09 21 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for concealer application!
Tags +Blending, Applying, applying and blending concealer
I have used this brush on several of my clients. It works wonders! You get the coverage needed in the tights spots where fingers just can't get. When you don't want to use your fingers, this brush will do the trick. The duo fibers are great for concealer coverage. Awesome tool!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Chicago, Il
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 7 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:10 04 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My Go to Brush for almost everything
Tags +Blending, Shading, blending creamy & liquid products.
I absolutely love this brush and cannot get enough of them...(I currently have 3 of them). I use this brush for all things cream or liquid. I use it to blend my cream products in the eye area. I use it to apply paintpots, concealer, cream color bases, etc...The dual fibres smooth the products out flawlessly and effortlessly.
I highly recommend this brush!!!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Atlanta, Georgia
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 8 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:03 09 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great brush
Tags +Blending, Shading, Applying, the crease
I ordered this brush and I was super disappointed that when it arrived it had been squished flat by the rest of my order :( I have been trying to work it back to its original shape (which we all know is next to impossible) but I have used it in my crease with my new eye shadows and I do love it, the brush itself is great! I just wish whoever was packing the orders was more careful.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 9 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:04 18 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Essential Brush
Tags +Blending
I didn't plan on buying a brush the last time I was at a MAC store, but I tried on some shadow that needed some blending. I grabbed this one from a salesperson and it worked better than the 224 I have at home. Definitely a must-have in your kit.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Washington, DC
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 10 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:12 21 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top Notch
Tags +Blending
Amazing brush that blends creams or powders. I love useing it in my crease to build color from a wash to high impact. its a wonderful shape for multi uses. i'll def be adding a second to my collection.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Vallley, AL
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 11 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:05 17 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
question
Tags +Blending
i bought this brush at nordstrom and when i compare it to my other MAC brushes its much shorter and the end of the handle comes to a point as well as it says china rather than japan on the handle and the silver part up top it smooth rather than ridged. Is this how the brush is so posed to be? i do adore this brush but it seems so different from every other MAC brush
-1point
1of 3found this review helpful.
 / pittsburgh PA
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 12 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:04 04 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ok
Decent blending brush, not the best but it gets the job done
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
Review 13 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:09 18 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Applying
Love this brush for apply my crease color!!
-2points
0of 2found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 14 for 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
Date:04 01 2012
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Just ok
The brush handle was lighter than some of my older MAC brushes. It was a little too big for my eyes but this is a good concealer brush.
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / GA