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MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush

A brush for the sheer application and blending of shadow, especially in the contour.
Average Customer Rating:
4.596 out of 5
4.6
 out of 
5
(47 Reviews) 46
2 out of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Review 1 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:03 14 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best blending brush ever!
Tags +Blending, looking awesome!
I am just starting my MAC brush collection and have no idea how I've lived without them thus far! Just wow! I received this brush along with a few others a week ago (they are all just as amazing as this one) I immediately washed them as I was SO excited to get started using them. After applying my MAC eye shadows, I used this to sweep over the entire lid and was amazed at the transformation that took place! It flawlessly blended my shadows and I received more compliments than ever before! The bristles are so soft... no tugging or irritation at all. I'm in love with all the brushes I purchased and will continue to add to my arsenal but this has got to be my favorite so far <3 Thank you Wayne Goss for showing me the light lol
+11points
11of 11found this review helpful.
 / Washington
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 2 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:12 23 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best blending brush ever!
Tags +Blending, Applying
This is my favorite blending brush OF LIFE! Since purchasing this brush, I don't even reach for my 217 anymore. My 217 has become use-less to me. The 224 just blends eye-shadow so perfectly and evenly. It doesn't drag colors around, like alot of low-quality brushes do. It just gives an even transition of colors. LOVE!
+12points
13of 14found this review helpful.
 / Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 3 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:08 14 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Everyday Go-To
Tags +Blending, Applying, blending & applying
This is the very 1st brush that I start with every single day. It fluffs the transition color all over my lid, then I use it over any applied color to buff out edges. It fades shadow out so nicely that the untrained eye wouldn't be able to guess how I put my shadow on or how many different shades I've used. IF YOU ONLY BUY ONE EYE BRUSH, THIS IS THE ONE TO GET. I never go one day without using it. I hope that helps someone.
+39points
42of 45found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 4 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:04 02 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best for blending
Tags +Blending
I have both the 217 and this 224 but the 224 is far superior for blending. The diffused color look I achieve with this brush in less time is beautiful and has taken my skills to another level. While I still use my 217 for applying color or mixing two shades, I would not want to be without the 224 blending brush to finish the overall look. And if I had to choose only one, it would be the 224 hands down. It is the one essential brush everyone should have in their bag.
+29points
32of 35found this review helpful.
 / Lubbock
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 5 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:08 19 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Blending
This brush deserves more than a 5!! It's amazing at blending all products and awesome for those who want to achieve that smokey look but arent sure how to. With this brush youre able to apply a light amount of shadow to creases or a heavy amount depending on your style. This is by far my FAVORITE mac brush and a must have in any make-up kit!
+18points
20of 22found this review helpful.
 / New Orleans, La
Review 6 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:02 23 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
HUH
Tags +Blending, blending shadows
Really..............who would have thought that using the correct tool for the job makes a HUGE difference. I hesitated on this brush and now i dont kno y its amazing. LOVE LOVE. Just buy dont hesitate......
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Pennsylvania
Review 7 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:08 08 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing brush!
I wasn't sure if I really needed this or not, but it is so versatile! I have a very small kit, and this really is one of my must haves. So great for eyeshadows and of course blending. I also use this for my under eye highlight with powder, and sometimes even face highlight. It works wonders. Only negative is that it is very delicate. Something was laying on top of it, and the bristles are a bit bent. :(
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / FL
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 8 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:02 19 2012
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
SUPER DISAPPOINTED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I didn't even get to use this yet, and when I just purchased it I wanted to spot clean this and when suddenly ALL of the hair started to come off I freaked out. I don't know if I can invest in something this pricey and have this result
+12points
21of 30found this review helpful.
Review 9 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:11 18 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
OHEMGEE
Tags +Blending
SO I took a cosmetics class aside from my cosmetology and there was this guy at my school who I thought was amazing when it came to blending! Like every time he did makeup on a client my jaw would drop, I even made him do my Mom's makeup for her wedding cause he was so talented, anyways I asked him what his technique was and he responded "GO TO MAC AND GET A 224 BRUSH!" so I was thinking that there was no way that a brush could improve anyone's blending skills like that, I was wrong >.<
This brush is God's gift for makeup artist! It makes blending a million times more perfect.
I have had other blending brushes in the past and they literally remove all the eyeshadow and leave ugly streak marks on the lid. I use this brush every single day and it is completely worth $29.00!
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
 / San Diego
Review 10 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:07 02 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Big fluffy soft! NOT for small lids
Tags +firm soft light
This brush feels really comfortable on skin, but because it is a bit on the big side for eye, it probably doesn't fit greatly for small lids. It blends beautifully and doesn't get out of shape even though the bristles spread out because it is firm enough to provide precision, firmer than 217, but not great for extremely detailed usage like the inner corner. I also use it for concealer sometimes and it works fine too. I also find the bristles don't get dirty as easily as the white ones, which is a plus.
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 11 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:10 14 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great brush!!
Tags +Blending, Shading, Applying
This is a must have brush! i not only use it for blending my eyeshadow, but use it to blend my concealer, contour and highlight! I highly recommend this to everyone! <3
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
 / Chicago, Illinois
Review 12 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:12 03 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great blending brush
Tags +Blending
I love this brush! It does an amazing job at blending in more natural colors. Since it is so large I wouldn't necessarily use this with a bold color (like say electric eel) because it would spread the color out too far! I primarily use this brush to clean up color between a clients crease & brown bone....Works wonders!
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 / California
Review 13 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:08 17 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
quick and easy
Tags +Blending, Shading, Applying
if I am in hurry, this brush is my best friend. Just pop some eye shadow on and blend and you are done. I have notice, whenever I use this brush for blending, my eye shadow barely even creases. Brilliant brush along with 217.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / California
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 14 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:03 09 2014
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Cost too much to be shedding!
Tags +precise crease application
I recently purchased this brush after hearing all the hype... When I received it I was so excited. However, it's shedding like crazy! From the day I opened it until now...disappointed
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 / Tampa
Review 15 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:01 02 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Awesome blending, but...
Tags +Blending, Shading, Applying
It does an awesome job for blending, but the brush falls apart so easily!! The bristles started falling out the second I opened the package. It was so bad I thought about returning it, but when I used it, my mind was changed. It's the best blending brush I've used so far! It blends colors for the perfect smokey eye.
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 / Gainesville, VA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 16 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:08 28 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So glad I finally took the plunge!
Tags +Blending
I have been skeptical for a long time about paying top dollar for tools, but after purchasing this baby and taking her for a spin I do understand why its so important to have good tools! I am not lacking in make up skills but this just took them to a new level! .. As well as making blending look so beautiful and professional. I am sooo happy I finally did this.. I want more!!
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / Clearwater Beach, FL
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 17 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:04 07 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE!
Tags +Blending
Nice fluffy brush for blending seamlessly. ITS A MUST HAVE!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
Review 18 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:02 08 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not up to par
Tags +Blending
This brush has splayed out with very little use and is not nearly as soft as other brands of eye brushes. Its not comfortable to use for blending and seems to slightly scratch and irritates my lids. I expect more from MAC.
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 19 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:01 10 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
A little too big
Tags +Blending
I like this brush, but I think it's a bit large. I would prefer a smaller blending brush.
+1point
3of 5found this review helpful.
 / Wisconsin
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 20 for 224 Tapered Blending Brush
Date:10 09 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
love it
Tags +Blending
i just recently started having an interest in the mac brushes because from many reviews i have read a lot of good comments about it......the first mac brush that i ever bought was the mac 224 and the first day i used it i loved it.....evenn though it is a little expensive but it will last a quite long time i was so suprised and satified with the outlook that i got from this product
+1point
3of 5found this review helpful.
 / sacramento