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MAC 228 Mini Shader Brush

A firm brush with a slightly round tip that makes creating the perfect smoky eye easy.
Average Customer Rating:
4.889 out of 5
4.9
 out of 
5
(9 Reviews) 9
1 out of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Review 1 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Date:03 25 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
GREAT FOR APPLYING TO HOODED LIDS!!
Tags +Lining, Shading, Applying, applying shadow to lid hood and lower lash, line
WOW!! I cannot say enough about how great this brush has been for applying shadow to my lids! See, I have" hooded" eye lids and they tend to be a little "meaty" too. Hooded lids are when your crease falls lower on the eye due to age, heredity, etc. Or it can be where the brow bone comes further down or out over the lid making it hard for you to apply your shadow the same as a standard eye technique. However, I have a lot of space from my lid to my brow bone, so I can still have a LOT of fun with eye shadow! I just have to make sure to apply it differently than someone with a "standard" eye. IN COMES THE #228 BRUSH!! This brush is AWESOME to apply color to the lid, as well as to the "hood" (same as crease for some eye shapes) AND it is also great for putting color on the lower lash line!! It would also be perfect if you have small eyes. The firmness of this brush is JUST enough to pick up great color and to smudge and allow control. I LOVE it and I highly recommend this brush! I hope this review helps!! :)
+24points
25of 26found this review helpful.
 / Fayetteville, GA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 2 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Date:01 26 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best little brush
Tags +Blending, Shading, Applying, concealer
This brush is great for putting concealer on the inside of your eye area near your nose. It is soft and the perfect size.
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 / CT
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 3 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Date:02 05 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Use This Brush For Everything!
This little brush is great, especially if you have smaller eyes or do a lot of work in the corners. I use this with both paint pots and eyeshadows. It's also great for a smoky eye look, as the brush head is very small, yet the bristles are stiff enough to smoke out any kind of liner.
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / Colorado
Review 4 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Date:12 04 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must. Have.
Tags +Blending, Lining, Shading, Applying
This is one of my desert island products. This little brush changed the way I do my makeup. I use it any time I want a smoky look because it's so precise at placing shadow. You can also use it to smudge eyeliner and line the bottom of your eyes with a powder shadow. I'm seriously considering buying a second as a back up just in case anything ever happens to the one I have now. In short, I love this brush.
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / St. Louis, MO
Review 5 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Date:08 05 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must have!
Love the shader brush! easy to use and create the perfect smokey eye.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles, CA, USA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 6 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Date:03 05 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!! My Must Have
Tags +Shading, Applying, eyes, lips
I bought this brush for when I apply my dark shadows to my eyelid area only...and I have to say it is just AMAZING! This is the best brush I have ever used and found for this type of application. It gives me precise application exactly where I want the shadow to go, I notice less fall out all over my cheek, its a perfect firm, not too too firm but not flimsy either. It also grabs onto and holds the shadow just right. And by accident it is also my new lip brush. One night I decided to use the 228 as my lip brush and again OMG!!! I have used several lip brushes and appliques tried applying straight from tube and even using my finger, but never got that wow factor I was hoping for untill.... I used this brush!! My lipstick has never looked so good, no joke! So I will be purchasing a second!!! One for my eyes and the other for my lips, this is how much I absolutely ador this brush!
Thank you M•A•C for another great product!!!!
I ❤ M•A•C
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 / Aurora, CO
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 7 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Date:08 30 2010
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I beg to differ...
Tags +Lining, smudging
This brush shares something in common with the 219 Pencil Brush in that it is useful for smudging powder product at the waterline. Use it to smudge out cream or powder product to line the eye. Line the eye with your favorite liner, then choose a similar shadow shade to your liner and apply the shadow with the 228 Mini Shader Brush directly on top of your pencil/cream eye liner to achieve a softer look.
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 / SF Bay Area, California
Review 8 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Date:06 22 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another favorite!
Tags +Lining, Shading, Applying
I use this to apply shadow & liner close to my eyes & to smudge it out when I want to be specific about location on the eye. Highly recommend!
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 / DMV
Review 9 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Date:08 22 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for smaller eyelids
Tags +Lining, Shading, Applying, smaller lids...smudging... packing on color
I think this lil' beauty is a must have for girls with smaller eyelids.
It was made for us!
I put my eyeliner on before my eyeshadow....(for me, liner doesn't go on as easily when putting it on top of shadows)....So, I do not want to cover up or mess with my liner....and this is just the perfect size for doing so. Along with the 214 and 219, when used sideways, brushes.
It is densely packed and firm enough to smudge with as well.
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0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / INDY