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MAC 228 Mini Shader Brush

Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Review 1 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )
Using M•A•C for: More than 3 years
M•A•C Products owned: More than 15 products
GREAT FOR APPLYING TO HOODED LIDS!!
Date:March 25, 2013
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!! :)
+13points
13of 13found this review helpful.
SexyLexie
Location: Fayetteville, GA
Review 2 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )
Using M•A•C for: Less than 1 year
M•A•C Products owned: 6-10 products
Best little brush
Date:January 26, 2014
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.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
Allycat
Location: CT
Review 3 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )
Using M•A•C for: More than 3 years
M•A•C Products owned: More than 15 products
Must. Have.
Date:December 4, 2011
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.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
fredswife2
Location: St. Louis, MO
Review 4 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )
Using M•A•C for: 1-3 years
M•A•C Products owned: More than 15 products
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!! My Must Have
Date:March 5, 2013
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
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
POPtart
Location: Aurora, CO
Review 5 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
( 4 out of 5 )
Using M•A•C for: More than 3 years
M•A•C Products owned: More than 15 products
I beg to differ...
Date:August 30, 2010
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.
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
banhbaocheeks
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Review 6 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )
Using M•A•C for: More than 3 years
M•A•C Products owned: More than 15 products
Another favorite!
Date:June 22, 2011
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.
CharmedMuggle
Location: DMV
Review 7 for 228 Mini Shader Brush
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )
Using M•A•C for: More than 3 years
M•A•C Products owned: More than 15 products
Perfect for smaller eyelids
Date:August 22, 2011
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.
MrsLeonidas
Location: INDY