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MAC 242 Shader Brush

A firm brush shaped for the smooth, even application of powder or emollient products.
Average Customer Rating:
4.727 out of 5
4.7
 out of 
5
(11 Reviews) 11
Customer Reviews for 242 Shader Brush
Review 1 for 242 Shader Brush
Date:08 30 2010
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Multi-use for powder or cream product
Tags +Applying
Uses:
- to apply cream products to the eye such as MAC Paint pot as a shadow (base).
- to apply a highlight shade to the tear duct or inner third of the eyelid.
- to apply a shimmery shade to the middle of the eyelid to reflect light (repeat in a "patting" fashion to achieve desired effect).
This brush is useful for liberal application of product to the eye that will be blended in a later step. Its square shape does not lend itself to precise application.
+40points
40of 40found this review helpful.
 / SF Bay Area, California
Review 2 for 242 Shader Brush
Date:06 15 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The perfect all purpose brush!!
Tags +Blending, Lining, Shading, Applying, concealer
I found my new BFF brush!!!
When I received this as a gift one year, I thought it was mainly used for concealer and I do not use any, it just sat around unused forever.
Then one day, when my 239 was a bit too scratchy(for some reason my 239 tends to get a bit too scratchy... if I don't keep it super clean with my MAC Brush Shampoo) So I remembered how soft and yet firm it was and decided to use it for packing shadows on my lids/browbone highlight ......then Bam! I totally fell in luv.
This is now my go to now all in one brush because.........
-it is so soft and yet firm enough for concealer and shadow application
-really picks up shadows very well
- packs them on evenly
-if I am in a hurry I can just use the soft feathery firm edge to blend my outer crease line perfectly into my brow bone highlight
-the thinner edge can be used for applying liner if needed
This really is an awesome brush......I just can't say enough good things about it!
Get one ;)
+14points
14of 14found this review helpful.
 / INDY
Review 3 for 242 Shader Brush
Date:07 10 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Applying
Multipurpose. Great at applying liquid or cream concealers to the face, cream eye shadows, powder eye shadows.
+11points
11of 11found this review helpful.
 / Long island, ny
Review 4 for 242 Shader Brush
Date:02 22 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best shader brush that I own
Tags +Shading, Applying
my favorite shader brush, it is synthetic, that mades this brush awesome for cream products, you can also use it for concealer and lips, super dense but soft in the same time. Packing the shadow is the best way to use it
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Brazil
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 5 for 242 Shader Brush
Date:06 03 2011
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I love this brush!
Tags +Shading, Applying
I have two of these brushes: one for concealer and one for eye shadow. It is great for concealer but I am beyond thrilled with how it handles eye shadow.
+8points
9of 10found this review helpful.
 / Pflugerville, TX
Review 6 for 242 Shader Brush
Date:01 30 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing
Tags +Blending, Shading, Applying
This brush is perfect for one of those eye shadow experiment days when you have nothing to do. It is one of the softest brushes I've ever bought and has great quality too. Also, the fact that it can be used for concealer is a plus.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
Review 7 for 242 Shader Brush
Date:09 05 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very versatile
Tags +Blending, Lining, Shading, Applying
This brush is one of many uses and I think that I have discovered all of them. I initially purchased to apply concealer to my brow, but was surprised to learn that it can also be used to apply shadow, it shades well, use it for under eye concealer, and it blends so smoothly.
Get it, it's definitely a must, worth the price because of it's versatility.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / North Little Rock, AR
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 8 for 242 Shader Brush
Date:11 01 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works Perfectly
Tags +Lining, Shading, Applying
I'm in love with this brush! Since I can't find my 266 small angle brush to line my eyes, I use this brush to do the work for me. The bristles are soft and easy to clean, unlike the 266 angle brush, which is another plus for me. When I add on eyeliner to my waterline or above/below my lids, I use this brush in my Carbon eye shadow to pat it dry and give it a finished look so I can go out without my makeup running!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / New York
Review 9 for 242 Shader Brush
Date:05 08 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE IT
Tags +Shading, Applying, anyone who needs an all in one brush
This was my first MAC eye brush and I used it for all types of shadow for a year before I got any other eye brush. This is the ultimate multi-purpose brush. Its a great buy for anyone who uses shadow
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
Review 10 for 242 Shader Brush
Date:02 27 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Blending, Applying
Love this brush
0points
2of 4found this review helpful.
 / Jeanie
Review 11 for 242 Shader Brush
Date:02 15 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
just okay
Tags +Shading
i prefer more natural brushes vs synthetics
does it's job though
-3points
0of 3found this review helpful.
 / NC
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com