Long time, no blog! I've had a busy few weeks - me and my boyfriend both got new jobs a couple of weeks ago and so we've been getting adjusted to our new schedules. I've been lacking the funds to make many purchases and was running short of ideas and things to write about so that's why it's been quiet on the blogging front. Hopefully now that things are looking up, I can get back on schedule and keep up to date with my own posts and everyone else's!
I thought I'd get back on track with a post that I've been meaning to do for a while but have never gotten round to for some reason.
Even on days when I'm just sitting around the house or popping to the shops, I still love to do a relatively "full" face of makeup - one of my favourite items to make me feel put together is eye shadow. It really takes me from a natural, basic look to something a little more fancy whether or not you keep it toned down or make it more dramatic. I'd dabbled with eye shadows for a while before I really got a feel for them. Most of the time I found they didn't blend how I wanted them to or just looked patchy and uneven. That all changed when I got the MAC 239 & 217 brushes.
I'd spent a lot of time reading reviews online and the two major stand out brushes that were recommended over and over again were the 239 and 217. As my 21st birthday was coming up, I asked for them as one of my presents and was thrilled when I got them on the day. Long rambles aside, they are the best brushes that I own and the only ones that I use for applying my eye shadow with.
The 239 is perfect for applying the base shade and packing it on seamlessly with great colour pay off, no matter what the pigmentation of your eye shadow is like. The 217 is my all time favourite and is great for the days when you don't have a lot of time to spend making everything neat - it doubles up as applying the base shade then the crease shade and blending it all out to create a flawless look with no harsh lines in site.
It's been nearly two years since I got them and they are still looking great and working just as well as they did when I first got them. I've had extremely minimal fallout, perhaps the odd hair every now and again but they're few and far between. They pick up the product without soaking it into the bristles and apply it like a dream - I couldn't ask for anymore. I think I am going to get another 217 when payday comes around as it would be handy to have a clean one readily available for blending without having to spot clean.
Have you tried these brushes? What did you think?