If you’ve ever looked at MAC’s blending brushes, chances are you’ve run across the 217 and the 224 and probably asked yourself, what’s the difference between the two and which one should I buy for my unique eye shape?
In this video, I’ll compare the two with an actual blending demonstration and also talk about the subtle differences between the two and what each brush may be used for. This is based on my own personal experience with these brushes and using them both on myself and other ladies.
Also – below the video I’ve listed the best highlighter shades to blend out certain MAC eyeshadows. I notice when I use a highlighter shade like Vanilla to blend out colors like Cork and Bronze, the result is a muddy mess. Through trial and error I’m just sharing what I’ve learned along the way.
For blending out red based shades (i.e. Cranberry, Da Bling, Swish, Red Brick, Mulch, Sable, Free to Be, etc.) = VANILLA or ORB
For blending out particular brown neutrals (i.e. Cork, Brown Down, Handwritten, Bronze, Mystery) = BLANC TYPE or BISQUE
For blending out orange based shades (i.e. Arena, Off the Page, Rule, Tete A Tint, Soba) = VANILLA or ORB
For blending out greens (i.e. Greensmoke, Humid, Sumptuous Olive, Bitter, Juxt) = VANILLA
For blending out certain blue shades (i.e. Plumage, Deep Truth, Star by Night) = GESSO or SHROOM
For blending out other blues (i.e. Aquadisiac, Steamy, Electric Eel, Freshwater, Shimmermoss) = VANILLA
For blending out purple shades (i.e. Nocturnelle, Vibrant Grape, Satellite Dreams, Fig. 1, Blackberry) = VANILLA