mac 217 blending brush


I love flicking through Grazia on the weekend mainly because I love the beauty section and also there are always the current makeup trends which usually inspires me for a blog post or to try a look out and share with you. Now if you want to try a simple eyeliner look that looks cool and is so easy to do then here is one for you.

If you looking to get some every day eyeshadows to start your makeup kit or personal stash then Mac have some great neutral shades and some great bronze shades for the perfect no makeup makeup look or for that neutral smokey eye with a hint of bronze on the lid. Everyone needs some neutral shades no matter what your skin tone, if you are a paler skin tone then look for the taupe shades and if you are darker then go for the deep matt chocolate shades to work your neutral. Remember you need a decent blending brush to work that eye so if you haven’t got one then the Mac 217 is what you need.

The brushes you need


Even though I have a ton of makeup brushes and a whole load for the eyes all you need are 3 to 4 brushes depending on how far you go with your eye makeup. Some of you may also have a whole load even if you aren’t a makeup artist you can never really have too many brushes? But for those of you just starting out and growing your brush collection here is it broken down.

A blending brush is one you can’t live without if you want even a subtle smokey eye as its the perfect brush to blend creams, liners and powders to create the shape you want. I have 3 of the Mac 217 Blending Brushes but one is all you need to start out with if you are more of a simple eye makeup girl.

You always need a flat brush this is perfect for applying powder or cream shadow to the lid whether you are just applying your base colour or just one shade. In this pic I have the Inglot 11S brush and I love this for applying a cream shadow.

Creating a smokey eye you need to apply shadow or liner to the bottom lash line and a small tapered brush is perfect for this and can give you the precision you need. Alternatively you may just want to create the smoke at the bottom lash line. I have quite a few brushes for this but the Bobbi Brown tapered brush really allows me to create a beautiful shadow under the eyes as well as adding highlighter into the inner corners of the eye.

Lastly my trusty angle brush for applying gel liner to either create a cat eye, a thin liner, a graphic eye and to fill in brows. its always a good idea to get a brush that has a multiple use that way you aren’t breaking the bank. I love my Mac 263 brush its never failed me and always creates amazing looks.

There are so many brands out there so you don’t have to choose what I have but jiust so you have an idea of what you need to start your kit.

Shahnaz x