Monday, 7 April 2014

MAC Monday: MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush

MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush
MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush

You can have the most fantastic products, but you also need the right tools to get the best from them. This couldn't be more true for something like eyeliner. So this week's MAC Monday is all about one of my favourite MAC brushes.

I wear eyeliner every day, sometimes pencil for a softer look, sometimes liquid liner for a sharp defined look, or very often gel liner for something in between. Gel eyeliner is a fantastic look for everyday - precise but soft at the same time. I have always been a fan of good old liquid eyeliner - but it is not for the faint-hearted. To apply it right you must be bold and fast to make sure that line doesn't waver. It is also a struggle to get it even on each side - after all they do say 'never ask someone wearing liquid eyeliner why they are late'....

In contrast gel eyeliner gives a similar look to liquid, but you can apply it slowly and build the line slowly. The key to this is finding the right brush. Many gel eyeliners don't come with a brush when you buy them, so you need to make sure you have the right one in your toolkit. For my money, the MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush is it!

The MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush has a long wooden handle which makes it easy to control in your hand. The brush is very fine and tapered and allows you to create a really precise line in either gel, powder or cream products. I love the effect it creates!

MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush
MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush effect

The MAC 210 brush comes with a small plastic tube to replace over the brush to protect the fine point from getting damaged - it is really fiddly to get it back onto the brush but well worth it.

When I first ordered the brush I wasn't really sure how much I would use it, but I can now say it is one of most used brushes and is the best fine liner brush I have found. Of course, like all MAC brushes - it isn't cheap but I think it has been a good buy. Several of my friends have tried gel eyeliner and have told me that they can't apply it, but then it turns out they are trying to use a really chunky brush - so no wonder! Why spend £18 or so on a high end liner only to abandon it because you can't apply it precisely! You can use an angled brush, but the MAC 210 is perfect for beginners.

Have you tried the MAC 210 - which are your favourite eyeliner brushes?

The MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush is £16 HERE.

Take a look at my previous #MAC Monday posts:

MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick HERE
MAC Warm Neutral Eyeshadow Palette HERE
MAC Mineralize Blush in Petal Power HERE
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose HERE
MAC Cremesheen Glass in Deelight HERE
MAC Club Eyeshadow HERE
MAC Prep+Prime Skin HERE
MAC Fanfare Lipstick HERE 
MAC Huggable Lipcolour in Out For Passion HERE
MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow HERE
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Let's Skate HERE
MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow HERE
MAC Huggable Lip Colours in Fresh and Frisky HERE
MAC Brick-O-La Lipstick HERE
MAC Divine Night Fluidline in Deliciously Rich HERE


  1. I have one of these somewhere but it's decided to hide for a while. I used to use this everyday! A really good brush and really worth the money :)

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