No brushes have hit my radar since I got the bum 226 repromote from MAC Me Over. Oddly, since that, I haven't felt the urge to even look at brushes. The 286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush from the 2012 MAC Naturally Collection looked cool, but I wasn't lemming. Then I read somewhere (I want to say on Twitter) that this was THE brush for Mineralize Eye Shadows. Hrm... you don't say?!
What the MAC Website has to say about the 286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush:
With its soft dome shape, this two-toned, duo-fibre brush of goat and synthetic fibres provides a sheer, more controlled application of M·A·C Mineralize Eye Shadow.
The 286 isn't quite as tapered as the original 226, but it's MUCH nicer than the repromoted 226. I used this with the Mineralize Eye Shadows I got from Naturally (to be reviewed) and it worked well for both applying to the lid, and in the crease. It actually made applying and blending the two shades together a breeze! Mineralize Eye Shadow can produce a lot of fall out, but I experienced none while using this brush. It's a good one to have for MES or for any type of blending in general.
The MAC 286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush retails for $30.00and has released with the MAC Naturally Collection. This collection is available at maccosmetics.com, MAC Stores, and counter locations. Click to view the official press release.