Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Budget Buy | Eye-blending Brushes

Hello Lovelies!

Today is another post in my Budget Buy series. Today we are talking all things blending brushes. Now we have all heard the hype about the MAC 217. Its an OAP of the make-up world and very well loved. I picked mine up while I was in London last year and have been using it ever since. Credit where credits due, it really is an amazing brush. It applies the perfect amount of product and it blends it all in really easily, it practically does all the work for you! The only thing that put me off buying another one was the price. €24 for a make-up brush was just a little more than I could justify.

Enter No.7's offering which is called the Eye Contour Brush. Although it has a shorter handle, it is pretty much identical to the MAC 217. If anything it is softer on the eye than the MAC. I find sometimes the 217 can be a tiny bit scratchy on the eyelid but the No.7 one is like velvet! I have washed both and both of them return to their original white state and both hold their shape really well. Neither of them shed which is always a bonus, we don't want to spend our mornings pulling little hairs off our perfectly blended eyeshadow! 

If you are considering getting the 217, I would say save your pennies and try the No.7 one first! At €9.50 compared to €24 it is definitely alot easier on the pocket while still doing an amazing job! Have you tried this dupe from No.7? If you want to get your hands on it, it is available online here


  1. I love n07 brushes. I have the smokey eye brush and it's amazing.
    I'll take a look at the link you left, thanks!

  2. I'm looking for a new eye blending brush as mine it getting pretty worn out and I was actually thinking of getting the MAC 217, but this sounds almost identical and is so much more affordable so I will definitely try it out x


  3. I'll definitely try the n7 before buying the mac brush now!