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This brush from MAC has soft, firm fibers arranged in a paddle shape for shading with powder or emollient-based products.

  • HOW TO USE: This brush has soft, firm fibers arranged in a paddle shape for easy shading
  • USE IT WITH: For shading with powder or emollient-based products
  • RESULTS: MAC professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials; 100% synthetic brushes incorporate the latest innovations in fiber technology for superior performance and improved longevity
  • America's #1 Makeup Brand*
  • *Source: The NPD Group/ U.S. Prestige Beauty Total Measured Market, Makeup Unit Sales, Annual 2019

Web ID: 5712945

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    Dec 01, 2023
    from Reno

    I love collecting MAC brushes and this one is very unique. I love the shape and how it contours the curves of my face.

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    Nov 25, 2023
    from Annapolis, MD
    A True Classic

    The 252 has been my brush of choice since I first ordered it around 2005. And it's still going strong! The amount of color it picks up is amazing. You'll get a nice, even wash with this brush no matter how little pigment is in the eyeshadow. If I could keep only one eyeshadow brush, this would be it.

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    Sherrill Lynn
    Feb 21, 2023
    Mac Brush

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love this item

    Customer review from
    Aug 04, 2021
    from Arizona
    good size brush

    This brush is a good shape to apply product to the full lid. I don't have to go back and forth so many times to the product for application due to the size. However I would agree with the other reviewer, that natural brushes do seem to "blend " better. They are more costly and I do not use this brush to blend with so, depending on the intended use as to how happy you will be with this brush.

    Customer review from
    Apr 20, 2021
    from Los Angeles
    All synthetic brushes

    I do not like the new synthetic brushes! They do not blend like the old ones. Please bring the old brushes back! These are not the same and I'm not the only who says this! Very disappointing!

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    Apr 21, 2022

    Sep 05, 2020
    Cut crease

    Excellent for cut crease. It works very well. I will be using it a lot to do my cut creases

    May 03, 2018
    from Atlanta, GA, USA
    Bring back the original 252

    I, along with so many artists, are so sad about the new brushes. I have had my 252 and 242 brushes from MAC for over 8 years and they've never given me a problem so why change perfection. I know this isn't my own selfish reasoning because all my fellow makeup professionals feel the same. At least give the choice if you want 252 or 252s.

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    Jan 09, 2017
    from UK

    I use this brush to apply select cover up concealer all over my eyelids before I apply eyeshadow. It's great for packing on the product and patting it down to set but is still precise enough to carve out a shape under your brows. I really recommend it.

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