I am not a big Mac person, mostly because it is overly popular for my taste. I know I am weird like that. But I got Mac large contour brush 168 and blending brush 217 as christmas gifts last year. I was excited to try them, as I am more into all purpose fuss free makeup tools. My brushes are functional, but I feel like they could be better. Anyways, back to the review.
Mac Large Contour Brush 168: I think this is pretty well reviewed brush. I like the size for my face and taste, because it applies my blushes and bronzers in just the right amount in just the right place without over doing it. I think the angle makes it so much easier to use for any blush or bronzers. My only complaint is that the bristles are on the rough side and I could use more softness, but for the price, I think it works.
Mac Blending Brush 217: It might be excessive to review this brush. But I will put my two cents in anyway. The blending power and versatility of this brush is just amazing. I can't praise it enough. I didn't know what blending brushes are supposed to be doing until I got the 217. My only complaint is again its softness. I think it is bit too rough for my taste. Otherwise, I will purchase it in multiples.