MAC 252SE Short Handle Large Shader Brush Review

by Meghal Choudhary
3 minutes read

Hey Girls,

Today I am reviewing my MAC 252SE Short Handle Large Shader Brush.It is available in 2 sizes a long handle and a short handle. I bought the short handle one, which is very travel-friendly and does not make much of a difference during application.

MAC 252SE Short Handle Large Shader Brush

Basic info of MAC 252SE Short Handle Large Shader Brush



Product Description:

For shading with powder or emollient-based products. This brush has soft, firm fibers arranged in a paddle shape. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. Our 100% synthetic brushes incorporate the latest innovations in fiber technology for superior performance and improved longevity.

MAC 252SE Short Handle Large Shader Brush 1

MAC 252SE Short Handle Large Shader Brush 3

My experience with MAC 252SE Short Handle Large Shader Brush

A friend who saw me messing up a bit with my makeup recommended this brush. It is a square shaped brush. M.A.C recommends the brush be used as an eyeshadow brush but one brush can we used in multiple manners. It’s very comfortable to use finger during makeup but to even out some things brushed do a better job and even look better.

The 252 brush has very soft bristles with a rounded edge, which makes it easy to work on the crease of the eyelids. The dense synthetic fiber makes it useable for emollient-based products like liquids and creams, I use this brush to conceal my under eyes as I use the M.A.C liquid concealer. The flat brush is so smooth to blend the product with the brush with no effort at all. It gives a very blended and clean look.

The brush features birch, Linden and Ramin wood handle and nickel-plated brass ferrules pained in black. It gives a very sophisticated and elegant look. The bristles are in a pretty reddish brown color. I use it more to apply my concealer than anything else. I have been using it for very long. I keep cleaning it and the bristles are intact well.

MAC 252SE Short Handle Large Shader Brush 2

The overall performance of MAC 252SE Short Handle Large Shader Brush


  • Soft and Firm bristles
  • Square shaped
  • Flat brush (perfect for concealer)
  • Rounded edge 9perfect for eyes crease)
  • Multiple uses
  • Well intact bristles
  • Travel-Friendly


  • Expensive

Would I recommend?

The product is really nice for easy makeup, clean finish. You can use it in different ways, which is comfortable. The bristles are of fine quality and will last long if cleaned regularly for hygienic use. Worth a buy.

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Smriti January 13, 2018 - 4:14 PM

It does look so elegant. Great review meghal.

Meghal January 13, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Thank you Smriti

Sreeparna Ganguly January 14, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Other than the ‘expensive’ part everything looks so appealing. A good long-staying brush from MAC..
Nice review Meghal..

Meghal January 15, 2018 - 12:09 AM

Thanx Sreeparna