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 $30.00 and 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.