I have bought a few blush brushes (elf, Sephora, and real techniques) and none of them hold a candle to MAC's.
I was skeptical to buy this brush since it is natural hair (goat? I think) and I tend to prefer synthetic since it sheds less and tends to last longer but I knew MAC makes raved about brushes so I broke down and bought it.
AND BOY AM I GLAD. A lot of times my problem with "blush" brushes for me is that they are 1) to big for my small facial features and 2) they are so scratchy they just don't apply the product evenly. This amazing brush does not suffer from either of those. I can contour or apply blush without worrying about it getting EVERYWHERE and because the bristles are both soft AND dense the product applies evenly and smoothly!
This is one of my favourite face brushes from MAC. It's such a versatile brush. I use mine to put on blush, which the angle makes so easy to do. The white bristles are super soft and never shed, but stain very easily so cleaning with a brush cleanser after every few uses is recommended. One thing I don't like about this brush is the fact that it doesn't maintain its shape very well after washing. The bristles start to splay out. If you're going to invest in this brush, I highly recommend buying brush guards to keep it in shape.
I bought this brush a while back thinking it would be a great all-rounder for blush application and power contouring. Well, for the latter it does a great job in conjunction with my beloved NARS Laguna. For the former however... only so-so. I find that it applies too much, and it looks choppy and uneven. Bristles are super-soft and it hardly, if ever, sheds. I like applying my Dior Amber Diamond highlighter with it also. Nice brush, but not a must-have for me.
i bought this brush solely for contouring purposes. not a fan, and will be returning it. the bristles seem to distribute the bronzer unevenly on my cheeks, making them look muddy. i prefer a denser brush, and will probably go back to using my real techniques expert face brush for the job.
For the longest time, I've had some trouble with blushes because of my application. Using fluffy brushes isn't a good idea because they diffuse the color too much so my cheeks look splotchy. I LOVE this brush. It gives the right amount of control and distributes the right amount of blush on the cheeks. I just wish I had discovered this brush sooner.
I was looking forward to get this brush and was so excited about it.
It didn't shed or anything, it is super soft. It just always grabs way too much color and I always end up with blotchy blush or bronzer. I really wanted to love this, it just doesn't work for me. Miss streaky is what I call it :D
I have a collection of MAC brushes and this contour brush is my latest addition to the family. I have purchased it to use it with my new Nars Laguna bronzer and this brush does an amazing job.
The brush is very dense yet soft and makes the application really easy especially when you want to highlight your cheekbones.
Like all MAC brushes there is no or hardly any fallout of bristles.
This is a very nice brush. The bristle are nice and soft, yet stiff enough for it's purpose. (I use for blush and sometimes contouring) However, I don't feel like these brushes are worth the price. I get most of mine from coastal scents and they are just as good and amazing quality.