One of my all-time favorite brushes. I love it for applying foundation as it doesn't look cakey and provides a flawless finish. Sometimes I like to mist it with fix+ so that too much product is not absorbed by the brush and to ensure that it applies nicely. This is also a great brush for applying cream blushes as it blends them on the cheek very nicely and doesn't deposit too much product. A must have brush, I love it!
It makes you feel good by spreading /buffing/stippling your foundation on your face, resulting in perfection. HOWEVER, it's high maintenance (hard to clean), and always is guilty of leaving a trail of brush hairs off your face. Kind of like that bad ex boyfriend who makes you feel good, does everything perfect, but leaves a mess behind every time. And you always go back, it's an endless cycle where you end up disappointed yet again. Everytime. When I am feeling patient, I use this. Most of the time, I use my LY super foundation. Still searching for the perfect brush....
This brush will give a nice finish if used correctly. Has minimal shedding once in awhile which is disappointing given the price point. I clean my brush every after use any laid flat or hanged upside down to help retain it's shape. I currently use Bioderma which is a make up remover - it may ot be the best brush cleanser but I have yet to research the best kinds. Given that I use a liquid form cleanser, it is essential that any brush not be dried with bristles pointing up as this will allow the solution to pool at the base of the bristles aside from splaying the bristles out.
i bought this brush yesterday it cost 48 euros so about £45 absolutle rip off!!!
i have never had a brush sed as much in my life! if i hadnt removed the brush fibers left on my face i would be covered!
each time i used it it just lost more and more fibers!! why??? i used it with the mac foundation i also bought and well... it made an absolute MESS!!! made it look disgusting!!! and just really bad!!!!
i then used it with my normal lancome foundation and it looked okay then but still shed loads.
it left a good effect with my lancome make up but i can get the same look with my normal foundation brush.
i wouldnt recormend this brush!
waste of a LOT of money!!!
I was always completely sceptical about using brushes for putting on foundation and after using this I am totally converted. Once you get used to it it offers an even coverage and uses much less foundation. This brush is really amazing. Worth the money.
I am actually amazed to see the high ratings for this product. Nothing special about it, uses loads of foundation. Will not be buying again.
Horrible brush! It sheds a lot, sigma brushes look exactly the same, are much more affordable and don't shed like these from MAC.
This is the 2nd softest MAC brush that I own. First is the 182 but with HORRIBLE shedding. This brush is a multi-purpose brush. I can use it in applying Graftobian HD foundation in the pot or the Studio Fix Powder Foundation and applies blush smoothly and perfectly blended. Will buy another one only if I lost this.
The best foundation brush.. (if used properly) expensive, £32.50 is pretty steep for a brush but totally worth it! Can give an airbrushed effect.. for those lucky enough to not have any pimples. Needs washed around twice a week, i use shampoo to clean mine.
My first MAC brush! I was actually going to get the regular foundation brush but the SA was really nice and answered all my questions, she said this was better for thicker foundation (i use a mixture of lioele BB cream and MAC tinted moisturiser). Liking it so far, it does give that airbrush effect and I've noticed i use less foundation now. It also works pretty well for a thinner foundation like Covergirl Clean (was looking for a light, summer foundation but this slides, hate), and it applied like a perfect, even and thin layer of it. I found it really annoying to clean though, but it only shed one or two hairs for me, so i guess i'm lucky. Gave it a 2 for packaging, it came in a plastic cover and... for a product like this, shouldn't it come in a box? Whatever, not a big deal. Can't comment more because i stopped using foundation for awhile to clear up hopefully, the last of my dry skin from the winter.