I haven't even had this brush for a week yet but I don't think I really like it. I've tried it a couple of times so far but it just feels like its harder to move across your face. I think I like the stipling technique better with my 187 & possibly my beauty blender sponge (just started to use it so I'm looking forward to seeing how it comes out). I'm actually thinking about returning or exchanging this brush for the 129 brush that has been on my list for awhile.
this brush isnt one of my favorites for foundations. its not horrible but if your going to use a brush for foundation i would go with the 187 stippling brush. it buffs the makeup into your skin instead of the 190 just laying it on top of the skin. its almost like a giant paint brush and like your painting the makeup on your face. WIERD. definately would not reccoment this brush. sorryy mac
Meh. I've had this for over 4 years and use it only occasionally. You have to be careful to use very little foundation at a time and blend, blend, blend. Otherwise, it will look streaky. I don't think the coverage or the finish of my foundation look any better using this brush versus my fingers, and even after using 190, I like to use a sponge over my face to ensure I have a smooth finish. I don't think 190 is actually necessary.
This brush is great for foundation. It gives an even look and blends quite nicely into my skin.
The size it nice too making it easier not to spend hours applying your face.
I would not buy this brush again simply because I have a feeling there might be better out there.
A cheaper dupe of this brush is Eco's Bamboo Foundation Brush. I think I paid $6 Canadian!
Best brush for concealer ever! Washes well and does no shed. An amazing investment- great coverage for dabbing on spots or for the entire face. Amazing with studio finish pot concealer.
I have had this brush for years and it's still in great shape. Forget using this with liquid/creamy foundations which leave an uneven finish. I use this for my MAC concealer (pot form) b/c it's so dense and heavy. I swoop the concealer using this brush under my eyes and it works great for that purpose. If I'm going to do my whole face using the MAC full coverage foundation (which is the same as the concealer but in compact form -- didn't know this until the MUA told me), I work my moisturizer into the brush and then pick up the product to apply to my face as everyone knows that full coverage can get very dry/cakey. This gives me a moist flawless finish! Love it!
I dont use this for putting on foundation, I actually use it to put on my MAC Prep And Prime face.. I like to use 187 brush or 188 brush to put on foundation with.. But it works well with my primer.. If you are looking for a good foundation brush I suggest going to the MAC counter and having one of the makeup artist help you select one based on what makeup you use and what type of coverage you need..
I will have to agree with the other reviews on here about the streaks this brush leaves after applying my foundation because of that I don't use this brush anymore.
I never use this brush. I am a liquid foundation kind of gal, yet this is never a brush that I reach for. Like many other reviewers, I find that this brush causes a streaky application, and I much prefer a fluffy brush for my foundation application.
This was my first "professional" brush I purchased back when I was getting into makeup. I figured a flat foundation brush would be a good investment because I would be able to use it on any liquid/cream foundation I chose. I purchased it along with the Studio Tech Foundation as I had heard it worked well with that product. Boy was I wrong. It left my skin very streaky, uneven and just plain horrible looking when being used with the Studio Tech. I tried many different brushes with the foundation and concluded that the 187 and a little fix+ worked best with it. However, I later realized that it was not the 190 that was giving me problems, but it was the foundation itself. So I tried my HG Rimmel Lasting Finish with it and it works WONDERS. I've also used it with many other liquid foundations and it is a very efficient and quick way to apply liquid foundation. Not too streaky if you make sure to blend everything out evenly. I think it was just not right for my Studio Tech (which was a cream/powder foundation), but I have not tried it with any other foundations of that type.
To sum things up:
The 190 has become a brush I use every single day for my liquid foundations :)
I don't think it works as well with cream/powder foundations.
The price is a little steep, but then again so are all of MAC's brushes.
I would not repurchase because I think it will last me a long time and if not I feel that a cheaper alternative would work well enough for me.