I'm really happy with this purchase. It gives the best dusting of loose powder. It is perfect for blush or bronzer too. You wont regret buying this brush and it should be in your basic brush collection.
I purchased this brush for blush application. While I did like the application I did not like the brush fibers. I found the fibers to be rougher than some of my other MAC brushes. I exchanged the 129 brush for the 109 brush which is much softer and can be used for highlighting, contouring, and blush.
When Mac did my makeup for my wedding she used this brush and I really liked how the blush looked. So I bought it along with many other things that day and I am still in love. I notice the difference it makes with my blush. I used to use the 187 or 188 i cant remember which one is the smaller one.. bu I prefer this for blushfor sure... it's a soft brush not hard on my skin at all.. does not bleed or get hair everywhere. I'd buy again but I don't think I'd have too.
I bought this brush about two weeks ago because the lady that worked at MAC told me I could use it for foundation powder, bronzing powder, and blush. But, it only really works for blush. Also, it hurts my face.. it's very rough and scratchy. I wouldn't recommend this brush.
Love this for setting powder or powder blush. Blends nicely, holds just the rigth amount of powder. Products seeps into the brush so that all of the product doesnt sit on the tip, which is nice so you dont over do it. My only con is that it sheds, not a whole lot but im guaranteed at least 2 or 3 little hairs on my face each time i use it. the little sucks are hard to get off! lol
So if you need a fanntastic blush brush, please do yourself a favour and go get this!!! It is quite possibly the best brush i have ever bought in my entire life. Fabulous long handle, super soft brissles, hold product phenomenoly, ahhh, ahhhhh, ahhhhhhhh i could go on and on. Its absaloutly the perfect brush. Yes, its pricy, but with the quality of this brush, it'll last you longer then one you'd spend less money on.
So, to sum it up, if your on the fence about getting it, maybe thinking, "oh, i could just get a cheaper one, i dont need a MAC brush..."
yes, you do :D
Oh MAC, how I love your brushes. Unfortunately, this one didn't blow me away. I only use this to apply blush, but something about this blush tends to deposit too much. No matter how many times i swipe it on my hand first, tap it on the edge of my sink, blow on the brush, I end up with a circle of blush, like those characters in the Nutcracker. But, with careful, time-consuming blending, I guess this brush is pretty good.
Shame on you, Mac, usually such quality and value, your NO. 129 bestseller is hairy, face-rough, and feels like buffing straw onto skin (although the 'hand-test' fooled me until I took it home). A spherical head, long handle, and and solid size is compromised by your goat hairs - too rough, too bristly - a disappointment. For my money, there's worthier, softer, skin-loving brushes out there.
This was my first MAC brush that I bought. I used to use it for everything on my face (powder, blush, bronzer) but now I only use it to apply my blush. You can use this brush for any type of powder on your face if your traveling and you don't want to bring all your brushes with you. I recommend this brush to anyone who is starting to buy makeup because it is multifunctional and is only $34 which isn't bad considering how much other MAC brushes cost. This brush does shed a little once in while but overall its worth it.
Great blush brush, goes on really well without strokes, blends really good with any color you apply it with!