I LOVE this brush. It has become one of my favorite foundation brushes. It buffs foundation on so well and gives a really nice finish. I dont think i could live without it. it was one of the few brush purchases that i didnt feel guilty forking out the money. it dries very fast because its small so by morning its dry. thats important to me because i wash my foundation brush every night since i dont want to get acne. curse my oily skin!
i dont know if i would recommend it for a morning routine if you are on a rush because it does take longer to buff in the foundation due to its small size. the size is good and bad. the good being that it gets into all the nooks and crannies of the face (sides of nose, under eye).
i use this mostly when i want full coverage and im going out at night (or somewhere special). otherwise i stick with my 187 since its fast when im in a rush in the morning. it hasnt shed on me and it is soft and stiff at the same time. highly recommend! just be careful though because you only need a pea-sized amount of foundation with this, otherwise ur face will look cakey!
I had dreams about this brush before it came out. The day i walked into MAC to buy it i literally let out a gasp when i saw how tiny it was. Nevertheless i bought it. This brush is to be used for liquids and creams, but only if you have 15 mins to spare for foundation alone. I personally use this brush to work in my concealer. I swirl it in my studio finish spf 35 concealer and then buff it into any problem areas. It's not completely worth the money but if you're a brush junkie, as i am, then go for it!
i am very satisfied. Now applying make up is easy and the result is even, smooth and beautifull...
My huge problem with the sponge was the amount that i was having on my face.and sometimes the result was like wearing a mask. At first, i couldn't find the right motions to apply it,but after one week i get the result that i want!And it is fabulous!!
I use it with mac studio tech makeup.The only difference with the brush instead of the sponge was the coverage.I beleive with the sponge i had a better coverage but maybe because i wasn't applying the right amount.Besides, by using the concealer i don't need more coverage.
i am in love with thie brush. i have a huge brush collection and this is a brush that i definately cannot live without. its amazing!! its so soft and feels good on your skin. i mainly use it for foundation, but sometimes use it for blush/bronzer. i am so glad mac came out with this brush. it is seriously one of the best brushes out there.
One of the best brushes I own.
It is perfect for application of cream foundations. Can be used for liquids as well but the finish you get with cream is unbeatable: no streaks! I mostly use it with Chanel cream Teint Innocence and La Mer treatment cream foundations and I have to say that the first one looks much better. I had such a hard time with this foundation prior to using 130. It always looked heavy and cakey.
Sometimes I use it to applay concealer and I'm very pleased with results as well.
This is an amazing brush for those of you who like cream or full coverage foundations.
It makes it possible to use a small amount of product and buff it in perfectly with no streaking or caking.
I have not tried other flat topped stippling brushes so I cannot compare but I am very happy with it
I like that it is small so it gets into corners, and it also lets you put more coverage on problem areas and less on others.
I wouldn't use a cream or heavy foundation with any other brush
it works ok for lighter foundations but for those I recommend a 187 or a more traditional brush.
Holy cow this brush is amazing. This is a top 20 lifetime beauty purchase, for sure. Inititally I was using it for days when I choose to apply foundation, but I found the end result to be a bit heavier than I preferred, so I ended up using it for bronzer--looked GREAT. Totally natural. THEN, I tried using it for undereye concealer....wonderful. Finally I used it for concealer for the red areas around my nose (I've been sick recently), where there is a ton of dry skin that I haven't been able to satisfactorily cover without calling more attention to it. PERFECT. I am considering buying a couple more of these so that I don't have to clean it multiple times a day to use it for different products.
Best brush I've gotten in a long time. I had always applied cream blush with fingers but I was intrigued by this so I decided to buy it, and it's AMAZING! I don't think my cream blush looked bad before, but this brush truly makes it seamless and totally natural-looking, plus it's soft and not scratchy like the 187. I've tested it out with lots of types of cream blush (Stila convertible colors, Nars, Jouer, MUFE High-Def, Becca cheek cremes) and it deposits the color perfectly with every kind. I've also tried it with foundation and wasn't as impressed - it worked as well as a regular foundation brush, so this is probably not worth buying just for foundation if you already have something for that. But for cream blush this is definitely a must-have!
So at first I was really skeptical because it was pretty pricey. But I figured it was a one time thing and went for it. I didn't like it at first with the mac makeup I bought and then, when I got a new liquid foundation from Sephora, they told me I shouldn't used a real hair brush for face makeup, which made me really mad. However, I use it regardless and I actually really love it. Gives a beautiful air brushed look that I can't get with any other brush and my foundation. You can even use it with powder, but I prefer it with liquid.
LOVE this brush. Although im currently using the sephora #55 airbrush for my MUFE face and body, i have used this one a few times, and its amazing! i have decided i like it better for liquids than my 109 because it buffs so much better. the white bristles are a lot more dense than the 187 or 188 so it doesnt give super sheer coverage but it gives just the perfect medium amount :] definitely recommend!