I love this brush and its amazing to apply any foundation gel, liquid, and even powder.
It is probably the most favorite brush that I've ever gotten I absolutely adore it.
i hope to god i never have to buy this brush again but i know if anything happened to it, i would.
aside from the price, i see no cons. i would have gotten the 187 brush but it was out of stock online, and i figured this was just as good, it'd probably just take a little longer. actually i'm glad i got this one first because it's really easy to fit around small areas like my nose, between my brows, chin, ect. i plan to buy the 187 eventually to speed up application on my cheeks and jaw, but for now this is fine.
i really love the way my foundation looks when i use this brush. i stipple it on and then swirl or brush down the rest of my face, there are NO streaks, and it feels really nice on my face because it's so soft.
I bought this brush after using the 187 and being so impressed by that one. I initially used the 187 for foundation and blush but found that it's too big for the apples of my cheek. For this reason I purchased the 188, I use it for applying blush, both cream blush and powder blush. It glides on perfectly and I can control the cheek area better. Take care of your brush and clean it after every use. The white of the brush stays white this way and bacteries won't settle in the hairs.
Great brush. I use it almost daily to apply my liquid foundation- Face and Body. I like this one much better than the 187 which I feel is too large to use on my face. The brush has no shedding issues.
I really wish I got this brush instead of the 187, it works so much better on my small face lol Unlike the 187 which can leave me streaky spots on my hard to reach small areas, the 188 is PERFECT for stippling on my liquid/gel/cream foundations. I avoided this brush for so long because of the Silk Naturals Fiber Optic which a lot of beauty bloggers claimed as a dupe. After owning and using both the 188 and the Silk Naturals I'm sorry but the 188 is a lot better! The synthetic white hairs of the 188 is stiffer and gives more control when buffing while the Silk Naturals brush white bristles are a lot softer (think of the difference between the 187 and the Coastal Scents skunk brush - NOT at all the same). I've wasted so much money on "dupes" and I wish I didn't!
This brush not only works great with liquid foundations it works amazing with concealers! I normally use my 217 to give my concealer a less heavier look and while that works just as well the 188 gives it a way better finish. The 188 has so many uses just like the 187, but again the size is what makes it better than the 187 for me :)
I really hesitated getting this brush, because it looked so small - I thought it would make my foundation application a longer process in the morning. I already owned the the larger version of this, the 187, and the Sephora stippling brush (which at first was comparable to the 187, until it started shedding insanely), and couldn't imagine the 188 would really be all that much better. But the lure of the brush couldn't be ignored, and $41 CDN later, I was the unsure owner of this teeny skunk brush.
It's amazing what this brush does. Not only do I get that flawless, satiny look I loved from using the 187, but because the head is so small, it gets into all the little corners and provides an even more fabulous finish. While I use this primarily for foundation, I can use it for contouring* and blush. It really is a little soldier.
*For contouring, I use a concealer brush to draw stripes of color (two shades darker than my skin) on either side of my nose, under my cheekbones, and the inner corners of my eyes into the socket, where light naturally doesn't fall. I then take the 188 and buff, buff, buff in circles until the color looks like natural contour.
Love love love this brush!!! great for applying foundation for areas hard to reach with the 187!
I almost laughed when I saw how small the brush head is. It just goes to show how great things come in small packages. Wonderful for applying blush -- especially if you like to wear pigmented blush like I do. Worth the $ IMO.
100% YES I would absolutely purchase this brush again..It's fabulous for buffing foundation. So soft and doesnt shed at all, I can get in all the nooks and crannies for a flawless finish, loves this brush..
I bought this brush after seeing people on You Tube using it for foundation. I already have two 187s and figured it would nice to get it's smaller sister, the 188.
When I first got it, I used it for MSFs on my cheeks and didn't like it, as it gave me a frosty look. However, yesterday I used it to apply my Studio Fix Fluid and it went on like a dream. I like it better than my 190 for foundation application! It gave my foundation such a flawless & seamless, almost airbrushed look. My foundation hadn't looked that good in a long time.
I do think it's pricey for the size, but it is worth the $, the 188 is awesome.