It's great for applying liquid or cream foundations. The 187 and 188 are not dense enough for my liking, and this is perfect. My only wish is that it might have been a little broader, but otherwise it's perfect.
I just bought this brush along with the mineralize spf foundation. I like it a lot because its perfect for applying cream foundation. It is tiny and dense so you have more control of the brush. However, since it is tiny you might be buffing foundation a lot. That does not bother me at all. The only problem I have with this is it sheds a lot. Maybe I got a defective one. But I can overlook the shedding since I get flawless application of the mineralize spf foundation. I hope it stops shedding though.
This brush makes a wonderful edition to my collection. Applies foundation and creme blushes like a dream. It is so dense and blends very nicely. Love it!
After seeing pictures of this brush several moths ago, I knew I had to have this brush! people have been comparing this to mac 188 brush, I would say this is more dense than the 188. It's more like the 109 and the 188 had a love child=130. This brush is great with cream foundation because it's dense, and the finish looks natural(I tried it with the mineralize satin foundation), also, I find that this works really well with cream blushes, personally I love this for the latter as I don't have a lot of time to apply a cream foundation especially in the morning, when using this to apply cream blush, the top is flat and densely packed together the results perfect! I'm considering getting a backup. This is supposed to be permanent like the 131 when it first came out, but they ended up discontinuing it
I L.O.V.E this brush! It has so many uses - you can use it for liquid or cream foundations, cream blushes, contouring... It works efficiently on powder products as well. Though I love my 187 (also a fantastic multi-purpose brush which I love to use for a quick foundation application), I needed a shorter, denser brush to countour and/or apply my beloved cream blushes.
I wish I bought 2 of these because it seems that in Europe, the 130 will not be permanent, which is a shame. In my opinion, the 188 is not dense enough to work with creams, only liquids (the result is sheerer and less precise than with the 130).
I took a lippie off because I don't use it much anymore. Still a great brush but I find that for a quick and efficient application, it is a little bit too small and dense to be really efficient. I always have to use another brush to properly smooth everything out - except if I have time which is not the case every morning.
Mac 130 is a great brush, I'm currently using to apply and blend Studio fix concealer on my T-zone. The brush created a wonderful flawless foundation application, it's brilliant with liquid foundations and with creams.
Those of you who use the 109 for foundation, but don't like the small hairs it leaves on your face- this is the brush for you.
If were to describe this brush, I would say it's the lovechild of 109 and 188.
It seems that Mac have analysed how consumers use the 109 and have addressed the problems associated with brush, with regard to liquid foundation application.
As soon as I saw early photos of this new duo-fibre brush from back a few months ago I knew I had to have it. I even called my counter on the day it was released to make sure I'd get one! This is part of the new Mineralize foundation collection, but as far as I know it's a permanent brush.
Really what I was looking for was something in between the 187 brush and the EDM flat-topped brush. While both are great, the 187 gives a very sheer finish while the EDM can feel a bit too dense on my skin, as if I am rubbing off all the powder I have just applied. The 130 has short, medium-dense duo-fibre bristles and really does a very nice job of buffing mmu into the skin. I am a bit disappointed by how small the brush head is, I thought it would be the same size as the 187 but it is the same as the 188 if not smaller. It takes aaages to buff all over my face! It does mean that it fits well under the eyes and around the nose. I haven't yet tried it with liquid foundation but I think it will work really well with the consistancy imo.
I've uploaded a comparison pic of the 130 and the 188 so you can see the difference in the bristles. This is a good and useful addition to the MAC face brushes.
OMG....best little brush ever! While I love my 187 for foundation, I sometimes find it is too large to really get in the small crevices of my face, but this little baby....It's a very short-haired duo fibre brush, and it's actually quite dense to be a duo fibre. Gives a flawless like it's big brother, the 187, but is much more precise. It does take a bit longer to use than the 187, but it is so worth it my opinion. The brush retails at $38 USD and is a part of the PERMANENT collection, who hoo!!!!
So happy to get my hands on this early and to be the first reviewer - My first impression is that the brush head is small for a foundation brush, but it's dense enough. Good news is that on first washing, there was no bleeding. I'll update my review as I keep using it.
Update#1: I used it for the first time, and it applies foundation well, despite its size. I have a small-ish face so it's not an issue for me. Blends fast and well, and buffs in Studio Sculpt, even powder foundation, well. Overall, I'm very happy with it. I've also already washed it again, and still no bleeding. Handle is nice and feels good on the hand, as do all MAC brushes.
Update#2: I am officially in love! This buffs in better than my Pout Airbrush (a ala 187 brush) and gets in small areas. And I feel like I use less foundation when using this. I'm so happy with this purchase!