This was my first high end foundation brush (purchased in New York! Squee!) and I have used it nearly every day since purchasing *with* frequent washings. It still applies perfectly. Sometimes when I'm in a rush, I'll apply foundation with my fingers but, honestly, when I do, I don't feel as "finished." I've used the SK foundation brush (which, in retrospeck, kind of sucks considering how teeny it was), Beauty Strokes, Essence of Beauty and Lancome. This is definitely my HG brush.
I bought this after doing some christmas work on MAC and watching how the MAs use it to great effect. Love it!! Just wish I could find a MAC foundation to use it with!!
Wonderful brush. I was looking for a great foundation brush..and this was definatly it. It blends very well and has a thinner tip for getting in the corners of my nose and stuff.
In the past I have always applied foundation with my hands, but I finally broke down and bought this brush - and I'm glad I did. I find that it gives a more even, finished look and I just overall like my foundation a lot more when I use this. I would highly recommend this brush to anyone in the market for a foundation brush.
The brush is soft, but it left streaks no matter what I used. I had to blend after using the brush, which made the brush totally unnecessary.
I've heard good things about the Prescriptives foundation brush, but from now I'll stick to cotton buds, sponges, and my hands for applying liquid foundation.
MU toolbox type: waste of money
I have used many foundation brushes in the past and this Mac brush is one of my favourite.The one I have is the SE short brush edition and the bristles is exactly the same size as the normal size, plus they both do the same job. However, I find my travel size more practical to keep in my make up bag for any touching up during the day.The bristles glides on very smooth and creats a flawless look, it leaves no marks lke some foundation brush do, and I also use this to apply my concealer and it goes on perfect.This MAC foundation brush really is one of my favourtite make up item,I cannot live without it.
I love this brush! It makes foundation go on so much better than with sponges and even fingers. I also use less foundation. I wash it each night with Johnson's Baby Shampoo and it cleans up beautifully!
I adore this brush! It applies foundation smoothly and distributes it evenly. It is important to clean it (as well as all other brushes) frequently so that it gives optimal performance. It is definitely a worthwhile investment.
This is a must-have!! A good quality brush makes all the difference!! I used to apply my foundation with a wedge sponge, but after I discovered #190, I notice how much lighter and even my foundation looked! Plus, my foundation started to last a lot longer (since I was not wasting any product anymore).
This brush came with the olive holiday set, which I bought in the first place for the contour blush angle brush. Until yesterday, the 190 brush was still in its wrapper(for about 2 mos.)when I decided to give it a try. I used it with my Studio Fix NC42 powder foundation and boy did it make a difference, it made my skin look flawlwess and the foundation more glowing on my skin even though the foundation is a matte one. I was debating on buying another foundation all together because I felt the studio fix wasn't working for me. I used the MAc sponge applicator, a duane reade wedge sponge, a foundation brush from Nordstrom's, and several kabuki brushes to apply my foundation with, with less than satisfactory results. But with the 190, my foundation looks better and more natural. Hooray for the Mac 190 brush!!