This brush delivers a flawless application of foundation. The coverage is full and seamless! This would be a great alternative to my beautyblender when I want fuller coverage, except that I wouldn't chose this for liquid foundation because it sheds like crazy! There is always 5-7 fibres on my face when I am finished and picking them off of my face with my fingers ruins what I had just created. Apart of what makes this brush so great though (aside from the shedding), is that is versatile. I love it for setting my face with powder, and its great for blush! This brush will forever be used for those two purposes. A problem I have run into with this brush is that it spayed like crazy when I washed it. Overall, great brush! But I won't be repurchasing because there are similar, inexpensive versions of this brush that can get the job done.
I really like how this brush applies my liquid studio fix foundation but it sheds and I'm left with tiny bristles on my face which is annoying, next time I'll probably try a cheaper brush
Waist of money for me. My biggest complaint is that it left my face full of fibres. I write left because after using it for two weeks I gave up and now I use it to remove dust. Quite an expensive tool! Because of this i have stopped buying MAC brushes. I have given my money to Real techniques, Suqqu and Sigma since then. Big big fail, MAC.
Not impressed and depressing to think how much I paid for it. I occasionally use to apply blush but that's about it. I don't feel it looks any different than when I apply with regular brush.
I have coveted this brush for quite sometime. All the rave reviews her and on YouTube really lured me in. I am sad to say that I am in the minority here and that this brush is terrible. I purchased it this past Saturday, used it on Sunday only to find that upon using it that there were tons of fibers all over my face. The brush sheds like crazy. So I returned it thinking I may have gotten a defective one only to use the second one and have it shed worse than the first. This brush is not inexpensive but it performs like a cheap one and even feels cheap when holding it. I don't even like the way it applies my makeup. It is too light and splotchy. Definitely not the airbrush effect I was aiming for. It's sad to say that my ELF stippling brush that I purchased for 2.99 works better than this.
I think this brush is overrated. It isn't bad but it is nothing phenomenol either. It gives an OK finish, not flawless or airbrushed. I also think that it is a bit too big and cannot fit in the smaller areas of the face.
It's really good for a flawless foundation but kinda leaves it looking streaky
I have been using this brush religiously every day for 7 YEARS and I have only just had to buy another one! I wash it weekly, I've tried other brushes such as Real Techniques, but I just end up coming back to this! Flawless finish, 100% recommended! 7 years it lasted me!
This brush is pretty much perfect. I use it every single day. Powder, foundation, blush, you name it... I've probably used my 187 for it. Yes, its pricey but worth every single penny. I've had mine for years and it's still soft, sturdy and kept its shape. I've tried dupes of this brush and some were quite good but nothing I've tried matches the quality of this brush. It applies liquid and cream foundation like a dream. The beauty blender is the only thing that comes close but the 187 will give you better coverage and allows you to build coverage without it looking cakey. It's a must have for medium/full coverage liquid and cream foundations.
This is my first Mac face brush and the most expensive face brush I own. I bought it 6 yrs ago,yes it does sheds but very rare considering I've had this brush for a long time it doesn't bother much. I've applied liquid foundation,face powder,cream blush,anything,you name it I tried it but now I mostly use it to apply powder blush and translucent powder to set my makeup. I will not buy another one since there's more affordable makeup brushes now like real technique brushes. But it's not a brush I regret buying. if you want quality brush and have the extra money to spend go ahead and splurge on this one =)