This product works like a dream when it comes to applying powders to the face. As, it makes whatever powder you use with it go on in such a supernatural way.
This brush is such a definite must-have for all!!!!
It is, as said many times before this review and certainly will be many times after, a very versatile, multi-tasking brush. I personally use it as a blush brush (NARS and Shu blushes are very pigmented, so the light touch this brush gives is very appreciated). However, it's great as a pressed powder brush and as a liquid foundation brush, plus it's good for blending the contour line.
Basically, it's worth the slightly high price tag.
Some shedding, no bleeding.
SE 08 (Adoring Carmine) version:
A lot of shedding, with or without washing (if you goes through the brush with your fingers, some hairs come out). No bleeding problem so far with mine. It feels a little rougher/scratchier than the full version, but it does the job pretty much the same.
If you have to get one brush from MAC, get this one. To me, it's irreplaceable. It's awesome for liquid foundations, and I use mine for MSFs or highlighters sometimes too. Anytime you want your colors blended seamlessly, this is the brush to use. MAC brushes will last you through many years and many washings with minimal shedding, they really are the best.
I've had this brush for years and years (purchased it in a past holiday collection) without realizing its potential until I accidentally stumbled across it on MUA! I love, love, love it. It's hands down, my fave MU brush ever. I use it with liquid foundation (MAC Studio Fix Fluid) and it covers like a dream. It cuts my foundation application time in half and covers seamlessly - you can't see where my foundation begins or ends. I can't NOT put on liquid foundation without this brush, lol. I now have 2 SE versions but have yet to purchase the full-sized one. (I have small features so maybe the SE version would better suit me anyway).
This is the brush of my dreams. Not that I dream of brushes >.< but you get what I mean. I go through phases of make up. Sometimes I use my liquid foundation regularly. This brush makes my liquid foundation go on like a dream. If I'm not using it for that I use it for my blushers. I've always been jealous of those people who look like they have their blusher airbrushed on. With this brush I can achieve that exact effect given I don't put too much blush on.
It's easy to maintain and very easy to use. I love it :) continued >>
WOW liquid foundation looks flawless with this brush!!!
Awesome brush! I use the full size brush to apply my foundation and powder and my makeup looks absolutely flawless...i purchased the Adoring Carmine face brush set and it came with the SE size and I use that one for my blush application and contouring and it works like a dream. Both of these brushes are must haves and eliminates all those other countless brushes the MA's claim that you need...All you really need in my opinion are these for your face and the 239 and 217 for your eyes and your all set......
so so so soft~~applies powder foundation + blush (powder, cream and liquid) like a dream. i dont use liquid foundation so i cant vouch for that one, but i imagine it would apply just as smoothly as with my powder foundation. the handle's a good length too. my only complaint is that it does shed a couple of short hairs now and again, and the funny smell (which has been diminishing with cleaning) but gets annoying sometimes when im trying to buff foundation on my nose or something. i think its a great investment (AUD$85) o how much i wish this came with a pouch, then i could take it with me everywhere!
So after reading all the wonderful reviews on this brush obsession set in and I HAD to have it lol. I got one of those SE brush kits from nordstroms that came with like 4 other brush for about fifty bux which is pretty cool considering that its 42 bux for just the one. ANYWAYS lol I tried using it for liquid foundation that worked out pretty nicely but I wanted to see what else I could do with it. Then for a period of time I used it as a blush brush which ALSO worked nicely and im currently using it as like a powder brush which also works nicely :)
the only thing Im not too happy about is when i wash the brush black dye comes out and sometimes during the dying process the white bristle get some on the black on them :( and there is a little shedding but just about everything shed. I mean we lose one or two hairs every now and then too lol
This is a pretty decent brush. I blow dryed mine to dry it faster (huge mistake) so mine is a little ruined, i will buy the holiday brush set to get another one though. this brush it good for applying liquid foundation but you might need somethign else to blend it with