I've decided to dedicate my first MUA review to this lovely, tiny and awesome brush. Yes, I did pay $35 for it, but it lives up to EVERY PENNY. First off, I got the mac 187 for my liquid foundation because I think stippling brushes are great tools for achieving a flawless, light yet an even look, but both of my liquid foundations, the Diorskin Nude and Revlon Colorstay, are quite thick and would leave streaks on my face if I applied them with the 187. So, I got the 130, thinking that its tiny brush head is more firm and would reach areas like the undereye area and the nose. Turned out it lived up to EVERY expectation I had! It left absolutely no streaks on my face because of its denser and firmer bristles compared with the 187, and it buffs like a dream. It also reached small areas for an absolutely flawless look. I'm just in LOVE and would never go to another brush again for my liquid foundation! Though I'm thinking of getting a lighter liquid foundation to use with my 187, this won't happen in short term because I have the 130 already, which is just perfect.
I also read elsewhere that this brush is also awesome for multiples and cream-based blush. Would love to try that sometime.
One of my favourite brushes by mac..I use this to apply my liquid foundation, it takes a bit longer than a 187 but does the job just as well, if not better! cos it easily gets into the crevices of your face i.e sides of your nose and creates a really nice finish. Doesn't shed either with is great.
Love this brush!!! works great with cream blush, cream foundation! It doesn't shed! a great tool to have in your makeup vanity!! very useful brush! I will purchase another!!
This has got to be my favourite brush of all time. I use it to buff in my foundation and concealer. I prefer it over my 187. I have used it to apply blushcreme and it is good for that aswell, however because I only have one I prefer to use it for my foundation as I can't be bothered to keep washing it in between. I think a 187 is better for cream blushes so you don't end up with stripy cheeks lol. The 130 really does work the product into the skin and makes you look airbrushed. It's great for applying foundation too as it doesn't soak up too much product, though I prefer to apply foundation with my fingers. No shedding, not scratchy. It's just perfect. You have to try it to believe! Great investment. 10/10. xxx
I am hesitant to use brushes for liquid foundation, because they seem to soak up so much of it, and I hate to waste foundation. I'm also afraid of getting too much product on my face. But I wanted to try this one (again after seeing it on YouTube).... And the verdict is, I like it. Although its a duo fiber brush, the bristles are much shorter than the 187 and 188, so less product will be soaked up, you get less on the brush, and you have a lot more control over the application (vs. the 187, 188 or 190 brushes). I mainly use it for foundation, but it works great for cream blushes, particularly those that come in tiny pots, where you need to use a brush to get the color out... (Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Moist Glow comes to mind). I wouldn't say that it's an absolute "must-have" brush (as you really don't need a brush to apply foundation), but it's a nice brush to get if you are growing your collection.
I use this to buff in regular loose powder and the result is perfect, perfect airbrushed finish. LOVE!
This is one of those few brushes, I wish Mac had released before the 187 and the 188. This brush resembles a flat top foundation/buffer brush though with a smaller head. And of course, it is duo fiber, which makes it all the better. I find this brush has multiple uses. Works well with cream products as well as powder products as with thinner liquid foundations like the Nars sheer glow or Mac Face and Body etc.
If your liquid foundation drys faster, or if you have dry skin, you might feel let down with this brush as the liquid foundation will seems to cake up in some areas.
Once of the primary reasons I like this brush is because it allows me to stipple as well as swirl and buff the product into the skin... which I believe is what gives a smooth flawless application every time.
Overall, one of my top must have recommendations.
Though I hate paying a fortune for it, I pacify myself, like most of us, that "it is an investment"! Quality, value for money, lasts for years etc.
Funny enough, my Mac artist discouraged me from making this purchase. Which shows, this brush comes down to a matter of personal choice! So ask your Mac artist to let you play with their brush before you make the purchase so you can find the many uses for yourself and determine if this brush is the one for you!
I love this!!! I use it to blend Touche Éclat under my eyes and i does the job fantastic. It is rather expensive but it is worth all the money.
i was really excited to buy this brush, i had high expectations but when i went to use if with my Makeup Forever hd foundation in 120 i looked very cakey. when i use it with a powder it does work well.. but it scratched the product and left alot of dust everywhere. i havent used it with a cream yet but i think it will be very good with appling it.
I swore I'd never buy anything from MAC because it seemed I could find a comparable dupe for every product I pined for...but not for this brush. So, I reluctantly went into my local MAC store with my husband and lo and behold, they were out of the 130. So I grabbed his hand and yanked him out of that store just as the MAC rep was trying to get my address and phone number..eesh! That was close. The next week, we tried again and YAY! There it was!! Looked like they just got a new shipment of them in as there were about 15 of the brushes in a little plastic jar. Woohoo! I snatched one up and went to the counter, paid the lady and ran outta there. This exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds...definitely worth the money. The brush is well made and perfect for applying my cream/liquid foundation, under eye and spot concealer and cream blushes. My whole make up application is flawless now that I use a sparing amount of product to get an airbrushed, perfect coverage with any product I use. I'm in looooove! This lil puppy is saving me money cause I use less product and tightening up my make up application because it's so multi purpose. I wish this brush came out a long time ago..could have saved even more $$$ but I'm dang happy to have it as an addition to my brush collection. I use this and my Sonia Kashuk flat topped brush to do all of my face make up...fabulous! J'adore'! And it's exquisite for general skin care and anti-aging as it doesn't tug at your skin one bit! It's so soft and glides over your skin like a gentle breeze. :):)
- Mad Madam Jess