I LOVE this baby!It applies my foundation so flawlessly!It does shed but like 1-2 times a week but not to the extend where there's hair all over your face.I really hate when that happens & this brush doesnt do that at all.Ive had it for over a year & still looks brand new!I highly recommend it if your looking for a good foundation brush.Its multipurpose aswell!You can use it for blush,highlighting & powder.So if you think of it,its actually cheap ;)
Great to use with liquid foundation. Hides acne blemishes well. I look like i have clear skin without looking cakey.
This brush works great with almost all foundations I have used. It helps to put just the right amount of product so that it does not feel heavy on your skin. I will for sure repurchase although it looks like it will last for many many years.
I was a little weary of buying this because of the price, it was around $50 and I have never spent that much on a single brush. But boy is it worth it, I use MAC studio fix fluid and I literally have to use one little pump of foundation for it. I just dab it on my skin and buff it in and I get the most flawless and even coverage I have ever gotten from a foundation brush!! It is also a very soft brush and doesn't shed that much, only in the beginning but this can be prevented by washing and conditioning the brush before using it. It picks up powder just as well as it does with liquid. Such even and beautiful coverage, I swear by this brush. Definitely a must-have in my makeup bag.
I recently purchased the MAC 187 duo fibre brush and to say the least, I am disappointed. I bought it after hearing a lot of good reviews about it on youtube and on various blogs, figured it would be a worthwhile buy and i've got to say it really isn't worth the money. This is only my opinion but I find it applies a bit too much product to the face making it feel a little cakey. It also doesn't blend the foundation well as the brush just sort of bends. I also found that after washing it, it didn't go back to its original shape. It also sheds a bit which is not the best. It's not an awful brush and i'm going to try and maybe use it with a different foundation to see if it works any better, but I would suggest buying a cheaper one than this because for £32.50, it isn't worth it.
I don't love or hate this brush. I really can't workout the correct way of using it. If i apply my foundation only stippling, it would take me all day to get coverage. If i apply this swirling i may as well use a foundation brush and for the price i expected more.
This is my HG liquid foundation brush!
I use this brush for my Revlon Colorstay Foundation and Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, and it works beautifully well!
All I do is pump/pour out some of my liquid foundation to the back of my hand, take this brush, and stipple it onto my face and then blend it out. I've noticed that some of you have called this the "fake stippling method", but honestly, I don't really care, because I think this method works perfectly for me.
You do have to clean this brush after every 1-3 uses (clean it more often if your skin is acne-prone or you have acne). DO NOT use a makeup brush cleanser because although they do clean your makeup brushes really well, they're basically just alcohol. This is what I tell everyone: Treat your makeup brushes as if they were your own hair (remember, makeup brushes are made of hair!). This particular 187 brush is made of "a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibres" according to the MAC website. I highly recommend you clean it with baby shampoo. Baby shampoo is extremely cheap--way cheaper and way better than makeup brush cleansers.
The only downside is that it costs $42, and occasionally it sheds a black hair, but that's not really a big deal.
Would I repurchase? Only if I have to, but I don't think I do!
So, I am really perplexed why this brush gets such high ratings. First of all, from what I have read, the majority of the people rating this brush aren't even using it correctly! Supposedly, the "stipple n' swirl" method is not even the "correct" method for using this brush. Secondly, if you do use the correct "stipple" method, I feel like you end up with a LOT more product on the face. So unless you are looking for a more full coverage look, I would say this brush and method of "stippling" on your foundation (rather than buffing it on) is not for you.
I have not tried using the brush with blush or powder, so maybe I will have a use for it with those products instead. But as for a foundation brush, I will continue using something else that is more of a blender (like Sephora Professional #43 or NARS #19) for a lighter smoother finish.
great for heavy handed people. i use it for applying foundations (when i choose to wear it), cream products (blush, contours) and pigmented blushes. use it for STIPPLING color on - swirling it on totally defeats the purpose. as previous users mentioned, enkore makeup has a good tutorial on this. gives you a delicate, airbrushed finish which i love for my blushes (my primary use). strapped for cash? try the 188. it's smaller (i use it mainly for highlighting) and it can do everything the 187 does but it will take longer for you finish the job. it is a "sheddier" brush, losing the black (natural) hairs from time to time, but the white part has never shed for me (synthetic hairs) and overall does a great job.
HG foundation brush! Having seen this brush used on youtube tutorials I decided that I had to have it as I am always envious of the flawless looking skin the reviewers have so off I went to purchse it!
It took a bit of getting used to but once I'd mastered the knack of it i wouldnt reach for anything else! It applies the perfect amount of product for a flawless natural look!
I do find that it needs to be shampoo'd at least once a week and needs spot cleaning after every use, i use mac brush cleaner on a tissue and gently swirl, this seems to keep it clean and tidy.
It is pricey, however I am hoping that I wont need to repurchase for a looooong time and it would be nice if it came with a protecor as with all mac brushes!