MAC • 182 Buffer Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Medium Brown Hair: Other Eyes: Black
i am not a fan of this brush... i think my skin gets irritated with this brush. it pricks in my skin.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought this because Temptalia said it was a must and am so glad I did. I've got so many face brushes it's embarrassing yet this is what I use most lately. It's amazing for blending everything at the end of application. I buff away excess blush, powder and bronzer/contour in seconds with this and have flawless makeup instantly. It's the softest brush I've ever used and I would definitely replace it if necessary. My only complaint is the handle which is super short obviously so I can't store it with my usual arsenal and have to keep it aside and prone to falling over but it's otherwise a definite must have for daily makeup perfection. It's HG for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
expensive but worth the investment. i guess when ppl use it right then theyll love it. i use it to put powder foundation n to smooth any harsh line for shading n also for shading as well. perfect for natural looking skin
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Absolute garbage. This has to be the worst brush I've ever bought, and I hate it so much, it's putting me off MAC altogether! Its horrible and synthetic feeling, it sheds everytime I use it - I've had it for like 3 months, surely the shedding should stop now? I absolutely hate it. And it cost over £30. Feel so strongly about it I'm writing to MAC! Don't buy, save your money!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I didn't realize it was 60$ when I went to buy it... but I bought it anyways since I'd never had a name-brand product before. I don't like it.... it really does shed like most people are saying and when I buff my powder into my skin it makes my face red and makes it look cakey. It's sitting in the bottom of my makeup brush container and i never use it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I just bought this brush about 3 days ago and I absolutely love it!!! I previously owned the Too Faced retractable kabuki brush which was a great brush for buffering powder as well and less expensive However, I feel this brush offers a more flawless, natural finish when it comes to applying my mineral foundation and would now forever be a staple in my make-up routine. If my Too Faced kabuki brush would have never fell apart I would have never put forth purchasing Mac's 182 although I once considered it before. Now I am so happy it did because this brush is amazing. If you can not afford this brush the Too Faced brush is definitely a good runner up! The only thing I disliked was the poor packaging and $56 bill!. My other kabuki came with a retractable cute cover to help protect the bristles and easier for travel and was only $30 something. For being this expensive it should've came in the fanciest package I ever seen!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I don't understand. I really want to like this brush, a lot of people seem to like it and it really does feel very soft to the skin. The color doesn't run when washing and it feels really nice when buffing powder onto your face and because its so incredibly dense, it offers good coverage just by buffing some powder onto your face.
However, it sheds like a motherfuc...
At first I thought it would stop after a couple washes. I've had the brush for almost 2 years now and its still shedding on my face every time I use it. I have no problem with my other MAC brushes, just this one.
Therefore I give it a 2 because it's very disappointing that a brush that could've been one of my favorites (the softness, the denseness) failed at doing so because of the ridiculous amount of bristles it was shedding..till this very day.
I consider MAC brushes to be pricy and this was not worth the money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I got this Mac kabuki brush #182 for over 2 years now. I decided to get this brush because i watch a beauty guru on Youtube using it every time she apply her loose powder and sometimes to apply blush. When i got, tried using it, didn't work for me at all! At that time i had really oily and by using a kabuki brush to apply loose powder was a bad idea. So, I had to go back to using normal puff to apply the loose powder. After forgetting that i had this brush, i decided to try using it as a blush brush! Absolutely loved the finishing look of the blush with the kabuki brush! It blends nicely and gives a really natural look. The brush is really dense, thick, and super duper soft!
For the past 5 months or so, I've been using it as my blush brush. However, my skin had recently became less oily (I think that's the result form all the laser treatments), so i decided to try using the kabuki brush for the job it was designed to do, apply powder. This time it does its job perfectly! gives a very natural and light weight finishing.
Pitfall: The only complain I have is that it didn't come with a bag to keep the brush in. Whereas brand such as Bobbi Brown, they come with a little bag to hold the brush. But again, I had it for several years, maybe Mac now has a little bag for its kabuki.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
People keep pointing out to me that my eyelashes are falling. But.... it's just this crappy brush which I use when my other brushes are dirty. I really do love all my MAC brushes but this one has got to be the absolute worst.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Black
I've had this brush for around 7 years and it *still* freaking sheds every time I use it or wash it. Granted, a little less than when I first got it but yes, it still sheds. I'm constantly picking hairs off my face after I use it (and when I'm done with my makeup, that's the last thing I want to be doing! ugh) I'm always worried that I've missed a hair and (my hair being dark brown, like the brush) people standing close to me will think I'm sprouting dark hairs on my cheeks. Not comforting.
However, it's still an excellent brush. It's dense (so much so that when I wash it, I have to rinse it reallllly well otherwise I notice the soap I've used is still stuck deep in the bristles and foams a bit) and leaves a wonderful finish, especially with powder foundations and blushes. I absolutely love it for that. It's a great quality brush that I use with my NYX powder blushes - if I use a less quality brush then I'd get powder all over the place - but not with this one. It picks up the powder and leaves no mess!
I would put it up for swap due to the shedding, but I haven't found a dupe of it yet (I'll have to reread these reviews and go on the hunt ;o)
I wouldn't buy it again since it's lasted me all these years, but if you're looking to buy this brush, just be aware that you'll more than likely have to deal with the shedding.
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