MAC • #150 Large Powder Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have had this brush for years. I don't find it at all scratchy like some other reviewers have noted, nor does it shed, but it's just not the most versatile brush. It is definitely good for applying loose and pressed powder all over the face but is much too large for blush or anything that requires more precision, like contouring. There are definitely more versatile brushes out there for the price. However, like all MAC brushes I've had, it's top notch quality, and with a little care is still in excellent condition after all these years,
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Wow, I can't believe MAC would put out a product this bad -- as others have noted, this brush sheds like crazy, leaving black hairs all over my face. What a waste of money.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love most things MAC, this is a big exception though. One of the first MAC brushes I bought (& more expensive) but for the cost its not good. Just as the previous reviews have stated its scratchy & boy does it shed alot. It wasnt even like it started shedding after I had it for a while, I remember it almost immediately started when I had purchased it. I am also very delicate cleaning & maintaining my brushes & so far this is the only brush that sheds or has given way ever. I sadly replaced this brush's job with my real techniques one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've had this brush for over 5 years now and keep going back to in hope that it has somehow miraculously changed how shoddy it actually is for a MAC brush. Constant shedding and scratchy feeling, basically echoing all of the other reviews. I'd have avoided it if I had read these beforehand but only stumbled across these reviews thinking I had somehow purchased a faulty brush and wondered what others thought.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought this brush on the strength of MAC's reputation. But unfortunately this one does not live up tot hype. It sheds like crazy. I keep having to pick a hair off my face every time I use it. And it is SCRATCHY. Geez, for that kind of money, you would think it would not lose hair every time and scratch and irritate my face.
Unfortunately I misplaced my receipt, otherwise I would take it right back.
I won't buy this again and I am now leery of wasting any more money on these very pricey brushes.
That will teach me to buy something before reading reviews here. I would never have bought it if I had read the many reviews here from posters who had the exact same experience I did.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is the only MAC brush that I find scratchy. And I have a ton of them! I purchased it at Macy's for $42.00, not incl shipping. I would say that I am spoiled being I also own the 187 (everyone knows how ridiculously awesome and soft that one is), but really I have EcoTools brushes that are a million times softer than this 150. It's so bad, I don't think I can swap it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
After hearing so many good things about MAC brushes, I am frankly shocked and disappointed. This brush sheds like crazy which adds time to my morning routine to as I have to pick black hairs off my face. It is also so scratchy it actually hurts my face when using it! Save yourself the £32.50 and look elsewhere!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This was the first brush I ever bought I used to love it until I tried other brushes its good for powder and blush but it sheds like crazy ergh it's really annoying as its not as soft as the other mac brushes feels a bit prickly I wouldn't buy this again as there are cheaper brushes that do a better job I think this is one of MACS worst brushes :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Brown, Cool Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
sheds like crazy,tired of picking black hairs off my face...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I love the look of this brush, the size and the finish it gives on my setting powders, I just don't like the feel it feels like someones scratching my face when I use it, it sheds like crazy no matter what I do it sheds and you can't get it to stop, I think it is a bit over priced I paid £32.50 for it here in the uk considering my avon all over face brush witch was a £5.00 feel way better on my skin and does the same job if not better, I wouldn't buy it if your one of those people who get freeked out when a brush sheds, but if you don't mind paying out a little bit extra for the name the go for it :D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have over 16 MAC brushes and I love everyone of them apart from this one. Totaly shoked that it's a MAC brush. It does a good job of applying powder but it shreds like crazy!! I spend ages picking all the bristles from my face afterwards. It does not shred full bristles but bits as if they all snap. I have washed and conditioned this bush but still doesnt help. the brush is nice and soft though. I wouldnt buy this one again unfortunatly!!! :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
meh. granted, i got mine for free as i know someone who is a MAC MUA - but i would not pay money for this brush. in general i like MAC brushes but this one shed a lot (and still does after 10 washes or so) and was kind of scratchy. even my cheapie ecotools powder brush applied my setting powder better - without losing little black hairy things on my cheeks. i now use it to revive baked blushes that have hardened over time (e.g. chanel joues contraste/bourjois little pot blushes). it's not the WORST powder brush, but for the price it needs to really be better and up to par with the rest of the line. too scratchy, too much shedding, and just overall blah. neutral rating for packaging given as there is no packaging on MAC brushes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
As everyone else, I don't like this brush very much. Have had it for over two years and it still shreds. It does not shred long hair but small pieces of hair. I love every MAC brushes but this one. I've washed it in so many different ways, but it's still bad...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am disappointed by the quality of this brush. In general, this brush is not good quality. Hairs shed off the brush and I end up having to pick off the shedded hair from my face as I'm powdering. Not the best brush compared with others in the market.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was so skeptical to buy this brush. I heard so many people say that it's too scratchy. So I went to the MAC counter and explained my concern about the scratchiness....the MAC Rep said to clean the brush with baby shampoo and a little bit of conditioner and this should help. He was right! I bought the brush, cleaned it with baby shampoo and conditioner, and after it dried, it was SOOOO SOFT! I love this powder brush! I know I could have shopped around to find something else, but I really wanted to give this one a try and I'm glad I did! So, if you think this brush is too scratchy, then try what I did, and hopefully it works for you! :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I just got this brush two weeks ago and absolutely LOVE it! I have heard some stories of shedding and it falling apart, but I have washed mine every day for two weeks now with the Mac brush cleaner and it looks completely brand new. Wasn't too expensive especially for the quality! I LOVE it!! 😃
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
--- EDIT 18/10/2011: I dropped it from 4 to 3 lippies. I feel so-and-so about it. I apply loose powder with my 182 so much better than with this. I now just use it for a touch of bronzer. It does its new job, but really unnecessary as a brush. Wish I bought another 182 instead. ---
I see the mixed reviews of this product and it makes me wonder... does the manufacturing place has anything to do with the quality of the brush? Mine was made in Japan, and from the day I bought it has never shed a single hair, not even when I wash it. It is quite soft, too.
I like the big handle, it make me feel "somehow" when I use it. I do not know, something of old times, a woman taking care of her face in her boudoir... something like that, very classy.
As I said, it never shed on me. Maybe it shed a hair when I was not paying attention? I wash it a little rough, on a bar of pure white soap and I use just the tiniest touch of conditioner at the end.
The bristles have always been kind to my face. They are somewhat stiffer than, say, the 168 or the 182, but that is to be expected because it was made to be so. I did get the occasional stinging of a hair or two, but that was when I put it directly against my face and stab-stab-stab. After the conditioning, I have to do this against my lips to feel the slightest stinging. So really, no problem here.
The shape I cannot comment. I thought it was bad because the bristles have not spread to make it look fluffy like as in the pictures I see, but this is because I always keep the brush guard on, even when it is stored.
The only problem with this brush is me. I still do not know how to use a powder brush properly. I am watching videos, though, and I hope I can use this brush to its full potential.
Will I buy again? No because I feel I can pretty much do the same things with a much cheaper brush (e.g. my Avon powder brush, bought 5 years ago). But it is a very decent brush, even with its exaggerated price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is a great brush, but expensive and not needed. I actually didn't purchase this myself as it was a gift but I do know that there are powder brushes that work just as well for a fraction of the cost. It feels soft on my skin an I use it to set my finishing powder. I haven't had any shedding at all. Cheaper brushes may not look as nice as this one but in all reality I doubt this is a must-have.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
While I love the MAC eye brushes - the 217 and 239 being IMHO truly staples for any makeup lover's kit - I have found that some of their face brushes didn't really worth the money, especially for the price they retail, with an exception for the 109 which is really good (though the Hakuhodo 210 is even better for a few dollars less!).
The 150 Powder brush is probably the worst amongst all the MAC ones I've tried. It distributes the product okay but feels scratchy, keeps on bleeding the dye even after several washes and costs too much for what it really delivers.
If you choose to give this brush a miss, you'll have no difficulty to find a better alternative for the same price or cheaper.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I was hoping for a great brush too, just like everyone else here, and found that while this brush is pretty to look at, it just does not live up to my expectations. I originally loved it when I tried it at the store, but as soon as I used it at home it started to shed like crazy, I didn't freak out though because I figured that all brushes shed a bit. Well it still sheds, and is not soft at all! I would return it, but it does a decent job at applying my blushes, ironically the roughness helps blend things better! I also do love how big it is, so points for that. I do like the 134 better and they're really similar so if you are stuck between the 2 choose the 134. I expected better from MAC, even E.L.F. Studio brushes are softer and they're about $3. Overall its an ok brush. I won't miss it much after it sheds completely.