MAC • #168 Large Angled Contour Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Ive been needing an angled brush FOREVER and I finally decided upon the MAC 168 because of the reviews Ive heard about it. Unfortunately I am not that impressed with it. It holds pigment really well but I find that it is not stiff enough and it doesn't give the effect I am trying achieve because it looses shape and flattens out which I feel defeats the purpose of it being angled. I personally wish I hadn't forked over the 38$ for it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
The brush I have been wanting forever! I have purchased almost all MAC brushes, but somehow this one never caught my attention unfortunately, as I would have saved so much money just buying this one!! The name of this brush however is misleading, it is called a Large Angled Contour Brush. Large is definately a misnomer. The head is small compared to the 116 blush brush...And I prefer it this way. Perfect size for contouring under the cheekbones and jawline, perhaps at a stretch, the nose (although I prefer my MAC 227 for this). I am planning on buying two more of these...One for a blush brush (way better than 116 which is still too big) and one for highlighting. It is also super soft. For referance, I have used the 109 and 165 for contouring, and this is definately better. The 109 is good for blending the contour, I thought the 165 would be good because of its tapered edge, but I think it was too big and therefore hard to control where the product ended up.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have bought a few blush brushes (elf, Sephora, and real techniques) and none of them hold a candle to MAC's.
I was skeptical to buy this brush since it is natural hair (goat? I think) and I tend to prefer synthetic since it sheds less and tends to last longer but I knew MAC makes raved about brushes so I broke down and bought it.
AND BOY AM I GLAD. A lot of times my problem with "blush" brushes for me is that they are 1) to big for my small facial features and 2) they are so scratchy they just don't apply the product evenly. This amazing brush does not suffer from either of those. I can contour or apply blush without worrying about it getting EVERYWHERE and because the bristles are both soft AND dense the product applies evenly and smoothly!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
This is one of my favourite face brushes from MAC. It's such a versatile brush. I use mine to put on blush, which the angle makes so easy to do. The white bristles are super soft and never shed, but stain very easily so cleaning with a brush cleanser after every few uses is recommended. One thing I don't like about this brush is the fact that it doesn't maintain its shape very well after washing. The bristles start to splay out. If you're going to invest in this brush, I highly recommend buying brush guards to keep it in shape.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this brush a while back thinking it would be a great all-rounder for blush application and power contouring. Well, for the latter it does a great job in conjunction with my beloved NARS Laguna. For the former however... only so-so. I find that it applies too much, and it looks choppy and uneven. Bristles are super-soft and it hardly, if ever, sheds. I like applying my Dior Amber Diamond highlighter with it also. Nice brush, but not a must-have for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Very convenient brush for contouring.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Best for contouring.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
i bought this brush solely for contouring purposes. not a fan, and will be returning it. the bristles seem to distribute the bronzer unevenly on my cheeks, making them look muddy. i prefer a denser brush, and will probably go back to using my real techniques expert face brush for the job.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Green
For the longest time, I've had some trouble with blushes because of my application. Using fluffy brushes isn't a good idea because they diffuse the color too much so my cheeks look splotchy. I LOVE this brush. It gives the right amount of control and distributes the right amount of blush on the cheeks. I just wish I had discovered this brush sooner.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Black
I was looking forward to get this brush and was so excited about it.
It didn't shed or anything, it is super soft. It just always grabs way too much color and I always end up with blotchy blush or bronzer. I really wanted to love this, it just doesn't work for me. Miss streaky is what I call it :D