Sephora • Stippling brush silver • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Black
Well, I don't exactly love this brush, but it works as a cheaper alternative to the 187. I plan on saving up for it later, but I use it to apply my Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation and it applies fine. Doesn't hurt me or anything, but the bristles are really loose so the control isn't that great (for buffing).
The bristles are beginning to fall out and they poke my face and they hurt.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So, the first couple of weeks of use were fine, then I cleaned my brush and a lot of the fibers came out didnt freak tho sooo fast forward like 2 more weeks, This thing like grew daggers over night and when I was applying my foundation it really stabbed my face up sooo I do not like this brush nor would i ever purchase it again obviously and plz everybody thinking about buying this dont waste your time! I believe that to be tru with all sephora brushes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I really love this brush. I use this brush to apply blush, foundation, and bronzer. I love it!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this brush. It is so useful and versatile. I use it every day
TIPS .- Apply your moisturizer , sun block, foundation and mineral powder giving a flawless finish. Clean it by swaping against a wet make up sponge after using it. Once a week do a deep cleaning routine.
CONS.- It wouldn't apply the product well around the eyes, sides of the nose, I use a make up wedge sponge to blend foundation on those areas
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this brush! I would have never thought to use it with liquid foundation, but after reading so many reviews I had to buy it and try it. I also love puttinh blush on with this but I think i'll have to get another one!
Definitely a great buy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this brush. I got a sephora gift card for xmas and used it for this and some other items. I have a mac 187 and it won't stop shedding but no shedding at all with this brush. I use a lot less product which is great bc my tint is $42. I am actually picking up a second one tomorrow.
Update 11/17/10: I still think this is a great quality brush but I truly believe there are cheaper alternatives that will give the same results.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
After reading about how people have gotten great results with the MAC Stippling Brush to put on their foundation, I got to thinking...I have that same brush, only it's the Sephora brand. I wonder if I would get the same "airbrushed" results that others have said they've achieved? Well, I used it this morning and the results are amazing!! My skin looks flawless (using very little product). It doesn't look heavy or mask like, just healthy and glowing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This brush taught me the lesson that the tools you're using really do make a difference. I was using the NARS Orgasm/Laguna duo, and whatever I did, the colors turned out stripy and unnatural looking so it just sat unused in my makeup bag. Basically this brush has changed all that... the NARS blush looks great now.... natural. Looking forward to trying it with concealer, etc. I'd strongly recommend this for people who are having trouble getting a natural look with highly pigmented powder blushes.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
For some reason, the brush sold in the US is different than the one sold in France (see the 2 pix I uploaded - 1st from US, 2nd from France). My review is on the brush in the 2nd photo. I LOVE this brush. I use it to apply my Nars blushes, which are highly pigmented, and this brush makes application flawless. The brush is super duper soft, yet the bristles are very firm and don't give a lot. And I haven't lost a single hair yet. The handle is nice and long, so it's easy to control. I do not own the MAC 187, so I could not give you a direct comparison, but I am super picky about make-up brushes and this Sephora brush meets my high standards. UPDATE: Because I needed 2 of these brushes (one for blush, one for foundation, and I didn't want to have to clean the same brush all the time) I went and bought the MAC 187. Now that I own both, I would advise you to buy the 187. It is MUCH softer and of a much better quality. If there was a huge difference in price, I'd say the Sephora was a good cheaper alternative, but the price difference is not that great. So since you are not going to save that much money, might as well get the better brush. The MAC brush is hands down better, even if the Sephora one is good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I don't own the MAC 187 so I can't compare it to the Sephora brush, but I have to say on its own merits that I love the Sephora brush! I use this to apply finishing powder over liquid foundation and it works beautifully! Now I understand what people mean when they say it gives you an airbrushed look because that is exactly what it looks like. I've washed mine a few times now and it has held up great. One day I would like to try the MAC 187, but until then I am perfectly happy with my Sephora brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really love this brush. I never used the MAC one, but this gives me a true airbrushed look when I use it to apply the liquid foundations that I have amassed. It is less expensive than MAC and I really can't tell you if there is a difference between the two. Mine has never shed on me at all. Great buy! I would definitely recommend this to all of you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i don't really ever give a single lipstick unless the product really sucked for me. well, this brush.. it sucks. it really really sucks. people have brought up the possibility of having a defective brush, but after reading some of the reviews here, i don't think so.
1. this brush SHEDS like a mother during makeup application as well as washing. my $1 E.L.F brushes don't even shed as much as this one does, and this one cost me $30-something!
i am extremely gentle with my brushes (poor college kid, yay) and in all my brush-washing experiences, only 2 have shed a substantial amount (they were $4 revlon brushes, what do you expect?). This brush makes the third brush that i'm adding to my collection of "shedding brushes"
2. the dye from the black fibers washes out every time i wash my brush and dyes the white fiber (goat hair?), so sometimes i have slightly greyish hairs instead of black and white. i love smokey eyeshadows and monochomatic color schemes, but this doesn't make me feel too good about touching my face with the brush.
3. quite honestly, it's kind of pokey when i use certain foundations. i find that when i use a foundation that has more coverage, the bristles clump together more and are actually kind of sharp. this isn't the most enjoyable thing ever.
as much as i don't like this brush, it's still on the "eh" scale. i'll deal with picking hairs off my face and out of my sink. i'll deal with the pokey-ness. i'll deal with the bleeding dye- i'll just wash it more or something.
next paycheck, i'm buying myself a MAC 187.
PICTURE TIME~ screw waiting until next paycheck, i went out and got one today.
need i say more?
for my more thorough *cough* OPINION of a sephora stippling brush, check out my Livejournal entry:
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
(Comparison pics of this and MACs 187 at the end of my review)
The only reason why I bought this brush is because I had left my 187 at a friends house and needed something temporary because I wouldnt be able to get it back for a while. The bristles on this brush head are definitely less dense than the one by MAC, which is shorter and fatter, while this one is longer and slimmer. Its also not AS soft but the main reason why I prefer using my 187 is because the white fibers on this are stiffer and dont seem to "give" very much when blending on the skin. Its hard to explain, but the 187 takes very little effort when buffing in circles where the Sephora brush is harder to control. I havent experienced any bleeding of ink, but still have a few random hairs that come out during washings. However, as a stippling brush I'd have to say that it does what its supposed to do and works great with highly pigmented blushes especially. Another thing though, and Im not sure if its the way Sephora stores their brushes in their displays or if its something in manufacturing, but the white part of the brush has this dirty grey tinge that will NOT wash out. If it wasnt for having a Sephora gift card, I would've definitely repurchased the 187 instead because they arent very different in price. Like the reviewer before me, I'll keep this one just so I don't overwork my MAC brush but I wont be repurchasing this one.
MAC's on left, Sephora's on Right
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I bought this brush because I didn't want to spend the money for the MAC 187. At $35, this brush was not a good investment, and having since acquired the 187, I can say for certain that I would have been better off just buying the 187 from the start.
This brush does an okay job for what I use it for--applying heavily pigmented blushes in a natural way. But the bristles are incredibly stiff, so they can't "paint" the color on the way my 187 can. I find that I only use this brush for my lighter blushes, which allow for a larger margin of error. I will keep the Sepohra brush on hand mainly to avoid over-working my 187 brush; but, if I had it to do over again, I would have just purchaed the 187 from the start.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I kept reading reviews on MUA that mentioned application of thus-and-such with a skunk brush or a stippling brush. I had no idea what you were talking about, but filed the idea away in my mind. On a trip to Sephora a few months ago, I was browsing the Sephora brush collection, and I saw their Professionnel Platinum Stippling Brush #44. I asked the SA about its use and she pretty much described the various ways MUAers were talking about how they used their brushes. I bought it and have never looked back. It is fabulous! I can apply blush and highlighter (I rarely wear powder), and buff it out to such a fine degree that they blend in so that there are no edges where they stop and start. I love the fact that I can use it to spread and blend blush or bronzer when my hand gets too heavy in application. It doesn't shed, doesn't scratch my Retin-A/retinol-treated sensitive face, and cleans up like a charm. I have never used the MAC 187, so I can't compare, but I did get the 188 so that would have a smaller version for special purposes. This brush is a keeper!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I really like this brush. I haven't tried the MAC one so I cannot compare, but I feel the money I spent on it was worthwhile for the effect it creates. I love how it blends my foundation and after reading the reviews I'm going to have to try using my cream blush with it! My overall rating is only a 4 because it's become a bit less effective since I washed it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Love this brush! It is almost exacly like the fave MAC 187 skunk brush with the exception that is sheds A LOT less. Beautiful airbrushed results. I use mine for my cream foundation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
When I first got this brush, I liked it a lot. However, after several washings, I noticed that the hairs became a lot rougher and in addition to some minor shedding issues, several hairs snapped apart. In addition, I have since purchased the MAC 187SE as part of a brush set, and even though its not supposed to be as good as the regular MAC 187, it's still MUCH softer than my Sephora stippling brush. While this brush isn't horrible, for 35$, I would expect a better brush - softer and with hairs that are more sturdy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I've never tried the MAC 187 but I sure hope that MAC brush isn't exactly the same as this Sephora brush. If they are the same it will prove to me that MAC lovers must be insane.
I bought this brush for applying bronzer. After the first use I noticed that the hairs broke off or fell out. Every sweep of my cheek or chin produced a big ugly black hair.
I have never, ever had a brush shed (or break) hairs so much as this one. It's really embarassing to go to work and have someone point out that there's a big black hair in the middle of your face. Geez I thought I found them all before I left home. Yuck!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've had this brush and the MAC 187 and they're not the same, this brushes white bristles are made of cheaper material than MAC's and feel like the MAC SE 187, which is lesser quality than the full size, while this is a good brush, I prefer the MAC one.