MAC • 109 Small Contour Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have *HATED* this brush for years. I originally bought it for contouring, but the 168 blows it out of the water (IMO the 168 is the *best* contour brush out there). So the only other option I could possibly use it for was foundation and of course it shed little black hairs all over my face, as if the bristles were breaking and leaving the ends on my face. It has sat, unused, in my train case for who knows how many years.
So lately I was going through my things and decided to try it out with foundation. It shed all over and I remembered why I hated it. Since I was washing the rest of my brushes, I decided just to deal with this one too, so I washed it roughly and carelessly with Dr. Bronner's peppermint bar soap, practically beating the hell out of it because I didn't care about it anyway.
And you know what?
Now it's genius at applying my foundation (Estee Lauder DoubleWear light). I can't believe it. Not only does it not shed anymore, but the smaller amount of foundation that's needed to cover is amazing and the traceless application beats anything I could do with my fingers.
I can't say I'd rebuy, although I'd consider it since I'm so happy to have it now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I love this brush it it my go to highlighting and contouring brush. It blends everything out like a dream. The only gripe I have with it is that it sheds. I'm on the hunt for a brush like this that doesn't shed that still performs as well. I haven't found one yet.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm am NOT impressed with this at all. This sheds a lot! I read that this was normal and the shedding should stop after washing. So, I washed it. It still shed. I took it to the Mac counter in Harvey Nicks in Edinburgh and they refused to exchange it saying that I needed to wash it with Mac brush cleaner. So, I washed it with Mac brush cleaner. It still shed. The SA said I might need to wash it a few times. So, I washed it some more and it shed. I am quite fed up of picking loose bits of brush off my face as I paid a ridiculous $38 for this on a trip to the US. Try the COSTCO brushes instead. They are great at about $20 for a set of brushes that come before Christmas time. AND they don’t shed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like this brush. It's not the softest brush in the world, but it does its job. It can be used pretty much everything. It DOESN'T SHED THAT MUCH when you use it to APPLY POWDER PRODUCTS. I love it for contouring because of the size. Before I purchased this brush, I compared it with MAC 168 which is the angle brush. When I tried MAC 168, it's too big for contouring and made everything looks muddy. So I decided to get 109 instead. And I don't regret buying it. I rated it 4 out of 5 because I expected it to be more softer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the best brush for contouring and less pigmented blushes because it's super dense. It's like a mini kabuki on a stick:) the only con is that it sheds.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
First off this brush changed my makeup life. The sturdy bristles make getting coverage so easy without looking caked. I use this brush with my studio fix and then scorns with my bronzes and blush. The small size of it makes getting into those hard to reach areas around the nose and under the eyes so easy. This is my favourite brush and I have not had a problem with bleeding or shedding. I wash mine once a week and use Mac rush cleaner spray everyday
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this brush 2 months a go and I have used it ever since. It doesn't shed which I thought it Did after reading all the reviews on makeupalley. I use it for applying blush, bronzer (contouring) and liquid foundations. Overall a great brush that you can use for different applications. There is one thing that I don't like about this brush: it isn't soft at all!! So -1 lippie for that.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have had this brush for quite some time now, and yet I couldn't fall in love. I see a lot of good review and yet I don't feel the same about the product.
I mostly use it for contouring as it is comparatively small and works well even in smaller parts of your face. Yet I find that 138 does a better job for me since it is softer and has even a more pointed tip.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Love this brush so much that I now own two, one for contouring and one for high lighting. The bristles are packed firm, but are still soft and non-scratchy. Deposits colour and blends it out beautifully without streaks or blotchiness. This brush washes well, retains it shape, and I've only had a few hairs shed on the initial wash.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
This is one of my favorite MAC face brushes. I love it because it's multi purpose. You can use it for liquid and powder foundation, contouring, blush, and highlighting. The only downside to it is the fact that it sometimes sheds when used with liquid foundation. But it's so minimal that it doesn't bother me much. If you were to get only one MAC face brush, I would recommend this one or the MAC 187.