MAC #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)

4.5

1312 reviews

82% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

HAIRZ


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

BEST PURCHASE EVER! BEST WAY TO APPLY LIQID FOUNDATION! I'm a foundation girl because I have acne scars; I have tried a lot of different techniques, sponges are nice but they dont give 100% AIRBRUSHED finish like this brush does. I catch myself in the mirror all the time because of how AIRBRUSHED my skin looks. 1 spritz of fix plus helps it to blend like a dream. Does shed a little of black hair but nothing does better than this for me so I don't care. (I've tried knock off but this is the best, and I have not tried the Chanel Stippling brush).



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This brush is a real bummer. Maybe I got a dud? I have had it for years, and it sits in the brush graveyard. I wish I had returned it right away.

It sheds, a lot. I thought eventually this might stop, but it hasn't. Very frustrating at this price point.

I don't care for this to apply foundation. I find the bristles a little too soft, and a little too long. (but maybe it just isn't dense enough because it sheds so much?)

As far as softness goes, it is quite soft, but still feels a little pokey against my cheeks when I use it. There are much softer options out there. It just doesn't feel that great against my skin.

I have found ways to use it. It works quite well for applying subtle bronzer, or really pigmented blushes. It picks up product lightly, so you can apply pigmented product very lightly.
But honestly, there are brushes out there that do this just as well, if not better - and cost 1/4 of the price. This is just not a brush I reach for.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I agree with every comments that says that this brush sheds, because it does! I think this is really pointless with liquids and a good buffing brush or sponge is far less work. I bought it maybe 5 years ago when skunk brushes were all the rage.

However, I really like this brush for powder. I have very dry skin that tends to be flaky and this brush is extremely soft on the skin and does not create micro exfoliation. I use it to apply setting powder lightly every day and I love it for that. It also work for very pigmented blushes, but I actually prefer my suquu blush brush or a fan brush over that. Still work in a whim though.

If you are looking for a good brush for light setting powder application and don't mind the shedding, this brush is a good option.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I bought this brush after it came highly recommended by several friends but I have to say that I'm somewhat underwhelmed. I've had this brush for over a year and it still sheds like crazy. Yes, it gives me a nice smooth finish but I spend more time picking out the bristles than actually doing my makeup. It's hard to clean - the white part stains and no matter what I do, there's still a slight stain or discolouration. the actual brush is great to use and it's soft on the face. The distribition of product is great andI don't have to work too hard to get a near flawless finish. But I hate how much it sheds.

I actually went to the MAC counter to get a refund on this product but they wouldn't let me because they said that the shedding was a normal part of "breaking in" the brush and that after about 6 months, that would stop. I've been using this for over a year and it still sheds like crazy.

I'm on the lookout for another stippling brush.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Count me among the underwhelmed. I've had this brush for a long time--I bought it and the 188 together. It costs $42. Mine doesn't shed, but it is impossible to clean. The white bristles stay stained, and sometimes even smell bad. And the whole stippling thing doesn't work for me. I wind up with splotches of product all over my face. This brush really can't be used for buffing--it just winds up swirling product in circles. I suppose some people could use it for the same purpose as the 188 (which I'm not crazy about either--I use it for very pigmented blush since it applies it lightly), except this brush is too big for blush.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

love this brush , it can give you an airbrush look , and easy to clean


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have a question I bought mine at allcosmeticswholesale.com (ACW) {Full price $42}
So far it seems authentic, I suppose. Except when I run my fingernail along the first ridge of the ferrule it is jagged and catches my nail a lot! Does yours?! Or is mine possibly a fake? I just bought it, and received it yesterday, so I can still return it so I was hoping someone could kindly help clear it up ASAP! I would post a picture but I'm not sure how to.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love my 187.

I used this with liquids and creams, mainly foundation. I stipple the foundation all over my face, and then lightly swirl it around to blend the product in. I find that it gives most products an even, airbrushed finish unlike a traditional foundation brush.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

So disappointed with this brush when I ordered it I was so excited and couldn't wait for it to arrive. However, my excitement soon faded upon the very first use I noticed that it shed lots of hairs all over my face. I thought that perhaps it was a few loose hairs as the brush was new. Unfortuatly this continued to happen and even more so when I washed it. I have the real techniques stippling brush sooo much better and only 10 I'll be sticking with it. My mac brush now stays in the drawer. I'll never rush out to replace it. I would have expected better quality from mac.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've used all sorts of make up brushes, and the only way someone would leave a negative review is if they're not using the brush correctly!

this brush is amazing and gives an airbrush finish is you use the right techniques - watch a youtube tutorial or something. you have to apply the foundation lightly and you will get perfect coverage.

I would never go back to using other brushes again! Perfect


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