I love this product. I got the corrector darker skin tones. This concealer plus MUFE Full Cover are the best for Oily skin. If you have dry skin, I wouldn't recommend this product. Mine was quite soft and easy to use. I didn't need to use a hairdryer to soften it at all. I found mine easy to blend into may skin. It covers dark spots on my skin. The peach corrector is the perfect tone for the skin under my eyes. It worked well with my MUFE HD Foundation and Prep and Prime Powder.I found quite easy to blend colours together to create a tone that matched my skin. The only problem is that the concealer is difficult to by in US-Naimies LA is the only shop that has it. There is one shop/online store in Paris that sells it. That's why I gave it a 4 star rating
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #136 Large Powder/Blush Brush
joyce77 12/3/2010 1:59:00 AM
The MAC 136 brush is a powder brush, not a blush brush. It's doesn't work as a blush brush because it's too big to use with blusher. As a powder brush, it's fantastic. It gives a very light and soft application of powder, Great for a natural look. It is expensive, but worth it. It's has been discontinued, but I found mine at the CCO at LA Vegas Premier Outlet in October. I'm so glad I bought it.
Mac 130 is a great brush, I'm currently using to apply and blend Studio fix concealer on my T-zone. The brush created a wonderful flawless foundation application, it's brilliant with liquid foundations and with creams. Those of you who use the 109 for foundation, but don't like the small hairs it leaves on your face- this is the brush for you. If were to describe this brush, I would say it's the lovechild of 109 and 188. It seems that Mac have analysed how consumers use the 109 and have addressed the problems associated with brush, with regard to liquid foundation application.
This is a great brush for apply highlighter colour to inner corner of the eyes, which what I use it for. It's good for apply dark eyeshadow at the lashes to create a smokey look and doing precise eyeshadow work, like defined crease. Although this brush isn't an necessity, I'm so glad I have it. The 228 is a brush to get once you have the 227, 224, 239, 219, 242, 222, 266, 217 (not in any order).
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 223 Eye Blending Brush (Raquel Welch)
joyce77 1/18/2010 9:56:00 AM
I really like this brush alot. I creates a different look, a nice soft crease look. Due to shape of brush, it fits into the crease area and doesn't spread the product out like the 224. It creates a soft flush of colour in the crease, whilst keeping the colour in the crease. It's not an essential brush, but I'm very glad I have it
A great brush!!! I use it for soft contouring of my face, I've also you it to apply loose and pressed powders- Wonderful. It is pricey. I have a pro card which give me 30% off, so it wasn't so bad. I feel the 138 is worth the price, since the brush has so many functions: creating gentle colour with bright blushers(i, highlighting, contouring, great with MSF naturals and all face powders. The brush pick up just correct amount therefore allowing you to build colour gentle manner.
I really like this brush. I give a sheer dusting of loose powder, it pick up the right amount to set your foundation and you can build up coverage. I use this brush almost everyday. The brush can to be a bit stratchy at first, it becomes softer with washing. I tend to wash my face brushes frequently, hence my 150 has become very soft
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 222 Tapered Blending Brush [DISCONTINUED]
joyce77 1/4/2010 12:25:00 PM
I brought this brush a few months ago, but I didn't use it. Since the beginning of the party season, I found myself reaching for this brush more and more. This brush is great at creating a small, precise crease; it can be used to 'pack on colour' that area and outer third of the eye. It blends colours wells and feels gentle on the eyelid. I'm planning to get another one....
My 217 brush is 5 years old and still going strong. The 217 is great for placing and blend colour in the outer crease of the eyes and to create v shape on corner of the eyes. Sometimes I used it at apply sheer wash of colour over the eyelids. The 217 is MUST HAVE. This brush is so wonderful, I own 2 of them.