182/181/181SE comparison (Uploaded by treecatd)

4.5

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54 reviews
75%
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3.8/5
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5.0
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Dec/25/2012

I got this in a kit from Nordstrom (with an MSF and blush, I think) some time ago so I can't remember exactly, so the price was great. I use it for many things: buffing out too-strong contours, MSFs, blush, even mineral powder, and I love it. It's so dense that colors are diffused and look very natural. I would definitely search this out again if I ever lose it. I've had it for …Read more

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Age44-55

SkinOily, Other

HairBlack

EyesHazel



5.0
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Jan/20/2012

I love this small buffer brush! It retailed for SGD$64 when it was being sold locally. This is my favourite makeup brush from MAC. I was looking for a kabuki brush but something smaller than MAC 182 as I realized that I have small loose powder containers which this MAC 181 fits perfectly! Due to the small size, it gives the user better control of the brush and it is able to reach any small areas …Read more

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About reviewer (96 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinVery Oily

HairBrown

EyesBrown


2.0
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fromjod84

Jul/17/2011

i got this brush about 3 years and have washed it like a 100 times since and it still sheads i gave up on useing this

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About reviewer (268 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBlue


5.0
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Jul/19/2010

This brush is such a cutie! It's super soft and blends blushes and bronzers very well! I got this in the MAC Magic, Mirth & Mischief Collection: Mineralize Pinkzapoppin'! Face Kit! I use this to apply, shade and blend blushes and bronzers. I love the dome shaped hairs, it helps so much! The regular brush is $45, I think. But if anything ever happened to mine, I would …Read more

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About reviewer (66 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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Jul/07/2010

Just got one for a very good deal at the CCO. It's the perfect size for mineral foundation, bronzer or contour. I found mine to be very well made in that it hasn't shed one fiber. Excellent buffing qualities also. Not sure what it's made of but it does really do a great job of buffing so that there's a nice glow that emanates from the mineral formula. This is a lot better …Read more

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About reviewer (23 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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Jun/16/2010

Great for travel, super cute and sturdy, but the hairs are not that soft. A few washes with conditioner should help though. Great for on the go touchups.

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About reviewer (147 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Medium, Cool

HairRed, Wavy, Other

EyesGreen


3.0
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May/16/2010

Funny story: I hate doing laundry. I pretty much do the bare minimum. I don't check pockets, flip things inside out, or every zip and latch things. I just separate whites and colors. So i was washing my clothes, and when i went to get them from the dryer i saw my little 181 sitting on top of everything. I couldn't stop laughing. It's a bit scratchy now but still completely in tact …Read more

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About reviewer (28 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Olive, Neutral

HairBlack, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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May/12/2010

My HG brush for mineral foundation and studio fix powder:) I LOVE IT! This is the best if you use any kind of powder that you need to buff into skin. It's super soft, and the size is just right to get around the eyes and nose. Worth every penny! I got it in a set with a bag and some other stuff so the price wasn't bad at all. I have a back up and want to get another back up to the …Read more

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About reviewer (139 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Tan, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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May/07/2010

This brush is great! I use it to buff in all my foundations. I mix all my foundations with whatever moisturizer I like at the moment along NARS primer. I just put a dab of all 3 on the back of my hand and swirl it together using the 181 and buff into into my face. I get a flawless finish every time. I also use it to buff in NARS powder foundation or Chanel's. If I am not in the mood for …Read more

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About reviewer (22 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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May/07/2010

I use this on a daily basis to apply powder on my face to set either my liquid foundation or just a face powder. I am able to apply light to heavy coverage with this brush depending on how many times I swirl this brush into the powder. It does a great job of buffing the powder into my skin to provide the type of coverage I want. Great brush.

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About reviewer (187 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Tan, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown