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Mac 188S Synthetic Small Duo Fibre Face Brush
Mac 187S Synthetic Duo Fibre Face Brush
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on 5/2/2016 3:52:00 AM
More reviews by Synolila
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I love this one.it s versatile.i use it for stippling foundation.for apply cream blush.and for blending highlighter.the only negative i can fing isnthat it o hard to clean after the cream blush.and i hate it when it looks dirty.i only use babyshampoo for my brushes amd clean them very thoroughly but this one is always giving me a hard time.so i always try to clean it as soon as i use it with the blush.other than that i absolutely love it
on 2/2/2016 9:50:00 AM
More reviews by Laurenrm
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I love this brush. I was a bit hesitant to purchase it as I had read a couple of bad reviews. Yes it does take a bit longer to apply foundation with but it gives me a perfect no streak finish. I use it with studio fix fluid foundation. I have previously used a flat foundation brush with this foundation and also need to go over it with my beauty blender to get rid of the streaks. However with the duo fibre brush I get a streak free finish. Some of the bad reviews mention fallout from the brush, with mine there was minimal fallout and only really just after I got the brush. It didnt really bother me enough to stop using the brush. Would definitely recommend.
on 6/5/2015 12:43:00 PM
More reviews by lariisousa
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
This brush is the perfect match with the MAC pro longwear concealer! I love it!
on 5/2/2015 7:57:00 PM
More reviews by smushface
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
I pretty much hate this brush. I bought it for liquid foundation application. The actual brush feels way less dense than the ones on display (I bought it at a MAC counter), it's tedious to use, and the application is borderline streaky no matter how gentle your hand is. I tried it 3 or 4 times with both runny and medium-thick liquid foundations. You can get a mediocre application with a runny foundation if you stipple with a featherlight hand, but it will streak if you try to do any gentle tiny circular buffing motions and the finish is never flawless. Don't even bother with thick foundations, because the white bristles aren't supportive enough to push it into your skin. Ultimately, the fibers are low quality, the black ones are not densely packed enough to support the white ones, and the white ones are too much longer than the black ones; because of this, the white fibers bend back on themselves and cause streaking and bad/uneven product distribution. This brush is useless. Save yourself four bucks (and a lot of frustration), and get a Shiseido Foundation Brush (which I purchased right after this and does a flawless job).
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on 2/28/2015 7:42:00 AM
More reviews by mac63
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I bought for my daughter the mac 217 for blending and concealing and the 188 for foundation, blusher and highlighting. This 2 brushes are just perfect to start. I have 15 mac brushes and use and love all of them. But to start I would highly reccomend the 188 and 217 or 224. I think I would prefer the 224 than the 217. But both of them do a good job. I myself use the 188 everyday and I just do love this little sister of the 187.
on 1/14/2015 6:05:00 PM
More reviews by Blackorchid1014
Age: 18 & Under
Hair: Black, Other, Other
ok so i used to have MAC 187 but i lost it when i was travelling so i need to buy a new one and when i went to make the sales assistant recommended to me 188 as i wanted it for foundation mainly. i was worried at first because it looks too small but i bought it and one i had tried it i loved it! although it looks too small for applying foundation but it blends foundation really will and gives me a really lovely soft finish! besides it can reach my forehead and around my nose and its so good for applying blush eavenley! its a multi using brush so if you didn't like it for foundation you can use it for blusher, highlighting and concealing
on 1/14/2015 1:39:00 PM
More reviews by macjunkieee
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse
It does the job but I'm sure you can find a better one. It is really annoying that it sheds...
on 1/6/2015 6:06:00 AM
More reviews by fashionista2468
Once again I was recommended this brush the sales assistant for my mineralize moisture foundation. This is great for spreading and evening out the foundation and leaves me with a flawless look. The brush doesn't leave mcuh streaks unless I apply miltiple layers.
On the down side, I found this brush a little difficult to use around my nose area (probably the shape and denisty of the brush). The black hairs on the brush falls out easily when I apply the foundation (maybe I got a bad brush??). I thought that this brush was small enough for me to apply concealer under my eyes. I was mistaken as the brush was too large and with me brushing o to my lashes.
I paid 70AUD for this brush, worth it but I would probably also need to invest in a concealer and powder brush.
on 12/26/2014 10:35:00 AM
More reviews by Nancygia
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
I literally scoured the reviews to see whether anyone else has the same problem with this brush, but I finally gave up. Just like with my 187 brush, I have trouble getting this one clean. I've tried MAC brush cleaner, Dr. Bronners peppermint soap, head & shoulders (I've heard this can be used to remove hair dye, so I thought I'd give it a try) and Beautyblender solid, and the white bristles are stained from the most recent blush I used. My last resort will be Johnson's baby shampoo, but I am getting sick of these brushes. This is consuming way too much time!
on 11/14/2014 3:17:00 AM
More reviews by pattsy
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Let me start out by saying that this brush is reasonably good, and I do reach for it nearly every time I apply makeup. However I personally find the bristles to be just a tad too long and that can make it a bit streaky. Also, mine really lacks any kind of density and keeps shedding but I think I may have just gotten a bad brush. The 188 that I bought at the same time has a similar issue with shedding, and they are both definitely real/purchased from the MAC store. I don't quite think this brush is worth the price. Some MAC brushes are but this one falls short, especially considering the variable quality. You shouldn't have to cross your fingers hoping to get a good brush when you're shelling out $80 (in Australia). I wouldn't buy this brush again, but I will continue to use the one I have.
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