Recently I took a makeup lesson from MAC. Since we have an option to redeem the amount we pay for that for products on the same day, I choose the Fluer Power blush, Select Sheer pressed powder, 219 Pencil Brush and th 188 Small duo fibre face brush.
What is it :
A flat-topped, full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of any formula colour – fluid, cream, powder or pigment. Ideal for creating soft layers or adding textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibres.
Price : INR 2300
My Experience with MAC 188 brush :
My plan was to buy the 187 brush. But the MUA suggested that I go for 188 as it would give me more control. Also she used 188, while applying foundation on my face and I liked the result. Also, I always go for very light coverage of foundation and this one seemed to fit the bill perfectly. So, without thinking much I picked the 188 brush.
As the name suggests, it is a duo fibre brush, with a perfect blend of goat and synthetic fibre. It is soft and has never irritated my skin. I have been using this for past 3 months and washed it around 30 times. It had never shed a bristle nor lost its softness.
I did my wedding makeup by myself and I used this brush for applying the MAC prologwear foundation on that day. I was very happy with the result. It gave me the perfect light flawless coverage, which I wanted.
The MAC prolongwear foundation, dries pretty fast. So, I used to work in parts. I pick up product on the tip, apply on forehead first, blend it well in swirling motion and then move to nose and so on.
That way just one pump of foundation is enough to cover my whole face.
I have also used this brush to apply cream blushes and it worked like a charm in blending it. It does not alter the base makeup while blending the cream blush.
Due to its smaller size it gives me more control on the amount of product I pick up. It makes it easy to reach around the eyes and nose. Just that it might take a couple of minutes more to cover the entire face than the 187.
It can be used for applying very pigmented powder blushes, to give that wash of color. Also can be used for applying highlighter.
I guess this brush can do almost all the work done by 187 and even more than that , with a little more time.
1. Awesome brush for flawless foundation application.
2. Truly a multipurpose tool.
3. The smaller size makes it easy to reach around the eyes and nose.
4. Less product is used due to its smaller size. So no product wastage.
5. Perfect size for applying highlighter over the cheek bones.
1. Not for people who need heavy coverage. If there are lots of imperfection to cover, this is not the right brush to do that.
2. Expensive. After all its MAC.
3. The whiter synthetic bristles gets easily stained with the foundation.
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