Monday, May 23, 2016

MAC 150 Large Powder Brush Review

Did you see last nights episode of Game of Thrones?!?! I wasn't a fan of the first episode this season but it has just been getting better and better. Although this weeks episode was kind of sad. I forgot how the show loves to kill off your favorite characters because they haven't done it in awhile. Or they have and they haven't. I can't wait for next weeks episode because from the preview, it looks like it will be even better.

But on to the review.

MAC claims:
A full and dense brush for dusting loose or pressed powder on face or body.
his brush is particularly good for bronzer and powder application with soft fibres that form a full, rounded shape. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature wood handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules.

I love powder brushes. Even though I definitely don't wear powder very often. There's just something about having a big, soft, fluffy brush. It really makes me feel like I'm doing things with my makeup. Which is why I went a little crazy trying to get my hands on a lot of powder brushes. I do have my favorites, and I can already tell you right off the bat, this is not one of them! 

I  find most of the black bristled brushes from MAC tend to shed. It's not horrible, maybe one hair every two times I use them. But it is pretty disappointing considering the brush costs $42. And sometimes it can feel just a bit scratch depending on how you use it.

One thing I do love about natural hair brushes is how effortlessly they pick up and blend powder products. This one picks up great, but I find the powder looks like it's sitting on top of my skin and looking quite powdery. I prefer a much more natural application of powder and this doesn't give me that. 

You can use it for blush (maybe too big), bronzer...pretty much anything you want but I definitely have brushes I prefer over this for those things. I find I like it to just go back and blend over blush that may have been applied to heavily with another brush. But any brush could do that. I really don't feel like I'm getting my $42 worth with this brush. 

The cut of it is exactly like the MAC 129 blush brush, but considerably bigger. 
Real Techniques Powder Brush, MAC 150, MAC 129

The only good news is it will probably last me a long time as MAC brushes are built to last as long as you take good care of them. I wash them every couple of days when I use it, and sometimes condition it to  keep the bristles extra soft and to help with the shedding. 

Some brushes I prefer over this is the Real Techniques Blush brush (as powder brush), and the MAC 182.

What is your favorite powder brush? Do you have the MAC 150? How do you like it? 

Random: This ad for the Lancome Juicy Shakers is really making me want one! Lupita is gorgeous and this purple looks amazing on her.