Saturday, July 30, 2011

MAC 116 Brush

MAC Website describes it as:
Tapered for shading and highlighting cheeks and face with blush. The bristles on this brush are soft and 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.

What I like:
  • the tapered shape is perfect for precise blush application
What I don't like:
  • expensive. I got it for Php 1700 from an online seller
  • it sheds :(
Is it needed or nice to have?

It's nice to have but it's a must for make-up artists who would like to cater to high end clients

Will I repurchase?

No. I actually find myself reaching out for the Elf Studio Line Blush Brush more for the reason that is has yet to shed. To tell you honestly I was surprised to see the Elf brush outperformed this MAC brush.


3 out of 5


  1. I'm wondering why for 1.7k this sheds... I've used thebodyshop's marionnaud, japonesque, and elf brushes. All way cheaper than mac and none of them shed.

    I've also seen a lot of reviews on the mac duo fiber brush and it sheds too.

  2. True. My MAC 109, the first MAC brush I bought, sheds as well especially when used to stipple foundation.

    The shedding more or less set the expectation for this brush. However, investing on good brushes has its perks:

    1. you could resell them at a good price still
    2. it justifies your rate when you bump up your professional fee in the future