I bought this brush because a MAC employee stippled a small amount of the Studio Fix Fluid foundation on my cheek with this brush to demonstrate the coverage and the finish and it looked flawless, so naturally I needed to get the brush! When I got home, I realized that it would take forever to stipple and blend out an entire face of foundation with this brush, but because of the flawless application that it gave in-store I thought I would use it for problem areas on my face or for a night out when I want to really give the illusion of great skin. From the first application, I had black hairs all over my face. This has continued on the entire time I have owned this brush. I retire the brush and a few months later I think I'll give it another shot, but nope. The shedding continues.
I find this brush is not dense enough for liquid application, the hairs are kind of frayed (it came this way) and you really need to put in work to apply the product. I have tried using this brush to apply blush and powder for small areas. I just do not like the way it blends out, as well as how it leaves black hairs behind. I have read mixed reviews- some people don't have any shedding problems with the brush and some people have had the same experience I had. Maybe I did get a bad brush, but I think this speaks to consistency of quality. For the price tag, I don't think I should have this problem. There are better brushes out there.
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