Mac 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush

I purchased a gift set two Christmases ago which included a smaller version of this brush with a red handle. This has to be my all time favorite brush from any manufacturer. The 187 Dual Fibre Brush is a flat topped circular brush with white tips that allows for light-weight application of any type of foundation – powder, fluid, cream, or pigment. One of the reasons I use it is because you can easily go from wet to dry using this same brush.

The biggest reason is because I can use something as heavy as MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid foundation but apply a very small amount of it to my face, and use the 187 brush to spread it over the entire area of my face. What this means is I can make my foundation last for months longer than I usually could, and I can have sheerer coverage even while using such a heavy product. I literally just turn the bottle of foundation upside down while the cap is still on, and then after I set it upright again and open it, I gently dab the 187 Dual Fibre brush along the edges of the bottle neck.  When I say “gently dab,” I mean the only amount of foundation there should be on the brush is a few DOTS.

This prevents my face from looking too cakey or artificial. It also blends the foundation in better with the natural color of my skin, so even if I, for some reason, find myself with a shade that is two or three shades different than my skin, I can still make it work if I have to. That actually happened to me when I mixed up “NC” with what was supposed to be “NW” and I was sent a shade of foundation that was meant for someone with Anisha’s brown skin. (Anisha will kill me for this, haha.) Still, while using my trusty 187 Dual Fibre Face Brush, I was able to use this mismatched foundation for months.

After I apply liquid foundation, I usually finish with a layer of MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish powder in Medium Dark, to give myself a nice natural glow. I can use this same brush, even if I’ve already used it with my Studio Fix Liquid foundation.

I highly recommend this brush to anyone who uses foundation or powder because it’s essentially like having two brushes in one, and makes your makeup expenses A LOT more cost effective. I probably saved myself upwards of 90 dollars a year with this brush, because I no longer have to replenish my foundation supply so often.

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  • Stela

    January 4, 2010 at 4:31 am
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    hahaha, I got both. I never knew you used so little. I think I over did mine and for some reason, I'm so […] Read Morehahaha, I got both. I never knew you used so little. I think I over did mine and for some reason, I'm so unhappy with the color on my skin. Something is just off. It makes my pores look big and ages me. The foundation that is. :P Read Less

  • Deanna

    January 4, 2010 at 10:10 am
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    I do love the MAC 187. Aside from it just looking pretty, it's an awesome brush. I have learned to be very careful […] Read MoreI do love the MAC 187. Aside from it just looking pretty, it's an awesome brush. I have learned to be very careful about the amount of product to get on it and about applying the product evenly on my face. And you're absolutely right---it really minimizes the amount of product you use. I'm thinking of purchasing the MAC 188 (smaller version of 187) for buffing in foundation around my nose and under my eyes. Read Less

  • MakeupFans

    July 8, 2010 at 11:33 am
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    I also love The 187 Dual Fibre Brush, it is so soft.

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