Aw look. A baby brush! This is of course the baby brother of the MAC 187 (which I don’t have because it is silly money). This was a present from the wonderful hubby-to-be (1 month to go!!!!!!) Isn’t he a sweetie?
The 188 can be used for pretty much everything. Liquid foundation, powders, blush. Personally I think if you want to use it for your whole face, e.g. foundation, you would be better off getting big bro as this is a little dinky. However I love the size. It makes it perfect for the use I have put it too.
See! It’s a perfect fit for my beloved Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush. The white synthetic fibres pick up just the right amount of product and the smaller size makes it perfect for a more precise application. I have found that sometimes these particular blushes can blend out to nothing if you aren’t careful. Not so when applied with this! I get a much more pigmented finish. The brush is very soft and I haven’t experienced any shedding. Is it worth £25? Erm... yes I suppose. I certainly don’t have anything like it and it applies cream blush like nothing else. I don’t think I’ll bother saving for the 188 though. I tried this with foundation and it just doesn’t give enough coverage for me.
In case you’re a neat freak like me and you’re worried about the lovely white bristles getting stained by cream blush don’t worry. I was given a bottle of the MAC brush cleaner with it and the stuff gets all of the colour off the bristles even in a spot clean. It really is lovely stuff and I think worth £8. But MAC, if you’re reading this (I can dream right?) PLEASE put a bloody spray on that bottle. The opening that comes with it is messier than a toddler with a can of paint. I resent paying £8 for a product then having to go and spend my time and more money tracking down an empty spray bottle just to make it useable. Just saying...