28/01/2010

A Late Christmas Present: MAC 188 Brush


I've been lemming for the MAC 188 brush for ages! But its quite expensive that's why I haven't purchased it... and so it was such a big surprise that my bf ordered it for me from maccosmetics.co.uk over the weekend!

The MAC 188 brush is a small duo fibre brush - ie. white and black fibres. Its supersoft! Its small enough to highlight the cheekbones, and it can also be used to apply blush - which is what I'm going to use it for! At the moment I use Jemma Kidd's foundation/stippling brush, but it needs a break too. At least now I have two blush brushes, one I can use for sparkly blushes and one for mattes, or one for pinks and one for peaches, one to use when the other one's just been washed ~ endless possibilities lol. Its great to have a backup brush! ♥

As I said, it is pretty small. Here it is compared to my dirty So Ceylon MSF/Refined Golden bronzer-ed Jemma Kidd brush. I didn't clean it purposely so you can tell which one is which! But its clean now lol




MAC 188, Jemma Kidd Foundation Brush

I'm soo happy to finally have this! My bf is so sweet. I found out he even memorised my wish list! He knew this had been on my list for a while so he finally got it for me ~ This counts as my second Christmas present from him, the first one being the cheese basket he sent to the Philippines! He thinks he spoils me too much, and I think so too lol. I'm so lucky to have him~ !! ♥♥♥

Do you have this brush? What do you mainly use it for?? ♥

I also have a special edition version of the MAC 187 from the Red She Said collection, but I found that its too big to use on my cheeks... Any ideas what I can do with it? ♥


28 comments

  1. Such a sweet & generous boyfriend! Mine wouldnt think about doing anything like that!
    I have the 188 - i use it for cream blushes - stipple them on & then buff it in! :)
    xoxo

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  2. @*Dainty*Dollymix*- Yeah I know right? He's soo sweet!! He makes me melt lol.

    Yay! I'm planning to get a few cream blushes from the next MAC collection :) I can use my new 188 for those! ♥ xx

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  3. Aww how sweet. You're a lucky girl :)I've never really understood the benefits of a duo-fibre brush.

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  4. @Lillian Funny Face - Thanks! Well.. I like them because the white fibres are really soft and don't scratch at all. They also don't apply too much in one go so its easy to build colour up to the intensity you want, re-applying colour and swirling the brush on your cheeks so it also looks well blended. And for a third point.. I just really like how it feels on my skin, in a therapeutic way lol! x

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  5. I love this brush for both foundation and blush!

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  6. @♥ Netty's World ♥- Thanks for the tips!! xx

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  7. I don't have any mac brushes :( that's so sweet of him !

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  8. aw, how sweet of your boy! :D I used to use the 187 SE for foundie but I found that it wasn't too big for blush :) Maybe I have a big face :(!

    I like Resort life better because it has a little pink in it :) Naked frost is... really frosty! haha, it's like a nude color on my skintone so it just looks like really frosty lips! >_< BUT it's pretty too. But I like resort life because it has some pink reflects in it rather than just gold(?) or I guess one color in naked frost :) BESIDES, you get more product from the lip gelees! AND they're the same price ^_^

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  9. @lindah- Lol, I think its just that my face is small lol. Like sometimes I find the 239 brush too big for my lids so I use the 213 instead!! Envious of the other bloggers using the 239 lol. Thank you so much for comparing them! :) I think I will get Resort Life, but it sucks though since I know All Races etc is going to be out in the UK next week, but I heard rumours that Lillyland wont be available until March! AAhh :(

    I'd still like to know what lippies you got from the All Races etc collection :) Gah that collection's name is just too long!

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  10. Do you use it for foundation at all? or just blush?

    I'm still debating if i need this brush...haha..

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  11. @xbbkay- well I hardly use foundation so I'll be using this more as a blush brush :) I just tend to use concealer using fingers and mac face powder with a big fluffy brush. I use a foundation brush for liquid foundation - the mac 190 x

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  12. @xbbkay- but I have heard that the 188 is good for foundation, but all the buffing n swirling just seems like too much work for me. I heard that if you do it well though, it can give a flawless airbrushed-like finish x

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  13. Awwwww :) a guy that spoils you AND buys you make up... tools!!!

    how perfect!

    xo

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  14. omg your bf is too sweet,I wish my ex would spend like 50+ on mac brushes.He would look at my like I was crazy! I wanted a mac brush set,but I don't have a job,mac is something you have to invest in.>_< But you go girl~ way to go,you know he loves you~ ^_~

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  15. What a sweetheart!!!!! You are a very lucky girl :)

    I own this brush and love it!!! I use it for everything, I esp like it for applying foundation on my forehead and around my face, it helps me prevent foundation from getting in my hairline..

    Enjoy it!

    ps I owned a 187se and I returned it since it shed so much, it was the perfect size too :(

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  16. I'm gonna make you a swatch post of the lippie stuff! Since it's so far apart, it definitely gives you time to save up :) I'm planning on getting joure d... blahh?! IDK how to spell it and I don't wanna look for it LOL ^_^

    I'll let you compare and I put up a dupe of resort life but I'm not sure what's cheaper in the UK!

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  17. @Bunnie- oh he buys me makeup too :) well he did one f my hauls before! X I'm so happy lol xx

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  18. @BabyMei- yeah I know he loves me! He tells me all the time haha :) x

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  19. @J-eezy- the 188 must be good for foundation! I'm sorry to hear you did not like your 187se :( I Guess I'll probably have to sell mine too or something x

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  20. @lindah- I can't wait to see your swatch post!! I'm so excited LOL. What dupe for resort life? Xx

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  21. I have 187, but not 188 (i find it too small). I use 187 for applying powder foundation. Some like it for stippling liquid or cream foundation for an air-brush effect but it's not as flawless as compared to using a damp sponge. hope that helps!

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  22. @akisa- thank you for the tips! I tried using the stippling brush for liquid foundation before but the buffing took too much work and it didn't look too flawless either! So I now use the mac 190 brush for that purpose. I guess I can use the 187 for powder =)

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  23. Hello

    Do you know how it differs from the 187?

    emma x.x.x

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  24. @Emma- hi emma, the 188 is a lot smaller than the 187; probably about 1/3 the diameter? The bristles are the same quality though :)

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  25. I have the 187 but i will buy the 188 this summer when i am in london because i want a great brush for my blush.

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  26. i use the 187 to apply liquid foundation... buut since yours is s.e., not too sure if it'll be able to handle the wear and tear that liquid foundation does to a brush

    ive seen a couple reviews of the 188 brush... i dont really own that many blushes (a grand total of FIVE lol... and no bronzers) sooo i dont know if i need it.... i want it though lol

    <3

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  27. I have the 188, it's great for cream/mousse blushes!
    The 187 is ideal for bronzer imo... I 've tried using it for foundation too, but it just doesn't work for me!

    xoxo

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