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MAC 182 Buffer Brush

A dome-shaped brush specially created to flawlessly blend and buff powder onto skin.
Average Customer Rating:
4.438 out of 5
4.4
 out of 
5
(32 Reviews) 32
1 out of 3(33%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 182 Buffer Brush
Review 1 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:03 18 2016
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Terrible Brush
This brush is awful. I never had problems with MAC so i decided to give an expensive brush a try instead of using my target brush. I've had it a little over a month I believe and it literally sheds hair soooo bad. Everyday I have to sit in front of the mirror for a couple minutes after using it to carefully pick the hairs off my face. It's extremely annoying, I hate it. Maybe I just got a bad one but I am VERY disappointed in the amount of money I spent and what I ended up with.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Panama City Beach
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 2 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:02 22 2016
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fibers Everywhere
I love how the Mineralize Skinfinish goes on with this brush. Absolutely flawless. What I don't love is the fibers the brush leaves behind. It started out as a few stray bristles I could brush off my face, but now after a couple months, there are bristles everywhere. After applying my make-up this morning my husband actually asked, "Did you trim your hair?" because there were so many stray bits of brush fiber left on my face after applying the powder. I had to get out a second, different brush to clear off all the fibers. To make matters worse, if I don't remove the stray fibers they irritate my eyes and get caught up in my mascara wand. What a mess.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / San Diego
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 3 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:07 09 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it
This brush is amazing. I use it as my last beauty step and always carry it with me. So does Kim kardashian, so you know it's good! It is perfect for buffing and really smoothing everything out. This brush fixes any mistakes that my other brushes missed. I absolutely love it,
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / Ny
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 4 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:04 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Almost perfect!
I love this buffer brush. It's soft, and applies powders and blush nicely. I would have given it 5 stars, but some of the bristles fell out upon using the first time, I just hope no more fall out!
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / Manhattan, KS
Review 5 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:04 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Almost perfect!
I love this buffer brush. It's soft, and applies powders and blush nicely. I would have given it 5 stars, but some of the bristles fell out upon using the first time, I just hope no more fall out!
-1point
1of 3found this review helpful.
 / Manhattan, KS
Review 6 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:04 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Almost perfect!
I love this buffer brush. It's soft, and applies powders and blush nicely. I would have given it 5 stars, but some of the bristles fell out upon using the first time, I just hope no more fall out!
+2points
4of 6found this review helpful.
 / Manhattan, KS
Review 7 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:04 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Almost perfect!
I love this buffer brush. It's soft, and applies powders and blush nicely. I would have given it 5 stars, but some of the bristles fell out upon using the first time, I just hope no more fall out!
+2points
4of 6found this review helpful.
 / Manhattan, KS
Review 8 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:08 22 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best face brush ever!
Tags +All over application, powder
I have been keeping my eye on this brush for a while now and I finally gave in and purchased it. I'm so glad I did. It's expensive but I think it's the best Mac brush I have so far and totally worth it. It feels amazing on my skin very soft and luxurious. It applies and buffs my MSFN beautifully. I've only had a couple of hairs that shed from it but nothing big not sure why others are havig such a problem with that. It did bleed from the dye when I first washed it but after the 2nd wash it was minimum. Also if you travel with your brush in a makeup bag I would keep the plastic cylinder container that it comes with to keep it's shape and to protect it. If I had one thing negative to say would have been nice if it came with some sort of travel casing being a kabuki brush. Aside from that it's a must buy!
+15points
16of 17found this review helpful.
 / Jacksonville, Florida
Review 9 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:08 18 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Soft!
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, Blending
What a wonderful brush this is -- so soft -- I'm so pleased I ordered it!
-1point
1of 3found this review helpful.
 / Winston Salem NC
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 10 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:05 30 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Holy Grail
This is by far my fav brush! Extremely soft and fluffy. I use it to buff in my powder, blend out my contour/blush, and have even used it for liquid foundation for a flawless look.
+2points
4of 6found this review helpful.
 / Tampa
Review 11 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:05 16 2014
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Disappointed
I loooooved this brush at first.... but after I cleaned it, it went totally down-hill. The bristles started to fall out, and it did not withstand cleaning. I let it dry for 2 days, in a well-ventilated space, laid it side-ways, everything you are supposed to do. This is one MAC product that really disappointed me - especially for the price :( I will continue to purchase other MAC products.. but unfortunately, I'm going to have to stay away from the brushes
+19points
20of 21found this review helpful.
 / Oakville
Product PurchaseDepartment Store
Review 12 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:01 08 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Dissatisfied
Tags +All over application
I have this brush and at first, I loved it. I really did. It got the job done and it was perfect to use with the studio fix. However, it sheds. Every time I use it, I am left with tons of little brush hairs all over my face. So not worth $53.
+36points
39of 42found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Product PurchaseDepartment Store
Review 13 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:12 10 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
a must have
Tags +All over application
This brush is my favorite powder brush. I use it in my personal as well as professional kit. This brush is a real treat, works great and feels luxurious.
+10points
11of 12found this review helpful.
 / California
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 14 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:03 18 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Buffer Brush
Tags +All over application, Blending
Before I was using the Flawless Face brush by bareMinerals...after buying this brush and using the other to compare it felt like sandpaper compared to this 182. I love it. I used every time I apply powder to set and after to blend everything in.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / South Carolina
Product PurchaseDepartment Store
Review 15 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:11 23 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Everyday
Tags +Blending, All over application
I don't use anything else for my studio fix powder but this. It is firm, but incredibly soft. Nothing else works as good
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / CA
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 16 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:07 18 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best brush I have ever used
Tags +All over application, Blending
I bought this brush at the suggestion of one of the make-up artists at the MAC store in Nashville and it is the best brush I have ever used. I love the way it blends my studio fix make up and will never go back to any other brush.
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / Alabama
Review 17 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:07 09 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +All over application
Super soft and dense kabuki style brush perfect for buffing in powder foundations like Studio Fix.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Long island, ny
Review 18 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:07 05 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolutely Perfect
Tags +Blending, Highlighting
I went into mac for brushes and told the women at the counter to grab me one of these. Though later she had me trying on some foundation and used this brush. I loved the feeling and how amazingly it made my poor skills with a foundation brush melt away. It was so soft and worked effortlessly to mask/blend streaks on my face so I asked for two. Now I use one for foundation and one for blush and couldn't be happier. It makes my routine simpler and I also spend less time using a regular foundation brush to smooth everything.
I also feel like this brush makes my pores look smaller even with no change in foundation.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / IL
Review 19 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:02 22 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
All Over AMAZING Brush
Tags +Blending, Contouring, All over application, Highlighting
This brush is like..breathtaking. It's really soft, the bristle-things don't come out, and it actually works. It's really great for applying powder foundations, bronzers, and blushes. It blends flawlessly too, and it's just...ahhh, amazing.
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 / NYC
Review 20 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:11 26 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
my favorite brush !
Tags +All over application, Blending, foundation- powder and pressed, buffing and blending
this brush is just perfect.
i have used it for applying pressed powder, loose powder and even to just buff and blend whatever is on my face and it always gets my makeup looking more natural and even.
Its soft enough to use all over your face, and there have been times where id just rub it all around my face and not want to stop because it feels so nice.
If you are looking for a brush for a all around application and i can't speak for liquid but if you're using loose or pressed powder, this is a must have!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Virginia