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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:
4.633 out of 5
4.6
 out of 
5
(30 Reviews) 30
1 out of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 182 Buffer Brush
Review 1 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!
+12points
13of 14found this review helpful.
 / Jacksonville, Florida
Review 2 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
+17points
18of 19found this review helpful.
 / Oakville
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 3 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.
+32points
35of 38found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Product Purchase: Department Store
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!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Manhattan, KS
Review 5 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:09 13 2010
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm begging
Tags +Blending, All over application
This brush is AMAZING. Nothing compares. I hassled with foundation in the mornings. The time and effort it took to apply, blend and perfect was a nightmare and a mess. This brush cut my time by more than half and blends product seamlessly into my skin. It looks like I'm airbrushed. Instead of complimenting my makeup, people ask what do I do to keep my SKIN looking so good. And I didn't change my foundation. Just my brush.
I give it four stars instead of five because the shorty handle is a bit uncomfortable. MAC, I am BEGGING, PLEASE make this same brush with a longer handle! Regardless, if you're looking for a quality brush, look no further, this is the one you want.
+14points
16of 18found this review helpful.
 / New York City
Review 6 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 Purchase: maccosmetics.com
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
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Manhattan, KS
Review 8 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:09 15 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worth the price!
Tags +Blending, All over application, Highlighting, loose mineral foundations and msf
I struggled for a while on whether or not to spend this much on a brush, but after trying almost every other cheaper alternative and not being satisfied I finally purchased the 182, and it's been worth every penny. I'd easily spent more money on all those other cheaper brushes combined, that I never use because they've either fallen apart, became prickly after several washes, or didn't blend well. This brush is unbelievably soft, picks up exactly the right amount of product, and leaves my skin looking flawless, and more importantly, natural. Never that heavy, powdery look. And it has a longer handle than other kabuki brushes, making it more comfortable to hold. Trust me, you won't regret buying it!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / U.S. Virgin Islands
Review 9 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:04 10 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wow is all I can say!
Tags +Blending, Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, foundation
This is the best brush I've ever bought! It's so well worth the money I spent. I use it to apply my powder foundation and it creates a flawless finish! It's the softest brush and the hairs don't fall out. Worth every cent!
+9points
11of 13found this review helpful.
 / Kentucky
Review 10 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,
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Ny
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 11 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
Review 12 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:11 10 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome brush
Tags +All over application, foundation and powder
As my daughter would put it, it "feels like a dream"! The hairs are very soft and very dense- the result is an ultra high quality brush. I use this brush to apply my liquid foundation and the application is even, smooth, and best of all QUICK! Very little product is wasted on the brush, if any. Also, after apply my foundation, I use this same brush with my Mineralize Skin Finish to set my look. One of my best purchases ever. You will not be disappointed with this brush! Worth the money.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Bay Area, CA
Review 13 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 14 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:03 05 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AMAZING
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, Blending
So this is one of my fav. brushes. It makes my face look flawless, & trust me this isnt a lil bs review, its an amzing brush & its worth every penny. . .yes yes i know its expensive BUT its worth it !
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / San Bernardino
Review 15 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 16 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 Purchase: Department Store
Review 17 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!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Manhattan, KS
Review 18 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!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Manhattan, KS
Review 19 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:08 20 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best buffer brush in the market!
Tags +All over application
i Love this brush.. although this is the most expensive brush i own!
but this buffer/kabuki brush picks up the right amount of powder and blend effortless..
i pair this with MSFN and its heaven!!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Indonesia
Review 20 for 182 Buffer Brush
Date:08 14 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
OMG!!
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, Blending
i love this brush so much its amazingly soft it if pefect for buffing on blush i also sure that it works great for other stuff!!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.