Product Reviews

MAC 138 Tapered Face Brush

A brush specially designed to enhance the technique of sculpting and shaping.
Average Customer Rating:
3.786 out of 5
3.8
 out of 
5
(14 Reviews) 14
1 out of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Review 1 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:10 25 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Versatile
Tags +Blending, Contouring, Highlighting
This is one of my favorite brushes. It works beautifully for powder under the eyes, to contour the hollows of the cheek and around the face, for highlighting, and for blush. The narrow point makes this brush good for precise application; if you want a broader sweep, you press down more on the brush. It's a very versatile item.
+17points
17of 17found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:10 06 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing!!!
Tags +All over application, Blending
I bought this brush to use with the Studio Fix foundation and I love it. It is soft and gentle. It grabs the powder and allows me to build coverage where I need it. The brush also gives me a natural, blended look. My mom is a harsh critic and she loved my makeup using this brush.
+11points
11of 11found this review helpful.
 / NoVA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 3 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:10 07 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorite brush!
What better than a brush you can use for precise applicaton of countour, highlighting, and an all over powder brush?! Fluffy, dense, and luxurious and hardly sheds. I have a few of these!
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:07 07 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My go to!
If you don't have the 138, you are missing a miracle. This brush does a little of everything. I use it for blush instead of the 116 or 129 and it picks up and places product exactly where I need it. It's easy to use, and that's important for someone like me who is so not a makeup artist!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Florida, USA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 5 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:11 11 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice, but big
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting
This is an excellent shape for multiple things like right under the eyes (and even into the corner), contouring and setting body paint when using hard lines. This would make an excellent detail brush if there was a smaller version (such as the size of a 224 brush but same shape). If you agree, you can go with a Wayne Goss #3.
+5points
7of 9found this review helpful.
 / Albuquerque
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 6 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:04 01 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Scratchy.
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting
I bought this brush about three years ago and about 2 days later, the silver labeling had completely rubbed off. It felt fine when it was new but it has never been a pleasure to use. It's only gotten more prickly as time has gone by. However, the shape of the brush is amazing for all kinds of applications from powder, bronzer, blush, highlight, and even cream foundation. If it were softer and the label hadn't rubbed off, I'd give this brush 5 stars.
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 / Atlanta
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 7 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:04 03 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfection!!!!!
Tags +Blending, Contouring, All over application, Highlighting
I got this brush a few weeks ago and I don't know what I did without it. It's pricey but well worth the investment. I use it for contouring, which is great, it blends it seamlessly! And I use it to powder my face. It gets under the eyes with ease to set my concealer and around my nose and face and it is SOOOOO SOFT to boot!!! I have even used it to add highlight on my cheekbones!!I love this brush!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / South Carolina
Review 8 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:02 19 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Tapered Face Brush
Got this brush at the end of January in your Times Sq. Store, New York. Big fan of MAC products, and have never had a problem, until this brush, it's now coming to the end of Feb, and the majority of the bristles are left all over my face after I use it. For the price of it, and since I have never had a problem with MAC before I thought it would be a super investment, completely disappointed and expected so much more.
+2points
4of 6found this review helpful.
 / Ireland
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 9 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:01 12 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, Blending, bronzing contouring and highlighting
This brush has seriously replaced my 109, 150, 168 and 129 brushes!! No shedding and extremely extremely soft! Love it.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Westland, MI
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 10 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:07 09 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tags +Contouring
Super soft brush that is great for applying soft contours to the face and bronzers
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Long island, ny
Review 11 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:05 23 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
amazing brush
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, Blending
This brush is so versatile. I use it to contour and highlight as well as to apply blush and bronzer. Its super soft and picks up the colors very well. Its pricey but you can do so much with this brush. Its almost endless.
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / USA
Review 12 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:08 29 2010
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Doesn't do what it claims to do...
For sculpting the face (adding darker shading to areas of the face so that light recedes) and adding highlight (adding lighter shading to areas of the face so that light is reflected), try the 130 brush instead or any other brush with a flat top and sturdy/rigid bristles. This brush is not dense enough to apply blush to the cheeks nor is it broad enough at the top to apply powder to the face.
-6points
5of 16found this review helpful.
 / SF Bay Area, California
Review 13 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:07 31 2012
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
First MAC brush..never again
I heard a fair number of good reviews on the MAC brushes. When I bought it and cleaned it, I noticed a fair number of loose bristles falling off. When I used it, I had to pick of the hairs off my face. I was Shocked and it cost me $40. I will not be investing my hard earn money on MAC brushes for sure.
-6points
1of 8found this review helpful.
 / Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 14 for 138 Tapered Face Brush
Date:04 14 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful brush
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, Blending, powder blush highlighter scuplting
I love it.. very versatile. A little pricey but worth it.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / VA