Product Reviews

MAC 116 Blush Brush

A brush that's the perfect shape for shading and highlighting cheeks and face with blush.
Average Customer Rating:
3.826 out of 5
3.8
 out of 
5
(23 Reviews) 23
Customer Reviews for 116 Blush Brush
Review 1 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:06 08 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This was my first MAC brush almost 20 years ago
Tags +blush application
This was my first MAC brush purchase when I was 18 and had my first job ... and I still have it and use it everyday! By far, it will always be a sentimental favorite. The bristles never fell out, and I wash my brushes on a regular basis, every 2-3 weeks. The brush has kept its shape and the ferrule has never detached from the handle, really depends on how you care for them. I keep them in a MAC roll after I apply my make-up in the morning and carry the small short handle editions that are cheaper in my purse for touch ups during the day. Can't love this brush more, its withstanding the test of time. Highly Recommend.
+19points
19of 19found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles, CA
Review 2 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:04 09 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
HG brush
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting, Blending, blush, really pigmented blushes, mineral skin finish, mineral blush, bronzer
I adore this brush, its great for blush, contour, highlighting, and bronzers. Usually i use the 168 for all of that, but i decided to try this one out. SO glad i did! Its perfect for the mineral products, and for really pigmented blushes you need a light hand with. All around, i recommend this brush. It is smaller than the typical brushes i would go for, but i have more control where i put the color with this one. bigger isn't always better!!! Sometimes precision is key. I have not seen any shedding with this one. In my experience MAC brushes are the best i have tried. I will keep buying them and when i need to replace this i will re-buy!!!! highly recommend.
+20points
21of 22found this review helpful.
 / Seattle, wa
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 3 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:10 15 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Superb Blush- Bronzer- Highlighter- Contour
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting, Blending, blush
When I opened this brush i though it looked small for a blush brush.
Little did I know that this is the best brush I have owned for blush! The shape and hardware are of the highest quality, and there is ZERO hair loss.
It always picks up the perfect amount of color and it goes on flawless every time. I have used many brushes over the years and there is none like this. You can lightly feather your cheeks or apply a beautiful bold blush with slight pressure and it never looks fake or "too placed" = WOW
If you are debating on getting this or not, definitely go with it. ONE ONE MY BEST BEAUTY INVESTEMENTS.
Have a beautiful day -
+20points
20of 20found this review helpful.
 / South Texas
Review 4 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:04 07 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Blush brush
Tags +All over application, Highlighting, Blending
I purchased this about 2 years ago and let me just say its the best investment that i made in blush brushes because it deposits the right amount of color and it lets you add more without looking over done, i saw someone write its not a good brush, thats because they dont know how to use, it i say let the pros at mac show you as they did myself and i dont use any other brush but the 116 brush its worth the money you will never have to buy another one and its also use to apply the mineralized natural skin finish.
+13points
13of 13found this review helpful.
 / alabama
Review 5 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:04 16 2012
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Tags +Blending, Contouring, Highlighting
I really like the way this brush applies product - it blends really nicely as well. However, the shedding with this brush is more than I've experienced with other MAC brushes, and I feel like the quality just isn't as high as some of the others.
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / Dallas
Review 6 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:10 01 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
116 blush brush
Tags +blush
I recently bought this brush, and I do not think it has enough ratings. It deserves way more. Great Blush Brush with an even application!
+7points
8of 9found this review helpful.
 / Houston, Texas.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 7 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:02 18 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
ok
Tags +Contouring, blushes
I love this brush for blush application but every time I use it 3-4 strands sheds. I was kind of disappointed the fact that I've heard mac's brushes are great but I'm still keeping it until all of the hair is gone. haha
+7points
9of 11found this review helpful.
 / hawaii
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 8 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:05 31 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Blush brush
Tags +Contouring, nothing.
The bristles fall out with every use. You would think I bought it at Walmart. So disappointed.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Bolingbrook, IL
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 9 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:08 16 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Proven performer
I have had this brush for over 14 years and it still looks and performs like the day I bought it.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Kentucky
Review 10 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:04 19 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Tags +Highlighting
i was very excited about this brush but I was diappointed when I got it, it's a bit small for what I expected and it sheds a lot. I washed it as soon as I got it and tried to soften the bristles and ended with hairs all over the place. Also I would have expected it to be a little bigger, it has too little bristles compared to other brushed for the same purpose (that are much cheaper). Overall I'm not very happy with it
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Argentina
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 11 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:01 11 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
MAKES ME BLUSH!
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting, blushing and contouring
I like this brush. I'm not crazy about it, but it is ok and I am glad that I purchased it. I use it for blush, but sometimes it seems to almost pick up too much color...if that makes sense. I can always soften my blush with my setting powder, but sometimes it places too much color. Overall....it's a MAC brush and I will keep it. I noticed that some reviews said that the brush was shedding. I noticed only slight shedding with mine. Bottom line. Recommended.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Fayetteville, GA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 12 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:07 09 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +All over application, blush
Excellent brush for powder blush and contour application, as well as blending edges and depositing very targeted face powders.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
Review 13 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:08 11 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect Blush Brush
Love this blush brush. Powder blush goes on super smooth and evenly and does not need to be blended/buffed separately. I read the reviews about shedding but have not had any issues with that at all.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Fairfield, CT
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 14 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:01 24 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sheds!
I've used this three times and each time at least one strand is left on my face. Given this I have no idea how long this will last. Not a fan.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 15 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:11 01 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fabulous Blush Brush!!
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting, blush apllication
This brush makes blush application so simple. It picks up just the right amount of product and applies to the cheeks so easy. I also believe this brush could serve you with other product applications because of the design, though I have not used it for any other reason than blush application. This brush is a kit must have.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Houston, Texas
Review 16 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:12 19 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A must have!
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting
This is a must have for any artist. Perfect size for any contour, works well with fine powders.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Fremont, CA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 17 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:01 03 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Contouring
Tags +Blending, Contouring
I use this brush for contouring my cheekbones. I don't wear blush, so I don't know how well his brush would work for that purpose, however, for contouring it works really well. It doesn't pick up alot of product and it's great for blending. I'm satisfied with this brush. The quality is wonderful. Its not very soft, but not rough either and it retains its shape really well after washing.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / NYC
Review 18 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:06 05 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
116 blush brush
amazing brush for blush. easy application with the colors and the size of the brush makes it easy to blend out/contour the cheek color well. because of its awesome density, you can also apply pressed or loose powders to areas of the face where you want a heavier application that what the 134 brush would give.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
Review 19 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:03 10 2012
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ok
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting
I liked this brush the first few times i used it. Then it started shedding. Good for highlighting and contouring since it picks up a lot of the product. Not sure i would buy it again.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / New York
Review 20 for 116 Blush Brush
Date:11 10 2010
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not my go-to blush brush
Tags +Contouring
I wanted to love this brush, I did. But, I just am not impressed with its application. I feel that because of its smaller size and density it picks up too much product and/or concentrates too much blush in places where I do not want it to be concentrated. I prefer my brush #129 to this brush because the 129 seems to diffuse color better. This brush may be a good option for contouring, however, I have not tried it for that yet. Thanks!
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 / Bay Area, CA