Product Reviews

MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush

An all-purpose brush for blush or face powder.
Average Customer Rating:
3.421 out of 5
3.4
 out of 
5
(38 Reviews) 37
3 out of 6(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Review 1 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:02 19 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Blended!!!
I see all the negative reviews, but this brush is everything once you put your blush on and use this brush to blend it out your blush looks amazing!!!! The shedding is really not that bad a few hairs you barely can notice. Fantastic to highlight with as well.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Detroit
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Review 2 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:02 19 2016
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great brush
Ok from reading all the reviews and everyone says it sheds loads and after 3 years its still shedding everywhere I was reluctant to buy it. Plus if that was the case I think the brush would be bald by now lol. I love this brush and it hasn't shed at all. I even pulled at it a bit so see if any hairs came out and they didn't. I use it as a blush brush and its perfect.
0points
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 / Ireland
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Review 3 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:10 08 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Terrible
This brush is terrible. It sheds everywhere and leaves black hairs all over my face, I wish I could return it.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Connecticut
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Review 4 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:09 09 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Awful
This sheds like crazy and feels scratchy after a while. I had this for YEARS and I tried so hard to make it work, but it never stopped shedding and it didn't do a good job applying/blending blush, powder or anything. I love all of my other mac brushes, but this one was just a huge disappointment.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:08 17 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not a good brush for Long term use
I had this brush for 3 years and its a shedding machine. I love using it as an all over the face powder brush but it isn't worth the unnecessary shedding all over your face and vanity table. This brush looks nothing as it did when I first purchased it like how my other mac brushes does. It shape is more spread out and you can tell where the bristles fell out. It looks hideous.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / NJ
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Review 6 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:04 27 2015
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
blush bbrush
Tags +Blending
It is alright I really don't use it often
-3points
0of 3found this review helpful.
 / miami, fl
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Review 7 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:02 08 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
I gave up MAC brushes after this one!
This brush sheds a lot! There is no use in wash it, it will continue shedding. Do not buy it!
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 / Brazil
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Review 8 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:01 08 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Perfect blush brush
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting
I love MAC brushes, they are pricey but you get what you pay for. They last forever, I never have bristles falling out. This brush distributes blush perfectly.
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / Northern California
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Review 9 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:10 15 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent for bronzer & blush
Tags +Contouring, All over application
I came to the store initially intending to buy the 182 brush but was convinced by the sales associates to try this one instead (the 182 picks up a lot of product and while it's great for buffing & blending, it's not so great just for application). I'm so glad I did. The makeup artist modeled how to apply it and when I tried it at home, it worked beautifully. One side of the brush can be used for contouring bronzer (although not as good as an actual contour brush), and the other side can be used for applying & blending in blush. I love it! I mostly use it for applying bronzer all over b/c I prefer to use an actual contouring brush (the 168) for my pink blush. But this could be used either way. Very happy with this brush.
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / Roseville, CA
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Review 10 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:04 17 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, Blending
I use this to apply my Blot powder, Mineralize powder, blush, or highlighter. I find it to be very useful, and I like having it in my collection.
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / New Jersey
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Review 11 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:04 16 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It's a Multitasker.
Tags +All over application, Highlighting, under eye application, good coverage application
This is my Holy Grail Blush brush. It applies my blush products amazingly and proportional. It can apply sheer or bold. I can also use this brush to highlight my cheekbones. the bridge of my nose etc. I also use this brush to set my translucent powder under my eye and sometimes use it all over my face. This brush just works well with any face powder.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / New York
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Review 12 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:04 13 2014
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good brush
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting
I really liked this brush because it is so soft and does a great job of distributing my bronzer evenly. The only problem, and kind of a big let down for me, is that every time I use it I end up with a bunch of hairs from the brush all over me. I have to pick them of my face, boobs and clothes. I would think it would stay together a bit better.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
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Review 13 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:08 17 2013
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
AVERAGE
Tags +Highlighting
since, I owned all the Mac brushes, this one is one of the few of my least favorite brushes. I barely even reach to this brush for my clients. This brush might work great for starters or someone who wants to have less brushes for their personal use.
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / California
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Review 14 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:07 07 2013
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
It's going back
I bought this brush yesterday at my local MAC store but when I tried it out at home I saw two hairs coming out and when I wanted to feel it it felt very scratchy. I can only describe it was taking the split ends of your hair and trying to use them as a brush it doesn't feel good. So when I get the chance it's going back. The only good part is the size, I have a small face and this would be perfect if it wasn't so scratchy.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
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Review 15 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:06 26 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Would be the *PERFECT* brush- if it didn't shed!
Tags +Blending, powder application, blush application
I love this brush and use it every single day for powder application. I used to use it for blush, but found the MAC 116 is better for me when applying blush. My only complaint about this brush is the shedding. I have had mine for many years now, and the shedding has decreased- but it still lets out a few, small hairs every day. (Sometimes on my face, but mostly when cleaning.) I tried looking for a replacement powder brush that was shaped the same and didn't shed... but I searched in vain. Wasted money on other brands (high-end & low end), and all those other brushes turned out to be too soft, too hard, shedders, too big, too dense, or they smelled funny and leaked black dye when I washed them. ::sigh:: The 129 is as good as it gets, and I always came back to it!
0points
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 / NJ
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Review 16 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:05 16 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sheds, Sheds, Sheds
Tags +Blending, All over application
I like the way that the brush feels on my face and the blending of powder on my face but it sheds all the time. It will not stop shedding no matter what I do. I even called the MAC counter to ask for any suggestions and they told me that one day it will settle. It is now going on a month and it continues to shed everyday.
+7points
8of 9found this review helpful.
 / Charlotte, NC
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Review 17 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:03 26 2013
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ouch!
No matter how much I condition this thing, it scratches. So uncomfortable to use. If you attempt to blend with it, it shifts foundation around/it's hard to apply product evenly with this.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
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Review 18 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:02 26 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
it's OKAY
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, Blending, blush/powder
This brush is beautiful, but it has it's flaws.
PRO:
applies my powder well (flawless appearance), picks up powder, prefect size for powder/blush applicator
CON:
It sheds! Sheds! And never ending sheds! It's on my face, my clothes, & every where else. It's not a lot but it's enough to notice. It happens every use of the brush.
Overall:
I don't regret buying it. I use it everyday. But it's not worth your thirty-five dollars. Will, I ever buy this brush again, No! I do not recommend it.
+11points
12of 13found this review helpful.
 / San Diego, CA
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Review 19 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:02 15 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
shedder
Tags +Contouring, a hairy face lol
omg i was suprised to see this brush sheds like a dog...truly disappointing for a mac product...i would not buy it agaiin =(
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / NC
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Review 20 for 129 Powder/Blush Brush
Date:01 20 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
all in one face brush!
Tags +Blending, Contouring, Highlighting
I bought this brush after a MAC associate helped me find a brush to best apply bronzer. I've been having it now for the past 4 years i think, and it still looks great. Yes, the hairs do shed when you first use it a few times and wash it, but now i find that it rarely sheds. I use mine for bronzer, blush and highlight, and my skin looks flawless after! I love love love this brush and want to buy 2 more so i can have one separately for each. It may be a little pricey, but if you take good care of it, then it'll be worth it because itll last a long time!
0points
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 / biloxi, ms
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