Product Reviews

MAC 150 Large Powder Brush

A full and dense brush for dusting loose or pressed powder on face or body.
Average Customer Rating:
2.931 out of 5
2.9
 out of 
5
(29 Reviews) 29
0 out of 3(0%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 150 Large Powder Brush
Review 1 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:09 24 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Low quality, will not repurchase...
I bought my first 150 roughly 8/7 years ago. I LOVED the brush. The bristles were soft and plush and I used it for powder, bronzer and sometimes even blusher. It was my multi task face brush to go to. But sadly I lost my 150 a couple of years ago... Because it's a bit costly I kept postponing a new purchase. This year I finally bought a new one! Soooo Disappointing... The bristles are no longer soft and they feel a bit "scratchy"on my sensitive skin. Not as soft as it used to be. Mine doesn't shed bristles when I wash it it "sheds" theblack die from the bristles... I also bough a new 224 and a new 217. I compared them to my old ones and I also found a major difference between the old and the new ones, with the new ones lacking quality by miles when compared to my old ones. Shame... I rather pay a bit more and get quality brushes... Very disappointing MAC...
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Houston, TX, USA
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Review 2 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:08 17 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Sheds like crazy! Lower quality than before, sadly.
About 10 years ago, I stocked up on a bunch of MAC brushes and adored them all. This year, I stopped by the MAC store to replace some brushes and add some more to my collection. This powder brush that I bought has turned out to be the biggest disappointment. From the moment I bought it until today (so about six months), it has continually shed short dark hairs every time I powder or blend my face. It's the worst! You always have to pick off these black hairs from all over your face with a tweezer when you're done using this brush. It appears that MAC brushes are not currently being manufactured to the same high standards that they once were. So disappointing! I don't even want to use this anymore and have replaced it with another brand.
+1point
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 / Chicago, IL, USA
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Review 3 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:07 01 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Sheds terribly
I bought this brush along with a pressed powder and creamsheen glass gloss (I love them both), but HATE the brush! I've purchased better brushes from pharmacies. This one sheds EVERY TIME and leaves black "hairs" on my face that I have to pick off. I thought it would stop after a while, but it's been 4 months and it's still happening EVERY SINGLE TIME. I even try and make it shed ahead of time by rubbing it on my hand or a towel or gently picking at the brush with my fingers, but no dice! It does, however, do a nice job of depositing the right amount of powder on my face. If only it would quit shedding....
0points
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 / Maryland
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 4 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:02 15 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Sheds worse than my cat
Tags +All over application
Considering this brush cost me around $50 I expected MUCH more, especially from this brand. Right from the start it had breakage and shed all over my face. Breakage/shedding is why I threw out my previous brush (from another brand). I bought a MAC brush hoping to avoid picking fibers off my face... with no luck. Very disappointed. Minus the constant shedding, it does apply my loose powder well.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Sudbury
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 5 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:08 09 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Looks great; sheds like a dollar store brush.
I came in looking for a big luxurious powder brush; the 150 looked perfect! It was my first time buying a mac brush and I'm never wasting my money on another one again. It sheds all over my face!!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Oregon
Review 6 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:06 03 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not happy
I would expect way more from a $42.00 brush. It sheds like crazy...worse than $10 brushes I have. I will not buy another M.A.C brush after this experience.
Don't waste your money!
+8points
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Review 7 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:12 20 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for setting foundation
Tags +setting powder
My brush shed for the first couple of months, but after a handful of washings, the shedding has stopped completely. Picks up and applies products perfectly.
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Review 8 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:11 03 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love!
Tags +powder/ setting foundation
I absolutely love! Has sheded on me a few times(Nothing major) just like real hair; feels a little rough when it needs to be washed, once it's cleaned it goes back to its shape and softness
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
 / Tampa Fl
Review 9 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:10 20 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Brush
Tags +Blending, All over application
I've had this brush for almost 10 years and the bristles are still full and shiny like the first day I got it. The logo and the brush number are almost faded.I do not wear makeup often (on average, once every two weeks), but whenever I do, I reach for this brush. This is a great brush for all over application. I use it to set my foundation with a studio fix powder foundation and I am left with airbrushed complexion.. I use to use it for blush however, because of its size and because I have a small face, I find that other smaller brushes are better. I will sometimes use this brush to apply bronzer and to blend all the shades together. If you are in a pinch and this is the only brush you have, you can use it to highlight and contour but again, there are better brushes out there for both of those things. This brush sheds every time I use it. After almost 10 years of use, it still sheds. If you don't mind occasional black hair on your face (you can brush it off easily) I would recommend this brush to anyone who is just starting with their brush collection. I
+2points
4of 6found this review helpful.
 / Boston
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Review 10 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:10 12 2013
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Perpetual SHEDDER
Tags +All over application
This brush would be an absolutely amazing brush if it did not shed SO much. I've had this brush now for 10 months and from day one it shed. I thought perhaps it would stop shedding after a few uses, however, that was not the case. After 10 months, it is still shedding and just seems to be getting worse. Unfortunately, I have stopped using it and bought another brand. Sorry MAC, you've failed on this one. Would love a replacement to see if it were just a defective brush I received.
+17points
17of 17found this review helpful.
 / Florida
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Review 11 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:12 01 2012
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not Worth the Money
Tags +All over application
This brush is very frustrating. It's very big, which I like, and the brush isn't stiff, which I love, but it sheds! I have black hairs all over my face after I'm done using it. I splurged to get a nice brush and this wasn't what I got. Not worth it.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Franklin, TN
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 12 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:10 03 2012
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Horrible
Tags +the garbage
I own (and love) several Mac brushes but by far this is the worst one! This brush is very hard and rough on my face, it also sheds like crazy! I do not recommend this brush. Te Sigma F30 is a much better option.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Philadelphia, PA
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Review 13 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:09 17 2012
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Sheds Like Crazy
Tags +All over application
At first I really loved this brush, but it has been shedding since day 1. I held on to it hoping that the shedding would eventually stop (once all the loose bristles shook out), but 3 months laster it is STILL shedding all over my face. For the price, I am severely disapointed and will be buying another brand of powder brush.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Panama City
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 14 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:09 12 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
PERFECT FOR BLOT POWDER!!
Tags +All over application
LOVE THIS BRUSH IT DOES A WONDERFUL JOB WITH APPLYING MY BLOT POWDER BY MAC.
0points
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 / NYC
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Review 15 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:08 26 2012
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great Brush, But Has Some Downers.
Tags +Blending, All over application
This Brush is great for Face & Body Powder applications and touch-ups, but it's a pain in the booty to clean! Geez, I bought this yesterday and made the mistake of cleaning it to soon. Seriously, you have to be very careful cleaning it or this brush will shed and look terrible.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / California
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Review 16 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:07 09 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +powder
Great large generic powder brush for applying loose and pressed setting powders and foundations
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Long island, ny
Review 17 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:05 27 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
GREAT BRUSH, but
Tags +Blending, All over application
I love this brush, but lately I noticed that the brissels have been breaking into tiny little pieces and they end up getting stuck into my face. Also this brush is kind of rash on the skin and since it has been breaking out the brissels, it sound that it will get even worse since one bristles will be shorter than other and naturally more spike.
I have no idea why this is happening. I clean my brushes thoroughly about every three uses with a antibacterial soup. Maybe the soup is not doing good for the brushes. I owned almost all MAC brushes and this is the only one I have a problem.
I love all my MAC brushes my favorites are the 217, 168, 239,and 227 they are amazing and well worth the investment. With MAC brushes you need only a few to accomplish a a great look. The thing is: once you have a MAC brush you get all of them. MAC brushes are the best tools to help me highlight my best features. I love them and I recommend this brushes.
-1point
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 / Ann Arbor - Michigan
Review 18 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:03 05 2012
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Good... but sheds
Tags +All over application, powder application
I bought this brush about a year ago and while I adore it for applying my bronzer or finishing powder, it sheds so bad. It's even worse while I'm cleaning it or the first couple times I use it after it's been cleaned and has dried. The reason I BOUGHT this almost 50 dollar brush was because I was sick of buying cheaper ones and having my face covered in brush hair.
+2points
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Review 19 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:02 28 2012
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Sheds Consistently
Tags +getting hair all over your face
I've owned this brush for several months and it still has not stopped shedding. It is such a pain. I tried to return it but the store required the original receipt. They also claimed that my complaint was unusual, which is not true, as can be evidenced with the online reviews. They instructed me to clean it (again), brush it, condition it...treat it like real hair. REALLY?! NONE of my other brushes require this much maintenance, and I actually tried ALL the things they suggested, and it still sheds all over my face. The store also said that I may have gotten a brush in a bad/defective lot. OK, if this is the case, and I brought in my brush and proved the shedding, why don't they just take it back or exchange it for me? Frustrating!
+20points
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 / Santa Monica
Review 20 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:02 23 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +All over application, Blending
i purchased this mac #150 powder brush around, 1 month ago and i love it!!! it does shed a little but not like other people say! maybe they are using it wrong?too rough?but i just have to say i love it!!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / ontario