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:
3 out of 5
3
 out of 
5
(28 Reviews) 28
0 out of 2(0%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 150 Large Powder Brush
Review 1 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
20of 20found this review helpful.
 / Santa Monica
Review 2 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
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 3 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!
+7points
7of 7found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 4 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 5 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.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Chicago, IL, USA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 6 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.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Review 7 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 8 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
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Maryland
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 9 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 Purchase: MAC Store
Review 10 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
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 11 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 Purchase: MAC Store
Review 12 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 Purchase: MAC Store
Review 13 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
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 14 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
2of 2found this review helpful.
Review 15 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:02 15 2012
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
It's ok.
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Blending
The brush sheds. I've had for a couple of months and it's lasted since. But it still sheds. It's a great brush for pressed powder but I don't like having to clean up the bristles off of the sink each time I use it.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
Review 16 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:08 22 2010
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A Nice Brush
Tags +setting powder
The brush is nice and fluffy. Good when using to set powder over liquid foundation. However, it does tend to shed.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Gainesville, FL
Review 17 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:11 26 2011
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
really dissappointed
Tags +All over application, powder
i read alot of the reviews saying that this brush doesn't shed... when i got mine I immediately noticed that it doesn't seem as high quality as my other mac brushes. I decided after chatting with a mac rep to give it a try anyway.
I have recently switched over to loose powder from pressed powder and the buffing brush (which i absolutely love) is a bit too large to use which is why I bought this brush.
I have used it for about a week now and each use the brush sheds about 10-15 bristles. Many are left on my face for me to hand pick off and many fall onto the sink.
Maybe i just happened to get a not so great batch of it but I am extremely disappointed.
I expected a bit of a scratchy feeling since at least one other person mentioned it in their review but I didn't know it would feel so cheap too... It's worse than the cheap brushes I used in the past. :(
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Virginia
Review 18 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:08 26 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +All over application, powder and blush
This is a nice, full brush with a nice, long handle on it. Super soft and holds the powder well. It is perfect for setting pressed powder and applying blush. Because it's nicely round and full, it's not for contouring. Best cleaned with the MAC Brush Cleaner but my regular facial cleanser or baby liquid soap works just as nice. I still use the MAC cleaner every now and then (for major cleaning) and I use the baby soap for daily maintenance. It was wonderful for me when I had just started wearing and experimenting more with make-up. Truly a staple!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / CA
Review 19 for 150 Large Powder Brush
Date:12 07 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AMAZING!!!
Tags +Blending, All over application, powder product applications
Brush 150 is soooo awesome. It does not shed nor has lost its shape after cleaning. It is one of the most versitile brushes in the MAC line. If you are serious about your make up this brush is a must have. The price is expensive for a brush, but it is worth every penny. A friend of mine recommeded this brush to me as she has had her's going on 3 years strong and the brush still looks and applying product like new. This brush is a worthy investment if you are make up hound like me.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Houston, Texas
Review 20 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
Product Purchase: Department Store