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MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush

A brush designed for the expert application of cheek contour.
Average Customer Rating:
4.548 out of 5
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(31 Reviews) 31
1 out of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Review 1 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:05 06 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfecto! Even makes cheap blushes good!
Tags +Blending, Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, cream blush, powders
This brush ROCKS!
The size allows this to be used in all sorts of ways. I have smaller cheeks so this is perfect for blush/bronzer application. But, it can be used for any shape face if you just turn it sideways while applying.
The white hairs sooo soft and yet they are very densely packed.
So it doesn't just skim over my pores.
It actually applies my powders FLAWLESSLY and covers up my dreaded large pores(which I have from genetics, cuz I have pretty good skin)
This is now my all in one brush. Its wayyyy softer and sheds less than my 129.
I use it for contouring, blushes, bronzers, face powders, buffing cream products.....whatever your heart desires really.
This baby even picks up the pigments from cheap drugstore products and not just the shimmers. I use to use a sheer mocha brown blush from the drugstore until years ago they changed the formula and it was literally invisible. Which is crazy cuz I am pale and of Irish/German heritage. I decided to grab it one day for the heck of it and I was blown away by the application. Wow! This brush can do it all.
Press lightly for a sheer wash or firmer for a flawless skin.
This feels pretty solid in my hands and allows me to have total control.
Plus, with the right storage, washing and drying....this should last me a lifetime. I have had this one for well over 4 years now and it still looks and performs beautifully.
IMO, these brushes are an investment. To my family, they are not cheap.
But I have found that they are made well and are made to last.
It took me a while to figure this out...........but I no longer waste my time and my hard earned money looking for the perfect "cheap dupes" out there anymore!
Cuz those five to ten dollar bills all add up ya know.
Instead, I just use that money on these mac daddy's to begin with.
These are our tools! Just like the tools that my hubby and other men collect from that store in the mall. They buy them cuz they do the job right and have a lifetime guarantee. Well, these do not have the lifetime guarantee....but they do always do the job right the first time and will last with proper care too!
(p.s. I promise you all that I do not work for mac. I just love their quality and their prices are killer. I just want others to know that too. ;)
+39points
43of 47found this review helpful.
 / INDY
Review 2 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:10 15 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent for applying blush or bronzer
Tags +Blending, Contouring
I recently purchased this brush to apply pink blush to the apples of my cheeks and for contouring. It works beautifully. I can't say enough good things about this brush and the quality & craftsmanship of all the MAC brushes. I clean this brush after each use and I expect it to last me for many years.
+8points
10of 12found this review helpful.
 / Roseville, CA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 3 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:03 03 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A must have!
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting, Blending
This brush makes contouring so easy! I purchased the two time blushes from the Daphne Guiness collection and I love to use this brush to apply it. I use one side to put on the lighter color and the slanted part to blend the darker color. It creates the most beautiful contour every time. Love that you can be as heavy or light handed as you want with this brush and it still looks perfect everytime. If you want a brush that pretty much does all the work for you pick this one up.
+10points
10of 10found this review helpful.
 / CA
Review 4 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:03 04 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Male review
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting, Blending
I use this brush for contouring and minor blending..It works flawlessly! I also use it for my cream color base (highlights) giving airbrushed effect.
+14points
17of 20found this review helpful.
 / New London
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:07 30 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A Must Have Brush
Tags +powder, cream, contour, highlight, blush, precise, soft
I can't say enough good things about this brush. I recently purchased it from the MAC store, used and recommended by the manager who applied my makeup. This brush can be used for a variety of things. It is great for all over powder application, contour, highlight and blush. The angled shape is great for a precise application of the previously mentioned contour, highlight and blush. This brush can even be used for liquids and creams, as it creates a full coverage airbrushed effect. This brush is so amazingly soft, picking up the perfect amount of product and applying in all the right places. If you don't have this brush you need to purchase immediately!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Nova Scotia, Canada
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 6 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:12 10 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best contour brush I've ever known!
Tags +Contouring
This brush makes contouring easily. I also use it for highlighting and blending (thinking of getting other brushes like this one in the future). The definition it brings out is astounding. Definitely recommend this brush
+6points
7of 8found this review helpful.
 / Miami, FL
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 7 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:10 13 2014
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Brush 168
Pros: great contouring brush
Cons: sheds horribly
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Review 8 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:07 09 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Blending
Extremely soft brush perfect for powder blush and contour, as well as buffing in liquid and cream foundations.
+7points
9of 11found this review helpful.
 / Long island, ny
Review 9 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:02 12 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Contour Brush Ever
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting, Blending, contouring and scuplting
I'm all about contouring and sculpting. This Brush works fabulously to even out and blend the colors just right.
I Love all My M.A.C brushes, this one is a definite staple in my arsenal of beauty.
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
 / Apple Valley Ca
Review 10 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:06 14 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very good, but too expensive
I have purchased this lovely brush about 2 weeks ago in Lebanon, I paid 60 usd for it!!!
It is a lot of money! But I LOVE it! It is very soft, applies products very good.
I have already washed it, it keeps the shape and DID NOT loose any hair. Before I made my final decision to buy it (was purchasing 3 brushes and some more products), I asked lady in the MAC shop if, in case it will loose hair, will she take it back and return me the money (as I already said - 60 dollars for 1 brush is too expensive, 242 - 45 usd, 217 - 41 usd), and she told me, that she guarantee it will not loose hair (if I will wash it correct). She shared with me some tips how to wash it.
So, the brushes (168, 242 and 217) are good, but cost a fortune!
The price is the only "minus"!
Love this brush!
Thank you MAC!!! :-)
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Lebanon (temporary)
Review 11 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:11 15 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Multitasker!
Tags +Contouring, powder blush
I own this brush, and use it for contouring and powder blush application on the cheeks. It's great, evenly applies makeup. It's soft, so it won't be harsh on skin.
Worth the money, since it has a life expectancy of up to 10 years according to a MAC artist I spoke with at store.
Recommend to anyone!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Caro
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 12 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:11 26 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Buy
Tags +Contouring, Highlighting
I really love this brush and wear it right out. It's the perfect sculpting tool. I mostly use it for contouring with bronzer but it works great for blush and highlight as well. I haven't had any shedding problems. A brush you will constantly be reaching for.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 13 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:05 24 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Had been using the wrong brush
Tags +Blending, Contouring, blush
I just got this brush! Wow, I love it already. It makes a total difference in application. Tools mean everything!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Philadelphia, Pa
Review 14 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:10 18 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Contour brush
Tags +blush, bronzer
Love this brush it makes contouring so simple and fast , will forever use this brush ❤️
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / Boyertown
Review 15 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:09 23 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for Sculpting
Tags +Contouring, All over application
I use this whenever I am highlighting and sculpting my face. I typically us this just for my matte sculpt powder on my cheeks, cranial indents, hairline, and nose. The angle and consistency of the brush makes things blend easily and applies just the right about with a quick swipe over your product of choice. Like all Mac brushes, its very sturdy and can outdo many of the high end competitors.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Tampa, FL
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 16 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:07 05 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorite brush!
Tags +Blending, Contouring
I've been on the hunt for an awesome contour brush, and I've definatly found it! love it! Its the perfect size for cheeks and gets enough powder on. I recommend this brush to everyone.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / OK
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 17 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:02 26 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Beautiful!
Tags +Blending, All over application, Highlighting, blush/bronzing
This brush is so beautiful. It's super soft. I use it for blush & bronzing. It picks up plenty of powder and applies it on well. It can be use for contouring all over the face, but! I noticed that the brush is too soft and big for contouring on the nose. I prefer a dense and smaller brush for contouring for that area (nose & eyes). Overall, I don't regret buying this brush. I use it everyday and it is worth thirty-five dollars. Yes, I recommend it.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / San Diego, CA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 18 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:02 01 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
OK brush
Tags +Contouring
I'm not sure what the hype is about regarding this brush. It's just ok. I use it for contouring as suggested by the MA but I find myself reaching for others more. Plus this sheds a tiny bit.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 19 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:03 25 2012
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
168 Contour Brush
Tags +Blending, Contouring, contour blush bronzer
It does the job beautifully, the only but is from day 1 it started shading, not cool ...
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / OKC
Review 20 for 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Date:10 04 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
BEST BRUSH EVER!!!!
Tags +Blending, Contouring, Highlighting, best blush brush ever/contouring brush as well.
This brush is great for applying blush and for contouring. It really helps put makeup on so much easier. I totally recommend this brush to anyone. This is a MUST HAVE in anyone's makeup brush arsenal.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Oakland Gardens, NY