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MAC 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush

A brush that's ideal for the easy application of foundations, creams and select powders.
Average Customer Rating:
4.519 out of 5
4.5
 out of 
5
(52 Reviews) 52
1 out of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Review 1 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:03 30 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfection!
Tags +All over application, Blending
This is hands down the best foundation brush out there. I was a little hesitant to buy it, because some of my other MAC brushes have had the problem of losing their bristles. Some of the reviews said this happened also. However, when I went to my MAC counter, I asked the girl to use it on me, and it was amazing! Was perfect for blending foundation and concealer, and the size is great for getting into all the hard to reach places. The bristles are super soft, and I have not yet had any problems with them falling out. I will use this brush forever!
+42points
42of 42found this review helpful.
 / Tinley Park, IL
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 2 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:01 24 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice Brush
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, Blending, targeting specific areas and all arounf foundation
I am crushing real hard on brush 130. It is the little sister to brush 187, but it packs alot of punch. I use this brush for foundation application in the areas around my nose and eye lids and its working great. Just to test it out, I used it to apply Studio Fix Fluid all over my face and it worked wonderfully. Of course being that the head of the brush is a little smaller than the 187, you will have to add afew more strokes, but it is just as good. The fibers of the brush are really thick so don't worry about the brush picking up enough product because of the size. If you have specific areas of the face that need a little more coverage than others, I would use this brush for that. It will hit the right spots and focus on your targeted area. I guess it boils down to a matter of preference. I will never abandon my 187 brush - its just not gonna happen. But 130 is good too. I guess I just will have to continue to use both. Good job MAC!!!!
+15points
15of 15found this review helpful.
 / Houston, Texas
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 3 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:02 04 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Magic eraser
Tags +All over application
The #130 brush is the best brush to apply numerous formulas of foundation and is the best selling brush at my local MAC counter. Nothing compares!! Soft, dense, shed proof!!! It is not everyday a brush truly works magic but this one erases everything without a pile- up of product!!!! It's the best
+23points
26of 29found this review helpful.
 / Ohio
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 4 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:11 20 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My Holy Grail
Tags +Blending, All over application
This is my holy grail foundation brush. Idk what I have been doing in my life without it. Gives my skin an airbrushed looked with any liquid foundation. I don't think I'll ever use any different foundation brush because I found THE ONE.
+27points
29of 31found this review helpful.
 / San Marcos, TX
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:01 19 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Versatile Brush. Must Have & Great Add
Tags +Blending, Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, cream & foundation
I needed a smaller version of the 187 brush and got this. I tried it and the brush smells a bit and I had to clean it twice and do a deep cleaning to get rid of the smell, BUT that's not the POINT! This brush is very versatile! It's great for cream & foundation application.It's pretty small but it works magic! It gives a really nice flawless & almost airbrush finish. I say almost airbrush b/c based on my personal preference, an airbrush finish is a lot thinner and it provides good coverage. Overall, I really really like this brush! I gotta snag a one more of this 130 brush.
+9points
9of 9found this review helpful.
 / CA
Review 6 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:11 09 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
ALL uses in 1
Tags +All over application, Highlighting, Blending
I reluctantly bought this brush 6 months ago. I did not want to spend $40 on a brush.
I went home and tried it for hilighting 1st, and thought itdoes a good job let me try other products with it...
It is my favorite brush! i use it for almost everything (not contouring: Not that i dont like the finish effect i havent tried it since i have a favorite brush for contouring already)
I use it for applying my foundation, My creambase blush, and my hilite! and for setting my makeup with pressed powder!
The finished look after using it after just the foundation is amazing, it looks Airbrushed!
i sure got my moneys worth for this brush Since its the ONLYY brush i use for multiple uses!
I highly recommend it!
+20points
24of 28found this review helpful.
 / Houston
Review 7 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:08 29 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fabulous
Tags +Long wearing
Amazing brush
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Franklin, NC 28734, USA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 8 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:04 02 2012
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
save your money...
Tags +cream blush
I am a big fan of Mac Brushes, as a makeup artist, I use alot of theirs. But save your money on this one! Besides all the little black hairs that stick your face, even after washing brush, applying foundation with this one is useless. It does serve a purpose for applying cream blush, but for the money, you can do better. Where is the quality control?
+10points
13of 16found this review helpful.
 / new jersey
Review 9 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:07 04 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
not what i expected..
I really wanted to like this item but the more I use it the less i like it. The bristels are falling and when I use it for foundation I can't take the little hairs our, I wouldnt purchase this again because its just way to expensive for me to give it another shot.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / La Puente
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 10 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:10 20 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The BEST CREAM application BRUSH EVER!!
Tags +Highlighting, Blending, best for cream/concealer/foundation products!
I use this brush to get into the small tight areas of the face, like the eyes and nose. BUT more especially, I use this brush to apply my cream colour bases. I had bought MADLY MAGENTA (a cream colour base by MAC) and since the color is so vibrant and strong, I use the 130 to apply it lightly onto my cheeks. The hairs are dense enough to pick up the color, yet soft enough to buff/blend it out. IT'S AMAZING FOR CREAM products, as well as foundations and concealers. IT'S AMAZZZZZING!!!! I bought two of these brushes - one for concealer/foundation and the other for cream blushes. I don't know what else I'd be using if I didn't have this brush...I don't like dipping my fingers into ANY product, because it just isn't sanitary for your makeup. ALWAYS always ALWAYS use a BRUSH! That's what they're there for. Hope my review helped you to pick this brush.
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 / Oakland Gardens, NY
Review 11 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:11 23 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Who'd a thunk?
Tags +All over application
I was ordering the pro long wear foundation and asked the MAC consultant how to apply it. She suggested this brush. I was doubtful because I have always used cosmetic sponges, but it is fabulous! Perfectly even application and it uses less product than a sponge. Love it!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 12 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:05 20 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good
Great brush.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / New Orleans, LA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 13 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:10 07 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Brush EVER!!!
Tags +All over application, everyday
I got my makeup done a few weeks ago with this brush and loved it!! This brush gives you an airbrush look and blends very well. I use this to blend my foundation, BB Cream and sometimes my concealer. I don't use as much a foundation either, It spreads really well without leaving any lines. If I could change one thing it would be to make the diameter of the brush just a little bit wider. Other than that I highly recommend it!!
I won't use another brush. :)
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / South Carolina
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 14 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:10 15 2012
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not worth it
I love all MAC products but this one is a FAIL! The bristles come off and get stuck to my face. It may work with some light weight products but foundation is a definite NO.
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / Louisiana
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 15 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:09 06 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Highlighting, mineralize skinfinish line
awesome brush! i use it with my mineralize skinfinish highlighters. picks up product well, but doesn't cake on like a heavy foundation brush would. well worth the $40 for blush or light to medium foundation coverages, has many purposes.
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / upstate SC
Review 16 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:10 14 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One of the best buys
Tags +Blending, Contouring, All over application, Highlighting
This brush is awesome paired with the new prolongwear foundation or any liquid foundation for an airbrush finish. Worth every cent and looks like it will last forever if cared for properly.
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / Washington D.C.
Review 17 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:04 20 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice
Tags +Blending, Contouring
This brush is soft and does what it says it does.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / New Orleans, LA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 18 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:10 01 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Brush!
Tags +Blending, Contouring, All over application, Highlighting
Honestly, I was going to purchase the MAC 190 Foundation Brush but I'm glad I purchased this one. The MAC make up artist said this brush is good for blending, contouring, and applying foundation and put it on the register. Yeah, it is about $10 more than the 190 brush but the quality and effectiveness of this brush makes it worth the extra money.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
Review 19 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:04 07 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic!
Tags +All over application, Blending
This brush really give an airbrush feeling to foundation. It is a must have brush!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 20 for 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
Date:11 10 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A MUST HAVE!
Tags +All over application, Blending
I had the 190 Foundation brush, which got stolen! I was so devastated but when I was introduced to this brush...I can't live a day without it! I love how you can use it on everything: liquid foundation, to blend out your concealer, apply powder base AND cream products! Such a total must have!
As a beginner, you may find yourself wanting the either 187 or 188 brush because of the bristles making a larger circular range of motion, but with this brush, you're able to control the amount of product on your face.
This is a daily must use for me whether I apply my liquid or powder foundation.
P.S.
Hope my review helps!
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 / Fresno, CA
Product Purchase: MAC Store