Product Reviews

MAC 109 Small Contour Brush

A brush used on the face to apply, blend or contour powder products.
Average Customer Rating:
3.872 out of 5
3.9
 out of 
5
(39 Reviews) 38
6 out of 7(86%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 109 Small Contour Brush
Review 1 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:01 24 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
cream blush brush
this is the best brush for applying cream blush. better than fingers!
0points
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Review 2 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:12 31 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Versatility at it's finest!
I just purchased this brush in store today and I must say it's superb! Now, it may not be the cheapest brush I've used but it's the best so far. The best part is the multiple usage you can get from it. I've sampled it on my foundation, blush, and contouring. And it's amazing, I can't believe I didn't find out about it earlier. It has become my all around face brush so bravo MAC on that. The only con is it did shed twice within first usage but I still love this handy tool!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles, CA
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Review 3 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:08 24 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Firm easy multipurpose
Tags +dense firm versatile
I actually love this brush very much even though I do agree on most reviews that it does shed a bit. Still, I've had it for more than two years it looks really nice shiny and puffy. The shape gets better and more open as time goes by. I use it for blush, contour, highlight and more. Since its relatively small short and dense, it really allows more precision to happen. It would have been even better without the shedding just like I find in most Mac face brushes, they tend to shed a bit no matter how long I've had them, but this is still a great brush.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Canada
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Review 4 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:07 23 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AMAZING FOUNDATION BRUSH
This brush has seriously changed my life when it comes to makeup!! It is my new holy grail brush! I have used a sponge pretty much my whole life and this brush has been such a game changer. It picks up liquids very well and applies them to the face flawlessly! I pair it with the studio fix fluid foundation, and it just gives me the most flawless FULL COVERAGE look. It does shed like a lot of other reviews have said, but I can easily deal with that. It sheds less and less the more i use it. I've noticed it helps when you wash it every few days in between uses instead of every day. VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE!!!!!!!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Athens, AL, USA
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Review 5 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:07 16 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Can't lose another hair!
I loved this brush once.... after 1 time, it started shedding terribly,I am going to call customer service. I LOVE all of my Mac Brushes except this one.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / NC
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Review 6 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:06 13 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
worth it
Tags +soft brush
I use for contouring
-1point
1of 3found this review helpful.
 / Azerbaijan
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Review 7 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:03 30 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
SHED, SHED, SHED!!
Tags +Contouring, blush
This brush is perfect for applying blush, bronzer or anything else you want but this sheds like crazy and I thought after washing it a few times it would go away but its been almost a year since I purchased it and it hasn't gone away.
+7points
8of 9found this review helpful.
 / Phoenix
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Review 8 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:03 17 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
excellent brush
Tags +All over application, Blending
I use this for my Studio Fix powder and it works beautifully. You only have to apply the slightest amount of pressure to get a pretty full coverage look. Very soft and feels great against the skin.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Minneapolis
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Review 9 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:02 22 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My best brush of all
Tags +Contouring
It is my favorite contouring brush, fits perfectly in my cheek bone, creating a perfect blended line, giving me a great flawless and natural looking. Super soft, and dense, it have the perfect shape, and you can also use it for higlight.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Brazil
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Review 10 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:01 16 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
109 the shedder!
Tags +All over application
This brush sheds like crazy! It works well but you'll spend the majority of your time picking brush hairs off your face!
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
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Review 11 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:08 29 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
109 brush
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Blending
I'm so happy I purchased this brush. Amazing how well it puts on my foundation. Buy an extra one in case you lose your first one. Worth the cost.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Colorado
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Review 12 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:08 17 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Tags +Contouring
Very disappointed. The brush sheds a lot.
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
Review 13 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:03 08 2014
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
sheds
Tags +Contouring, All over application
First MAC brush I bought, and although it does a *decent* job, it sheds alot. When I'm done putting my makeup on with this brush I need to wipe off the little leftover hairs on my face.
Kinda disappointed.
+14points
17of 20found this review helpful.
 / coral springs
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Review 14 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:02 20 2014
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Disappointed
I was so excited to receive this brush, but when I finally used it, the brush was shedding so much!!!!! so I called customer service and they are mailing me a new one! hopefully the new one doesn't shed like this one
+20points
21of 22found this review helpful.
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Review 15 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:01 06 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Great shape, sheds terribly
Tags +Contouring
Perfect shape for the use intended for but I can't get past how bad this brush is shedding. Even the cheapest of all brushes don't shed like this one, even from day 1. It will be returned. Disappointing for $35!
+19points
21of 23found this review helpful.
 / Mn
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Review 16 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:12 17 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Multi-Use Brush
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, blush
If you contour your cheeks you need this brush, it fits perfectly in that area. I've never had this brush shed, and I've had it for over five years. It's a multi-functional brush because I've used it to apply Studio Fix Powder Foundation, highlighter to my cheek bones, blush to the cheeks, bronzer to the contours of the cheek, and could be used for liquid foundation. This is a must have brush for me. It's a great investment, and there ARE more expensive brushes out there.
+21points
23of 25found this review helpful.
 / Utah
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Review 17 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:11 09 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very good quality!!!
Tags +Contouring, All over application, Highlighting, Blending
I love this brush. it picks up plenty of product and I love the way it feels on my face. It's not scratchy at all. I've washed it more than a handful of times and it doesn't shed much at all. I haven't used it apply foundation yet. I highly recommend this brush. it's small enough to where you can use it to contour, blend and highlight and it's a good quality brush and was worth every penny!
0points
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 / Oregon
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Review 18 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:05 23 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
perfect everyday brush
Tags +Blending, All over application, everything
Was skeptical at first if I really needed another blending, everywhere use brush, but once I received this and tried I fell in love. Can be used for everything or blush/powder uses. Didn't have any issues with shedding. Love the soft feel of the brush and love the long slick handle. Worth every penny.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / newport news, va
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Review 19 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:03 03 2013
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Worst brush I have ever bought
This brush is terrible. Every time I use it it leaves my face and my makeup full of bristles. At first I thought it might be mine that was defective, buy my mom bought the same one and she has the same problem. I also thought that it was just doing that because it was new, but I have had it for a couple of months now and I still have the same issues.... I have like 10 MAC brushes and they are all wonderful, I don't what happened with this one.
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 / Port Orange
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Review 20 for 109 Small Contour Brush
Date:02 03 2013
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Must have changed manufacturer...
Let me preface this with the fact that I've been an absolute MAC brush fanatic for a very long time. I recently purchased a backup 109 and am very disappointed with the the brush I received in comparison to my old 109 that I purchased several years ago. The new 109 has a much lighter handle, has rough bristles, is more square-ish than domed, the handle is a wee bit shorter, it has more fallout, and is not as full as the original 109. The old 109 is very plush, the new one isn't by a long shot. I am very disappointed and will be making my first MAC brush return.
+14points
16of 18found this review helpful.
 / Nicky
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