Review: MAC 134 Large Powder Brush

MAC 134 Large Powder Brush

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $52.00

Company’s Description

An extra large paddle-shaped brush featuring a fluffed, rounded tip. Of soft natural fibre, this brush is specially designed to provide flawless application of powder to face or body.

MAC’s 134 brush is an over-sized, dome-shaped paddle brush. See below for a full review.

MAC’s 134 brush is the largest it sells. The end of the brush is domed while the body of the brush is pinched to make it narrow.

The bristles are fairly soft, but not the softest you can get, even from MAC. The synthetic bristles on e.l.f.’s Kabuki brushes are much softer than the natural bristles on the 134.

This brush is great for several uses. I regularly use it for applying setting powder all over the face, applying powder foundation, and for blush. You could also use it for applying bronzer. Basically, it’s a great brush for applying powder products over a medium-to-large area. I don’t find that the bristles apply powder too densely. At the same time, you can easily layer products with this brush.

The brush cleans well (I don’t find that the bristles break off or fall out), but I do notice several splayed bristles at the edges of the brush, which you can see in the picture above. They don’t affect application, but make the brush look less aesthetically pleasing.

The biggest question is: is it worth $52.00? I’d have to say no. It is a great brush, but you can get the same effect with an infinitely cheaper brush from another company. The 2 that come to mind immediately are Sonia Kashuk’s Powder Brush ($12.00) and e.l.f.’s kabuki brushes ($6.00).

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2 Responses to Review: MAC 134 Large Powder Brush

  1. dyan says:

    i have this brush and i love it. i’ve had it for years and i use it mainly for setting powder. i never thought to use it for bronzer, but i’m going to try it. thanks for the idea!

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