Monday, July 6th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Face Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Face Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush

MAC 184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush ($22.50) is a blend of both synthetic and goat hair fibres to create a flat, fan-shaped brush. It’s incredibly soft, lightly fluffy, and it doesn’t shed at all for me. It is a PRO only brush, but maybe they’ll bring it to freestanding stores someday. I like fan brushes like this one to apply a light dusting of loose powder or highlights (like an all-over highlight) to face and forehead, especially. I also find this useful in removing any product fall out under eyes. (One great tip is sprinkling loose powder underneath your eye, and then sweep it all away.) This brush isn’t in my top ten, but if your budget allows, it is definitely a handy and worthy-of-your-purchase kind of brush.

How do you like to use this brush?

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24 thoughts on “MAC 184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush Review & Photos

  1. Sass

    I don’t have one…shame on me.

  2. A great brush for applying bronzer to fair skin tones (like myself) and blending blush without lifting too much color off!

  3. I do want that brush!! I’ve been dying to purchase a fan brush and I hope someday that the freestanding stores will carry the 184 brush!

  4. Amber

    AHH I WANT THIS SO BADLY!! The closest MAC Pro I live to is an hour and a half away. I have some questions about MAC Pro, though. If you go to the MAC Pro store, are “regular” people allowed to buy Pro only items such as this brush? Also, can you acquire a Pro card if you work as a director (my parents are both movie directors and I desperately want my mom to get a pro card!! Only if it’s possible, of course)?

    • Yes, regular people can buy whatever they want at the PRO store :)

      I’m not sure about directors, but you can ask any MAC freestanding/PRO store (not sure about counters) for an application or you can visit to learn more!

    • Bobbi

      All you have to do is call the macpro store and you can purchase the items via phone:) No need for membership :)

  5. Erin

    I found this brush at my CCO yesterday and bought it! I was glad to replace my super old BeneFit fan brush!

  6. Leliforever

    Is this part of the permanent line cause I think it would be great with msfs!!

  7. tracy

    I was lucky to get this at a CCO for $15 dollars! I love it

  8. Lesley

    i want this brush so bad now for my new MSF’s from in the groove. is this sold at the pro store?

  9. Amour4Makeup

    Is this a mac pro brush? and if so has it bin discontinued?

  10. amani

    i love this brush, its not a must have , but it is amazing to have.i bought mine at the CCO for $15.75!!! i use it for loose powder under my eyes,setting powder, light application of bronzer and is also good for contouring!!!!!!!!