My 182 shed like a SOB! I called MAC, they sent me a replacement (which I received Monday), and even sent the postage so I don't have to pay them to send the old one to them. I'd take it back to the MAC counter to talk to them about it. In my case, my MAC doesn't even sell 182s
I just got mine and its shedding , so I just might take it back.I wanted a brush that would not shed caues the Prescriptives brush I have sheds like hell and now my NEW MAC is shedding like the Prescriptives I already have.