07/10/2013

Brush Up | Cheeks

Hi guys! Today I have the last of my Real Techniques brush reviews (for now!)! I have the Blush Brush and the Stippling Brush. Both of these are sold individually as opposed to in sets. These two are probably my favourites along with the Buffing Brush!




As with all of the Real Techniques brushes, they have coloured aluminium handles with names and a rubberised base. They are lightweight and sturdy. These handles are pink which are colour coded to the 'finish' range, used to add finishing touches to a makeup look. The brushes sold individually have fatter bases. The function of this is so that the brushes can stand up. Personally, I store my brushes in a cup so this is actually a hindrance as they take up quite a bit of room in the cup. It would be helpful for those who don't store them that way, but not all the brushes have that base (eg. individual eye brushes) and I find that since the handle is already quite thick it still stands (eg. Buffing Brush).


On to the brushes though! As always with Real Techniques, they are made of super soft, synthetic Taklon bristles which allows them to work with all sorts of textures. 


The Stippling Brush is different to a lot of other similar, duo-fibre stippling brushes. Typically the white to black hair ratio is one to one, whereas on this one the white hairs are much shorter. I have not tried any other stippling brush so I can't compare, but my thoughts are that the other variations look quite floppy. The Real Techniques version is a lot stiffer, the bristles themselves are soft, but it doesn't have a fluffy soft effect on the skin. This and the different density of the bristles make it very effective with cream products, like cream blush. It's also great at applying powder blush (especially more pigmented ones) as well with foundation products - liquid and cream. It gives a lovely, very light application of product.


The Blush Brush is probably one of their best selling brushes and definitely my favourite. I use it every time I wear makeup! It is a unique shape for a blush brush. It's not domed, and the closest I would say it is in shape is to a tulip brush, though those definitely come to more of a point. The Blush Brush is a combination of the two, it's a petal shape which comes to a slight tapered dome. It isn't floppy at all either. This works really well for pretty much all powder products; face powder, blush, bronzer, etc. It's really not too big either due to the taper. I use the tip for blush and bronzer, the bristles around it blend the product simultaneously providing a super easy application! The density is nice and fluffy, and it applies both pigmented and sheer blushes/bronzers really well. I use the side for setting powder due to the larger surface area there. Amazing! And it feels like a little paw stroking your face haha - bonus!


Definitely two standouts from the collection right here! I love them both to bits, and none of the Real Techniques brushes I own have shed at all in the numerous times I've washed them. AMAZING quality for an amazing price! I've got my eye on their new face sponge, travel essentials set and the expert face brush next!

What are your favourite Real Techniques brushes?

14 comments:

  1. I love them both as well. The stippling blush is amazing for cream blushes isnt it?! I haven't tried it with foundations yet but I may now :)


    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. Indeed it is! I find if you want a lighter, slightly sheerer application of foundation (but buildable in certain areas) the stippling brush is great.

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  2. I only own the blush brush and yes, it is awesome!!! I use it for contouring,fits nicely under the cheekbones.
    xxx Kat

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  3. I'm lusting after both! I absolutely love my RT brushes. I like the hot pink handles of these ;)

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    1. They are both so great, and really unique too! I love the colour of them too, haha.

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  4. How soft is the blush brush! I have the sigma stippling brush, and it's definitely more floppy than the RT one, I don't think it works as well with foundations, but it does work nicely for pigmented blushes :)

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    1. Soooo soft, like a little kitty patting my face haha. I like the RT stippling brush as it's more multi tasking!

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  5. Love this brush! It was the first brush that got me purchasing more of the RT brushes :)

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    1. I so want to pick up some more too!

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  6. Oh yay, I LOVE the stippling brush for cream blushes :)
    x

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  7. I have yet to buy a real techniques brush!! I really need to get on that bandwagon with all the amazing reviews they get haha

    Also do you have twitter? :)

    Sofia X

    sofiaadot.blogspot.com.au

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    1. You really do need to! I recommend going to iHerb.com to purchase them as they are much cheaper there than in Priceline.

      I do have a twitter but I hardly tweet - only for giveaways and to follow others. It's @shi_washi though.

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  8. I absolutely LOVE the RT blush brush- it is so super soft, and I love your description that it's like a paw stroking your face :P I love the buffing brush too, and I have the powder brush which is massive :) I haven't tried the stippling brush yet, as I haven't found a use for it!

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