Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Real Techniques Stippling Brush: Review

"The right tools are just as important as the makeup itself" said Bobbi Brown. 
There was a time when I did not have makeup brushes (well, I wasn't too much into applying makeup back then), but I have been adding some to my kit for a while and I totally understand what the first line means now! 

Here's the Real Techniques Stippling Brush!

Real Techniques Stippling Brush review

There are plenty of super expensive makeup brushes available in the market and no doubt they must be fabulous, but Real Techniques always brings great quailty at such affordable prices that you can totally invest in one without feeling super guilty :D 

"This brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high-definition results with all types of makeup.Its duo-fiber design allows it to pick up and hold product in the base bristles—while the top, feathery bristles give you a smooth, flawless finish.
  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • self-standing for easy storage
  • extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use "
Real Techniques Stippling Brush review

As with all Real Techniques brushes, this one has an aluminium body and a black rubber base (which has a flat broad end so that the brush can stand upright). I love the pink color of the brush. The brush itself is very light making it so easy to use. 

Real Techniques Stippling Brush review

The synthetic duo fibre bristles (hand cut and cruelty free) are soft and dense enough to be firm. The flat top makes it ideal for stippling the product on first and then buffing it in with small circular motions. I have washed the brush numerous times and it has never shed and always retains it's shape

I love a cream blush every now and then, which is where this brush comes in super handy! It makes it so easy to get the right amount on the cheeks and blend it in flawlessly
Of course, you can always use your fingers (which I still do sometimes) but the brush makes it a lot easier and hygienic. 

When used with foundations/BB creams, it gives a very light even finish. You can use it with liquid foundations but somehow I prefer the Expert Face Brush more for that. 

Real Techniques Stippling Brush review

Overall, I really like this brush a lot. I wouldn't say it is a must have though. If you want a good brush for your base, then I personally prefer the Expert face brush over this one. That being said, the stippling brush is a great one for using with cream products. If you prefer a really light finish with your base and if you love cream blushes then do check this one out. It is definitely a great brush to have in your collection!

Which brush do you prefer for applying your base? 
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