Review: Real Techniques Brushes

What did we all use to apply our make-up with before Real Techniqes make-up brushes came out? Probably MAC or Sigma brushes. Or if you're poor like me, ELF brushes and those crappy ones you get when a distant relative buys you a make-up set aimed at 12 year olds.

Between my sister and I, we have quite the collection of Real Techniques Brushes. At some point I would love to own them all, something which I can achieve now that ASDA are selling them for nearly half the price of Boots, but at the moment, these three are my current favourites.

I swap and change what I apply my foundation with on a daily basis. I go through stages of preferring one brush over the other for a while then completely going off it for a couple of weeks before falling in love with it all over again so these three brushes get circulated quite often. At the moment I'm using the Real Techniques Foundation Brush but last week the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush was my BFF!

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush: "Ultra fine and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation, the Expert Face Brush makes foundation look pixel-perfect even in harsh light; has ultra-plush, synthetic bristles which are hand-cut and 100% cruelty free; is self standing for easy storage; the extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use."

I found that out of the three brushes I own, the Expert Face Brush is by far the softest. It feels so beautifully soft on the skin and doesn't hurt or feel uncomfortable at all when in use, something which I struggle with when using the Stippling Brush. The Expert Face Brush is incredibly firm and dense which makes it perfect for blending out the foundation which ensures a flawless face with no streakiness at all. Out of the three brushes above, this is my favourite to use.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush: "This dual-fibre brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high-definition results with all different types of make-up; has ultra-plush, synthetic bristles which are hand-cut and 100% cruelty free; is self standing for easy storage; the extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use."

This is the first Real Techniques brush I bought and for a good few months after I bought it, it was my go-to brush for apply my foundation. It isn't as soft as the Expert Face Brush, nor is it as dense so I find that my foundation gets absorbed into the bristles more than it does with any of my other brushes which is a little annoying. I find that when I apply my liquid foundation it can be a little streaky and I find the bristles can be a bit spiky and prickly on the face so if I do use this brush for my foundation, I then use the Expert Face Brush to blend my foundation together. One good thing I really do love about this brush is it's multi-use. Since I've bought it, not only have I used it for my foundation but I've also used it to apply cream blushers and for that purpose I find it works exceedingly well, although again, I do find the bristles to be a bit spiky on the face. I've owned and used this brush for goodness knows how long and it has remained in excellent condition since then.

Real Techniques Foundation Brush: "The angled cut lets you build the coverage you need for airbrushed, high-definition results; has ultra-plush, synthetic bristles which are hand-cut and 100% cruelty free; is self standing for easy storage; the extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use."

The one major reason I bought this Foundation Brush was due to the fact that it is angled so it would be perfect get around the nose, mouth and eye areas, which it is. The brush itself has nice and thick bristles and is lovely and soft but again, like the Stippling Brush, it isn't as dense so foundation does get absorbed into the brush. 98% of the time I get perfect results using this brush but sometimes I do find that it can be a little streaky but again, it's nothing that a little blending with the Expert Face Brush can fix. I agree with the claims that this brush makes it easy to layer foundation although it may be a little difficult with slightly thinner foundations purely due to it absorbing into the bristles, thus making it streaky!

I do believe in the hype surrounding these brushes and I do truly believe that everyone should at least try a make-brush by Real Techniques. They have completely changed the way I apply my make-up and at a fraction of the price of MAC brushes, which I imagine are just as good. I really truly recommend them.

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