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  • can be used with various types of make-up
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      04.12.2014 12:11
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      • "cleans/washes well"
      • " soft bristles"
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      • "can be used with various types of make-up"
      • "easy to use"
      • light-weight

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      Airbrushed, high definition results.

      THE PRODUCT: This brush produces high definition results with all types of make-up. This brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high-definition results. It has ultra-plush, synthetic bristles which are hand cut and 100% cruelty free. The brush is self-standing for easy storage and the extended aluminium handle is light and easy to use. This brush has a pink coloured aluminium handle to it and is extremely light which is nice. It has ‘Stippling Brush’ printed on the handle so you don’t get confused which brush this is if you have a lot of other Real Technique brushes in the range. The bristles to the brush are extremely soft and they feel so soft and silky against the skin. I don’t think I have ever felt a make-up brush feel so soft before. The bristles to the brush are mainly black but they have white tips to them. The pink is brush because this product is part of Real Techniques finishing range.

      PRICE: I purchased the brush from my local Boots store for £11.00 but it can be purchased from Superdrug stores as well as various places online.

      USING THE BRUSH: This brush is great to use with a range of different make-up. You can use it for foundation, powder, blusher, highlighter and concealer. I actually use this brush mainly for highlighter as it means I am able to apply highlighter to my face without upsetting the rest of my make-up. I use a powdered highlighter but you can use a cream highlighter with this brush as well. To apply the product to my face I simply swirl the brush over the highlighter and then I dab this onto the top of my cheekbones to highlight these areas. The dabbing motion of the brush means that it doesn’t upset the rest of your make-up and it makes it perfect for applying things such as a concealer. As you are dabbing the brush onto your skin rather than sweeping it across it, you would expect the bristles to the brush to feel slightly prickly but in fact they feel lovely and soft against my skin. The brush is lovely and light to use and I am able to get a good grip on it when using it. The brush does a fantastic job at applying the highlighter to give my skin a nice, natural glow. I have used this a few times with concealer simply by dabbing the brush into a little concealer and then dabbing this onto the problem area. The dabbing ensures the concealer is applied to the specific area where you want it and it also gives it a nice, natural finish as well. When using the brush with foundation it will give you a light to medium coverage. I find that this brush washes really well and it always feel’s nice and soft after it has air dried.

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      20.10.2014 20:26
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      • "Easy To Buy"
      • "Not too expensive"

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      • "It Fell Apart!"

      It was Good ... until it Broke!

      Real Technique Stippling Brush

      I am a huge makeup fan and as a result I have a tonne of brushes. One of the first brand I began to buy was real techniques, and I now have a huge array of brushes.The stippling brush has been hugely popular for a while and I decided to try it.

      Firstly this brush costs around £12 from Boots or Superdrug. In the grand scheme of things that is not a huge cost but for something you buy from the drugstore, it is on the more expensive end of the scale.

      I bought this brush around six months ago and although I loved the effect it gave straight away I found myself not using it too much. The main reason for this was the fact it needs to be washed every other use, or the foundation will becoming patchy as the product makes the bristle stiff. Brushes she be regularly sanitised for but to have to do this three times a week is silly, and a massive waste of time. I have other stippling brushes that do not need that much attention. The brush does wash very well however, and when washed the bristles are lovely and soft.

      Now, to the real issues surrounding this brush – mine broke! A couple of months after buying it the head of the brush fell out of the ferule. With some gentle persuasion my boyfriend and I got this back in and used it a few more times. This was when it fell out again. I didn’t want to use glue on it as I would be putting this on my face. This time we couldn’t get it back in and all the bristles were falling off.

      I don’t understand what happened here, I treat it like all of my other Real Techniques brushes and nothing like this has ever happened before.

      In conclusion

      It can do some amazing work with foundation, but due to it falling apart I do not believe it is worth the money at all.

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      04.09.2014 01:16
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      Flawless coverage with this brush

      So these make up brushes are created by Samantha Chapman. For those of you who are not familiar with her she is a make up artist and a beauty guru on Youtube. She has her own make up channel shared with her sister where they produce several video tutorials on how to achieve lots of different make up looks. I have been watching her videos for a long time now and I have learnt a lot from them two over the years. So when I found out that she would be working with Real Techniques to produce some new make up brushes I was really excited to try them out.

      I bought this stippling brush first because I needed a new foundation brush, I used to use a general tipped foundation brush but I never got a good coverage with that. It would always leave streaks so I was willing to try something new.

      So the brush itself is amazing! I love it so much and I find it hard to believe that I am getting a hundred times better coverage with the same foundation just by changing the brush.

      The brush is so good because it allows you to build up coverage by gently 'stippling' the foundation on instead of rubbing it on. The bristles of the brush are smooth and allows for an even coverage. By using this brush you can build up the layers of foundation without it looking to cake or uneven.

      I really like this brush as it leaves you with a beautiful finish! Give it ago!

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      03.09.2014 00:45
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      Gorgeous brush!

      The real techniques stippling brush was the first makeup brush I ever bought when getting into makeup and it's still a favourite of mine. It was created by the amazing Sam Chapman from Youtube's pixiwoo. Sam, having studied makeup and become a makeup artist, obviously knows a thing or two about how to get the best makeup application and produces these excellent brushes as a result.

      The brush feels like it is very nice quality and feels heavy rather than cheaply made. It can stand upright due to its wider bottom which may be useful to some people. The bright pink handle makes this brush look stunning in anyone's collection. As for quality of the bristles, I haven't experienced any shedding so far since I purchased it.

      This brush is so easy to wash as the product comes straight off with no hassle! something I absolutely love is that the bristles always return to white even after using bright pink blush. It always looks and feels brand new after I wash it even though I have had it almost 2 years.

      This particular brush can be used for liquids, creams and powders to give a flawless, seemless look. I love using this brush for liquid foundation and find that dabbing the product onto my face then blending in circular motions gives a beautiful airbrushed look to my skin. I also find this brush blends cream blush nicely onto my cheeks, leaving it streak-free and evenly applied.

      I purchased this brush for £11 from amazon and usually see this for around £12 in superdrug and boots. In my opinion it is excellent value for money. I can't recommend real techniques and this brush enough!

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      15.02.2014 17:55
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      A dream brush for cream products.

      Real Techniques brushes are the only brushes that I will ever use now. Ever since trying my first one a year or so back, I fell head over heels in love and vowed never to buy brushes from any other brand again.

      The brushes are created by Youtube famous makeup artists, Sam and Nic Chapman (pixiwoo). Initially, the project was a solo one for Sam but since, Nic has joined in on the brush action and the Real Techniques business appears to be thriving.

      The Stippling brush was one of the later additions to my collection, having only picked it up about six months ago, however, it is now a staple in my every day makeup routine.

      Made with Taklon bristles, the Stippling brush along with all other Real Techniques brushes, is cruelty free and of the highest quality.

      I use my Stippling brush for any cream products, so cream blush, highlighter, contour, and sometimes even my foundation.

      It effortlessly applies product to the skin and gives a lovely, natural finish. Almost soft focus.

      It washes up perfectly and maintains its shape meaning that you can use it for years and years.

      The bristles are super soft and do not shed at all, either when applying product or when washing up.

      At only £11.99 from Boots and even cheaper on Amazon, this is a bargain brush that you do not want to be without!

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      08.02.2014 14:26
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      This brush has it all and more...

      Words cannot even describe the wonders of which this brush can do... it is simply an invention of great worth. I brought this brush last year shortly before the summer as I had been using sponges previous to this. I had hoped to buy a brush that would last a very long time as buying sponges over and over again long term is not cost-efficient.

      I had watched reviews of this product on YouTube and I found that it was comparable to the MAC 187 I think it is. Me being me i decided this was a bargain and so I went down to the super drug stores and brought it. Originally I started off actually stippling my foundation into the skin but after getting used to it I feel that it is even better in buffing the foundation into the skin.

      To this day(one year later) I have found that the hairs of the brushes have still remained intact and not one hair has dropped of yet. Which is great! It is also a dream to remove the makeup of the brush despite what you use the brush hairs do not keep the foundation down deep into the brush which can cause problems trying to clean.

      The price of this brush I believe is £10.99. Pricey for a brush? It may seem this way but in my eyes this brush is worth at least 5 different other foundation brushes including the likes of MAC and Marc Jacobs. It can do things which I wouldn't think possible for a stippling brush e.g buffing better than the expert face brush(which I also own). The stippling brush is my favorite out of the whole line of the Real Techniques brush range.

      The quality of this brush and its hairs is of excellent standard. I can promise you that you are getting your moneys worth in buying this product and i can almost guarantee this brush will keep you satisfied for a very very long time. It never leaves any streaks or foundation that has not been blended on the skin. This brush honestly ensures you have perfect flawless skin.

      Lastly if you find any trouble in your application of the brush you can always check out Pixiwoo's channel and look for Samantha Chapmans tips on how to use the stippling brush

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      30.05.2013 12:50
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      Feel like a make up artist!

      You must have been hiding under a rock if you haven't heard the hype about these brushes designed by make up artist Sam Chapman. From youtube to all the glossy magazines, people are raving about these make up brushes and they're right! You always see these gorgeous looking brushes on the dressing tables of celebrities in their photos on instagram and facebook.

      Now, I'm no goddess, but I do enjoy wearing make-up and like to apply it properly. I love ALL make up and make up tools and have bought really cheap and really expensive products and I honestly believe that the cost doesn't matter. Occasionaly though, I come accross a brand more expensive and am very dubious about trying it. I'm ashamed to say I've fallen badly for hype before so i did my research about these brushes first and couldn't find one bad review.

      So, this stipple brush is great for applying any cream based make up i.e. foundation, bb cream, tinted moisturiser, cream blush. I apply in tiny circular motions and it works into the sking really nicely without leaving brush marks in the make-up.

      The bristles are oh so soft and it feels like luxury everyday to use! Even after washing, the brush stays as soft as the day you bought it. Most brushes go hard and clumpy after washing but not this! I don't think i've even seen a bristle come out either! Amazing.

      Yes this is a pricey brush but if it lasts like this it will more than replace the several cheaper ones I've bought in the last year or so.

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      07.12.2012 03:44
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      Recommended

      Real Techniques is an amazing line of high quality make-up brushes designed by Samantha Chapman, a professional make-up artist & popular YouTube beauty guru. Like most of her subscribers, I was incredibly excited when Boots started selling her brushes earlier in the year and I decided to buy a couple to try as soon as I could get my hands on them.

      I was really impressed and decided quite recently to buy a couple more, with the stippling brush being one of my purchases. I use this brush daily and it's one of my favourites out of all of my Real Technique brushes. Like a majority of the brushes in the Real Technique line the brush is bright pink which I love - it still looks sleek and reasonably simplistic despite being eye catching and a little more funky than a majority of my many other make-up brushes.

      The flat top brush is very simply designed. It has a long, slender handle with synthetic taklon bristles. The handle is easy to grip due to the very slight curve in the middle and it is very lightweight. It's bright pink with a black base and the brand name is written on the side along with 'by Samantha Chapman' in handwriting style writing which I think is a nice touch. The brush can be kept stood up thanks to the handles flat base which saves on storage space and it looks quite nice stood on my dressing table with my other favourite brushes.

      The bristles are hand-cut and soooo soft! They're extremely good quality and gentle on my skin with no stray bristles and I've had no shedding in the few weeks that I've had the brush. I've washed it around four times and the bristles haven't lost their softness or shape. The short, dense bristles makes it ideal for applying foundation, especially liquid foundation. It works just as well with powders and I use it mainly for foundation, finishing powder, blush and bronzer.

      It blends concealer nicely as well so it's definitely a multi-purpose brush, making it worth every penny. I love the finish that the brush gives and my make-up - my foundation in particular always looks flawless and natural - no patchiness, uneveness or streaking at all. I am able to apply my make-up quickly and evenly with this and it blends perfectly as well. I tried it with a new cream blush recently and it looked amazing! I absolutely love this brush. Although it is slightly pricey at £12.00 it's well worth it & I highly recommend it.

      Five out of five stars.

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      18.10.2012 20:08

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      amazing

      I got this brush off of eBay after seeing the hype on you tube and every beauty bloggers blog for so long so I decided it was time to buy one for myself.
      I bought this brush for £11.50 (including packaging) and I absolutely love it. I was originally just using my hands to apply my foundation and it did the job but I felt like I could have had better coverage and a more flawless finish.
      I have used this brush for around 4 months and have noticed the results as my foundation looked amazing. I would advise you though to use the stippling method and then buff it out to get the best results. The real techniques brush doesn't shed at all and hasn't fallen apart yet which is quite surprising as the tips of the bristles are very soft and don't seem too stable but they really are!
      The way it is made is also a good feature as the colours (black and pink)are eye-catching whilst giving it an individual style. It also has a flat bottom so is able to stand up on the dresser table which is a bonus and this way the bristles won't get ruined.
      Overall I would definitely recommend this to a friend as it is the best make-up brush I have come in contact with in every aspect possible and although the price is kind of steep it is definitely worth the money.

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      21.09.2012 00:16
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      Every make up bag needs this brush!

      Having seen many make up tutorials courtesy of Youtube I understand the importance of a good make up brush, and needed to make sure I had the best brushes before my wedding as I did my own make up. I saw a couple of tutorials which used a stippling brush for applying foundation and concealer, and thought it looked like a better way of applying than the flat foundation brush I was already using.

      The brush comes in cool packaging, and looks great with the black and pink design. The bristles are different lengths, which helps with the stippling effect. I haven't experienced any bristle loss at all, which is great and the handle is a really ergonomic design. Also, it is a good weight in the handle which helps with application (I find really light brushes harder to use).

      I use liquid foundation, dot it evenly around my face and then use this brush in swirling and dabbing motions to blend. Whereas doing this with my flat brush left my face looking a little streaky, this brush honestly makes you look airbrushed - It makes pores disappear, and makes the product really cover the fine lines well. It also spreads the foundation really easily, so you don't need to use as much as maybe you would with other methods of application.

      Another thing I've found it really good for is blending under eye concealer with the foundation. As concealer for under eye should be lighter than foundation colour (or so I was told anyway), if its not blended properly I sometimes got a reverse panda effect- But not with this brush as it makes it really easy to blend the two shades seamlessly.

      Given all that this brush does, I think it is really good value for money- Especially given the lack of stippling brushes on the market. I would also look at getting other brushes from this range. I very highly recommend this brush.

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      11.09.2012 16:36
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      A brilliant brush that is high quality but low cost!

      If you are not familiar with the brand Real Techniques then you really should be! Created by Samantha Chapman - a professional make up artist who you may recognise from the very successful and top rated beauty YouTube channel, Pixiwoo. After 15 years in the business working with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Peaches Geldof, Charlotte Church and many more for high quality fashion magazines such as Elle and Cosmo, as well as being an instructor at the Pixiwoo Beauty Bootcamp! Samantha decided to branch out into make up brushes as she states 'I know great artistry is only as good as your techniques and tools.'

      On the Real Techniques website there are a variety of gorgeous and very useful brushes to choose from, with handy tutorials from the Pixiwoo girls to demonstrate new looks and ideas to try out once your purchase! I am a big fan of the YouTube channel and always watch their videos for advice on make up or to find a new look for a night out, so when I heard about the make up brushes I was so excited to try. The first one I purchased was the Real Techniques Stippling Brush.

      A stippling brush is a foundation brush that has a flat top rather than a tip. I personally prefer this type of brush to apply my make up as it makes it much easier to blend and to buff into the skin but also makes it appear much more natural as it does not cake onto the skin.

      I really love the design of all the brushes in the range - but I think this has to be my favourite! The brush itself has a bright, shiny pink aluminium handle that tapers off to a black piece at the bottom that measures roughly 2 inches - the bottom has a flat round edge so it is self standing which is great for storing on your make up table. The brush has a slight hourglass curve in the middle, rather than being straight which I think helps to get a good angle when holding it to apply. There is no writing on the brush apart from 'stippling brush' on the side at the bottom which I think its great as if you forget whilst going through your brushes - there is a helpful reminder for you! At the top are the bristles which are predominately black with white tips at the very top. Being a stippling brush they are arranged to curve out and meet at the top to form a very blunt straight line - they are made from 'ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles' which are hand cut and '100% cruelty free' something which we all want to hear! Overall the design of this brush is very well thought out as it is both gorgeous but handy as well!

      You can use this brush to apply any make up you want but mainly liquid foundations. However I have used this to apply the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse (which normal foundation brushes stick to and make it appear even cakeier) but this one buffed it into my skin so well that whenever I wear it this is the only tool I reach for. I have also used this to apply powder products such as blusher, bronzer and setting powder as it is so soft and easy to get into the contours, and it did a fantastic job of making it look so smooth and glide onto my skin rather than sit in patches. However the main product I use this for is my liquid foundations!

      To use I simply pump out some of the foundation I am going to be wearing that day and then dip the brush into it so that the tips are covered. Then starting on my T-Zone I dab it on and in circular motions buff it into my skin. It makes application so much quicker as I don't have to keep going over patches or bits that I have missed as it gives an even and very natural looking finish. I have used this mainly with the Revlon PhotoReady and the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundations, but it really doesn't matter which one you use - this brush will turn a drugstore foundation into a designer one!

      You can purchase these brushes at Boots or Boots.com as well as the Real Techniques website. They are very reasonably priced as this one is £9.99, which compared to MAC and other brands is a real bargain especially as the bristles are fair trade and your foundation application will never be the same again!

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        11.09.2012 15:21

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        Amazing brush. Glad I tossed my old one out and invested in this one.

        Being the makeup addict that I am, I watch numerous beauty videos on YouTube and the pixiwoo sisters are one of the ones I watch on a regular basis. One of the pixiwoo sisters teamed up with real techniques to create quality, easy to use brushes which are good for beginners as well as professionals. I didn't feel the need to buy a brush straight away but as I saw that they were becoming quite popular, I knew it was time to invest. I tossed my old stippling brush out since I did have it for about a year, and used this one instead. It gave my foundation a flawless finish by evening it out nicely and really just stipples it nicely into my skin. I really like how it looks a little different than a normal brush too with the different colors that they come in.
        It is a dual fiber brush which is made of synthetic taklon. The bristles are long and dense enough to give you overall foundation look more of a natural finish. For twelve pounds it is pretty expensive but for a good makeup brush you are bound to [ay more to last longer. Cheaper ones often come with a number of problems and I find they are pretty much a waste of money. If your not willing to spend on a quality brush then trying another method of applying foundation is a better option than using cheaper brushes.
        I would recommend this brush anytime. It is just as good, if not better as other branded makeup lines.

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        18.07.2012 18:14
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        A must have

        Before I had purchased this product, I had never tried a stippling brush before. This brush claims to "Create a flawless base with this beautifully designed Stippling brush by Samantha Chapman, which helps you build coverage gradually for an airbrushed, high definition result."

        This brush retails for £11.99 in Boots stores and various websites online. Personally I think this is very affordable compared to MAC brushes and the like and for the excellent quality that it is.

        The brush has a pink, I believe aluminium?, handle and a flat rubber base which conveniently allows you to stand it up on a surface. The bristles are quite short (approximately 2 cm) and dense.

        The brush is very soft and stays soft even after multiple washes. It isn't scratchy on the skin nor does it
        shed.

        The densely packed bristles allow you to easily blend in foundation into the skin or concealer under the eyes. It is also convenient to blend cream blush and highlight or apply powder products lightly then build up the colour.

        I do believe that this product achieves its claims and does blend products much better at blending product than previous brushes I have tried to give a more professional finish.

        I have no faults with this brush and feel that it is definitely worth the money for its versatility and high quality finish that can be achieved.

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          19.04.2012 18:32

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          This is my new favourite brush I shall be using it for a long while

          I bought this brush after watching the pixiwoo sisters on YouTube use it in their tutorials as it looked fab. I got it from one of the large boots stores and they were on 3 for 2 at the time so I got it cheaper than the £11.99 it usually is however I would pay £11.99 without a doubt as it is my new favourite brush. It comes in a clear plastic box with Sam from pixiwoos face on the back. The handle is lovely I love the pink, it feels comfortable in your hand and it is great that it can stand up on its own. The bristles are synthetic making them cruelty free and very soft, they are also very dense, it has not shed hair and I have been using it for a few months. It cleans very easily though I wouldn't stand it upright after washing as the glue may come loose and may ruin the brush. I used this with Estée Lauder daywear BB creme and it applied it fantastically with no streaks and it didn't look caked on which was my issue when I used this with my fingers. I have nothing bad to say about this brush and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a flawless finish!

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          14.04.2012 15:09

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          I gave in to the temptation of this brush after reading the rave reviews online about it! I use this with my Chanel vitalumiere foundation and it buffs it into my skin perfectly leaving no signs of track lines all over my face like my bobbi brown brush seems to do!The bristles are soft an similar to the mac stippling brush.This brush is easy to wash and shapes back to its original shape immediately after drying with no need to spend ages reshaping it!The price has to be the best thing about this brush! 11.99 is a steal for such an excellent quality brush especially if you compare it to the ridiculously high pried ones from high end brands.I will definitely be trying out some more of their brushes!

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        This dual-fiber brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high-definition results with all types of makeup: -Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light -Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free -Self-standing for easy storage -Extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use