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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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
I am so happy that I can finally write a review in this brush after waiting so long to purchase it. Real techniques brushes are a brand made by Samantha Chapman who is a make-up artist, well-known for her vlogs on youtube under the username 'Pixiwoo' which she does with her sister Nicola. I had been a viewer of Pixiwoo for sometime before Sam revealed that she was bringing out a brush range and of course I found this really exciting as I am a big fan of the sisters work. However, for a long time I put off buying any due to just needing other things more and unfortunately as we all know money doesn't grow on trees. That said, a few weeks ago I was stocking up on some of my essentials on Boots.com and saw that they now stock Real Techniques brushes. The desire to try them over took me and I ended up sending for this Stippling brush, a great 'all-rounder' brush which can be used to apply powders, cream highlighters, liquid foundations etc. Personally I wanted this brush to apply my liquid foundation after hearing that it was good when used in a 'dabbing' motion to give a rather full coverage, something which I need as I have pretty bad skin and suffer with dark under eye circles.
As you can see in the dooyoo picture, the brush has a pink metallic body with black bottom, the body of the brush is really light so it doesn't make your hand ache at all. The bottom is flat and round which makes it easy to stand up if you would like to keep it neatly on your dressing table etc. The bristles on the brush are ultra plush, synthetic taklon bristles which are hand-cut and are 100% cruelty free which I love. They are really soft on the skin and I have not noticed the bristles shedding at all which is great because there's nothing worse than having to pick brush bristles off your face after spending time perfecting your make-up.
As I said above, this brush can be used to apply a number of different products but I use mine to apply my liquid foundation. The way I like to use it is to put a little foundation on to the back of my hand, dab a little on to the brush and dab it all over my face starting from the centre outwards, once the foundation has spread all over my face, I then use the brush in circular motions to really buff it in to my skin. I find that this gives me fantastic coverage, but if I feel I need a little more coverage in some areas I simple dab a little more foundation with the brush on that area and the brush blends it really well. The brush really helps to make the foundation have a silky look, rather than it looking like its sat on top of my skin. Also, I find that because the bristles are soft but compact, the brush is great for using around the eyes too as it isn't too harsh on my sensitive skin.
If you are interested in trying out this stippling brush, you can purchase it at Boots or realtechniques.com for £10.00, which I think is a good price for such a great brush. You can also find videos on how to use the brushes at the real techniques website or by searching for Pixiwoo on youtube which are really helpful.
Thankyou for reading. x
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