Product Type: Real Techniques makeup
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Expert Face Brush For An Expert Face!
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Member Name: HayleyBlondiee
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Advantages: Soft, hand cut & cruelty free bristles, blends make up perfectly!
I've started to really love the Real Techniques brushes as they are high end quality but also affordable. If you are not familiar with the brand Real Techniques then let me give you a little insight, created by Samantha Chapman who is a professional make up artist that you can find on 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.'
If you log onto the website, or go to Boots you can view the full range. I wanted to get a new foundation brush as the current one I was using was leaving my skin with streaks so I looked as though I had applied it with a wall paper roller brush! I shopped around and came across this collection, deciding upon the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.
It claims to be 'ultra firm and broad' which aids easy application and also the blending of cream and liquid foundations - which are perfect for me as I only wear that type! Having said that I have used this with a mousse type foundation which is quite thick and awkward but by using this brush I found it smoothed it on to my skin as easy as the liquid ones! A real treat!
Like all the brushes in the range, it is made using 'ultra plush, synthetic taklon bristles' which are hand cut and '100% cruelty free' so you don't have to worry about who was harmed in the making of this brush. I love the design of this brush as the aluminium handle is coloured with a gorgeous, vibrant gold yellow that is curved inwards from the bristles to make it easier and also more comfortable to use. At the bottom of the brush is a black section that had a round bottom - made this way so it can be self standing which makes for easy storage! At the top of the brush are the bristles which are a dark brown with white and grey faded tips. To look at it seems like a plumper version of your average foundation brush as there are more bristles packed into it. The reason being that it turns it from a normal one to a two in one - a foundation brush with a stippling or buffing brush mixed in! By having more bristles in a rounded shape it gives a sponge like effect to your skin when blending in foundation.
I usually use this to apply my Revlon PhotoReady; however you can use any foundation you like! I start off by dabbing a few dots of foundation over my skin, and then in circular motions blend it in all over. Its SO, SO, SO soft on my skin, as some can be scratchy or hard which makes application slightly irritating and can cause rashes or breakouts - with this brush I could apply it all day, but I would have about four inches of make up on if I did!
Sometimes if im in a rush and I just bring one brush with me then I will use this to apply my blusher or powder as it is soft enough to pick up the product and distribute it perfectly, although I would prefer to use this as a foundation brush.
You can purchase these brushes at Boots or Boots.com as well as The Real Techniques website and any online make up stores that stock this brand. I really would recommend this brush as it is an all rounder and makes applying foundation that bit more easier. It's not expensive at all at £9.99 which is an amazing price for a brush that feels such high quality. Think how much you would spend on a MAC brush!
Summary: A brilliant foundation blender and all round face brush - perfect for on the go make up application!