Product Type: Real Techniques makeup
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Real techniques Expert Face Brush!
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Member Name: tigger1992
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Advantages: Easy to clean. Incredibly soft/smooth bristles. Applies/blends foundation like a dream! Great price.
Disadvantages: None at all in my opinion!
Real techniques Expert Face Brush
I purchased this foundation from love-makeup.co.uk and the delivery time was fantastic. I already have two of the Real Techniques brush sets - the core collection set and the starter set (eye brushes). I am so impressed with the quality of these brushes - they are so much nicer, softer, smoother and cheaper than my MAC and Clinique brushes!
- Product description (from the real Techniques website)
"Ultra firm and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation: 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 aluminium handle is light and easy to use."
- About the product
The brush is designed to be used with foundation (cream and or liquid I believe) and the bristles are composed of taklon bristles, which are even softer than all of my other brushes (eg: my MAC, Body Shop, Clinique, ELF brushes). This brush has a gold handle, like the core collection brushes and it has the name of the brush printed on the handle. The base of the handle is quite wide which means that the brush can stand up on its own.
- Using the product and results
Firstly, I love the brush mainly because the softness of the bristles - the bristles of this brush are softer than any of the other makeup brushes I own, from Clinique and MAC to Ecotools and ELF. I also love the shape of the bristles as it is a paddle shade which is great for applying foundation and the tips of the bristles are slightly narrower and are great for getting the foundation to smaller areas of the face (around the nose, under the eyes etc). I have used this brush with many of my foundations (not all of them) and it works fantastically with the majority of them. For example, this brush applies and blends my Illamasqua Light Liquid Foundation really well; it also applies/blends my Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation well - as my as my Kiko medium foundation and Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation. The only foundation that I have tried that this brush doesn't work as well with is my Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation as the foundation is really streaky naturally - even when applied with fingers or any other brush.
I have tried other foundation brush such as cheap flat foundations brushes, my MAC 190 brush, the Real Techniques pointed foundation brush, my MAC 187 stippling brush and the ELF angled foundation brush and this expert face brush is the best of the lot (by far)! This brush does not make my foundation look streaky, it gives good coverage and the bristles feel incredibly soft, smooth and gentle on the face. This brush also blends my foundation very well, it is easy to use and it can stand up on its own on my dressing table. Overall, I can not praise this foundation brush enough - it is just the best foundation I have used and it is cheap too!
- Price and availability
I bought this foundation when it was first released in the UK from love-makeup.co.uk (fantastic delivery time) and it was priced at £9.99! This brush is available to purchase from Amazon.co.uk (£9.99 and free delivery) and boots.com.
*Stands up on its own, easy to store
*Easy to clean (deep clean or spot clean)
*Lightweight and ergonomically designed
*Incredibly soft/smooth bristles
*Paddle shape of bristles is great for applying foundation
*Applies and blends foundation like a dream - minimal/no streaking
*Great price! And available at Boots
.....None at all!
Thank you for reading my review
Summary: The best foundation brush ever! Highly, highly recommended!