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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Thinking back now to the days when I applied pretty much all make up with my finger tips it's hard to comprehend just how reliant I now am on brushes. Believing that foundation is the most important of cosmetic applications means I'm always front of the line to try a new foundation brush. I've adopted all of the major contenders from Jemma Kidd's Flat Top Foundation Brush (9) and Mac's 187 to Sigma's F60 and the beauty blender - I've got more than my fair share to say the least! So when I heard there was a new brush in town, the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush was just asking to be bought. Yes, I know this has been out for a while now but you see try as I might to reason with myself that I didn't need ANOTHER foundation brush I eventually caved and so bought it I did. 


Lets get straight to it, I adore this brush. If I had to use only 1 foundation brush for the rest of my days this would be it & I wouldn't mind one bit. In the past I would use various foundation brushes depending on what type of base I was using; cream, mousse, liquid etc. I've tried & tested the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush out with all of the above & I'm left with flawless results every time! The density of the fibers & the curved design of the brush head allows you to
 smooth and buff your foundation into every inch of your face.


I'm not mad about the aesthetics but the brushes are designed with maximum comfort & agility while applying your foundation in mind. I think it's probably more the burnt orange colour than anything else that I dislike. It's definitely not a drawback worth dwelling on though given the rest of its credentials!


The flat rubber end means this can stand up on your vanity, shelf or designated make up area easily. Handy as this means if you set it down temporarily it doesn't pick up any germs! In addition to that I love how soft the fibers are (made from synthetic taklon & totally cruelty free FYI) & how easily it washes! With all the above I still can't quite get over how cheap it is at just £9.99! I'd happily pay triple that - I kid you not.


As you can see from the above rave, I can't recommend this beauty enough! If you're even remotely considering purchasing something from the Real Techniques collection I implore you to make sure it's this! Serious snaps to Samantha Chapman. Have you tried anything else from the collection? Let me know if you have any recommendations. 

xCx

12 comments:

  1. This is my favorite Real Techniques brush that I own! I use it mainly for buffing in my cream blush, but it does a great job on fuller coverage foundations as well. I would also highly recommend the fine liner brush from the purple collection as it keeps its shape so well! xx

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    1. It probably has loads of other uses aside from foundation but I do adore using it for that. Just gives such a perfect finish! Oooh thanks for the recommendation, I'll definitely look out for the fine liner brush! xCx

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  2. This is the one Real Techniques I don't have but NEED in my life! Definitely serious snaps to Sam Chapman!:D xx

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    1. I haven't tried any of the others but I do second that you NEED it in your life! xCx

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  3. I love it but I'm more obsessed with my RT Stippling brush. I go back and forth between the two but they're definitely my faves and I own the whole collection! xx

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    1. Wow! If I had so recently bought a Sigma Kit I'd definitely be tempted to put the whole collection on my Christmas list! I've used the Jemma Kidd Stippling Brush but still prefer the RT Expert Face for foundation. Maybe the RT Stippling Brush is better though? Maybe I should try it, just to be sure! xCx

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  4. Just purchased the real techniques stippling brush and its amazing! I love it for applying foundation:) great review I may have to purchase this one toooo! X x x x

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    1. I'm starting to think I may have to try the RT Stippling Brush! I've not been overly impressed with any of the other stippling brushes I've tried previously but maybe the RT one will change my mind! xCx

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  5. I adore the blush brush, it is super soft! I also really like the stippling brush, I use this to apply face products and blend creme blushes. This one is next on my list!

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    1. I felt the Blush Brush in Boots recently & was super tempted by its softness! I don't tend to use too many creme blushes as I sometimes find them more difficult to work with than powder, who knows though? Maybe I was just in need of a good brush - I'll give it a go with the Expert Face! xCx

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  6. I keep meaning to get this, i love the stippling brush!

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. Right that's it after all these comments I'm off to get the RT Stippling Brush tomorrow! xCx

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Thanks for taking the time to comment! I love hearing what you guys have to say & I'll always leave a reply! Please feel free to share any tips or recommendations too. xCx