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.