Rating System: Poor, Okay, Average, Good, Excellent
Brand: Real Techniques
Bristles: Synthetic Taklon Duo-Fiber (Cruelty Free)
Overall Rating: Excellent
Price: $9.98 – $10.00 USD, £10.99 – £11.99 UK
Availability: I purchased mine through Amazon.co.uk since I was unable to find them anywhere here in Germany but you can also find them in Boots stores in the UK. If you have a U.S. shipping address you can order them directly from Real Techniques, and if you follow them on Twitter you can find out when they have specials. For instance last month they had a promotion where you would receive one of the Stippling brushes free with your order. Real Techniques brushes can also be found at Amazon.com Ulta, Walgreens, and WalMart stores across the United States. For more info on where to purchase Real Techniques products click here.
Use: This brush is very versatile. I’ve used it for liquid foundation, but I mostly use it to apply my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish. It could also be used for other foundation formulas, applying highlight, blush, bronzer, as well as contouring.
What I liked: First of all, the bristles are so incredibly soft and gentle. They also dry really quickly and hold their shape. Personally I love the look of this brush, it’s pink for cryin out loud, as are all of the Real Techniques finishing brushes. The brushes have names, not random letter number combinations. I also quite like the feel of this because it has a nice substantial handle and can even be stood up, which is a nice feature. With Real Techniques brushes you definitely get much more than you pay for. Did I mention that this is 100% cruelty free, so all of you Vegans and animal lovers alike can rejoice.
What I didn’t like: What’s not to like?
My two cents: I would recommend this particular brush to anyone looking for a quality, affordable multi-functional brush. In fact, I think this would be an especially great brush for someone looking to build a basic makeup kit. Trust me, just go out and pick one of these up, you won’t regret it.
Tips: Spot clean with brush cleaner regularly. Also be sure to deep clean with a mild cleaner like baby shampoo and warm water once a week or so depending on how often you use your brushes taking care not to submerge them or allow water to penetrate the ferrules.
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