Thursday, 3 April 2014

Review || The Real Techniques Stippling Brush

Today I am going to review one of my ultimate favourite brushes and has been a staple in my makeup bag for quite a while now, the Real Techniques Stippling brush. If you are not familiar with the Real Techniques brushes, the range was created by Samantha Chapman who is one of the Pixiwoo girls. I think its fantastic how a beauty blogger and youtuber can be so successful and produce such greats products! 

I bought this brush back in the summer time, the brush is actually for applying foundation, however, I was searching for something to apply my new cream blushes with, after some research I decided that this brush was the best buy. It is a versatile brush, so I thought if I go back to powder blushes during the winter months I can always use my Stippling brush to apply my foundation - It's a win-win situation! 

The claims from Real Techniques: 
'This dual-fiber brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high definition results with all types of makeup' 
  • 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
I always think that some makeup brushes can be quite boring and not very pretty, however, not this one! I really like the appearance of this brush, it is pink and girly, so of course, I love it. But it is also extremely lightweight, which makes it very easy to handle. As the brand claims, the bristles are very high quality and I haven't noticed any shedding at all. It is also one of the softest brushes I know, and due to the bristles being so short, they don't give much which makes application precise and enjoyable. 

So, this brush applies my cream blushes like a dream. Due to the surface area actually being quite small, I can really apply the blush precisely and not end of with it down by my jaw line! The fact that the bristles do not give at all, I can really press and blend the blush into my cheeks, creating a natural, flawless finish. 

So, overall, I really love this brush and it is one of my favourites from the range. I would give the brush a 10 out 10 and recommend it to anyone who is looking for something to apply those coral, peachy summer creamy blushes! Some would say that it is a little bit pricey, at £11.99, however I definitely think its worth the price tag, also you can try to buy it as part of the 3 for 2 offer in Boots as I did, this always save a little bit of money. 

Has anyone else tried the Real Techniques Stippling brush? Or anything else from the range? Do you have any other brushes you could recommend?  

I'm full up to my eyes with revision this week as I've got two midterm exams and two midterm papers due next week! Apart from that, I'm having a relaxing time, appreciating the gorgeous weather we've got here in Slovenia. I hope you are all having a fantastic week. 

Love Elle xx

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