Monday, March 5, 2012

Real Techniques Stippling Brush Review!

Natalie Monday, March 5, 2012
 Real Techniques Stippling Brush

I've been meaning to literally buy this brush ever since it came out, but I rarely ever go to ULTA. I've had the Real Techniques Blush Brush for a while now, and use it often to apply my powder blush. I've always been interested in trying the stippling brush as well considering Nic and Sam, or "Pixiwoo" (Sam - the creator of Real Techniques and sister Nic) are always using it to apply their foundation in their YouTube tutorials and their skin always looks flawless! I swear, when I'm on the computer, I sometimes just play their vids and minimize the screen and go about my work, just because I love their voices. Weird?

Nicola applying foundation with Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Image Credit)

The head is much shorter than the MAC 187 Brush and smaller overall in comparison to the Sigma F80 Brush (which I lost.. boo!!!) and the Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Buffer Brush. The size is probably the most comparable to the Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Flat Blusher Brush (I like this brush better).

The synthetic taklon bristles are super soft, and it's dense enough to stipple your foundation, but it's not super dense for those that like a somewhat dense (dense enough to provide good coverage), yet pliable brush. I think Sam did a fabulous job designing this brush as it's just perfect for applying foundation. The shorter bristles and smaller size make it perfect for covering small areas of the face.

You don't only have to use this brush for foundation - it's also useful for cream and powder blush, as well as bronzer. Because it is fairly small, you can apply color precisely to the apples of your cheeks.

 Real Techniques Stippling Brush

All of Real Techniques Brushes are cruelty-free!

This brush retails for around $9.99 at ULTA and it's worth every penny! (that's only my opinion, of course.)

For more information about Real Techniques Brushes, visit http://realtechniques.com.

What's your favorite brush for applying foundation?

23 comments :

  1. I really want to try more real techniques brushes! I've only heard good things about them!

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  2. I need a good stippling brush and for that price, I'm guessing I need it NOW! Thanks for the review.

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  3. I love this brush! Ever since I started using it I haven't been able to use anything else for liquid foundation. It gives me such a natural finish.

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  4. This is one of my fav brushes

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  5. Im tempted to try these brushes out, maybe when I have a little more cash =P

    Please feel free to check out my Urban Decay giveaway at tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

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  6. I have the eye set and the blush brush and they are soooooo soft! I have the F80 but my skin has dried out a bit and it seems to leave me looking cakey lately. I don't know if it's because it's so dense or what. Now I am tempted to go get this (if I can find it-the whole line is out of stock a LOT).

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  7. Haha I do that with the videos, just let them play while I'm maybe doing something else, it's really soothing just listening to them. I do the same with Tanya Burr, her voice is so familiar! Weeeird. Love this brush. xx

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  8. I agree this brush is totally worth it! After year of using a regular foundation brush I finally tried this and I dont know how I lived without a stippling brush. I discovered them on pixiwoo! Do you like this better than the MAC or Sigma?

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  9. I went to buy a few of the brushes today and my store didn't have them. Im going to get them tomorrow now though because I;ve just heard so many great things about them.

    x

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  10. ive been looking for this brush for a while, but everytime I go to Ulta I can't find it.

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  11. $9.99 is a fantastic price. Would love to try this brush.

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  12. This is my favorite! I ordered two backups after using it for a week haha

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  13. Thanks for the review, Natty! I'll have to check these out at Ulta!

    http://beauty-twist.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is by far my favorite at applying foundation and my cream blushes:)

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  15. I've wanted a stippling brush for awhile, but everything is so darn expensive. This sounds perfect. I had no idea Pixiwoo was behind that! I love their channel.

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  16. Must buuuuuuuuuy! Muuuuuuuuust buuuuuuuuuy!

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  17. I want to buy these brushes !! I've always heard so any great reviews and WOW very affordable prices!

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  18. I ordered this and the powder brush on Friday and recieved them today. I cant wait to try them. Love your blog

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  19. I have only just come across these brushes, doing a little research and will certainly be purchasing this :)

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  20. I really want to try this brush. I'm not a fan of sigma's F80 to be honest.

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    1. Its my fav foundation brush now! Im not crazy about it either. Its too dense for my taste.

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  21. great review:) hopefully buying this in the week if in stock:)

    themake-upcounter.blogspot.co.uk :)

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  22. I love this brush! I did a review on two real techniques brushes at my beauty and fashion blog.

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