I am sure most of you are familiar with Real Technique brushes by Samantha Chapman. You might have read tonnes of review about these brushes and I hope you don’t mind if I write something about this
I bought two sets of Real Technique brushes; the core collection and the expert face brush. I have read many positive reviews on these sets. So let’s start with the review of the Expert Face Brush.
According to Real Technique website, this brush is
Ultra firm and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation
look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and
self-standing for easy storage
extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use
Firstly the design of real technique brush is simple; a rubbery feeling stick at the end and the body of the brush is made of very light metal. Expert face brush is unique; it has an oval shaped brush. Most of my foundation brush is either flat kabuki or a thin flat brush. The synthetic brush feels very soft and doesn’t feel harsh on my skin at all.
I tried blending few of my foundations with this brush and the result is awesome. It leaves a very smooth looking finish. One thing I notice with this brush is that this brush does not take in my foundation too much – which is great. Some brush takes quite a lot of product while blending the foundation, but I notice that expert face brush does not do that.
Create a perfect canvas with this collection of coverage essentials:
includes 4 full-size brushes + case:
detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
pointed foundation brush: Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish
panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use
I have to admit that one of the reason I am getting this set is because of this brush. Many people are raving about how wonderful this brush is. Now I know why people are loving this brush a lot. This brush blends my foundation beautifully. The hair is really soft and feels fluffy on my face.
The difference I see between the Buffing Brush and Expert Face Brush above is that buffing brush is more suitable for ladies who prefer a light foundation. I do feel that this buffing brush takes more product compared to the expert face brush. Hence, I feel that expert face brush is more suitable when I want to have more coverage whereas buffing brush is more suitable when I prefer to have lighter coverage.
At first I was quite skeptical on the shape of this brush. Most of my contour brush has bigger shape than this brush. After trying this brush to contour my cheek area, I realize that the shape of this brush fits nicely to contour my cheek area. It creates a nice deep dimension on my face.
Pointed Foundation Brush:
Honestly I don’t really use this brush so much. I am so satisfied with the buffing brush and the expert face brush that I don’t really use this one so much. I tried it once on my face, only to cover certain places that needs more coverage. Other than that I rarely use this brush.
I use the detailer brush multi purposely. I use it to cover small spots that needs a more detailed attention and sometimes I use it as a lip brush too. So far this brush works fine with me, I don’t rave it a lot and I don’t have any complain with this brush too
I have cleaned the Expert Face brush, Buffing Brush and the Contour Brush. I experienced no shed at all. I usually clean my brush with a regular shampoo and I clean my brush once a week. Cleaning these brushes is not a pain, it doesn’t take too much of my time. As much as I love my Sigma F80 flat kabuki brush, I really hate the cleaning part. Cleaning my Sigma F8 brush takes so much effort and the drying time takes so much longer compared to the Real Technique brushes.
I am very happy with my purchase. Real technique brushes are affordable and the quality satisfies. What more can I say? I love it and you should try it if you have not!
Have you tried Real Technique brushes? What do you feel about it?