Beauty Home Makeup Brushes

Real Techniques Stippling Brush : Review

January 31, 2015

Holla ladies,
How many of you wear foundation on regular basis? How do you apply your foundation? What is it that makes your foundation look perfect? For me the answer is – the product and the way of application. There are a lot of ways to apply foundation – hands, sponge, flat brush, buffing brush and stippling brush but the one that I have always preferred is using the stippling brush. So today I am here with my review on Real Techniques Stippling Brush.

Price : $10





What Real Techniques claim?

Real Techniques brushes, designed by pro makeup artist Sam and Nic Chapman, combine high-tech materials with innovative design to make creating a pixel-perfect look easier than ever.

“This brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high-definition results with all types of makeup.Its duo-fiber design allows it to pick up and hold product in the base bristles—while the top, feathery bristles give you a smooth, flawless finish.

  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • self-standing for easy storage
  • extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use “


How to Use :

  • Dip the brush into the foundation.
  • Stipple and swirl in small circular motion on the face.






The brush comes in a translucent plastic cover as all other RT brushes. It has synthetic bristles made of taklon hence it is 100% cruelity free. The handle of this brush is made of aluminium which is pink in color having the Brand’s name written at one side and name of the brush written on the other side. Brush name on the handle makes it easy to refer to the right brush while creating a look. It has a flat rubber bottom which acts as a base to keep the brush standing in the vertical position.


My Experience

I ordered  this brush along with the powder brush from  long back( Check out my haul post here ) and I must admit that this has become one of my favorites makeup tools since then. I am a kind of girl who doesn’t like a very heavy foundation on my face and I usually wear a CC cream/mousse on a regular basis. This is when I decided I wanted a stippling brush because with it you can very well work out the amount of product you want on the face and can build up the coverage as and when needed.

This is a round brush with a flat top containing two different types of synthetic fibers. The bristles are adequately soft and firm as it is quite densely packed which means you get better coverage. I remember going through many reviews before I actually decided on getting this brush which said that it is small and hence takes more time to apply the foundation, however I think that the size is very appropriate as it gets into the face contours perfectly. The aluminium handle makes the brush light weight and also ensures a better grip. After using RT brushes, I realized that the rubber bottom which is meant to be a stand for the brush is not actually needed because I see myself putting my brushes either in a pot stand or in my brush bag rather then actually making them sit on my dressing table and it takes a lot of space. Now let me tell you how I use this brush. I like to pump my liquid foundation on the back on my hand and dip only the tips of the brush (white bristles) to pick up the foundation. When I am distributing the foundation on my face, I use pushing motion (which is what you call stippling) to make it adhere to the skin. This step creates a numerous dots on the skin and if you continue going over that area in a similar fashion you will create more dots and eventually all of them will connect giving you that pixel perfect look. To get that really air brushed look I usually blend it in small circular motion as I go over the entire surface until my face looks even and nicely covered. I noticed that with this brush I get a very natural finish and my foundation doesn’t look heavily done. And no it doesn’t make your foundation look streaky, not unless you know how to use it right. I also like to use this brush for applying highlighter and cream blush as it picks just the right amount of the products and works perfectly. I also don’t require a lot of product with it and because the bristles are synthetic it is very easy to clean. A thing that I love about RT brushes is that they don’t shed a bit..Not even once.

Overall I really like this brush because it is very affordable and performs similar to other professional makeup tools. I see myself gravitate towards this brush most of the times when I am travelling as I tend to use it for applying foundation, blush, highlighter and contouring(sometimes) too- so basically this for me is an all-purpose brush.

Buy it here

Finally I found a site where you can get RT brushes with least shipping(I paid 4$ shipping only *yess* ).




A demo by Samantha from Real Techniques on how to use RT Stippling Brush :





Overall Verdict

If you really love using stippling brushes for foundation, you must get this one. With this brush, you get the most natural finish.


Have you tried Real Techniques brushes ? Let me know which one is your favorite smile

mwahhhhhh  *kiss* 




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  • Reply Kashaya January 31, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Great review. I need to try the real technique brushes some day.

  • Reply danielle January 31, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    i love their brushes, i like to use the expert face brush for foundation smile

  • Reply Simera February 1, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Nicely reviewed hun. I really like this brush a lot I use it for my cream blushes.

  • Reply Swathi February 1, 2015 at 6:29 am

    I have this and love it. Great detailed review smile

  • Reply cvetybaby February 1, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Looks a great brush! I will try it!
    Thanks for sharing your opinion!

  • Reply Elena February 1, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    A great review smile))
    This brush should be so helpful!


  • Reply crafty-zone February 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    This brush looks interesting, I have seen it many times on blogs and it looks so proffesional, Purva and 4$ for shipping sounds like great bargain! smile

  • Reply Zubaida February 1, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    You did great detailed review, i need to try this one now smile

  • Reply Gabrielle February 1, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I recently bought a new foundation brush and was amazed by how much smooth application of foundation was! Great review! smile

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice 


  • Reply Fiona February 2, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I looooove RT brushes! I have their core collection and now placed an order for stippling brush! I think I would any day pick RT over MAC for a face brush!

  • Reply Melanie February 2, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Really great tips! I have been using my brush wrong lol
    Melanie @

  • Reply Beepsa February 2, 2015 at 4:39 am

    I use a flat brush and a sponge and that works well enough for me. But for quite sometime I have been thinking about investing in a foundation brush. Will look out for this one when I go to buy…

  • Reply Makeupmirrornme February 2, 2015 at 6:42 am

    I love Real Techniques brushes and how they are so good quality yet so affordable smile

  • Reply sindhu February 2, 2015 at 7:59 am

    nice detailed review… you explained it in details smile

  • Reply Shailja@BeABrideEveryday February 2, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I have not tried any RT brush yet but I soooo want to. It looks so cute and perfect for makeup application. Btw how was your weekend ? Any plan for the V day ? 😛

  • Reply Chaicy @ Style A Pastiche February 2, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Wait did you just say $4 shipping to India??? Woahh!! There’s no website that would ship here at that price.. a steal indeed smile

    xoxo Chaicy – New Post up – Style.. A Pastiche!

    SAP on Facebook

    • Reply Purva February 2, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Yes… the website has very low shipping rates smile

  • Reply Lana February 2, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing the site. I’m yet to try this brush, I like to use a sponge for base makeup…it gives me an airbrushed look !

  • Reply Richa Saxena February 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    wow…This looks so good! Wouykd love to give this a try…Lovely review Babe smile

  • Reply radha@trystwithvanillagirl February 2, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    No Doubt Real Techniques brushes are one of the best☺

  • Reply krithi February 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Lovely review
    Even i bought my RT brushes from iherb only
    this is in my wishlist for long now
    I must buy soon

  • Reply mily February 3, 2015 at 5:19 am

    these are my favorite brushes of all times!!

  • Reply anubhuti February 3, 2015 at 6:44 am

    You sold it to me totally smile placing the order for this 😛

  • Reply Anshul February 3, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Absolutely loved the review, Purva! And I love how comprehensive your reviews are as always! If a person like me (I am a total make-up noob) can understand it, then babeeeee, you’re doing an amazingggg job in explaining!!! <3

  • Reply rinnee February 3, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I adore real technique brushes!

  • Reply nausheen February 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I want RT brushes, heard so much good about them….nice review dear smile

  • Reply Rakhi Singh February 3, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I always wanted to try RT brushes, I think I’ll start with the stippling brush. Very detailed review dear smile

  • Reply Kajal February 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Wow! i wanna buy *yes* laugh smile ….nice detailed review Purva…thanks for sharing the site! smile

  • Reply June February 3, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Nice review Purva! Thanks for sharing! I just got loads of brushes so I need to know more
    Keep in touch

  • Reply Rini February 3, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Wish I could buy this brush. Will keep it in my wish list, though. Nice review.

  • Reply Pilar Ayuso February 4, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Fantastic brushes!! Love this tecnical!!


  • Reply cvetybaby February 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    How are you? Have a nice day!

  • Reply Jinse@IndianVanityWall February 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I have the core collection and the expert face brush…absolutely love RT brushes! Definitely adding this one to my stash smile

  • Reply Natasja February 8, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I really want to try this one ^^ I’m glad you had a positive experience with it.. I also want to try several eye brushes by real techniques!

  • Reply Farah Pasha February 11, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    This is such a good brush. Definitely Gonna buy this one. When you received your brush from Iherb I means Days.

  • Reply Poonpo February 19, 2015 at 5:51 am

    5 out of 5 , means this brush is amazing !!

  • Reply Zahira Shaikh February 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Nice review Purva , will sure try this stippling brush.

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