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.
I ordered this brush along with the powder brush from iherb.com 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 :
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