It's been quite long I want to do this review,things just held me back to do it back then.Now it's the time to do it. Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman brushes are relatively new brushes in the market(compared to other brands on the market,like sigma,bdellium,etc).I bought it arround 3 or 4 months ago I think,or so?I forget when I did buy my brushes exactly.The brushes really draw my attention,I like the fact that they are:
Unique shape & design
and the most important thing is: Synthetic!!THIS is the main point for me of choosing brushes.
For those reasons only,it's enough to say:I WANTED those brushes!Period :)
Now,let's talk about those brushes.Shall we?
All of Real Techniques brushes are packaged in a plastic box.With description about each brush on the back of it.
Here is some of brushes that I bought:
First of all,all of real techniques brushes have name engraved on each brushes'handle.
So if you're not a pro in make up,and hell..there're a lot of brushes shape out there-which can be confusing!-the brushes lable is very helpfull so that you don't have to be confused about brushes properties. Now,about this stippling brush.As you can read on my previous review about brush here before,I looked for a good brush for liquid foundation application.I didn't get what I wanted from my previous purchase there,so this time I bought all foundations brushes from Real Techniques,to see each product differences.Stippling brush is a must buy for me since I want an air brushed look,and that can be achieved by stippling brush.
This brush has flat surface,but the density of this brush bristles is good enough to do the stippling,very easy to use it as well.
This brush really delivers air brushed look like what it claims.I use this brush for liquid foundation,and the result is medium coverage,air brushed look.I haven't tried to use it with cream fondation nor powder foundation as this isn't the proper brush for powder foundation(in my experience,powder foundation will be good if we use thicker and longer bristles than this).I really like this brush,deffinitely get 5 points.No doubt!
2.Expert Face Brush
I bought this brush not because I'm an expert in make up artistry,but simply because this is 1 of brushes for foundation application on Real Techniques line.This one has a unique shape that I haven't found in other brands.Usually,brushes that meant for liquid/cream foundation application has round shape,but this one has oval shape instead. See pic below:
With this shape,you can reach more specific area unlike rounded one(for example that stippling brush above).See below:
However,this one will give you thicker coverage than stippling brush(using the same amount of foundation,different brush),so you can't get airbrushed look with this brush.It has medium-heavy coverage.This brush is also my fave brush for liquid foundation when I want more coverage.Deffinitely 5 points for this brush!
The shape and bristless thickness of this brush is what I call as"classic foundation brush".Lots of brands sell this kind of brush shape as their foundation brush on their collection.From MAC to elf:
I have that kind of foundation brush also,different brands.I was interested in this Real Technique foundation brush to see the differences. This Real Techniques foundation brush has angle shape so it will help you reaching more specific area easily,compared to regular foundation brush shape one.
Unlike those foundation brushes above,this one will give you the least coverage.Also,I find it a bit trickier to use liquid foundation with this kind of brush,compared to those stippling and expert face brushes above.So this one isn't my fave one.I use this for apllying sunscreen instead.It works!:) You know physical sunscreen application is not that easy,to spread it evenly.Since this brush has minimal coverage,so it really helps me dealing with sunscreen's white cast. Still,not my fave one so I deffy give this brush 4 points out of 5.
4.Starter set Brush
I know that I'm not an eyeshadow person,so I won't buy/collect eyeshadow brushes.I usually use sponge applicator or my ecotools brush for eyeshadow application.So,brushes that I'm interested into will be these: foundation brush,powder brush and concealer brush.However,one day when I applied eyeshadow with sponge applicator and ecotools brush,I felt it was just not comfortable so that I decided to buy eyeshadow brushes set.So I bought this real techniques eyeshadow brushes as well. This set has 5 brushes and a panoramic brush case which you can use it for travelling case,or to make a brush stand by pulling the string and tighten the toggle(see below):
The set has these brushes:
Base shadow brush:
To applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color.You can use this brush to apply eyeshadow,or eyeshadow base.I use it to apply both of them.
Deluxe crease brush:
Soft, oversized design for effortless contouring.Actually,this one is my fave brush on this set.This brush is very multitasking.You can use it for crease,or to apply eyeshadow base.Even concealer!.My fave one is to apply under eye concealer.This brush is much better than"regular shape"for concealer brush which is a smaller version of classic foundation brush shape(see pic below,the pink one is Coastal Scent concealer brush.The shape of its bristles is a mini size of Classic Foundation brush).This Real Technique Deluxe Crease Brush has round shape,and round bristles shape.Making your concealer application very easy.
Really love it! Still,my bad luck to get this brush in a dent condition.See below:
Maybe someone tried to pull this brush out of the case,but it's attached so tight on the case,making it dent :(.
Anyway,I hope Real Techniques will sell this brush separately since this brush one is the best concealer brush that I've ever tried!.The shape and bristles density is just perfect for concealing!Try it then you'll understand why.
I saw on Real Techniques web,looks like someone think the same way as I do.So,I hope Real Technique will sell this brush separately as I only need this brush 1 more,and not the whole set.
Designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging.Nothing's special about this brush.This one is just like regular accent brush.
Pixel-point eyeliner brush:
For dense or fine eyeliner application.I've used this also,this one is good for cream/liquid eyeliner also.
Distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows.Haven't used this one since I use pencil eyebrow instead.But you can use this brush for highlighting/shading your nose given the shape that it has.Or for a fine eyelining.
In all,I give 5 points for this set as well.
So,basically Real Techniques by far is the best brush brand that I've ever tried.I like their unique brush shape,almost all of their brushes are multitasking.I can say this after having various brushes from various brands.The shape is also different than other brushes brands on the market.Don't forget,they also have unique design.Unlike other brands that use ferule+handle,instead they use extended handle without ferule.The handle has curve,it makes a comfy gripping compared to regular brushes with ferule+handle. Not only that,it's also designed with flat rubber on the edge,making it possible to stand.So you can put your brushes in stand position,making it a good view for your vanity table.
And don't forget,they're also made of synthetic taklon bristles which is very soft and hygienic too(eww for fur bristles that is made of dead animal furs -__- ).They're also affordable,so what else you can ask more for?Seriously,I haven't seen any major flaws with Real Techniques brushes that I bought.If you're a brush fan like me,you really shouldn't miss Real Techniques brushes! Highly reccomended!
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