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Favourite brushes of the week

They had to be Real Techniques ones eh?

I can't help it guys! I already had a few of the ones from the range but then I saw two new releases that seemed more unique than the ones I ever owned and that was a good enough reason to get both :)

Introducing the 'Expert Face Brush' and 'Setting Brush'.

As usual, the brush hairs are synthetic but I find these significantly more flexible and softer in quality compared to other synthetic brushes. They perform just as good as natural hair brushes to be honest. It's much like the new generation of synthetic brushes.

Quite a few people don't like the design of these brushes and I agree with them ever so slightly as the bottom of the brush, although aimed at making the brush stand, is completely destroyed and worn out once it's put along other brushes in a crowded brush holder. That's no good and Samantha Chapman might want to consider slimming down the bottom for those who want to store their brushes in holders.

Coming back to the latest addition to the Real Techniques brush range, we have the Expert Face Brush.

How's it different? Well it's a hybrid of a flat top buffing brush and a traditional foundation brush. It's pinched from the top so it can work to apply the foundation and then buff it in circular motions as well.

Do I like it? I felt it was a bit too stiff and short for my liking. The brush hairs were too short. So when I try to buff in the foundation, the stiffness kinda confuses me was to what motion to adopt. 

Having said that, its perfect for contouring, cream blushes and thick and difficult to blend foundations to buff them in properly. 

Coming to my absolute favourite, the 'Setting brush'. Now this is one of a kind you see. Perfect brush hair size and just the right amount of flexibility in the brush hairs to allow it be a multitasking genius.

It can be used for contouring, concealing, setting powder underneath the eyes. It has become my very favourite concealing brush however as its so huge that it covers the area in seconds.

In my opinion, I would have been better off buying the flat top buffing brush from their Core Collection as opposed to the Expert Face brush.

You have to get yourself the Setting Brush however. It's truly incomparable :)

I love collecting brushes! I think there more than a 100 in my brush holders now. Although I have to say it took 3 years, without sounding like I spend all my money on brushes hehe.

Soph. said...

More than 100 brushes. Wow...! Yes so want to try these brushes!

Xox Soph

BlushCrush said...

Great honest reviews, I will definitely be picking up the setting brush as I've wanted something that fits this bill for some time now x

SAHAR said...

looks great brushes

Jazzie said...

I've been trying to get hold of the setting brush, I think it would be perfect for highlighter. Where did you get yours from as I can't seem to find it in boots?

Ria x

Meeta said...

I really like the look of both of these, especially the setting brush.

I recently bought the core collection and love it, so unlike other synthetic brushes.

Sheefa F said...

Bought it from http://www.love-makeup.co.uk/ Ria :)

Beth Bradley said...

I really want to try the face brush. I find the stippling brush too small but I love the finish it gives!


Unknown said...

Great review! I'm tempted to get the setting brush now (^__^) will have to see if my local Boots has one in stock :)




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