Good day, my lovelies!
It’s a lovely sunny day here in Melbourne, perfect for doing my very first review.
Today’s product, or tool in this case, is the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.
I have to say, I absolutely adore this brush. I only purchased this brush recently, despite being a long term viewer of Samantha Chapman (pixiwoo), who designs the Real Techniques brushes. I hesitated for two main reasons: the brushes are quite expensive if you try to purchase them in Australia, and the Expert Face Brush is particularly hard to find. However, I found the brushes on Feel Unique, which not only offers a substantial saving for me at least, but also offers free worldwide shipping. The brush got to me from the UK in about 8 business days.
I have to say that something you will often see when looking at reviews of this brush online is that the pros outweigh the cons by so much you feel like the cons are meaningless. Seeing this made me a little skeptical at first. I mean, how can a brush be so flawless and not cost over $20? But I must say, the brush certainly lives up to its reputation. Here’s a few things I personally liked about it.
On the packaging, the brush boasts of “ultra plush taklon bristles”. They’re not lying, even after a few uses and some washes, the bristles are just as soft as they were when the brush was brand new. I would definitely recommend taking proper care of this brush with a good quality conditioning shampoo or brush sanitiser. I’ve heard good things about the spray from Mecca Cosmetica but I am yet to try it.
This is more a pro for the entire Real Techniques brand, but Sam’s tutorials for each individual brush are clear and easy to understand and mirror in your own use, and enable you to get used to the brush technique a little quicker.
The brush is designed for applying liquid or cream foundation, however the brush is well suited to other products aswell. You can use this brush to get a good blend on concealer, applying blush and other powders and maybe even contour (I haven’t tried the last one so don’t hold me to that!) You can also use a range of strokes with this brush; straight strokes to apply and soft rotating strokes to buffer and blend.
The range of strokes you can use with this brush allows you to build up a really good coverage and stop your foundation from looking streaky or patchy.
Like everything in this world, the brush does have its drawbacks, nothing is flawless, but I feel like most of them are applicable to most makeup tools. Regardless, here’s a few things that haven’t been so great in my view.
Takes time to get used to
Like any brush or makeup tool, this brush does take some getting used to. With a bit of patience and practice, you can perfect your technique. Enough said 😀
Brush size quite small
The size of the brush was smaller than I expected having only properly seen this brush online. Whether this is a pro or a con depends on your point of view. It’s size means it takes quite a while to apply your foundation, but on the other hand gives you the ability to be more precise and tweak certain areas.
This is a problem I’ve come across when reading reviews on this product, particularly here and in the US. I think the popularity of the brush results in stock issues, but maybe that will encourage you to pounce on it when you get the chance.
Overall, I love this brush. I use it everyday and will be sure to take care of it so it lasts me a while. For more information on the Real Techniques brushes head to their website or to say hi to Sam head to her YouTube channel.
I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I’d really appreciate some feedback in the comments.
Bye for now,