Real Techniques – Stippling Brush
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Just a short post today reviewing my newly-purchased Stippling Brush from Real Techniques. I needed a good stippling brush to use for applying liquid and cream products – cream blusher, highlighter, etc – so I did lots of research and narrowed it down to either a Real Techniques brush or a Sigma brush. My favourite ever make-up brushes are Bobbi Brown, they are just so soft, but they’re fairly expensive and they don’t do a flat-ended stippling brush. Real Techniques won on price, this Stippling Brush cost me £11.99 whereas the Sigma F50 equivalent costs around £17, although I do have to say that I think the Sigma brushes look classier.
The Real Techniques Stippling Brush has soft synthetic bristles and is great for applying cream products as it has a flat end, so you can run the bristles over the product then almost ‘press’ the product over your cheeks. I find the best way to apply cream blush is to apply gentle pressure then run the brush in little circles around your cheeks, as long as you don’t press too hard or try to apply too much product it shouldn’t wipe away your foundation base underneath.
As the above image shows I have been using my new Stippling Brush to apply the middle cream blush product in the Blush By 3 palette in Pink Lemonade from Sleek (you can read my review on this blush palette here).
I also like to use this brush to apply a couple of my other favourite products, the first being Mineral Foundation Powder from Beautiful Movements Cosmetics – this is a loose powder foundation and this Stippling Brush really presses the powder into my skin giving it a natural but long-lasting finish. It’s also good for applying Benefit’s popular highlighter Girl Meets Pearl, I just squeeze a tiny smudge of this shimmery lotion onto the back of my hand then pick it up with the brush and lightly swipe it over my cheekbones, browbone and wherever else I just want a hint of shimmer.
I’ve got so many good uses for this brush I think I might need to invest in another one so that I don’t have to wash it quite as much!
The Real Techniques Stippling Brush is priced at £11.99 and is available from Boots.
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