Monday, 13 August 2012

Real Techniques Stippling Brush Review

So you've probably been seeing reviews of Real Techniques makeup brushes, particularly for the Stippling Brush, so I doubt this needs another review. But it's still getting one!

I decided I wanted to buy more animal friendly brushes, so I started looking into synthetic ones. I also needed a better brush for applying my mineral foundation, so I thought I'd give this one a go. Before I ordered this one, I was using Elf's buffing brush, but wasn't really impressed with it. I ordered this brush from Love Makeup, and it arrived really quickly.

I have to say I love this make up brush! I know most people recommend buffing brushes for applying mineral foundation, but this stippling brush does the job perfectly, and gives me a flawless finish. It's amazing the difference a great brush can make to your makeup! I've mentioned before that I have a small head, and obviously with that means I have a small face, So I usually find most makeup brushes a far too big for my face, but this one is perfect! It fits my face well, and gets into all the contours around my nose and cheeks for great coverage.

I think this brush would also be great for applying powder blush too as it's narrow enough for contouring.
As I don't use liquid foundations or cream blushes, I can't comment on how well it works with those, but there are plenty of reviews out there where the user has used it to apply a liquid foundation.
The bristles are very dense, and not too long or flimsy. It's a nice sturdy brush, and it is so much better than any other stippling brush I've used! And it doesn't irritate my skin either (I've had troubles in the past with some brushes).

One of the things I really like about it is the base of the handle, which is flattened so it can be stood up on your desk. Though if you like to keep your brushes in a jar/pot then this may be a problem as its quite bulky, so may be too awkward to fit in with all of your other brushes. But thats the only 'downside' I can see to this brush

I would recommend this brush to absolutely anyone! It's no wonder these brushes have received so many rave reviews if this one is anything to go by. I think I may have a problem, because I want to go and buy the rest now!

Have you used any of the Real Techniques brushes? Which is your favourite?



  1. I've not tried the stippling brush yet but I couldn't live with out my core collection! Now I'm just wondering whether I need this as well as the buffing brush..? xx

  2. I can't fault this brush however have moved onto the buffing brush for applying foundation. But I use this for blusher, cream or powder it applies it like a dream!


    beckys makeup

  3. Charlotte Bradley14 August 2012 at 09:24

    I haven't tried this brush yet but usually have such bad problems with stippling brushes!

  4. I initially bought this brush to use on foundations but I found that it just made me look very shiny and applied my medium coverage foundation really heavy only skin so I swapped it to cream brushes and I love to use it for that

    Epiphannie A: Beauty by a Disnyevore

  5. I guess it depends what you'd use it with. I haven't bought the core collection (yet!), but it's definitely on my wish list! xx

  6. Yeah I don't usually like stippling brushes (which makes me wonder what made me even buy this in the first place!), but this one is so much different to the ones I've used before, and I'm seriously glad I DID get it. Really impressed with it xx

  7. Oh really? I'm really interested about trying the buffing brush. I'd love to see how it compares to the stippling brush when using mineral powder foundation xx

  8. Oh really? Becky in one of the comments above ^ said she prefers to use the buffer brush to apply her foundation, so I guess this brush is better suited to creams and powders! xx

  9. I've heard nothing but great things about these brushes. I'll probably buy them when I'm in London. I'm going there for the new years, so it's going to be a long wait!

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  10. Love Real Techniques brushes! I tend to use the buffing brush for my liquid foundation over the stippling, but lately I've been giving the stippling another go with my Make Up For Ever HD foundation and I'm really liking it :)


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