Let me introduce you to a line of Makeup Brushes called Real Techniques. These brushes are created by the amazing Sam Chapman of Pixiwoos. If you haven’t heard of her, you MUST take a look at some of her YouTube tutorials! She’s fantastic and a highly successful makeup artist. These brushes are highly raved about by makeup artists and bloggers, so you know I had to check them out.
I don’t know why it took me so long to pick up the Real Technique brushes. I guess it’s because I love my Sigma Beauty brushes so much, I just never really cared about using anything else. I see Makeup Artists using these brushes and raving about them and I get asked questions about these brushes a lot. They are affordable, they are carried online and also at Ulta, Kohls and Walgreens (maybe more). So the time came when I finally had to pick some up. I can tell you I’m so happy I did!
I picked up two items. The first was the Travel Essentials Kit. After all, I was traveling and it seemed like a great set to start with. This kit features a foundation brush, a multi-task brush and a domed shadow brush. These brushes are synthetic bristles and the actual brush handles feature aluminum handles. What I loved most about this kit is that it comes packaged in a case that doubles as a stand. The price on the Travel Essentials kit is $18.00. Three full sized brushes and a case/stand for $18.00!?!?! YES!
|Love this Travel Essentials Kit!|
I also picked up the Stippling brush. I saw this brush and was really shocked by how small the bristles were on this. Normally, most stippling brushes are pretty long, but the bristles on this brush were very short. So I was even more intrigued about this brush. Again, this brush is a dual-fiber brush that features synthetic bristles and an aluminum handle. Price on this brush is $10.00.
So how did I like these brushes? I LOVED THEM!!! I can’t get over how soft these brushes were. So far the brushes haven’t shed (Something some of my sigma brushes tend to do) and they apply makeup so nicely! I was most impressed with the Stippling Brush. I wasn’t so sure because of the short bristles, but it really applied my foundation nicely. I also used it to apply cream blush and again, worked great. The Multi-task brush is great for powder, blush and bronzer. I loved that I can use this one brush for so many products. The domed shadow brush blended eyeshadow perfectly and the foundation brush is not only great for foundation, but it is also great for concealer.
|Essential Foundation Brush|
|Domed Shadow Brush|