Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Like many others, since trying out the Real Techniques Core Collection it's safe to say that I have been hooked on their brushes ever since. I'm always expanding my collection and I dread to think how many I actually own, but it's safe to say it has been money well spent. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding their Buffing Brush, however it can work out an expensive brush when buying the collection just for that one (luckily enough I have found uses for the others). So they actually released a similar alternative, the Expert Face Brush and naturally I was excited to try this hoping it would be a great alternative.

The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush is designed for the application and blending of cream or liquid foundation. I was surprised to see how small the brush was in comparison to the buffing brush, I find that the head is smaller yet a lot denser to touch. The brush itself is slightly rounded and the tapered head means that it is easier to use when applying foundation as it buffs and blends easier for a streak free face. I think this is a really good combination especially when using this brush on those hard to reach areas such as the corners of your nose as you can feel the bristles move to cover every inch of your face. 

When applying foundation I find that this gives a lovely coverage which is definitely build-able, and applies a flawless look in a matter of minutes. Sometimes, but this does depend on this foundation, I find that it is a little streaky and does need the additional buff but again I think that may be down to the foundation. 

The synthetic taklon bristles means that it's a great brush for both cream and liquid products and is super easy to clean, it's really soft to touch and feels so smooth on the skin. One of the best things about the synthetic fibres is that no matter how many times you use  or clean the brush there is minimal fall out, and I've noticed this not only with this brush but others from the range. 

Due to its density I think that this is also a great brush for cream blushers as it applies evenly and really quickly. I am debating picking a second one up purely for this purpose to save using this one for multiple purposes. 

I love the overall casing of the brush, it feels really sturdy and I always find I can get a really good grip when using this. I love range wise how they are all colour co-ordinated to showcase their usage which not only is efficient but looks great when they are all together for a nice colourful mix of brushes in comparison to my Mac and Sigma. 

The best part of all is that this brush only costs £9.99 which is super cheap in comparison to the quality, and would highly recommend buying it as they are currently on buy one get one half price or even if you have a few Boots points lying around. 

Overall I think this brush could really fit into the higher end spectrum and compete with the big boys, it's a brush that I had high expectations for and it met them. For now it has actually replaced my beloved buffing brush for its ease of application and the flawless look it gives.

Have you guys tried the Expert Face Brush? Or are you a fan of the buffing brush?

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