Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (available here)
I bought my first Real Techniques brush a few years ago, when I'd just started to get properly interested in make-up. It says a lot that they're still my favourite brand all these years on. Real Technique offer high-end quality brushes at really reasonable prices - something the high street has been lacking all these years! I’m slowly working my way through trying the Real Techniques face brushes (for research purposes, of course) and the latest edition to my collection is the ‘Real Techniques Expert Face Brush’. For the past while, I’ve been using the Stippling Brush to apply my foundation. I started using that brush because at the time I was wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation which is quite a thick formula and needed a bit of effort to work into the skin. Now that I'm wearing a lighter foundation, I thought it was the right time to try out a new brush too.
The brush has a gold handle and a black rubber tip that means it can stand upright if you need it too, which is the same as most of the other RT brushes. The brush itself has shorter, denser bristles than the stippling or buffing brush. This means you can be more precise around smaller areas like around the nose or under the eyes. Although the bristles cover a smaller area than some the other brushes I mentioned before, it feels like it takes less effort to work the foundation into my skin because I don’t have to spend as much time on each area. At the moment, I use the Expert Face Brush with my L’Oreal True Match or Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation and it creates a really nice, even and natural finish. I use less foundation with this brush, because I don’t feel the need to add more to problem areas like I’d normally do.
It's super soft but the bristles don't shed at all, which is something that's never been a problem with Real Techniques. I picked this up for £9.99 in Boots which is really good considering what you’d pay for a high end brush of similar quality. Overall, this is a lovely brush that's excellent value for money and I totally recommend it.
Have you tried this brush? What's your favourite brush for foundation?