Until recently I had been using all Clinique makeup brushes, as after trying a number of cheaper brushes by other brands, I found that these worked best for me. But although I clean my brushes regularly, I noticed that my Clinique foundation brush was starting to leave my foundation looking streaky. So after hearing a lot of good reviews about Real Techniques brushes, I decided to invest in a Real Techniques Stippling Brush, to try and solve my foundation foibles!
Unfortunately I no longer have the packaging to show you, but I’m sure that most of you will be familiar with it already. On the Real Techniques website, the Stippling brush is described as follows:
“This dual-fibre stippling brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high definition results with all types of makeup.
- Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light.
- Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand cut and 100% cruelty free.
- Self-standing for easy storage.
- Extended aluminium handle is light and easy to use.”
There is also a Real Techniques Stippling Brush Tutorial available online that demonstrates how to use the brush, which can be found here.
This tutorial shows Samantha Chapman, creator of Real Techniques and Pixiwoo blogger, using the brush to buff liquid foundation into her skin. However, when I came to try the brush out for myself, I found this method to be a little harsh for my skin type. As you will know if you have read some of my earlier posts, I have quite dry and sensitive skin, and I found that applying my foundation in this way only served to highlight the problem.
Nevertheless I persevered, and the next time I used my Real Techniques Stippling Brush I did exactly what the name suggests and lightly stippled my foundation into my skin, which worked perfectly! This method enabled me to apply my foundation quickly and easily, whilst providing an even, streak-free coverage.
I also found that this brush is well suited for use with cream blushers, such as Stila Convertible Colours, and cream highlighters.
I purchased my Real Techniques Stippling Brush from my local Boots for £11.99, but they are also available online from the Real Techniques website.