Thursday, 1 March 2012

Sam Chapman for Real Techniques Stippling Brush Review

Background: They are made by Real Techniques in conjunction with Sam Chapman from Pixiwoo who is a professional makeup artist and does loads of makeup tutorials on youtube with her sister Nic, also a professional MUA [check out their channel here].
What's also great about these brushes is that Sam has made tutorials on every single one of them, so even absolute beginners can see how to effectively utilise these brushes and achieve great makeup looks. These are all on the Real Techniques website

I had hoped to review the stippling brush, the blush brush and the core collection. However, the latter two are sold out in the whole two Boots stores they distributed to [why only two ?]. The SA explained they had ran out of stock and were waiting for more from RT's end. I think I will just be ordering them online from Love Makeup

So the stippling brush is the only one I have to review for you just now...

Price: £11.99 (£10.99 from Love Makeup btw)

Description: ''This dual-fibre 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''

My Opinion: This brush is smaller than I thought it would be, but it's perfect! The bristles are soft, don't jag or drag on the face and they don't splay, so are great for really buffing in and stippling foundation. The handle is nice and lightweight as described and the flat bottom allows the brush to stand vertically. Not a single strand has fallen out of this brush.
The finish this gives is excellent, even on a mid-range drugstore foundation. I actually didn't have to wear concealer today on my blemishes (which are bad) as this brush got my foundation to cover them well enough!

Rating : 5/5 

Recommend: Absoloutely!

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