My favorite eyeshadow brush of the moment. So soft and packs on the right amount of shadow and pigment. Does not shed at all. Definitely a must have. Great price too.
THE brush for applying cream shadow. it's small enough to not make a muddy mess on my lids but big enough to pack on the color and blend out just right.
I'm considering buying a couple more of these shading brushes. They are the best I've tried so far for blending in the crease or outer corner of my eyes. Blends eye shadows together perfectly and the size is not too big or too small. I have small eyelids so I have a hard time find a brush to blend my eyeshadows together but finally came across this at ulta. I also own the blush brush and setting brush. This line of brushes is excellent quality at an affordable price. Don't waste your money on expensive brushes when you can get high quality with these. I actually want to get every brush from this line.
Real Techniques is a line of makeup brushes designed by Samantha Chapman; a professional makeup artist and one half of the Pixiwoo sisters, who are popular beauty gurus on YouTube. I'm a big fan of both Sam and her sister Nic, I've been subscribed to them for probably about two years. I've been wanting to buy a few of the Real Techniques brushes, the Stippling one in particular, ever since they launched but I put it off for one reason or another. I finally grabbed my coveted Stippling brush, along with this Shading brush when they were on sale at Ulta, and I already can't wait to get more. If you weren't already aware, Real Techniques is a sub brand of EcoTools, another one of my favorite brush lines. All Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman brushes feature "ultra plush taklon bristles" and "extended aluminum handles" to "boost your look". Real Techniques brushes are cruelty free and are made in China. These brushes are available on the brand's website, in Ulta and Fred Meyer in America, Priceline in Australia, and Boots in the UK. I bought my brush at Ulta for just $3.47, the full price is $6.
I really like the way that Real Techniques brushes are packaged. Each individual brush comes in a plastic case with the name of the brush on the front. On the bacjk you can find some info on the brush as well as a snippet about Sam. Real Techniques brushes are split into three categories and color code. Eye brushes like the Shading brush have eye catching metallic purple handles with a black rubber base. The aluminum handles are very light weight and easy to grasp. The Real Techniques graces one side of the handle, the name of the brush can be found on the other side.
The Real Techniques Shading Brush has black taklon bristles with white tips. This brush's bristles are so, so soft, probably the softest eye brush that I have. The brush head is the same as most eyeshadow brushes, but a little smaller than usual, and a bit fluffier as well. This shading brush is a great tool to use if you're looking to only use a single brush in a look. This brush is very multifunctional, its like two eye brushes in one. Obviously this brush is great for patting and packing on eyeshadow, which is it's designated use, but this brush is also excellent for blending and buffing eyeshadows, this brush gives an eye look a very soft focused quality when used for blending, its a very pretty effect that can be hard to achieve with stiffer brushes. The size of Real Techniques Shading Brush makes it ideal for detail work, use in the crease or inner corner, or all over the lid for those of us with smaller eyelids.
The quality of Sam Chapman's Real Techniques brushes is fabulous. I've washed my Shading brush three times in the few weeks that I've had it and each time I get every bit of product out with minimal effort and brush cleanser, the white portion of the bristles do not stain, it dries quickly, and I don't think I've lost a single bristle from this brush yet.
I'm loving Real Techniques Shading Brush! It has surpassed ELF's Eyeshadow Brush as my favorite paddle/shader style eyeshadow brush. While I still love ELF's Eyeshadow Brush (I own 8 now!), I think Real Techniques' version is much more versatile and has better quality bristles. I will definitely buy a few more of these Shading brushes next time Ulta has them on sale. I definitely think that this brush is worth $6, more even. I highly, highly recommend the Real Techniques Shading Brush to all of my readers. I mean let's be honest here, who couldn't use another shading brush in their collection.
I actually really, really love this little brush. I have small eyes so I use this to deposit colour on the outer corner of my eye and to blend it out. I love the fact that it picks up just the right amount of product to place it in such small areas, without it flicking colour everywhere. I have to say that the quality of this brush is very good for the price. It has a very slim handle which is not too long, therefore I find I can get up slightly closer to the mirror when doing small areas. It is also a dream to clean, doesn't stain, and is dry in no time too. I love it so much I have just ordered a second one.
excellent, basic brush to have. i understand that this is marketed as a crease/shader brush to deposit darker colours, but i actually just love this as a blending brush. the sturdy roundness of this is almost a little pointy, which i find perfect for blending out harsh lines. it really does the trick!
otherwise, it works as a crease brush too. it's good for placing very dark colours in the crease for quite a defined result.
This little baby is very handy bonus to my collection of eye brushes! It is really precise and you can use it to place color on whole eyelid, or you can use it to cut the crease! It is the same good quality as the other brushes from Real T. I bough it on iherb.com for 5.99$ You can find also other brushes on this site. Use code POK969 to get 5$ off if your order is under 40$, or to get 10$ off if your order is over 40$. They ship worldwide!
This has easily become my favorite eye brush. I have smallish eyes and don't have a lot of lid space. Bigger brushes can make my shadows look muddy and blend everything together TOO well. This is a small, dense brush that is perfect for defining the outer V and crease. It places the shadows perfectly and blends them together for a soft effect. I also have the Expert Face brush and love that one equally. You can't beat the price and quality. LOVE!!
I bought 2 of these after reading great reviews. but unfortunately, I cannot say that they are the best brushes if you are looking for really good quality.
If you are looking for a cheap brush that can more or less roughly apply eyeshadow, then this is fine. The look of the brush is decent (but feels a bit cheap since it is so lightweight), and the bristles are soft, but the problem is that it doesn't pick up color that well, and there is no precision to where you apply it. The eyeshadow edges look really messy. Even on samantha chapmans demonstration (or other youtube video reviews), the eyeshadow edges look uneven. Have you noticed that pixiwoo don't really use the eye brushes that much? They mostly use MAC eye shadow brushes and reach technique face brushes for larger areas that don't require precision.
so if you're looking for quality and precision you HG eyeshadow brush, this is NOT it. go buy a MAC 239, which is 100% better and will last you forever if you take care of it.
I got this while away for a few days in the US. In store, the "business end" of this brush looked really tiny but when I got back to my hotel room and unpackaged it, it look a lot more like my other eyeshadow brushes. As with my other Real Techniques purchases, I cannot get over how excellent this brush is, whether for applying/placing shadow or for blending it. The slightly domed tip is so firm (though not rough or scratchy) that it does an amazing job of blending shadows and fading the gradations between the different colours you might apply so that you get a seamless effect from lid through crease and up to your brow bone. I will definitely repurchase a few more of these the next time I nip over the border. How I wish these were sold at some drugstore here in Canada (they're far too economical for Sephora to bother carrying them, I think!). I had been hem'ing and haw'ing trying to justify the expense of a 2nd 224 brush but now, with this little miracle-worker, I'm not even "lemming" for one any more. I mean, I could get 5 of these shading brushes for the cost of a single 224 and I honestly think the RT brush is more versatile since it is not as "floppy soft" as the 224. My only complaint about Real Techniques brushes is that so many aren't available individually. I'd love to get 3 or 4 domed shadow brushes (for myself and for my daughter) but there are so many brushes in that set that neither of us would use. The same goes for a few other of their brushes that you can only get in a set. Sam Chapman should make all her brushes available separately; they would absolutely FLY off the shelves!