I absolutely love this brush. I use it to apply my liquid foundation and the coverage it gives is amazing! I have yet to wash it but I hope it stands up to good quality
I want to start out by saying that I am a big fan of Real Techniques and own plenty of their brushes and love every single one I own...except this one. My experience has been very different than what I've read from some of reviews. I personally find that it takes me FOREVER to blend my foundation in with this. I pick up this brush, use it to apply foundation to my face, and then immediately reach for my Real Techniques Expert Face brush or Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge or even my E.L.F. Small Stipple brush. I can't use this brush. I guess I just don't have the patience. Too bad but the bright side is that Real Techniques has plenty of other awesome products.
I use this for blending in bb creams (should use fingers to apply any tinted creams but can use a brush to blend it in) or applying and blending foundation.
I'm really enjoying the finish this gives, although, I find this brush to be a little dense for a stippling brush, it's more like a buffing brush or somewhere in between buffing and stippling.
I have only spot cleaned this brush because of so many other reviews saying this brush sheds and falls apart around the 3rd wash. For this I gave this product 4 stars not five, although I haven't experienced shedding yet with mine. I will update this review after I've washed it and see what my experience is.
But assuming it doesn't shed or fall apart I'm really impressed at how good quality this brush is at such a low price.
The brush's size makes it so easy to use and allows you to stipple the perfect amount of product per surface area of your face. A must have product for trying to achieve a natural looking coverage, that is non mask-like or streaky. Very easy to look after and I have experienced no shedding at all in the 2 month time frame that I've been using it for. I can definitely confirm that Real Technique brushes live up to the hype!!
First time I used it it shed all over my face. Maybe I got a defective one, but the bristles were falling out in clumps.
I loved this brush for a while, it offers great coverage and leaves no streaks. I love all of my other real techniques brushes (core collection), but this stippling brush fell apart after the 3rd wash. Even my E.L.F brushes lasted longer than this. After the 1st wash j noticed that little black hairs were sticking to my face, and every wash after that more and more came out until a giant ass chunk plopped out. Good brush, but not super durable
Works so good with my mac foundation, really happy with it!
Love real techniques...just not this brush : (
On my third washing of this brush chunks of the bristle head had come out! I am a professional makeup artist and I am extremely cautious when I am cleaning my brushes, as I never let water seep into the ferrule and I use gentle brush cleaner. I found that the glue in the ferrule had loosened. I really wanted to love this brush but I was so disappointed. Reading other reviews I found other people had the same issue. Performance wise this brush was good, it did work quite well for foundation while it lasted...I do prefer a more dense brush as this is a bit sparse for me. The developers did not design this brush well for longevity and durability. I have other brushes from this line and I had no problem at all with shedding or performance. I still recommend this brand just not this particular brush.
Love this brush, it makes my foundation flawless and is nice, soft and gentle on the skin. It's also fantastic for cream blush! A lot of people rave about the buffing brush or expert face brush but I prefer this one. Very underrated. However, I am kind of scared to wash it too many times because it seems fragile and I see a lot of reviews saying it sheds/falls apart. :(
within the 2nd wash of this brush all of the bristles fell out!