I recently purchased four Real Techniques brushes and love them all. This brush is so incredibly soft and dense I can't help but be a little mad at myself for using my other powder brush all these years and thinking it was fine. The brush stands up by itself on my vanity and looks pretty. Plus it's large and grabs as much or as little powder as I want. I sometimes wish it took longer to apply my powder just to feel the brush...it's that nice!
These brushes are a very recent discovery for me, and I'm seriously wondering how I never found out about them sooner! They are absolutely amazing! I started out with the eye set and now am well on my way to having the full collection. Anyway, since this a review on the powder brush, much like the rest of the collection, it is really good. It has a nice shape, super soft bristles and because they are synthetic it makes it ultra easy to wash. It packs on the product without being too overbearing, allowing for maximum or minimum coverage, however much you want really. It makes your make up fully set for the entire day with a kind of 'air brushed' look to it. It was a mid price brush in the stores but if you are a smart shopper then you can definiely get them cheap online, but even when bought in store it is totally worth it, it is a top quality product. Absolutely in love, would definitely recommend and buy again.
I use this for brushing excess powder off of my face (per Goss MUA tutorial) and it's wonderful! Soft and fluffy and just a pleasure to use. The price is perfect and totally amazing quality for those on a budget, yet high quality enough even for Implement Snobs (we know who we are, don't deny it ;) )
This is a decent brush if your using it to set your makeup, big sweeping motions lets you cover your entire face quickly without moving the foundation underneath. But when I tried it for mineral foundation alone, I found it too big for my face, a sweep across my forehead deposited powder on my eyebrows. It doesn't do that when your just setting your makeup because you use it with a light hand, allowing the outer bristles to touch your face sideways. But when your using it solely to buff mu in, your trying to use the denser center portion to blend, letting the outside splay and hit the wrong parts of your face. Idk if that makes sense. But bottom line, nice BIG, soft, non shedding affordable brush. Which btw does stiffen after thorough washes. The longer bristles on the side never went back to its original softness, no matter how many drop of oils I add to my cleanser or repeat rinses. Its ferrel is also too big to fit in my daily cosmetic bag (the only real time I need a brush like this anyway-for retouches) & even takes up more than half my brushes cup on my vanity.
I will be honest, I used ELF Total Face brushes before I bought this one. So, the transition from that brush to this one was easy - I fell in love! This brush is perfect to throw a quick powder cover over your entire face, it doesn't require too much thought and it doesn't apply too much product. I could understand why people say the bristles are too long and it's not what they expected but I actually like the large size, it's perfect to add either your matte powder all over your face, or even mineralized loose powder.
Nope, I loved all the Real Techniques brushes I have so far, except for this one. Compared to my other big fluffy powder brushes (animal & synthetic) alike, I like this one the least.
It is by no means a horrible brush, my 2 complaints are:
1. for the texture of this bristles they are too long to give me better control of the movement.
2. the brush is too big, I felt like its picking up too much products and ended up flying all over the place.
It will cost me $5 postage to send back this $10 brush so I guess I'll keep it.
I am really disappointed with this powder brush. I was looking for a brush a little smaller than the Ecotools powder brush and ordered online from Ulta with the Expert brush (love love that one). It's really big, not all that soft, the bristles are dense but still manage to have too much "flop" and gives me uneven and too-light coverage. Not useful to me at all. Ecotools is better but I'm still looking.
This brush is so soft and is my favorite powder brush. Picks up a good amount and applies it evenly. I would definitely recommend this.
Great powder brush! Picks up just the right amount of product, and applies it nice and evenly. The brush is lovely and soft, and doesn't have fall out (like other brushes I've used in the past). In Australia this retails over $20, which is pretty expensive for a powder brush, but I found one online for $9 which is a good buy.
I would recommend.
I really like this powder brush. It is huge, and so soft. I use this with Chanel translucent powder, and it is really effective.
The whole line of brushes is wonderful, especially when you consider that they are significantly cheaper than brands such as mac and Nars, I think they're just as good if not better.