Kudos to the Chapman sisters for making an amazing brush that is reasonably priced to boot! I use this brush with so many products: Liquid foundation, cream foundation, cream blush... It blends like a dream. I have generally oily skin with some pesky dry spots, so this brush is ideal: I can swirl the product onto my more oily areas and stipple onto the dry patches (so I don't disturb the skin and make it look even worse). Seriously impressed with this brush.
Another keeper from the RT line. Comparable to the MAC duo fibre but at a fraction of the price. Great for applying primer, moisturizer, foundation, cream blushes, cream bronzers, as well as highlighting or contouring. Probably could use with powders as the bristles are versatile, but I haven't tried it yet. Didn't have a problem with excessive shedding. Purchased off iHerb.com as these are not yet available in Canada. Will be purchasing more from this line.
I got this brush today and I used it immediately.
This brush is smaller more like the MAC 188 however it's brilliant
for applying liquid foundation and the results are the same if not better
than with the MAC stippling brush.
The brush is firmly bundled making it really dense ensuring optimal application.
An added bonus is that this brush uses synthetic hair so it's suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
It's a great brush...especially for that price!!!
I highly recommend this product!
This brush was really really awful which surprised me because of all the positive reviews I've seen. Maybe my brush was just defective but it sheds like CRAZY! Every single time I use it I have to pick tons of little bristles off my face and it's incredibly annoying. I don't even bother to use it any more, I couldn't even if I wanted to...half of the bristles are gone, all of them stuck to my face after each application. The brush isn't really that amazing when it comes to application either, seems to work better with lighter foundations but still can leave streaks...heavier ones need extra blending for sure which I do with my hands. The only good thing about this brush was that it was cheap so I don't feel so bad getting rid of it, still wouldn't trust buying real techniques brushes ever again. It's also annoying that there are no Canadian retailers, Amazon being the only retailer that will ship to Canada.
This brush is great for the application of liquid foundations and cream blushes, and totally affordable! I dot my foundation on with a regular foundation brush and then stipple away with this for an airbrushed looking finish. Now that I know about Real Techniques, I may never purchase expensive MAC or Sephora brushes again. I've had this particular brush for several months and have had absolutely no fallout with regular use and washing. It is still as soft and lovely as the day I bought it.
This brush is of an extraordinary quality for the price! I already have two of those to alter them.
It has become my only foundation/tinten moisturizer/BB cream brush and it is not comparable to the MAC ones, which are not dense and soft enough.
I just stipple the foundation on like 5 spots on my face - cheecks, chin, forehead, nose and then i do some circular movemenst with the brush and within seconds the product becomes completely in synergy with the skin leaving a beautiful natural finish.
I couldnt ask for more.
I have only had good experiences with this line of brushes including this brush and I'm so glad that they came out when I was starting with makeup basics. All hail Sam Chapman! At only £10 in the UK this brush is comparable to the MAC 187 which comes in at three time the price for the same if not better performance. A friend of mine (real MAC aficionado) dropped his 187 to use the RT stippling brush every day for foundation and highlighter. The brush is dense enough to pick up product and distribute it evenly without just slapping on thick layers of foundation. Other than foundation it can be used with cream blush and other cream products but my favourite use for it is GA Fluid Sheer to highlight then a sheer foundation stippled and buffed in with this brush.
My only possible small annoyance about this brush is how much product it holds onto. If you don't wash it frequently it has a tendency to eat some foundation, as little as it may be, which is an effort to wash out from the densely-packed lower bristles. It does dry quickly though which is always a plus.
Where do I start?
The price: I am fresh out of college without two nickels to rub together. Getting this brush did not leave me with buyers remorse since it cost me $7.99 at Ulta. Appearance: The brushes are all color coded; pink handle=face, purple=eyes...etc. The brush also has a very solid ferule, that, combined with the bold coloring makes the brush look very modern and cool. Performance: This is where I get down to it. THIS BRUSH PERFORMS. I cocktail NARS sheer glow and Clinique Even Better and this brush gives me a quick, flawless finish. I have a professional quality foundation application in 30 seconds. I have also used this brush to apply cream blush and it works just as well. Upkeep: I have washed this brush everyday for about 5 months and it has not shed or lost its shape.
Final Thoughts: This brush will work for you if....
- you are a broke girl like me
-Will not settle for a less than perfect makeup application.
-Are totally in to the bold and colorful designs of Samantha Chapman
-Are a fan of the brilliant Pixiwoo sisters
THIS BRUSH IS AMAZING!!! I just started using liquid foundation (I have always used MAC studio fix powder foundation) and I found that the regular MAC foundation brush left streaks all over my face and it took forever to make it look decent.... This brush on the other hand makes me look airbrushed and perfect in less that 20 seconds. I just dot the foundation on my face with my fingers and then use this brush in circular motions. Low price, awesome quality!
EDIT: While I still think this brush is amazing, I don't reach for it as much anymore for foundation. I recently purchased the Sigma F80 and it blows this one out of the water. The RT Stippling Brush gives a sheerer coverage while the F80 helps to give a fuller coverage. I still use this one, but usually for cream blush.
Move over MAC, these girls mean business! I was utterly blown away but how amazing this brush was. I've used my MAC 188 for so long and was pretty content with it until I saw that Sam had released her own line of brushes. I love the PixiWoo sisters on YouTube and so had to give it a try.
I paid over £20 for my 188 so was a tad dubious at first that this brush was selling for £10.99, over half price. The packaging was fab, I love the instructions on the back and Sam's signature, I thought it was a lovely touch.
The brush itself is a gorgeous design, I adore the pink and the fact you can stand the brush up on its own made my day haha. So much easier for drying!
The one thing that had always bothered me about my 188 was how much it shed. I took it into MAC and told them what was happening but they told me I was washing it wrong, which is odd as I happen to use their brush cleaner o_0
This on the other hand hasn't shed a single hair even when washing. It's still as soft as it was the day I took it out of the box and it's honestly a joy to work with.
I have large pores on my cheeks and using this brush with pretty much any of my foundations and then a powder made them all but disappear! It's also great for blush and concealer on larger areas.
I can't wait to try more brushes from this range but cannot recommend the stippling brush enough. Well done, Sam!!