Better than the MAC 130, 188, 187 brushes! i use it to apply foundation and blend in liquid highlighters, just beautiful finish
The real techniques brushes are amazing. seriously awesome. they do all the work for you. effortlessly. wash easily. so soft. best brushes I have ever bought! and they are so cheap. love!
I am convinced the real techniques brushes are made by angels.
I have owned 2 stippling brushes previous to this, and my main complaint with both was the bristles were too long and flimsy to do any damn good!!
The bristles on Sam's brush are short and dense, meaning they apply my Garnier BB Cream like a dream.
I start by dotting a small amount my BB cream on my face and blending with my fingers to start, then I use this brush to add another layer. I start by gently swirling the product to fully work it into the skin and then start "stippling" to mimic a more natural skin like texture.
This creates a flawless finish that has people asking me if I am wearing any foundation, which is always my goal!!!
For less than $10 bucks this blows every other stippling brush OUT THE WATER. Totally recommend.
Fantastic make up brush, I was considering purchasing the MAC 130 brush until I saw this beaut at Boots! I'd say this actually may be a dupe for the MAC counterpart as the bristles and the density of the brushes are very similar. This stippling brush is perfect for stippling and buffing foundation in the skin making it last longer as it sits on the skin evenly, it's also great as it's multi-purpose, it can be used for under eye concealer, contouring, cream blush and highlighter. For such a great price and its ability to be used in so many different ways, I'd say it's definitely worth it. Also, MUCH more cheaper than the MAC 130. Great brush overall.
For £10 you can't go wrong with this Stippling brush. I use this with any liquid foundation and it does provide lovely coverage and finish.
It can be a little tricky to clean, as foundation can really set in the middle, but if you clean regularly you shouldn't get too much buildup.
Overall a great brush, the website has really good tutorials on how to use them effectively as well.
I love this brush!! I use it to apply my moisturizer and bb cream, at first it went on streaky but after several washes, it's working beautifully. You also can't beat the price and the quality comparable to high end brushes. It's super soft and no bristle loss. Go and buy one now!
Love love love love love this.
Won't be applying make-up with any other brush.
Amazing finish, good quality bristles with no shedding, keeps make-up in place all day.
I own the MAC 187 as well as the Coastal Scents and Sigma versions as well. This is not like those brushes at all. First of all it is much smaller which I find is much easier to use when applying base makeup. This brush allowed me to be more precise. Also the bristles are shorter and more dense than the 187.
While it is a nice brush, I really like the Sephora Airbrush #55 much more. I feel it gives me a nicer finish with foundation/BB Creams.
I ADORE this brush! I needed a brush to apply my tinted moisturizer and liquid foundations. I looked into buying the Mac #130 brush but it was too expensive. Then one day I watched a youtube video about this brush being a dupe for the mac 130. This does the same thing as the mac brush ; same densely packed fibers and size. If you can't afford that brush this is your BEST option. I bought this at Ulta for $9.99 plus tax. This brush applied my Neutrogena Healthy Skin tinted moisturizer flawlessly. I stipple it all over my face then buff it into my skin and it looks amazing. I haven't washed it yet and I'm still waiting to see if it'll shed, which I doubt it will. SO excited to have this brush!
This is a great brush.
I use it to apply tinted moisturiser (Laura Mercier Oil Free), as I'm not a foundation wearer. First I buffed it into my skin and then I stippled in on any areas that warranted a little more coverage. The finish was wonderful. Much better than when blended with fingers and a million times better than application by the traditional flat syle of foundation brushes which streak like mad, ime.
It allowed a slightly heavier coverage of TM without caking or losing that 'skin' look, which is essential as far as I'm concerned. I don't want to look like I'm wearing a tonne of base and it was so easy and user-friendly to use.
The brush is soft on my skin but still firm enough to give the resistance needed for buffing.
It washes well and dries quite quickly (thanks to the synthetic bristles). I've had no shedding or colour bleeding with this brush.
The price in the UK is £11.99 (approx $18.50 USD!) so more expensive than our US sisters pay for it (which is a bit irritating given that Sam is a UK MUA, I'd have expected it to be cheaper over here), but the price is still great considering the results and what you pay for an equivalent quality MAC or NARS brush.
This brush comes without a case but has a fluted base so it can stand if you want it to. This can make it awkward to fit into brush pots/caddies etc, so I can see why that could mark it down for some. I have put mine into a brush roll which is fine as the elastic loop can stretch over the fatter bottom, so it doesn't affect me.
The metal handle is quite light, it doesn't bother me but I can see how some would prefer a weightier feel.
Overall, I personally can't fault this brush for the value for money, the quality and the finish. It is excellent.