Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Real Techniques Stippling Brush Review

Real Techniques Stippling Brush
Bought for: P603
Bought from: Real Techniques

Here's a review to another favorite brush I have in my vanity - Real Techniques Stippling Brush. I didn't really expect it'd be one of my essentials because to tell you the truth, I always end up throwing out every single stippling brush I get that's included in sets I purchase. I don't get it why I have to have this type of brush when I can do well with other foundation brushes I have. At first, I thought stippling brushes are nothing compared to Beauty Blenders and buffer brushes and it's only until recently that I discovered what I had to do with them and the best shape and size to buy. Anyway, if you want to know more why I love this brush and how I use it, please keep on reading after the short break!


This Stippling Brush is great not only with liquid or powder foundation, but also with blush or bronzer. Its duo-fibre design allows easy application—from picking up and holding product in the base bristles, to enabling sheer or heavy flawless coverage with the top bristles.

My stippling brush comes in basic RT packaging. The base is made of black rubber material that (sadly) pick ups dirt and dust wherever and however I store it. The handle is sleek and is fuchsia-colored and has the brand's name and brush description printed in shiny, white font. I'm happy that they don't rub off very easily. The size is standard so it's quite easy to grip and bring to travel. Overall, the packaging looks and feels sturdy - something you gotta expect from Real Techniques.

This is a duo-fibre brush wherein it's a combination of synthetic (black) and taklon (white) bristles that's intended mostly for foundation application. Taklon bristles are famous for creams and liquid foundations because they do not soak up too much product. I personally do not like this particular type of bristles. I think they're too harsh as they drag the skin and open up the pores. I always end up having streaky base every time I resort to taklon brushes. It's either what I'm saying is true or that I'm just dumb enough not to know how to properly use them (lol).

What I like most about Real Techniques Stippling Brush is the short, flat brush head because it allows precise application and blending. I am quite annoyed with those big stippling brushes which are way more flimsy and they do nothing in terms of blending. It's still a matter of personal preference though because I know a lot who are fond of using them. They say to resort to stippling brushes if you want lighter and more natural bronzer or blush as they lightly pick up product and distributes in an airbrush finish.

Here's my take though on this particular brush from Real Techniques. Again, I like that it's short and small because it fits the smallest corners of the face. Also, I can focus more on areas where I just need the 'blending'. I personally use this brush to apply cream blushes as it distributes color evenly. Unlike denser brushes, this brush makes bronzer and blush appears more natural-looking. Colors are sheerer, less harsh and way more subtle with brushes like this so if you are the type to like that, DO BUY.

I also use this as a blending brush to finish the makeup base and make sure my foundation is well blended. You can pack on foundation with a buffer brush or sponge and then finish off with a stippling brush for an airbrush look.

Unlike before, I am now seeing stippling brushes in a better light. I would still refrain from buying stippling brushes with larger brush heads but if I have too, I'd choose something similar to Real Techniques' like the ones from Zoeva and Eco Tools!

Do you know any stippling brush that made it to your top brush essentials? Let me know and I'd love to try it out! Happy blogging!


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