I previously wrote about the Multi-Task Brush from Real Techniques and have been continuously using it for liquid and cream foundation application. That brush is already a huge success in my books and today, I will be singing praises of yet another Real Techniques brush.
The Blush Brush is a large, rounded brush that comes in an extended bright pink aluminium ferrule. The bristles are fairly cushy and are made with handcut taklon. The head is very densely packed, which makes the brush really fluffy and lovely to use.
The bristles at the tip are gently tapered and you can use it for more precise contouring or highlighting purposes. I have used this brush with highlighters, bronzers and of course, blushes and it pairs well with every product. As the bristles are synthetic, this brush can also work with cream based products. In fact, I’ve just used it with a liquid foundation today and it provides a nice soft-focus finish. I may well use this with more foundation products going forward.
No doubt it looks like a ridiculously large blush brush but I’m telling ya, it works! I just dip the bristles into my blush and lightly buff the colour across my cheeks, and it usually deposits the right amount.
* photo to illustrate how I use the brush, please ignore the pink velcro on my head *
I have washed the brush a few times and it dries fairly quick, which is a little surprising because most of the synthetic hair brushes take forever and a day to dry. I have not experienced any shedding, and that’s a good thing because I’m sure we all detest picking stray brush hairs off our faces.
With the wider flat bottom, you can stand the brush up on its own if you choose to. It may seem like a bulky brush to take along when travelling but I think it’s worth while because it is multi-purpose and you can use it with a variety of products. Overall, I am really pleased with the Blush Brush and whilst it may not replace my other blush brushes, it is nonetheless a good addition to my collection.
The Real Techniques Blush Brush is sold at Shins for RM78. It retails for £9.99 in the UK but when you factor in the cost of shipping, the brush may actually be a bit more expensive to purchase online.
Have you tried anything from Real Techniques before and what would you recommend from the brand? So far, I have had pretty good results with their brushes and love the fact that they are quite versatile too.