...unless you live under a rock, I'm sure you've either heard or have tried one of the brushes from the real techniques range. Today's post is all about my top three RT brushes and my thoughts on each. I've owned these brushes for almost a year now, and I have to say that they have held up wonderfully, even better than some of my higher end brushes. The great thing I love about them is how great they are made and how inexpensive they are. Not only are they easy to clean for the most part, I have had no issues with shedding what so ever. I have to say they apply makeup almost just as good as my other higher end brushes and should be apart of anyone's makeup and beauty collection. They are indeed worth the hype. It took me a long time to actually jump on the RT train but I'm so glad I did.
Powder Brush $8.99
This is by far my favorite of the bunch. This brush is so big and fluffy it's unreal. It's just as soft as the other three and does not shed what so ever. I use this to apply powder all over my face to set my foundation, but it can also be used to apply bronzer as well. I ended up buying a back up of this brush as I use it so much and one is always dirty. The only gripe I have with this brush (which isn't a huge deal) is cleaning it. I have to deep clean this brush twice when I wash my brushes because it's insanely dense and the risk for bacterial build up is high. I deep clean it twice with a cleaning oil and then wash it regularly with my philosophy 3 in 1 face cleanser. This seems to do the trick and gets all of the gunk out. A little high maintenance but I love it non-the-less.
Blush Brush $8.99
I used to use the MAC 116 blush brush to apply my blush however since purchasing this I haven't been reaching for my MAC brush. RT's blush brush is very fluffy with a tapered tip which makes for precise application of one's blush. You wouldn't believe how soft the bristles are and like I mentioned I haven't had any issues with shedding. Unless you use a very light hand I probably wouldn't use this brush with very pigmented blush products because it deposits the color pretty well and for those blushes it may be too much. I use a stippling brush to apply my very pigmented blushes for example NARS's Exhibit.
Expert Face Brush $8.99
I use this brush to apply my tinted moisturizers and certain liquid foundations. It's small enough to apply foundation to areas around your noes and eye area but big enough to for the other areas of your face as well. This brush is great at buffing in foundation. It does take some work but the finish is flawless. It's also quite dense so it needs a good wash and deep clean. It's not a completely round brush expect for at the top as both sides more flat. I do find that it works well with my tinted moisturizer and all of my liquid type foundations expect my NARS sheer glow. It applied my NARS sheer glow very streaky which I find odd. I use it to apply the sheer glow but use another foundation brush to buff if into the skin. I'm attributing the streekiness to the sheer glow's consistency possibly...? Other than that I enjoy using it especially with my tinted moisturizer.
I have to say that the price point of these brushes is what initially caught my eye as well as all the positive reviews I've read. I now have my eyes on the buffing brush from the range however it is always sold out mt my local ULTA. So annoying. I've since then purchased the beauty blender type makeup sponge from the brand and can't wait to use it!
Have you tried any of the brushes from the RT range? If so what are your thoughts?