This brush is amazing and does exactly what I want it to do. I use this with BareMinerals Original after applying liquid foundation for full coverage. It does a great job. Its such a soft brush and really good quality, I don't find that the hairs fall out at all, which is what worries me most when buying a new brush. Would recommend to anyone, absolutely fab!
Luxurious-feeling fluffy powder brush
The Powder Brush is HUGE and extra fluffy. It works great to dust a light amount of finishing or setting powder all over the face. Its so big though, that I can't use it to dust away any fall-out that may have occurred while doing my eye makeup. It just won't fit under there!
All Real Techniques brushes are very easy to clean and dry quickly. None of the Real Techniques brushes I have have ever shed on me, nor are any of them stained from continued use of colored products.
I have 2 downsides to Real Techniques brushes:
1) If you use alcohol or an alcohol-based cleaner to spot-clean clean your synthetic brushes, be sure to keep it away from the rubbery/soft coating on the black handle- it will melt the coating off. It doesn't ruin the brush, but you will be left with a black, shiny plastic handle with sharpish edges (this happened to my Expert Face Brush).
2) The aluminum ferrule will dent relatively easily compared to steel ferrules of other brushes. Do NOT knock the brush on the side of your sink to shake the excess water out after you've washed any of your Real Techniques brushes- it will dent the crap out of it. Don't ask me how I know. ~sigh~
Overall Real Techniques brushes are high quality, ultra-soft brushes at a great price point. I would recommend them to anyone.
I have had the core brush kit for years and needed a bigger powder brush, so i bought this one! It's so soft just like the others in the Real Techniques collection. I have really sensitive skin and natural brushes irritate my skin, these brushes are so soft and they have never irritated my skin. I am totally a lifetime user of these brushes!
This is my favorite brush for applying bronzer/blush. It's really great because it's so big and fluffy that you don't see a distinct or harsh line where your blush starts and ends. It's almost like you don't even really have to blend with this brush, it just applies so well that it makes the makeup look as though it's part of your skin. Other brushes can be so coarse, I feel like they're irritating to my skin but this brush is amazingly soft! I really want to purchase more products from this line. It's inexpensive and very high quality.