great 239 dupe
This is probably my fave shading brush besides the 239. I can really pack on the color with this one. Little fallout and great application with just ease. The brush bristles feel so soft almost like real animal bristles. You can pack on cream shadows also which is awesome. The real techniques brushes can be used in any kind of product which makes them so versatile and great for personal and for my kit.
Really good brush. I grab it almost e every day to use for my lid color, and then again to blend in my crease colors. It's a little too small for use as an actual crease brush, but still good for the purpose. It was my first Real Techniques brush, and I'd love to go back to get some more! Really amazing quality for such a low price. I love it.
Great basic shadow brush and/or blending brush!
This is perfect for basic shadow application. The size is great for getting product just on the lid or just in the crease or just wherever you want it. Its dense enough to pack on the color, but is fluffier than a lot of basic shadow brushes so it can also blend the shadow you put down without having to grab a separate blending brush- just wipe it off on a tissue or towel and blend away!
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.
Great brushes for a great price!
I have spent $$$$ on brushes from bareminerals, Mac, target, etc that have shed horribly in the past. This is the first set I have ever owned that hasn't shed. I've bought the entire set of Real Techniques brushes. I highly recommended them especially if you're just starting to wear makeup.