Friday, 16 March 2012

Real Techniques Stippling Brush.

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Yes it's come to this. I am officially a makeup junkie. Ban me from Mac, and unsubscribe me from the Estee Lauder mailing list immediately - I need some rehab! It started so small - an eyeliner, some mascara perhaps - that's normal, everyone wears mascara. But oh then came my gateway drug - foundation. Then of course that wasn't enough - I couldn't just wear foundation - I needed primer, so the foundation looked better, and blusher, so I don't look too pale, and now comes my latest obsession - make brushes.

I have always put my makeup on with my fingers. I never really saw the point of a brush when my hands worked just as well, and I think are just as hygenic as long as you wash them before use! I saw a lot of reviews of these real techniques brushes on the way too many beauty blogs I follow and I got curious enough to make a purchase.

I picked the stippling brush as it looked like a good all rounder, and I'm not quite up to wanting a whole kit worth of brushes yet(!) but I actually had to hunt for it as every Boots I went into was sold out. I eventually bought the last one in Boots on Oxford Street, but I'm taking that to be a good recommendation!

I have been surprisingly impressed with the differnece it makes to my makeup application - it definitely looks less smudgy (for want of a better word!) than when I use my fingers to apply my makeup. I love that there are real techniques tutorial videos online as well, as I always like to see things in action. As a total make up novice all my knowledge comes from blogs and youtube!

That having been said I am still always looknig for new beauty blogs and youtube channels to follow and learn more about makeup from - so I'd love to know your favourites (and your own one too - self promotion is a-ok!). Please do share in the comments!

14 comments:

Hannah said...

Oh Harriet I am having the same problem, I've always worn a bit of make up here and there at weekends but since I started watching YouTube videos about a month or so ago I have become a woman obsessed, especially when it comes to brushes. I had lots of Benefit and Body Shop ones from way back that but i want more and I want the expensive ones, not a good habit really. I've been wanting a stippling brush as well so maybe I'll have to try this one out. I don't watch too many beauty channels at the minute but my very favourite is EssieButton. She is hilarious, has similar (ish) skin to me and wears a whole range of make up from cheap and cheerful to higher end like NARS so I definitely recommend you check her out

Celestica said...

Definitely check out the Pixiwoo youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/pixiwoo) - it's done by two sisters, Sam and Nic, and Sam is the one who designed the Real Techniques brushes. They do some crazy make up but they also have some very wearable stuff and some tutorials about basics like eyebrows and foundation guides and the like :)

Tass said...

Welcome to the makeup junkie club ;) I haven't got this exact brush but my sister and I bought the starter set and core collection between us. The buffing brush is amazing for foundation and the deluxe crease brush for concealer. Can't recommend them enough!

I don't watch many YT videos but I love the Pixiwoo sisters and for blogs, Lipglossiping is great and there are soooooo many more xx

jemmalouise said...

I am definitely going in the same direction - oops! I went and bought the RT Core collection as well as some Sigma brushes.. I still want more, including this brush #brushobsessionharbouring x

mel said...

I'm a make up novice too but was totally taken in by the Real Techniques brushes, I purchased the stippling brush too and am mega impressed with it. Even with my cheapo foundation it works wonders! xx

PinkBow said...

This looks v good, def a good sign that it's sold out. I swear by good make-up brushes, mine are from mac but building the collection can be so pricy.

Sherin said...

I'm still not a massive make up wearer. Although, I've just discovered Primer, and that's a life changing product!
I guess make up brushes have never been on my radar, but this one looks great.

LilyLipstick said...

I haven't had much interest in make up for the last year or so (I've still been wearing it just not buying or caring about it much) but now my make-up addiction is back with a vengence! I really want a stippling brush as I've never owned one, I usually buy ELF Studio brushes as they're good quality and really cheap. x

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

have had the same set of makeup brushes for many years. I think it is perhaps time to invest in some new ones.

Intrinsically Florrie said...

I am definitely a bit of a geek when it comes to brushes... I blame the painter in me. Yet I never remember to make enough use of them, I really should get into the habit.

Florrie x

Anonymous said...

I bought this exact same brush just a few hours before reading your post. The reviews seem to be good, so based on that and your experience I am really looking forward to using this brush.

Elaine

Peacock's Hat said...

YouTube is the worst thing EVER when it comes to starting/fuelling a make up obsession! I never used to wear that much but now I watch YouTube that has all changed... I spend as much if not more money on makeup now than on clothes! I bought this myself but I still think I prefer applying my foundation with my fingers. Brushes are meant to give you more coverage but I find this gives me less! It also goes quite streaky on me. I'm not sure, reviews from everyone are pretty much great, maybe I just need to give mine a wash!

Maria said...

I need to learn how to use brushes but I never know which youtubes to watch as there are just so many! Please do a tutorial!

Maria xxx

Parisa said...

YouTube is the MOTHER of make up lusting and is a brilliant enabler!

xxx