I was never really a fan of using stippling brushes for applying my foundation, as a lot of other people like to do. However, after researching about the Real Techniques stippling brushes (just by watching reviews, tutorials, and comparing it to the high end stippling brushes) I decided to pick one up to give it a try.
The Real Techniques Stippling Brush is a dual fiber brush that is used to create a natural, air brushed foundation application. The brush is made with synthetic taklon bristles, making them perfect for liquid foundations and the aluminum handle comes in a pink shade that is very light and easy to use and handle.
I honestly was surprised with how much I LOVE this brush for foundation application. Compared to other stippling brushes, the bristles to the Real Techniques Stippling Brush has shorter, and more compact bristles, which allows you to still buff in the foundation. I find other stippling brushes have longer brushes that just sweep the foundation over your face and leaving a lot of streaks (unless you work longer to buff it into the skin). The Real Techniques Stippling Brush works so quickly at buffing the foundation into the skin, and is perfect for any type of foundation formula or consistency. It leaves such a beautiful and natural finish to your skin.
I usually dot the foundation of my choice all over my face (usually one pumps worth) and then use the stippling brush to evenly buff it all around my face. The brush allows for an even application without wasting too much product because of of the dual fibers. And of course you can also use their stippling brushes for other uses such as applying highly pigmented blushes.
The unique packaging and design of the brush is also very eye catching and creative. Even with the cute design and incredible softness of the bristles, the Real Techniques brushes are a great alternative for affordable brushes.
I am definitely planning on picking up a back up of this brush for future uses, especially since Ulta usually has a Buy One Get One 50% off on their products.