Thursday, 3 January 2013

Real Techniques setting brush review

Curiosity killed the cat. 
Everyone's been talking about Real Techniques brushes so I just couldn't resist testing them myself.
I picked a setting brush cause I hadn't had anything like this in my brush collection and so it attracted my interest.

My first impression was a negative one. When the brush arrived it looked sort of uneven and mis-shaped, like there was a dent in the bristles. The packaging was undamaged so I can't blame the courrier. It is acceptable with ELF brushes but Real Techniques carry a much higher price tag. Fortunately a good wash and careful reshaping helped me get rig of the problem, but the negative attitude remained.

As far as the brush itself is concerned it's neither good nor bad. The fancy pink handle is made of thin aluminium so be careful not to sit on it or it will bend in half ;). It's lightweight so it'll not add extra kilos to your luggage when travelling, but for home use I prefer heavier brushes. They feel more steady in my hand.

The bristles are super soft and surely very pleasant to use under my eyes but the brush is much too big to powder my under eye area softly, yet precisely and that's what I bought the brush for. 

Overall, it's a very decent brush, though it's very far from the leaders in the area. Unfortunately I can't find a proper use for it.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.


  1. i use real techniques setting brush to apply highlight or bronzer.. i also set my concealer with it! hope that helps you a lot <3

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    1. Bronzer brush! Excellent idea! Thanks for your help!