Tuesday, February 25, 2014

REVIEW: Real Techniques Blush Brush

Today, I'm going to be reviewing one of my first makeup brushes, the Real Techniques Blush Brush. If you are youtube beauty addict, then I'm sure you must have heard of Pixiwoo, which is a youtube channel run by two gorgeous sisters, Sam and Nick Chapman. They are both professional makeup artists and owners of Real Techniques, a super affordable and cruelty free brush line. 

WHAT IT CLAIMS: Contour and define cheeks for flawlessly blended, high definition results. Look pixel perfect even in harsh light. Ultra plush, synthetic brushes are made hand-cut and 100% cruelty free. Self standing for easy storage. Extended aluminium handle is light and easy to use. 

WHAT I THINK ABOUT IT: I was surprised by the size of this brush; it's certainly a lot larger than most blush brushes. I was a bit intimidated by it until I saw some tutorials by Sam using this brush. She explained that the size of the brush was big so that the product could blend in flawlessly and easily. She also said that the bristles were tapered to prevent picking up excess product and so that it would only touch the highest points of the cheekbones. That made enough sense to me! 

In my opinion, the quality of brushes you use definitely affects the makeup application and outcome. I've always made a point to use the best brushes that I can afford. I bought this brush when I was just starting out in makeup so I wasn't sure if it was good quality. However, I was wrong! The Real Techniques blush brush definitely proves that when you buy inexpensive brushes, you don't always have to compromise on quality. 

The bristles of all RT brushes are cruelty free and are made of synthetic bristles. This means that they are ultra soft and makeup won't get absorbed into it. This brush feels really nice on my face and since my face is heart shaped, it fits perfectly onto my cheekbones. I just need to sweep and blend the blush just once and I get perfect application every time. Seriously, even a monkey could use this! 

This brush is also super easy to clean. All I need to do to clean the brush is shampoo and swirl it on my palm a couple of times and all the gunk gets right out. It also dries quickly. I have had this brush for about 6 months now and it's yet to shed a single hair. 

The Real Techniques blush brush is really sturdy and light, giving me good control when I use this.

PRICE: This is priced at USD $9. 

AVAILABILITY: I got mine from the facebook store, Shopaholic. You can also get this from realtechniques.com or iherb.com


-It is inexpensive 

-It is excellent quality 

-It doesn't shed

-It is lightweight 

-It is soft 

-It dries quickly after washing 

-It's ideal to use with really bright, pigmented blushes 


-You have a really narrow face and it is too large for you to use 

OVERALL VIEW: I LOVE the entire Real Techniques range because I feel that you get really inexpensive brushes without compromising on the quality. The RT blush brush is ideal to use with bright, dark and pigmented blushes as it doesn't deposit a crazy amount of color. 

Have you tried any of the RT brushes? What do you think of them? Don't forget to comment and follow me via GFC! :) x 

P.S. I'm totally contemplating changing the background for photographing products for my blog. I feel that white is a bit 'meh' and I wanna spice it up a bit! Do you have any suggestions? 



  1. This is soooo cute and fluffy.. I need to have this brush in my stash... thanks for the detailed review :)

  2. RT brushes are already on my list...I keep on adding items and then purchase them....Its an easy way to remember ...Nice review dear.....xoxoxo....:)

    1. Yes, it does sound like a nice and practical way to remember stuff!
      Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. x

  3. I wonder if it can be used for contouring. Great review...xoxo
    Following your blog now, do check out mine :)

    1. I personally think it's too big for contouring since you need to be more precise with it. It is great for blush, though. :) x

  4. thanks for the detailed review .. looks promising x :)

  5. i still have to grab my set of RT brushes n sponge ...:) loving ur detailed review :)

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  6. I love this brush because it doesnt shed ,is soft and never wastes product.Great review

  7. I totally LOVE RT brushes and this is no exception! Very nicely reviewed Warish! <3

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