Monday, 24 February 2014

Battle of the Brushes// Stippling or Expert Face Brush

Over the years I have owned many foundation brushes.. and by foundation brushes I mean them pointed flat ones that at first I thought worked wonders for my foundation until I noticed how streaky my face looked!
Real Techniques are absolutely brilliant for providing various foundation brushes (and all the other types) and I am currently torn between two that I love.. these are the Stippling Brush and the Expert Face Brush.

I'll begin with the newest brush added to my collection.. the Expert Face Brush by Real Techniques

This is a wider, ultra firm face brush used to help create a flawless base using liquid or cream foundation. It consists of highly compacted synthetic taklon bristles in a dome shape and I must say, it is absolutely wonderful! Because it is so dense the brush picks up lots of product and makes it so easy to blend to give a natural light looking feel, and somehow makes it feel like I am wearing very little foundation.

On to the other... the Real Techniques Stippling Brush

I had only just realized that this brush isn't only made for perfecting a flawless base but also for various makeup (hence I am now using it for blushers)!

Any who... this brush is dual fibered used to create an airbrush, high definition results for 'all types of makeups'. At first I loved this brush, I felt as if it worked wonders on my foundation but I have noticed that it isn't as soft and as easy to use nowadays (maybe because it has been washed many times).
 It works very nicely for getting the foundation right into your skin to provide a flawless coverage however I find it hard to get into some areas, such as around my nose and eyes as the bristles aren't as soft and dense as the Expert Face Brush.
Like I said, I currently now use this for cream blushers or normal blushers as I am finding it just a little bit uncomfortable on this skin. Saying this, if it does fall apart I probably would consider re purchasing ha :) 

So... overall I would suggest purchasing the Expert Face Brush for a beautiful base and always try out the stippling brush because you may well get along with it nicely :) 

Kathryn x


  1. I have the expert face brush and I love it! I've only recently got into brushes and it's amazing how much they can make a difference to your look.
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

  2. I love the stippling brush for cream blushers and highlights and the expert face brush for foundation although I have recently fell in love with the Sigma F80! x

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  4. I love the Expert Brush for my concealer and the Stippling for my foundation, both brushes are amazing though!