Monday, 10 March 2014
Real Techniques Retractable Bronzer Brush - Review
Over the last couple of months I've been making a conscious effort to not only up my make-up brush collection, but up it with great quality brushes. So, of course, Real Techniques brushes have become a massive part of my collection!
I've been looking for a new bronzing brush for a while as the one I was using wasn't technically an official bronzing brush. When Real techniques brought out their Retractable Bronzing Brush I just knew it would end up in my collection someday - like most of their brushes have! Insert the Boots 3 for 2 beauty event and I didn't really have an excuse not to buy it!
The brush is gorgeous. Due fiber, ultra plush bristles - this brush is super soft! It feels so nice on the skin and here has been zero bristle fall out - sometimes I get this with new brushes but so far, each one seems to be well intact. I also love the black/white contrast to the bristles - it makes cleaning them so much easier because I can see the difference in the colour of the white bristles so I know my brush is squeaky clean!
This is the first retractable brush in my collection and I love the retractable inner tube that comes up to protect the bristles. It's also great for keeping them in shape and clean after I've tossed it into my make-up bag! It can be used for finishing powder too, so the lid makes it great for on-the-go application. I don't know about you but I don't tend to re-apply bronzer throughout the day, but I do re-apply my finishing powder to combat shine a fair bit!
As for bronzer application, I've mostly used this with Bare Minerals - warmth, a super high pigmented bronzer. A little has always gone a long way with this particular bronzer but with this brush, even a little can be too much! A light hand is essential unless you really love a very bronze look! I also find that I need to do a little extra blending after using this brush as it can go on a little heavy at the point where it first makes contact with the skin!
Real Techniques have done it again, creating a wonderful brush! Their brushes really are worth all the hype if you ask me! I've now got my eye on the silicone eye liner brush!
What Real Techniques are in your collection?
Until next time,