Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman: Powder Brush and Blush Brush Review

by xin on May 13, 2013

Not long ago, I picked up 2 of the Samantha Chapman Real Techniques brushes from iherb.com because I needed more brushes, having read about quite some good reviews on them, and really really affordable price tag, there was no reason not to try out.

Real Techniques Powder Brush 1

The first brush that I picked was this powder brush, it’s huge and fluffy.

The brush handle is made of aluminum and it’s quite light weight.

Real Techniques Powder Brush 2

Being an affordable brush, thankfully the quality is not compromised.

The brush is soft and dense, and it picks up loose powder or metorites really well. The huge size gives an advantage of an even buff without harsh edges. I dislike using puff for loose powder as it tends to create patchy spots.

It dries overnight under fan after wash, which makes it even more convenient. I didn’t experience any shedding at all which was really awesome.

Other than powder, it actually work with liquid foundation too.

Being at only USD$9.99, I really could not find any fault with it.

Real Techniques Blush Brush 1

The second brush that I got was this blush brush. However, I can’t say that I love this brush as much.

Real Techniques Blush Brush 2

It’s still soft and fluffy alright, but it doesn’t really help to create a nice contour for blush. The bristles are long and soft but it’s hard to control. However, I like that it blends the blusher well without the harsh edges.

I am feeling frustrated that this brush seems to be out of my control, while the rest of the world loves it. But well maybe I just need to get it right.

For just USD$8.99, it’s no wonder that it receives so much love despite my struggle with it.

Overall, I think they are decent brushes at really affordable price, it’s great for beginners, or when you just need more brushes to rotate it daily.

Have you used any of Real Techniques brushes..and do you love them?

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gio May 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

The powder brush sounds great, and quite versatile too!
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xin May 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm
Ting May 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Hello! I also have both these brushes. For the blush brush, I find that doing the spot/dab motion works better than swiping on the cheeks. First I dab on cheekbones then if there’s some visible edges I swirl the brush to blend edges away.

However, I find that this brush doesn’t pick up the baked blush very well. Do you have the same problem?

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xin May 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Hi Ting! thanks for sharing the tip with me! I somehow have problem picking up all the color of baked blushes… >< not just only with this brush. same goes to eye shadow, my finger seems to be the best medium for baked stuff!
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