Full Face Makeup with just 2 brushes: Real Techniques Expert Face brush and Powder Brush

Posted on Jan 17 2016 - 10:00am by poonam

Full Face Makeup with just 2 brushes: Real Techniques Expert Face brush and Powder Brush

Hello Gorgeous,

I have hauled some of the Real Techniques Brushes last year and have been experimenting with them since then. There is already so many reviews and feedback all over the internet so I won’t be reviewing them as such but will be sharing my best techniques to use these brushes. I have got the Real Techniques core collection, the much raved about Real Techniques Expert Face brush and your chubby friend Real Techniques Powder Brush. So, if you already have these brushes or planning to buy these this might interest you, Real Techniques Expert Face brush and Powder Brush.

Real Techniques Makeup Brushes- Expert face Brush and Powder Brush

Product Claims:

Real Techniques Expert face Brush: Ultra firm and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation:

  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • self-standing for easy storage
  • extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use

Real Techniques Powder Brush: Evenly apply powders and mineral foundations for smooth, high-definition results:

  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • self-standing for easy storage
  • extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use

Price: $9/ Rs.745 on Amazon (Expert Face Brush)

and RS 740 on Amazon  (Powder Brush) 

My experience with Real Techniques Expert Face brush and Powder Brush:

Real Techniques Expert Face brush and Powder Brush are made of synthetic bristles and almost have a duo fiber bristles. Both the brushes are quite soft and well made. I have been using them for 3 months now and washed multiple time but haven’t experienced any shedding.. so Yayy!

Real Techniques Expert Face brush has densely packed bristles which are tapered from the centre. It is marketed as a foundation buffing brush as it dies a good ob in buffing the foundation into the skin and works wonderfully with cream formulas. Here are few ways how I use this brush

  1. Foundation Application: I usually use liquid foundations which I dot on my face with fingers but I recently switched to cream foundations and the tapered sides of the brush works nicely to pick up the product from pan and draw stripes around the face.
  2. Blending/Buffing Foundation: This is the main purpose of the brush and it does an excellent job especially with thick creamy formulas. Start buffing the foundation into the skin by rotating this brush in small circular motions. It takes off the excess product and gives a nice natural looking finish but still good coverage.
  3. Concealer Application and Blending: Usually a brush used for foundation can’t work for under eye concealer application as they are quite big but this Real Techniques Expert Face brush has a small brush head which makes it an ideal pick for the job. It does a good job at blending the concealer in the under eye area.
  4. Contouring: Till now I haven’t came across a brush that works as a foundation brush and doubles up as a contour brush too but this Expert Face brush is an exception. It has a tapered tip which fits into hollows of the cheeks makes it a great contouring brush. I have used it with a powder contouring products and have been obsessed with it. If you love defined jaw structure look do give this brush a shot.
  5. Baking the Under Eye Area: I have a dry skin so I do it that often  but if you have an oily skin and using a cream concealer under the eyes, setting it with a powder is a must to avoid creasing and the flat side of this brush could be your perfect partner for the job. Pick the powder from the flat side and place it onto the areas to bake.
  6. Highlighter Application: I am yet to try it as a highlighter brush but I have a feeling that its tapered tips and densely packed bristles will certainly help with that precise highlighter application on the top of cheekbones.

Real Techniques Powder Brush is a big fluffy brush with loosely packed bristles. The brush is almost double the size of Expert face brush. The brush slightly tapered from the centre but not too much

  1. Setting Foundation with Powder: The brush is made to work as a powder brush and set the foundation. It works best with a pressed powder because it is a little big for loose powder application.
  2. Blush Application: I have never imagined that a brush this big can works as a blush brush but I was wrong.  I forgot to carry any blush brush with me, so I used this as one and woo.. it did such a fab job. This brush gives the most diffused and blended look with blushes but the key is to use it with sheer powder blushes.

Recommendation: Real Techniques Expert Face brush and Powder Brush are one of the most versatile brushes I have come across. They are synthetic bristles which feel quite soft on skin and delivers great results with makeup application. They are easy on pocket and are of a great quality so will last me years. I love both of these but if I have to pick one it will definitely be the Real Techniques Expert Face brush because it is a multipurpose brush and I haven’t seen any other brush come closer to this one. Highly Recommended!

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Rating: 4.8/5

Have you tried Real Techniques Expert Face brush and Powder Brush? Which is your favorite Multi-tasking brush?

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. La French ConnectionJanuary 18, 2016 at 3:07 AM - Reply

    I’ve got lots of them but not these two. I’m tempted by the foundation one. It looks dense and soft. What I look for in a foundation brush.

  2. Shilpa ShettyJanuary 18, 2016 at 10:41 AM - Reply

    I love my The Body Shop brushes, but the Real Techniques brushes were always in my wishlist. I will be purchasing the Expert Face brush. Nice review,…

  3. flawedfabhappyJanuary 18, 2016 at 1:01 PM - Reply

    I have been using The Bodyshop Powder brush, and love it a lot. Definitely going to try out this face brush soon. Thanks for the review!

  4. shampita@TherainbowladyJanuary 18, 2016 at 2:40 PM - Reply

    I love my RT brushes, They are amazing.

  5. AnkitaJanuary 18, 2016 at 4:29 PM - Reply

    I loved how expert brush can be used for a lot of purposes. The pixy sisters have used it from foundation to contouring. Since they are synthetic bristle brushes they do not transfer other colors that much.

  6. anubhutiJanuary 19, 2016 at 4:14 PM - Reply

    I use expert face brush for everything and I tell you it works awesome with highlighter and blush as well 🙂 I love powder brush as it does the job quickly due to bigger size.. 🙂 Must have brushes by RT to invest in 🙂

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