The Real Techniques Powder Brush retails for $9.99, but you can frequently get it for less with sales and coupons. I bought mine at Ulta.
- Synthetic taklon bristles
- Aluminum ferrule
- Tapered end - can stand upright and will take up extra room in your brush cup
- Cruelty free
- Larger size than a typical powder brush
I use the Real Techniques Powder Brush with pressed face powders, most often with powder foundations. After applying my liquid foundation or BB cream, I will use this brush with a tapping motion to apply a powder foundation or mattifying setting powder. The tapping motion allows me to mattify and build a little bit of additional coverage without disturbing the foundation. This brush is soft and supple, leaving a natural finish.
I also use this brush for touchups partway through the day and it does a very good job. I don't enjoy this brush as much for applying a full coverage powder foundation because I prefer a brush with more tightly packed bristles for building coverage. Similarly, I prefer a brush with more loosely packed bristles for loose powders.
- Soft bristles
- Durable and easy to wash (especially with my beloved Benjabelle Daisy brush tree)
- Easy to use
- Very good basic powder brush
- Useful in specific circumstances but too large to be a true multitasking face brush (you can find a great multitasking brush from Real Techniques in this set)
- Tapered bottom takes up extra room in brush cup
- Orange color isn't my cup of tea