I have a new makeup brush love, and it’s the Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush. It’s such a great brush, that I’ve decided to dedicate a whole post to how much I love it. Real Techniques is one of my favourite brush brands, they’re great quality, especially for the price. Their Buffing Brush is my holy grail brush for applying foundation, it makes applying foundation effortless!
In Ontario, individual Real Techniques brushes are not easy to find; so I was very excited to find that they were regularly appearing at Winners (TJ Maxx in the US and TK Maxx in Britain) stores around southern Ontario (I tend to frequent Winners beauty section to find hard to get beauty in Canada). On a recent trip, I picked up the Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush. It was a spur of the moment purchase, because as much love Real Techniques brushes, I don’t usually like brushes that are retractable or gimicky, but I haven’t met a Real Techniques brush that I didn’t like, so I picked it up (it was $10.99 CDN).
I’m so very glad I picked up this brush, because it has become my holy grail brush for apply bronzer and blush. It’s has soft synthetic fibres, but is firm enough that it holds it shape when apply product. This brush gives me cheekbones without even trying, it just applies the right amount of bronzer, and the angle of the brush makes getting under the cheekbones effortless. The shape and firmness of the bristles also makes it great for apply blush. In one sweep I get a lovely even distribution of blush and don’t have to worry about ending up with splotchy or uneven blush.
My only complaint with this brush is the retractable part, I think this is such a great stand alone brush that it doesn’t need the added feature of being retractable. I just don’t see a need for retractable brushes (however I may very well be in the minority on this). I would much prefer that this brush had a proper handle, and that I didn’t have to deal with the whole retractable bit.
Overall, this is a great brush, especially considering how affordable it is. I’ve been paying frequent visits to Winners to try and find a second one, so that I can have one dedicated for blush and one for bronzer (this lessens how often I have to wash brushes…which I hate doing).
If you’re in the market for a new brush, and happen upon the Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush, I highly recommend you pick it up and give it a try!
Have you tried the Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush?
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