Real Techniques Brushes Review – Powder & Expert Face Brush

Real Techniques brushes have become a recent phenomena in the beauty world that beauty bloggers and vloggers alike have been using daily.  I have become a little obsessed with this range of brushes and unashamedly now own almost all of them and so the time has come to finally share these beauties with you guys!

Today I’m reviewing two brushes used for the base – the Powder Brush and the Expert Face Brush.


Powder Brush – This is by far the largest brush I own and also the softest and most gentle on my skin.  Before using this, I used to use The Body Shop’s Face & Body Brush which was good but not as good as this.  I find that the hairs on this brush are of a perfect density to pick up the perfect amount of powder to blot your face with.  I swirl this brush into my chosen powder, tap of the excess, and slightly dust over my face which leaves me with a layer of powder which doesn’t make me look cakey or chalky, nor does it leave me oily. 

Expert Face Brush – I started using the Expert Face Brush after trying out the RT Buffing Brush (which I adore and will review soon!).  This one is similar but the hairs are much denser, meaning that it picks up more product and leaves you with a heavier coverage when applying foundation.  I use this brush when my skin is particularly bad and just buff the cream or liquid foundation into my skin in circular motions.

What I Think – I am now a RT convert and use them every single day.  I can’t wait to review the other brushes for you guys, as they are a pleasure to use.  One thing that makes them so great is they are easily accessible in most Boots stores and they retail at a great price.  These brushes are of such a high quality (so soft, not scratchy on the skin in the slightest) and will last a very long time, so for £9.99 and £12.99, I highly recommend them!

Do you own any Real Techniques brushes?  What is your favourite brush range?




  1. October 28, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    last night i finally took the plunge and bought the real techniques core collection so it's great to see such positive reviews. as i hope to buy the rest of the collection!

  2. October 28, 2012 / 4:49 pm

    I had the Powder Brush and Foundation Brush (I have reviews on my blog) and yesterday I took advantage of the 3 for 2 offer in Boots. I picked up the Blush Brush, the Expert Face Brush and the Setting Brush. I absolutely LOVE Real Techniques too, they are fabulous!

    Rachel x
    Lost In Lipstick

  3. October 28, 2012 / 4:49 pm

    I love Real Techniques, I used them everyday too, there is nothing better for that price. The buffing brush is by far my favourite and I don't think I'll be alone on that one.

  4. October 28, 2012 / 4:51 pm

    I bought the blush brush and the stippling brush yesterday, and I now want them all!

  5. October 28, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    These brushes look amazing and so fluffy. I've been wanting to get the core set for aaages xx

  6. October 28, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    Body Shop brushes are more than that! I will be buying these next time I need a brush!



  7. October 28, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    I already own the Buffing brush to apply my foundation, but have long wondered if the Expert Face brush was worth getting.

    One for the Christmas list!

  8. October 28, 2012 / 6:08 pm

    I love the expert face brush!

  9. October 28, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    I was thinking of getting the core collection from Boots, and after reading this review of two of the RT brushes, I will definitely be purchasing it! And I can always add these two to my collection later on :)x

  10. October 28, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    Yes, I own the core set, but still have not open it to use. I could not resist after all the positive reviews.

  11. October 28, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    I love my RT buffing brush, I have to get the powder brush but I'm not so keen on the Expert Face brush

  12. October 28, 2012 / 7:28 pm

    I have been looking for some nice make up brushes, I haven't seen these ones before. Might try them out 🙂 x

  13. October 28, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    I don't but they look lovely, can't wait to order them after Christmas!


  14. October 29, 2012 / 12:42 am

    I was just looking at these brushes a few hours ago. So glad you did a review on them before I bought them.

  15. October 29, 2012 / 8:55 am

    I'm making my sister send me a set of Real Techniques brushes over for Christmas, they don't sell them in New Zealand and I rarely buy things online. I'm glad you love them, makes me excited to soon have my own.

  16. October 29, 2012 / 11:46 am

    I had the whole purple set but I didn't rate them, probably because they were quite foundation brushy and i'm not a fan of flat paddle foundation brushes. Wish I kept them now, I know I just needed to stick with it! xx

  17. October 29, 2012 / 11:55 am

    I have the powder brush and absolutely love it! It's so soft and you're right it picks up just the right amount of product!

    Gillian x

  18. October 29, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    i must admit i love RT brushes but i also love smashbox and body shop too! they both have good ranges :)) xxx

  19. October 29, 2012 / 3:46 pm

    i need some new brushes

  20. October 29, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    I'd love to see more reviews on the other ones you have 🙂 I recently bought my first which was the blush brush which I did a little review on here x x x

  21. October 30, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    Love the real technique brushes, you should try the stippling brush its amazing! x

  22. October 30, 2012 / 9:14 pm

    Love the real technique brushes, you should try the stippling brush it's amazing! 🙂 x

  23. October 30, 2012 / 10:58 pm

    I love the Real Techniques brushes, especially the Buffing Brush for applying liquid foundation x

  24. November 3, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    The Real Techniques brushes are on my Christmas list as I've heard so many amazing things that I can't resist anymore! Can't wait to hear more about your thoughts on the range, the powder brush sounds lovely! 🙂

  25. November 4, 2012 / 8:24 pm

    Love all the real technique brushes but the powder brush has to be my favourite xxx

  26. November 17, 2012 / 12:33 pm

    Hey lovely! I jus found your cute blog and gladly added myself to your followers! I’d love to have you stop by and maybe follow too? Also I’ll leave the link to a big international JUICY COUTURE GIVEAWAY I’m having in case you’re interested!:)

    Hope to see you there, and thanks so much beautiful!!
    Xo, Emily

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  27. November 19, 2012 / 9:08 pm

    I got the core collection and it was instant love. Added to it with the expert face brush and stippling brush when boots had the buy one get one half price. Adore this range. X x

  28. September 17, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    I've been looking for a good powder brush deffo going to purchase this one now 😀


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