Real Techniques has always been one of my absolute favourite brush brands, so when I saw this cute little Expert Concealer Brush on the web I knew I had to get it. I actually don’t own an actual concealer brush yet, so I could definitely use one, and this looked really good in my opinion. So, I ordered it, tested it and today I’m going to talk to you guys about it like I always do. If you’re interested in finding out more about this product, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Real Techniques Expert Concealer Brush is shaped like most other Real Techniques brushes. It has a black rubberised plastic bottom part, a bright metallic orange handle and then the hairs on top. Inside the metal it says the name of the brand and on the other side of the brush it says the name of the brush. Overall I think the brush is designed in a very elegant and luxurious way. It looks very pretty and well-made and I like that about it.
Another thing I like about the Real Techniques brushes, design-wise, is that they are very easy to hold. They lay in the hand very nicely. That’s something not everyone might care about, but I do. You can definitely tell that these brushes are created by people who actually know a lot about makeup. People who know what they are doing and what they are creating and why, and that’s definitely one of the reasons why I like Real Techniques so much.
Real Techniques Expert Concealer Brush – €9,99
On the back of the packaging they tell you a little bit more about the brand and about the product. Basically what they’re saying is that this is the mini version of their best selling Expert Face Brush. A brush that I personally really like and enjoy using for applying my foundation. They also say that this Expert Concealer Brush is an essential for well-blended concealer above and below the eye. They say that it has dense, rounded bristles for a natural buff and that it’s ideal for cream and liquid concealers.
Talking about bristles, I feel like the bristles of this particular brush are kind of different compared to the bristles on other Real Techniques brushes, especially if you look at the face brushes. Those hairs are always really nice and soft and don’t feel very synthetic like. The hairs on this brush however feel way more syntheticy than usually. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t stiff or harsh on the skin, but the texture of the hairs just feels a little different and I’m not sure why.
Here you can see the difference between the Expert Face Brush and the Expert Concealer Brush. Like I said, RT claims that this concealer brush is basically a mini-version of the Expert Face Brush. Comparing the both of them I can see where they’re coming from. Both brushes have a pretty similar shape to them and both have nice and dense hairs. What this picture does show clearly is the difference in the hairs I was talking about earlier. Of course I have been using that Expert Face Brush for a couple of years now so they’ve gone through a lot already, but that’s not what makes them different. I can’t really put my finger on what it is exactly, but they’re definitely different.
When it comes to the way they work and the way the buff the product into your skin they are, again, very similar. They both do that in a really easy and flawless way. I used to not believe in concealer brushes because I always felt like they were just going to take away coverage and move the product around, but this brush really made me realise that it doesn’t have to be like that. That a concealer brush can actually be really amazing.
Like I said this brush has a similar shape as the Expert Face Brush does. And that seems like a pretty clear description, but only if you’ve ever used or seen the RT Expert Face Brush. So, for those of you who aren’t familiar with that brush, I’m going to explain the shape of this brush in more detail. Both of the Expert brushes have this duo-fibre hair going on. That means that the bottom part is black and the top is white. Back in the day this used to mean that the bottom part was a little more dense and on top it was more fluffy, but I’m not sure whether that’s still like that.
Anyway, the brush has this kind of ‘dome’ shaped top. This means that it’s not completely oval or rounded, but it does have a bit of a round shape to it. This shape is absolutely perfect for blending in any liquid or cream product on the skin. At least it is in my opinion.
Looking from the side you can tell that it’s not a rounded brush in that perspective either. The only concealer-like brush I have ever owned was completely rounded and I have to say that I wasn’t a big fan of that. That really made the product below my eye move everywhere. This brush on the other hand is different. It’s not as flat as a normal eyeshadow brush, it’s a little fluffier I would say. With that I don’t mean fluffy as in soft, but fluffy as in a little thick. I don’t know if that makes any sense, but to me it actually does.
Having discussed the shape, the hairs and all that kind of stuff, let’s also talk about my experience with the brush as a concealer brush. Like I said I don’t feel like this brush moves the product around. I feel like it doesn’t do that because it’s not too dense and because it’s not stiff either. The hairs are light and fluffy enough to actually keep the product in place, but they are powerful enough to blend the product into the skin, which is also a factor that was very important to me. I don’t want to end up with orange circles around my eyes because the brush I used was too weak to buff the product properly into my skin.
Luckily this brush has it all. Aside from that I also feel like the brush is really nice on the skin. The skin around my eyes is very sensitive and very easily irritated, so a brush can’t be too harsh or stiff around there. Luckily this brush doesn’t feel painful or irritating in any way. It’s very nice and gentle but it definitely gets the job done.
Overall I’m pretty enthusiastic about this product. I wasn’t really sure about it at first because my eye area is extremely sensitive and I wasn’t sure whether this brush would be too rough for that, but it turns out that it’s actually perfect for blending in or buffing in the concealer underneath my eyes. The hairs are the perfect balance between soft, fluffy and stiff and that’s a big plus as well. So, in conclusion I really like this brush and if you’re looking for a great concealer brush I highly recommend trying this one!
And that’s it for today’s review. Thank you so much for reading today’s review, I hope you enjoyed it and be sure to let me know what you use to blend the concealer underneath your eyes!