Back when my boyfriend and I went to London I bought this gorgeous brush from the Real Techniques Powderblue collection. I had been eyeing them for quite some time back then so when I saw they were on sale I decided to take one with me. I ended up going for the Soft Powder Brush because I had been on a hunt to find a new powder brush for ages at that point. Since I went to London back in February I have been using the brush for a while now, which means today is a great day to review it. If you’re interested in finding out what the Real Techniques Powderblue Soft Powder Brush is like and whether or not it’s worth spending a bit extra money on, make sure you continue reading!
The Real Techniques Powderblue brushes all come with these blue handles and blue hairs. The hairs are inspired by squirrel hair, but obviously it’s synthetic and not real squirrel hair. That would be very sad for the squirrels. Anyway, the shape of the brush is clearly a little different than the shape of the other, regular Real Techniques brushes. This brush has a handle that becomes smaller towards the end and it becomes a little more rectangular towards the end. The top part is a bit darker blue than the bottom part and that top part is a little rounder as well. At the top of the handle you’ll see the Real Techniques sign, their initials, and on the other side you will see the number of the brush.
The hairs of the brush are blue as well, like I mentioned. This adds a really unique look to the brush, something I have never seen before. At first I wasn’t completely sure whether or not I thought it looked good, but compared to my other brushes I do think it has a rather luxurious look to it and I’m all in for that. I really like the way it looks.
Overall I think the brush looks stunning. It looks way better than the regular Real Techniques brushes and it definitely look more professional and more luxurious. You do pay a little bit more for it than you would for a regular Real Techniques brush, but in my opinion that is worth it!
Real Techniques Powderblue Soft Powder Brush – €25
The Real Techniques Powderblue Soft Powder Brush has a nice and tapered shape. The bottom part is a bit smaller than the top part, and on top the brush is rounded. I really like shapes like this in powder brushes. I think it allows you to apply your powder evenly and not too aggressively. However, something I don’t like about it is the fact that after washing the brush maybe two times, the shape of the hairs got a little lost. I think the second picture does give a rather clear image of what happened. If you look at it from the top it’s even more clear, but I didn’t manage to take a picture of that.
I don’t really know what happened or why that it happened because I am always very careful with my brushes, especially while washing them. And when I finish washing them I always shape them in the right shape so they won’t dry up funky, but somehow something went wrong here. For a brush with a price tag like this I do think it’s kind of disappointing.
Anyway, let’s start talking about the claims. According to Real Techniques the fine filaments and luxurious softness of this brush will allow flawless powder application. The Fauxblue technology uses synthetic bristles engineered to perform as well as the prestige blue squirrel hair. This results in a combination of soft, long tapered and unique wavy bristles. These are optimised for layering powders without disrupting the makeup that has already been applied. The large tapered head of the Soft Powder Brush is designed for flawless application of powder bronzers, highlighters and loose powder foundations.
All together Real Techniques claims that these hairs are supposed to be extremely soft and should make sure you get a flawless application of your powder products. They say you can use it for powder bronzer, highlighter and loose powders and that last thing is what I use it for. Looking at the shape I think it’s way too big to use it as a brush for highlighter and I already have a brush I like to apply my bronzer with. I also think that for bronzer it is a little bit on the large side, but it can be used for that. For sure.
Anyway, to apply powder with this brush is really nice. It’s a lot softer than the brush I used before I had this one and that’s a really nice feeling. Because of the shape of the brush and the fact that the hairs are rather flexible, but brush is capable of applying product literally everywhere on your face. It can even reach the small areas like the sides of your nose and underneath your eyes because of this tapered shape.
It also does really spread the product evenly on the face. I never get patches or unevenness when I used this brush and that’s another big plus. I do use transparent powder to finish off my makeup so for me it wouldn’t be that big of a deal if the application wasn’t completely flawless, but if you’re using it to apply bronzer with that’s a much more important aspect. Anyway, I do feel like it creates an even more even and flawless base for the rest of my makeup and therefore I think this brush is a big hit.
Altogether I’m a big fan of the Real Techniques PowderBlue Soft Powder Brush. It’s a really pretty brush, the hairs are extremely soft and I really like the shape of it. It does apply my powder products in a very even and flawless way, which I think is very pretty, and it can reach all parts of my face. The only downside to the brush is that the shape got kind of odd after washing it a couple of times, but that might be just be. Aside from that I do recommend getting it because it is a really, really nice brush!
That will be it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know if you have any experience with the Real Techniques Blue Brushes, and if so, be sure to let me know how you like them!