Hi Everyone,

Generally when beauty bloggers say, look what I got in the mail, it means that they got stuff sent by the companies, but when I say yoohoo, here is what I got in the mail, it means I have been wanting or waiting for some product to arrive in my life and may have received it!! So here it is; I ordered the Real Techniques Setting Brush that I have been wanting to try for a very long time.

I am a highlighter junkie and love to be on fleek (which is a new term in the strobing world), but for the longest time I have been struggling to find the right brush for highlighting. I am also a brush hoarder by the way (which makeup addict isn’t?) and therefore own a ton of brushes. But surprisingly so, I had none that fit this bill cause a highlighter brush should be able to provide some precision but at the same time deliver an airbrushed look (in my humble opinion!)

Real Techniques Setting Brush

This Real Techniques Setting Brush is great for the purpose. It is supposed to be used for a controlled dusting of powder or highlighter. I have been using it for applying a powder highlighter (which is the primary reason why I bought it) but have also been putting it to use with a face powder to set my under eye concealer. It does a pretty good job because the bristles are so soft and dense that it is gentle enough to be used under the eyes. Since it is dome shaped, the tapered ends are great for reaching the contours of the eyes.

Real Techniques Setting Brush review

As a brush for the highlighter, it is petite enough to deliver a controlled highlight, meaning, with this brush you can highlight the very tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, without having to worry about the powder shooting off everywhere and your face looking like a disco ball! Since the sides of the brush are considerably flattened, sweeping of the brush in an upwards motion can give you that precise but blended out highlight.

The bristles are synthetic and 100% cruelty free, which I hugely appreciate.

Real Techniques Setting Brush makeupxpressions

I have so far used it only with powder products, but I will definitely try it with cream products too, specially with my creamy under eye concealer as the bristles are so soft and gentle. I have just washed it once (before use) and did not notice any shedding whatsoever.

The brush comes neatly encased in a see through plastic packaging. I love the pink and black colours on the brush and love how the bottom part of the brush is matte black. The brush is sleek and not heavy at all.

 Real Techniques Setting Brush

This brush is a part of their Original Collection, retails for $8 on the Real Techniques website. But I ordered it online from Amazon.in for Rs 790.

My verdict: I love this brush, this is my first from Real Techniques and I am pleasantly surprised by the quality. It is an extremely well made brush, super soft and very plush! I am looking forward to trying more brushes from Real Techniques specially their Blush Brush and the Expert Face Brush. Lastly, I don’t find the price exorbitant simply because it is a great quality brush and is now thankfully available in India!

Hope you enjoyed this post! I love you all and thank you for your support and sweet comments!

xoxo makeupxpressions

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  1. rachna August 12, 2015 at 3:21 pm Reply

    i love Real techniques brushes they are so affordable and the quality is great too!
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  2. Ayesha Das August 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm Reply

    What about amazon.in? How’s their service? Is it safe to buy from them?

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      makeupxpressions August 12, 2015 at 4:38 pm Reply

      I am a regular buyer on Amazon.in, their service is good and quick, I feel it is safe to buy from them, but it is the actual seller that you need to check out as Amazon.in is just a marketplace.

  3. Yasmin August 13, 2015 at 3:40 am Reply

    Very pretty brush! Love the pink. I wish I had more brushes for all the eye makeup tricks. But I always feel like I’ll never have enough no matter how many I have haha.

    xx Yasmin
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      makeupxpressions August 13, 2015 at 8:00 am Reply

      Hey Yasmin, I share the same feeling too!! Cyber hug!!

  4. Shreya August 13, 2015 at 7:19 am Reply

    I’ve Real Techniques Core Collection and it works amazing … even after washing it regularly the brush bristles retain their softness…. wonderfully reviewed dear<3
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      makeupxpressions August 13, 2015 at 7:59 am Reply

      Thank you Shreya!! I look forward to buying more brushes from them!

  5. monica August 13, 2015 at 7:29 am Reply

    I own a no. of RT brushes and all of these are amazing! I use blending brush from eye core range for putting on highlighter! it works equally well.
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      makeupxpressions August 13, 2015 at 8:01 am Reply

      Thats great Monica, I need to check the eye core range in that case!!

  6. Madhu@DenDiva August 13, 2015 at 5:04 pm Reply

    I have kept real Technique brushes in my Amazon wishlist.. will try to get it now its available.. yay!
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  7. sindhura Gurazada August 14, 2015 at 1:10 pm Reply

    I would love to try this . I’m actually searching for a setting brush.. This seems great

  8. Preethy@Prettykooll August 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm Reply

    I already own a few RT brushes, but do not have this one, this seems to be a good multi purpose brush too
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  9. Sangeeta August 24, 2015 at 3:49 pm Reply

    I am yet to try any Real Techniques brushes, but, I have heard raves about them. Wanted to buy their buffing brush. Will add the setting brush to the list as well.

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