|£21.99 at Boots|
A bit about the brand
'Designed with pro make-up artist Samantha Chapman, Real Techniques brushes combine high-tech materials with innovative design to make creating a pixel-perfect look easier than ever' They have a really great website which you can see here.
Does what it says on the tin?
I'm sure plenty of you have heard of the buffing brush if you are interested in beauty blogs - but I'm going to add my opinion anyway. The Real Techniques brushes are 100% cruelty free, with super soft synthetic taklon bristles. The buffing brush has a domed head, with semi-firm bristles. The brush is packed with bristles so that it is firm enough to give you good coverage from your foundation, but soft enough that you can blend well and cover a large amount of space in a short amount of time.
The buffing brush works well, from my experience, with both cream and liquid foundation (I tend not to use mineral foundation), as it allows you to buff your foundation into your face and gain a smooth and flawless finish. It feels so soft and gentle on your skin, and yet is still substantial enough to do the job in hand.
As you can see, mine is a little stained (no matter how many times I clean them!). I either use this brush, or my expert face brush to do my foundation/bb cream as I just love the beautiful finish it gives to my base make-up.
To buy or not to buy?
The buffing brush comes as part of the Core Collection, which is incredible value for money. For £21.99 you can get four really great Real Techniques brushes. I would even spend that much on this brush even if it didn't come with the other four brushes because it really is one of the best brushes I own.
What brush (if any) do you use to do your foundation? Are you tempted to try the buffing brush, or is it already a firm favourite of yours?