I own whats fair to say quite a few, well ok then a lot of make up brushes, I'm not loyal to any one brand and have different brands in my collection as I like different brands for different things. One brand I like for my base products is Real Techniques, I love their Expert Face brush (review in this post) and it is my go to brush to apply my foundation and I also love the Miracle Complexion Sponge (review post here) for applying my foundation and concealer.
When I purchased the miracle complexion sponge I also bought the Sculpting Brush, it does also come as part of a set with the setting brush and a fan brush but I already own the setting brush and have fan brushes so I went for the sculpting brush on its own.
Real Techniques Sculpting Brush £9.99
Out of the packaging
The brush is a dense angled brush made from synthetic fibres, the head of the brush is quite wide if that makes sense. The handle is pink metal with a black rubber base which is flat so you can stand the brush up if desired.
I own both the MAC Sculpt powder and Sculpt cream contour products and have used the brush with both the powder and cream and I am sorry to say I hated it, the brush is too wide and leaves a really wide line of product and it is terrible for blending, it really isn't good at all as a contour brush, it is just too wide and too dense to blend out product. The "line" of product it leaves is wide because of the width of the brush and it's terrible for blending, the brush is far to dense to blend out the contour powder or cream and I was left with a big wide patch of contour that looked horrendous. I really didn't like the brush at all and I showed the brush to my daughter who is a professional make up artist and she was shocked at how wide and dense the brush was, she said it wouldn't be good for blending and the application would be too wide and she is right, I just wish I'd shown her the brush before I used it!
I have used the brush for applying my foundation and it does apply my foundation well but in a very similar way to the way it applies when I use the expert face brush, I'd say the application is a little more sheer but it does apply in a very similar way, the sculpting brush does remind me of an angled and slightly wider version of the expert face brush.
Overall Thoughts & Would I Recommend & Re Purchase?
I am so disappointed in the sculpting brush, as I said I have a couple of other brushes from the brand and I use those all the time as well as the miracle complexion sponge but this was a huge disappointment for me and I wish I hadn't bought it to be honest, it was a waste of money. I will make use of it by using it for foundation but I wouldn't recommend it at all and I would say if you have the expert face brush to turn it on it's side and use that for contour as it might not be ideal but in my opinion it would work better than this and you can use it for foundation too. I think you may have already gathered that I won't be re purchasing another sculpting brush, overall a huge disappointment from a brand I usually like.
If you would like to try the Real Techniques Sculpting brush, you can find it online at Superdrug, Feel Unique and Boots for £9.99 but the best price I found it for was on the Look Fantastic website where it is £8.49, they currently have a 15% discount on all RT products.
Have you ever bought something you had high hopes for and it wasn't so good when you used it? Let me know in the comments.
Thank you for reading, much love as always,