Today I have yet another brush from the latest launch by Real Techniques. This is the Retractable Kabuki Brush and it comes in a metallic pink case.. How cute is that! I love how colorful Real Techniques brushes are ^_^
The latest four brushes that have been added to the collection including this is: the retractable bronzer brush (Reviewed here!), retractable lip brush and the silicone liner brush. This time both the Pixiwoo sisters Sam and Nic have collaborated.
The retractable kabuki brush looks very similar to the Real Techniques Buffing brush which is one of my all time favorite brush! This kabuki brush however has an angled surface and I was surprised that it is even more softer than the buffing brush! I have used this a couple of times now and I absolutely love this for contouring my face as its angled head allows easy access in the hollows of my cheeks and the temples. The metallic pop up can be pulled up halfway for more control.
It is also great for applying foundation. I find it a bit difficult to use swirling motions with this to buff in the foundation due to its angled shape. However it applies foundation like a dream if used with sweeping motions, just like the expert face brush. It reaches the corners of my nose/eyes well and gives a very nice blended and flawless finish. This brush can also be used to apply blush however I do not enjoy using this for powder as I find it a bit too compact. This could be used with powder foundations as well.
The brush comes with densely packed taklon bristles which at the same time is quite flexible. I love Real Techniques brushes for their softness and the fact that inspite of being dense the brush hairs allow a very little product to go a long way! Yes, your foundation/powder/ blush wont get lost into the bristles ^_^
Also the fact that these are Taklon bristles you can use these brushes with liquid, cream and powder products.
The packaging of this brush is really unique and well thought of. Check out the pictorial below:
Simple and efficient! The metallic pop up case protects the brush hairs from any sort of damage and the see through lid keeps it safe and hygienic making it an ideal multi-tasking product to throw into your handbag for quick touchups throughout the day. Even though I really like the see through lid concept, I am really skeptical about how long this plastic lid will last and continue to protect my brush. It does not feel sturdy like the lower metallic case at all and so one's gotto be really careful not to drop/break it!
Other than that, I absolutely recommend this versatile brush to everyone! It is a must have for any beauty lovers' handbag ^_^
This brush is available for $10 at iHerb. Use coupon code GKF025 for an additional discount ;)