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Stippling Brushes – What is all the Hype?

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Hi Everyone!

It’s probably safe to assume that you have already heard of stippling brushes. They seem to be all the rave these days in the make up world.

So what is a stippling brush? They are designed to buff powder/liquid foundation onto the skin to give a flawless finish. The brush is dense at the bottom and fans out towards the top.

I was a tad bit suspicious at first, but I decided to jump on the bandwagon and purchase one to see what it has to offer. I purchased the stippling brush from Real Techniques and I was pleasantly surprised by the results! I don’t apply full coverage foundation but rather sheer coverage for everyday wear. I am currently using the powder foundation by Bare Minerals and this brush was perfect for just that. The result was an airbrushed look, that is slightly better than application with a traditional powder brush.

Here’s how to apply:

  1. Apply the foundation to the back of your hand.
  2. Tap the brush into the foundation and stipple over your face. Basically dot the foundation all over the face. Your skin should look pixelated afterwards. Do not blend just yet!
  3. Then blend the foundation using very small circular motions.
  4. At the blending stage you should use very light pressure. The way to tell the pressure is correct, is the bristles that are thick at the bottom should stay straight. If they bend then you are using too much pressure.
  5. Ta-da you have your airbrushed look

I was pleased with the brush from Real Techniques.  It does the job and it’s super pretty with the pink finish. It is priced at €17.99. You can also use the brush to apply face powder or blush. This brush has become an integral part of my make up routine 🙂

Have you tried stippling brushes? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments box below. Thanks for stopping by!

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