I got so giddy when I opened the box to find my very own F82 Round Kabuki face brush. I immediately started to compare it to my Real Techniques buffing brush.
|This is a stock photo taken from Sigma.com.|
|This is a stock photo taken from Ulta.com.|
|This is one of the photos I took, and they didn't turn out so well! #ohwell|
I find that when I use the RT buffing brush, the foundation eases its way up into the bristles farther causing me to use more foundation and making it harder to clean the brush. I'm also not too crazy about the look of the orange-y gold handle.
I think both brushes are great though, and I would recommend either of them.
The Real Techniques buffing brush comes in a set called the Core Collection with three other brushes for $17.99, and it's available at RealTechniques.com, ULTA stores or ULTA.com. The only other brush that I reach for frequently out of that set is the contour brush that I use for blush every now and again.
The Sigma F82 Round Kabuki can be purchased on it's own at Sigma.com for $18. You can also get the whole Synthetic Kabuki Kit set which includes the F82 and four other kabuki brushes for $76. I think buying the set would be nice because I wouldn't have to wash my one brush as frequently--if that makes sense? I'd have a clean brush for every day of the week!
Have you tried either of these brushes? Let me know what your opinions are.
Do you have reviews of them? I'd love to check them out--leave your link!