What the Real Techniques website says:
This dual-fiber brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high-definition results with all types of makeup:
- look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
- ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
- self-standing for easy storage
- extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use
Stippling brush is used for liquid foundations when you want an airbrushed effect or you want a lighter application. It's perfect for BB cream (of which I am a fan of) or cream products. It can also be used for powder to finish off your look without "moving" what you've already done with your face like if you've already put your blush and want to put highlighter.
When I use it for my BB cream, I put some BB cream at the back of my hand and tap on it with the brush. I then dab the brush onto my face literally pressing the brush on my skin in a tapping motion not swirling nor brushing nor bluffing manner. I feel that it gives me better control on how much product I put on my face and applies it more evenly on my face. I personally don't like using a foundation brush with my BB. It makes my BB streak and I have to spend twice the amount of time trying to even it out and by the time I do it seems I have applied too much.
I love this brush and has become my favorite face brush :) It's really soft even though the bristle seem pointy. It isn't densely packed with the bristles spaced out rather evenly. The only thing I don't like about it is that sometimes I feel the bristles move around sideways. It goes back to form though. No fall-out so far. The self-standing feature is also very useful :) I don't use foundation so I can't say anything about the airbrush finish but with my BB cream I feel like it makes my skin absorb the BB cream better giving it a more flawless and smooth finish.
WHO SHOULD BUY IT:
- Regular users of BB cream or cream products
- Wants light application of liquid or cream products
- Users of highlighter on face
- Wants flawless, barely there finish of face products
WHO SHOULD AVOID IT:
- Impatient or does not have time to spend on applying products to face
- Exclusively uses powder products