First off, this brush is of medium density, it feels very sturdy and has a good weight to it. Despite appearing to be metal (perhaps aluminium), it's not uncomfortable in the hand. I love the rubberised grip at the bottom too, because if my hand is a bit oily, there's not much slippage. I didn't notice any strange smell when I took it out of the packaging, which is a great thing, but I did notice that the bristles were very soft. They felt like butta! I washed this brush before use and I was amazed at how quickly it dried, it about 2 hours on a sunny day and it was ready to roll.
I'm always lazy about washing my brushes weekly (or between uses, though I really should), but I can say from the time I got this brush, washed it and used it, I've seen no shed hairs. That's saying a lot about this brush's quality, especially when it's just $5.99USD (on special). I cannot compare the quality to that of the original Real Techniques brushes though as I've never owned or used them.
- Sturdy and cute design
- Good weight
- No Shedding (so far)
- Flawless, streak-free finish
- Soft but dense bristles
- Easy to use
- Brush soaks up product (making me have to use more)
- Shipping time could be a doozy (but it's free and they actually ship to Barbados)
The Raw Sugar:I am definitely happy with this brush, for one it's cute and it gives me outstanding results. Like I said before, I'm not too pleased about the need to use more product with this brush, but that's just me penny-pinching.
Where to Purchase:If you want to pick up this brush too, BPS has given me a coupon code to share with you guys for 10% their already affordable store. They have makeup brushes, palette, nail art stuff... the works! Thank you again Alicia from BornPretty :).
Disclaimer: This product was provided by the BornPretty Store for review purposes. However, my opinion is in no way influenced by the aforementioned.