Brrrrrrrrr!!! It’s cold, it’s cold and it’s damn cold out here. No matter how much I love winters, there are two tasks which absolutely are colossal for me this time of the year;
- Getting out of my razai in the morning
- Going for a bath
Honestly, when inside shower, I spend 10 minutes thinking whether I should get started or not.
However, no matter how cruel the winters might be in terms of temperature, I love it because of a few simple reasons. I can dress up, look chic and keep my makeup intact. No sweating and smudging, just a flawless glow as your companion. So beauties, don’t just sit inside these winters, be on the roll and unleash the gorgeous fashionista inside you.
Coming to today’s product, I don’t think the brand Real Techniques needs any introduction in the world of beauty. Sam and Nic Chapman have made this sweet and in budget beauty the first love of everyone who is passionate about makeup and beauty. When I had shared the review of “Real Techniques Mini Brush Trio”, I had stated that the only thing that it lacked was a travel friendly lip brush. And lo and behold! Some days later, I laid my eyes on the Real techniques Retractable Lip Brush, which was meant to serve the exact purpose. I immediately placed the order for it. Read on to know how it fared on me.
I am really sorry as I seem to have thrown away the packaging. It was the same rectangular plastic case, like all the other RT products. I am reproducing the description for you from the RT official website;
- Go mobile with our new retractable design.
- Apply your lipstick, lip gloss or stain with perfect precision even when you’re on the go.
- Line + Define to create the perfect lip.
This brush features an ultra-firm tapered tip that applies color smoothly and expertly lines the contours of the lip for added definition.
INR 2000. However, currently it is available at a discount of 45%. So, you can buy it if you want. I got it for INR 960/-
I loved the packaging at first sight; A beautiful retractable brush. But, but, but…the cap is very flimsy. I don’t know if that is a problem with my product or if this is the case with all, but this really spoiled my mood. However, as per the reviews, many others are facing the same issue. Whenever I pack it in, the cap automatically falls to some far corner of my bag, leaving the brush open.
My Experience with Real Techniques Retractable Lip Brush
Leaving the flimsy cap aside, my experience with this brush has been fairly good. The bristles are cruelty free, and very, very soft, just apt for the soft and tender skin of your lips. Also, the bristles are packed very densely, so it never bends during application. It is a soft brush, with just the correct amount of density that gives it a perfectly soft stiffness for application.
Though the bristles are densely packed, you can see that the upper side of the brush is perfect for lining your lips. Also the flat sides fill in the color effortlessly. Also, had the cap been sturdy, you could have left a little color on the brush itself for touch ups, without having the need to carry your lip color.
It lines the lips and fills the color effortlessly. You can increase or decrease the density as per your wish. With the help of this brush, you can transform a dark wine shade into a soft wash of plum on your lips. The uniform and streak free color is what you get on your lips, after applying with RT retractable lip brush.
Washing the RT retractable lip brush is very easy. Plus, it doesn’t shed a single bristle and dries pretty quickly. So, thumbs up, as far as the sturdy built and quality of bristles is concerned.
Pros of Real Techniques Retractable Lip Brush:
- Easily available
- Very affordable (Mostly on discounts, and affordable as compared to other international brands, with no compromise on quality)
- Cruelty free bristles.
- The bristles are very soft and densely packed. The density is just thick enough to fulfill its purpose of filling and lining the lips.
- Color application is hassle free.
- Applies a streak free wash of color on lips. The intensity of color can be increased or decreased as per preference.
- Small enough to fit inside your purse.
Cons of Real Techniques Retractable Lip Brush:
- The quality of the cap provided. It is very flimsy, and in spite of the brush being so good, defeats the very purpose of it being a travel friendly and on the go product.
3.5/5. The flimsy cap takes away the points.
I do recommend if you get a piece with the cap sturdy and intact. If not, return immediately, because all the purpose of buying it would be defeated then.
I hope that you all find my review helpful. Till the next time, stay happy, gorgeous and lovely. Ciao!! 😀 😀
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