Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush Review

Hello beautifuls,

I have another Real Techniques brush for you all. It is no secret that Real Techniques has awesome brushes which give you high quality performance without being heavy on your pocket. 😀 I had never used an RT brush back in India, well, they are not easily available and paying $10 (or more) shipping for a $10 brush didn’t sound convincing to me. Also, I wasn’t high on wearing make-up as well. Anyway, better late than never. Now, after using these brushes myself, I understand why people rave so much about these. 🙂 Though I stay at home, but whenever I am going out, I like to keep some stuff in my bag for quick touch-ups during the day, carrying brushes was always as issue. Hence, I picked up this and added to my brush collection. 😉 Without much ado, let us move onto the review.

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

Product Description:

  • Go mobile with our new retractable design.
  • An essential on-the-go tool that evenly applies powders, bronzers or blush.

For perfect cheekbones: Use with bronzer or highlighter to define and contour the hollows of the cheeks.  Use with blush to fill out the apples of the cheeks.

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

USD 10

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

My Experience with Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

Real Techniques retractable kabuki brush is not a new launch. It was released in early 2014. The brush is a part of finishing brush range and is pink in color to match the collection. The metal sleeve inside is bright pink in color with Real Techniques printed all over it. The size is great to carry around, however, it will not fit in a small clutch.

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

The brush has a pink, matte metal body with a pink transparent lid. The bristles are soft enough but not very dense. They are cut at an angle and hence make the brush multi-functional. The brush is easy to use on the go and easier to carry around without worrying about the bristles getting ruined in your bag or the remains of the product staining your bag and belongings.

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

The retractable mechanism is a bit different though. In most of the retractable brushes I have seen, the bristles are to be pushed down and the cap is secured over it, which may lead to bristles getting stuck in the cap or brush body. RT has come with a different mechanism which assures the well being of bristles. 😉 There is a metal sleeve inside which needs to be pulled up – till it covers the bristles. Then the cap is placed over the sleeve and pushed. Whenever, the cap is removed, it pulls sleeve upwards along with it, so even if accidentally the cap opens in your bag (which has never happened with me till now), the bristles will be protected.

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

The brush is great to be used with powder, bronzers and blush. I have never used it with liquid products. Also, since the brush is not densely packed, it makes picking up the blush a bit difficult. What I do for this is, I pull the sleeve halfway up which makes the brush denser and picking the blush easier. 😛 But it is perfect for applying the setting powder and bronzer.

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

The brush is easy to clean with a brush cleaner and the synthetic teklon bristles wash and dry well.

Pros of Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

  • Synthetic bristles, cruelty free.
  • Sturdy packaging.
  • Great retractable mechanism.
  • Soft bristles.
  • Can be used for powder, bronzer and blush application.
  • Blends products flawlessly.
  • Washes and dries well.
  • Value for money.

Cons of Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

  • Not dense enough.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush?
I guess this brush would also last me long, hence I won’t pick it up again (hopefully), but I totally recommend this brush to you, if you are constantly on the go. This will hold up easily in your bag and is great for quick touch ups.

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8 thoughts on “Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush Review

  1. wow this one is a beauty! But Kabuki brushes need to be more dense than this. I wish these brushes were available at price this good here too. :/

    1. I agree Shikha…kabuki brushes need to be more dense but this one is good to be used on the go, esp when just a light powder reapplication is required 🙂

  2. I have ordered real techniques core collection set … I am all excited ti receive it hehehe…
    Nice review… understanding brushes itself is one big task -_-

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