Review: Real Techniques PowderBleu Collection

The PowderBleu Collection is a limited collection of brushes that has FauxBleu Technology. This technology is the engineering of synthetic bristles to perform similarly to blue squirrel hair. The technology is a combination of soft, long tapered with unique wavy bristles and optimized for layering powder without disrupting makeup already applied.

I have two brushes from the collection: the B01 Soft Powder Brush and B04 Soft Shadow Brush.

Real Techniques PowderBleu Collection B01 Soft Powder Brush 20190203_234343
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B01 Soft Powder Brush

The B01 Soft Powder Brush is currently one of my favorite face brushes. It has soft yet dense bristles. I use it for loose and pressed setting and finishing powders, although this is “supposedly” for application of bronzers and highlighters and, alternatively, for loose foundation powders. Its tapered shape makes it easy to reach the areas around my nose and under my eyes.

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I really like this powder brush, but I dislike its long handle.

B04 Soft Shadow Brush

The B04 Soft Shadow Brush is a large eyeshadow brush that also has soft, dense bristles. I use this to blend and diffuse eyeshadow. Sometimes it picks up so much of eyeshadow from my eye that the color almost fades away to nothing, so I need to blend lightly. Real Techniques suggested an alternative use for this is for highlight application. I think it can also be used to apply setting powder under the eyes.

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This brush also has a long handle, which makes it also a hassle to bring on travels.

Availability and Recommendation

Real Techniques is available in Freyja (where I first saw this collection) and Zalora. IIRC, I purchased from the latter because of their frequent sales. 😀 I hope Real Techniques releases more PowderBlue brushes, but with shorter handles. Maybe a travel brush set also? 😛

The bristles of these brushes are nowhere near the usual Real Techniques brushes. They have the feel and quality of real hair. So far, I haven’t experienced shedding and bleeding with either.

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