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Real Techniques Setting Brush <3

**The product(s) mentioned in this post is purchased by me. I am no affiliated with any companies.**

Today I want to holler about the Setting Brush by Real Techniques. This is one of my favourite brush among the other Real Techniques brushes I have. 🙂

RT Setting Brush

RT Setting Brush

Setting Brush, size  compared to a standard eyelash curler

Setting Brush, size compared to a standard eyelash curler

It is a slim, tapared synthetic hair brush which I find very useful for setting concealers, especially around the eyes. The pointed end helps to reach small corners and it’s very important for me to set concealers properly in this humid weather to prevent melting down my eyes. Not a pretty sight…

I also like to use it to dust Meteorites finishing powder on oily-prone areas such as T-zone, forehead, nose and chin. 🙂 The picture below is a tub of Meteorites in travel size. The cardboard packaging sort of looks dodgy after some use… booo!

Guerlain Meteorites Perles and RT Setting Brush

Guerlain Meteorites Perles and RT Setting Brush

When I travel, I like to take this Setting Brush with me because it’s small, and I like to do spot-setting instead of whole face. I also use this Setting Brush to apply highlights on my cheekbones. But this is quite rare as I wear minimal makeup when I’m not at work.

So I think that this little brush is quite multi-functional as:

   1. Powder Brush (duh!)

   2. Highlighting Brush

   3. Travel friendly

If you don’t already owned any powder brush, try this.

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Forgetful Makeup Day #2: Setting Powder

Hello lovelies. It seems to me I am getting more and MORE forgetful even with the things I do (i.e. makeup) everyday!

Anyway, today I forgot to bring the translucent setting powder to work. I have just returned from a holiday from the beach, and while on holiday I decided not to pack my translucent powder along. I wasn’t going to wear loads of makeup at the beach anyway. However, I did bring my Guerlain Météorites Perles in Teint Rosé and a small setting brush from Real Techniques.

Guerlain Meteorites Perles and RT Setting Brush

Guerlain Meteorites Perles and RT Setting Brush

It’s a small travel size tub I got from the airport, perfect for packing light. You can see that the green balls break down much quicker than the others.

While on holiday, I had my SPF on and I used some meteorites perles on the T-zone. What it did was to reduce a bit of shine but it’s not good at absorbing oils… which you tend to get while under the humid weather and sun in this Siam-land. So after about two hours I had an oily face and looked like my makeup had melted. Note to self: better pack along industry-strength powder that absorbs oil on the next beach holiday!!

Anyway, ok. Since I just got back yesterday I managed to resume most products back to my makeup pouch. I said most… because I had forgotten the setting powder!! Quick look at what I had on hand, fortunately I have the small little setting powder from Bobbi Brown creamy concealer which I hardly use because it’s a disaster every time I open the little tab at the bottom. Lightly dust some over T-zone et voila!

Babbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand

Babbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand

So that’s what I used for emergency today. Not too bad.

Now I have a question. Since these setting powders are usually finely milled, do they cause health hazard if you breath in on a daily basis? hmm…