Real Techniques are without a doubt my favourite affordable brand of brushes. I've been trying to get my hands on the setting brush since I knew of its existence but sadly every single time it is out of stock, both online and in my local Boots. As I've been starting to get more into contouring and  highlighting especially under the eyes my need for this brush grew bigger! Still with no sign of it coming back in stock anytime soon I decided to go onto eBay to see could I find one similar until I can get the real one. 

Surprisingly I came across this one, consisting of the exact same packaging and wonderfully soft bristles all that is missing is the writing on the handle! Honestly I was just as surprised as you are probably reading this. I do love finding little gems like this and if like me sometimes you're lazy and don't feel like cleaning your makeup brushes you just use different ones that you wouldn't use or buy more (please say I'm not the only one who does this?!). 

This did come from China so you don't get it in a few days however I will say it arrived pretty quickly and I think it only took about 2 weeks to arrive which is pretty good. It was free shipping and only cost €1.67. Even if it ended up being absolutely rubbish you wouldn't have exactly broke the bank trying it out. 

I have yet to try and wash this but I'm sure I will do a full proper review on it once I have used it enough and given it a wash, hopefully the bristles are intact well although for the price even if it fell apart it wouldn't exactly hurt my feelings. If you'd like to try one out for yourself you can find it here! The seller sells a lot of brushes that look like the Real Techniques brushes including sets such as the Duo Fibre Set and Core Collection, and if they are anything like this they are definitely worth a try. 

Have you tried any cheap makeup brushes from eBay?