Here you can see the difference between the brushes and the difference in quality, the e.l.f brush is way too soft and bristles split once you try stipple with the brush whereas the Real Techniques brush has loads of bristles so it can be both firm and soft. The bristles are cut with great definition to allow you to stipple. I'm in love with the Real Techniques brush as it does what a Stippling brush is meant to 'create a flawless, airbrushed finish', Stippling brushes are multi-use brushes for applying foundation, powder or blusher.
Again I would say I prefer it more than my MAC one simply because the bristles are shorter which gives me more precision.
The Stippling brush is a new addition to my Real Techniques make-up brush family. All brushes are colour coded and all the bristles are synthetic and cut to precision, each brush is also labelled with the name of each one.
The first purchases of the make-up brushes were sets a face set and eyes set, they came in these absoultely genius packaging which can be folded for them to be used as a stand and can also be used as a pouch. For me it saved me buying a brush stand because I just use the cases and whenever I need to take them away I just fold the holder into a pouch and away I go!
Not Only that but the pouch has also come handy for me to stand all my other brushes in too! What more could you want =] x