Sunday, 8 September 2013

Real Techniques Core Collection Brush set | REVIEW

The Real Techniques make up brushes by Professional Makeup artist Samantha Chapman are talked about a lot in the blogging community and beyond. There are 4 sets of brushes available to choose from, as well as singular brushes, today I am reviewing the Core Collection Brush Set (£20.99).

The Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set is full of brushes to help get your foundation flawless.

There are four brushes which come in the kit, all made with Taklon bristles. With ultra-plush soft fibres making them smoother than most synthetic brushes. Well that is the idea, I will talk a bit about them all. The kit also comes with a brush stand/holder which I feel is rather un useful and it would be better off without it at a slightly cheaper price.

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Real Techniques Buffing Brush
It feels sturdy and well made, the bristles really are soft and non shedding. It is easy to see when you have enough product on your brush as the bristles at the top are white. At the moment I have been using this brush to apply my finishing powder, which works well. There are many other jobs is does too like blending your contouring.  Out of the four brushes, I would say I use this brush the least but I do like it. and know that I will use it more in the future

Real Techniques Contour Brush
I love the size of both the aluminium handle and bristles of this brush. It allows for delicate and precise application. I mainly use this brush for applying powder blush.  In fact it has totally changed the way I apply my blusher, I find it a lot easier and more precise with this brush and I actually really enjoy using it.

Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush
This brush is fantastic for applying concealer under the eyes. It is very light and gives a natural airbrushed finished. Absolutely fantastic. Also great for concealing around the nose and for cream highlighting above your cheek bones during contouring, due to its flat sides. Real Techniques suggests that you can use this to apply liquid foundation but I find this brush slightly too small for this, making it rather fussy. I much prefer using it for other jobs.

Real Techniques Detailer Brush
A brush which is ideal for covering spots precisely with concealer. Small, very light and dainty with a slightly pointed tip. So you get your concealer coverage spot on!! Also great for applying highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes. Another brush which has changed the way I apply my makeup.

All of the brushes are easy to hold and direct product on to your skin very well, they are an ideal weight and look very professional. I haven't had any problems with shedding which I am very impressed with. If you are looking for amazing quality and finish brushes at a reasonable price definitely grab a set of these. There is a reason that they are so talked about... because they are fantastic!

For essentially £5 a brush I will definitely be buying more Real Techniques brushes in the future!

Look out for buy 1 get 1 half price deals in Superdrug and Boots.

Have you tried the Real Techniques brushes? Can you recommend any better?

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  1. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt8 September 2013 at 18:31

    Lovely detailed review, thanks a million! Xx

  2. I need these in my life xx

  3. Love it! Just bought dupes on ebay :) which program do you use to edit your pictures?

  4. I've heard ama`zing things about these brushes! So cheap for 5£ a brush!

  5. Oooh would be interested to hear how they turn out! I mainly use photoshop x

  6. Helča Sammet-Richterová10 September 2013 at 16:34

    I use detailer brush on aplying lipstick and it's also perfect for that.

  7. ooh great idea! I will give it a go x

  8. so glad you liked my review... that is exactly what I thought when I started using them :-)


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