Real Techniques brushes have been hanging around the beauty blogging scene for a good year now and I have my very own collection which I'm gradually building up. The brushes are made from Taklon bristles, meaning they are cruelty free as it's a synthetic material, yet they are still soft and not harsh to skin. The handle is aluminium making them lightweight along with the name printed on one side of the brush providing a quick reference point if required! The brushes are colour coded to highlight the steps of makeup application, although a lot of the brushes are multi-use and can often be switched around for various products. The orange coloured ones represent 'flawless base', purple 'enhanced eyes' and the pink ones can be used for a 'perfect finish'.
Core Collection: These were the first RT brushes I heard about which lead to me purchasing them. The best brush from this set is the buffing brush, which I use to apply foundation. It 'buffs' in the product evenly giving me flawless coverage. The contour brush is what I use to apply my blusher, it's a good size to ensure the product only goes where I want it to and that way I won't end up looking like a clown! I don't tend to use the pointed foundation brush to apply foundation because I think it's way too small and would take me forever, however it is really handy for blending in concealer. The final brush in the set is the detailer brush, it can be used to apply lipstick or I use it to add eyeshadow along my bottom lashes if I want a smokey eye.
Starter Set: My Mum got me these for Christmas as I've started to get into wearing more eyeshadow and I wanted some brushes to help me get to grips with creating a smokey eye look! I have two favourites from this set, the base shadow brush and the deluxe crease brush. As the name suggests I use the base shadow brush to apply eyeshadow all over my lid and then swap to the deluxe crease brush for blending.
Stippling Brush: Similar to the buffing brush it's amazing for applying foundation as again it buffs and blends the product in to achieve a perfect base.
Powder Brush: This big fluffy brush is ideal for sweeping over a light dusting of powder to complete your makeup. The hand cut dome shaped bristles help to achieve a flawless finish, as the powder is spread evenly across your makeup.
I want to pick up the setting brush next, to apply powder highlight with and the expert face brush always grabs my attention too! I really don't know what I did before I owned these brushes, I actually get excited to apply my makeup each morning knowing I have amazing tools to use! Real Technique brushes are amazing value for money, especially if you compare them to other brands such as MAC where you can pay over £20 for one brush, but can pick up the core collection or starter set for just £21.99.
Have you got any Real Techniques brushes?