Thursday, 7 February 2013

my real techniques brush collection


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?

L x

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19 comments

  1. I have the core collection and the starter set too, I absolutely couldn't live without them! Lovely photos :)

    http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I haven't tried these brushes, but I might have to after reading this! I love it when I'm excited to put my makeup on because I know I have the right tools to do it, it's much easier than using your fingers anyway! xo

    thatswhatsophiesaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I bought my first one today, the blusher brush (pink handle) and it feels lovely! x

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  4. I love the real technique brushes! As soon as I got the core and starter set I was in love! Still need to get my hands on the Expert Face brush, blusher brush and powder brush. Such great brushes! xx

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  5. I got my first brush today, the stippling one. I'm super excited to try it. Other than that I use Eco Tools which I really love! :)

    http://www.danielleyc.com/ xx

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  6. I need to try out this range so bad but i'm resisting and its so hard! xx
    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. We have pretty much the same collection, except I have the blush brush in place of the stippling brush. I'm looking to add that to my collection next though! xo

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  8. My MAC brushes are on their way out, I think I'm going to invest in Real Techniques!

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  9. I have the core collection, power brush and expert face brush. They're so brilliant and fabulous for the price! I'd never pay for a mac brush now, these do the job just as well! x

    srslylou.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I wish i could get these in canada

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  11. i only have the core collection but im hoping to get more soon!
    i love them!

    www.okfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  12. I've seen so much hype about these brushes and I just have to try them. I currently use MAC brushes and they shed hair like nobody's business! Thanks for sharing lovely.

    Eda x

    Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

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  14. The buffing brush is the best one by far, I love it so much
    X

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  15. it's a shame you can't buy the brushes from each set separately since only 4/9 of them are useful! the blush brush is a good one to get as well xxx

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  16. I use the foundation brush from the core collection to blend concealer too; I think a lot of people do as it would take forever to apply foundation with it!

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  17. I've just ordered the core collection after reading so many reveiws x

    1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I agree with you on this point "I really don't know what I did before I owned these brushes"! They are so amazing and the buffing brush is my favorite too :)

    Samantha
    My Pretty Face Place

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