1 October 2012

Real Techniques Brushes Review

Make up brushes are pretty important, to me anyway, I've never been one to use my fingers, it just creeps me out. But lets face it make up brushes are ridiculously expensive, take Mac for example just one brush can cost you anywhere between £15 to £45 for a face brush... just thinking about the price makes me cringe. I only own 1 brush from Mac and it's the 239, which I got for Christmas last year, the majority of my brushes are from Sigma, but recently it's the Real Techniques brushes that I'm obsessed with. They are amazing quality and the price point is pretty good too.

Today I thought I would show you a few of my personal favourites, just in case you were thinking about purchasing a few of your own.

Real Techniques Brush Review
I have 4 face brushes and 2 eye brushes to show you.

Real Techniques Brush Review
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Buffing Brush (From The Core Collection) £21.99:
This is the brush that I've been using for my foundation and it works amazingly well, like the name would suggest, buffing your foundation into the skin. I use it with my liquid foundation (Jemma Kidd Light As Air) but I would imagine it would work really well with a cream foundation too. It's probably the stand out brush in the core collection in my opinion.

Powder Brush £12.99:
I use this brush for, you guessed it my powder and I find that it picks up just enough product without leaving you looking cakey. It's such a soft brush and is always the one I chose to use, hence why it's a tad dirty, I think all my brushes are due a wash lol

 Blush Brush £9.99:
This was the first Real Techniques brush I ever bought and I'm still obsessed with it. It distributes just the right amount of product, so is perfect for blusher, you don't have to worry about clown cheeks. Again you really can't knock the quality, for example the Mac blush brush is more than double the price of this one.

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Contour Brush (From The Core Collection) £21.99:
I guess this brush is supposed to be used for bronzer but I actually use it to buff in my under eye concealer, it's the perfect size and does the job wonderfully. I did try using it for my bronzer but I found it to be a little too small, I do have chubby cheeks after all lol.

Base Shadow Brush (From The Starter Set) £21.99:
This is the brush I use for my all over lid colour, pretty self explanatory, but it again gets the job done. It's also the brush I use the most from this set, but it really is worth it just for this brush alone.

 Detailer Brush (From The Core Collection) £21.99:
I use this brush to add colour to my crease, I'm not really sure what it's supposed to be used for, maybe eyeliner?, I don't know, I guess it's open to your own interpretation. It's not a soft as the others, hence why it would probably work for eyeliner, but it doesn't pull or tug on the skin, which is very important, especially if you're using a brush around your eyes.

The total of all these brushes comes to £55, but bare in mind you also get the other brushes in the sets, so 9 brushes in total, which I personally think is a bargain. For a set of Mac brushes you would be looking at a few hundred pounds, crazy right.

I definitely recommend these 6 brushes if you're after a few new brushes to add to your collection or if you are just starting out with make up.

Are you a Real Techniques fan? what are your favourite brushes?

XOXO Claire
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15 comments

  1. Ahh RT brushes are my weakness lately :D love using them and i recently finished the collection :D

    Ahh, is that a nail polish rack i can see to the side of the picture?? Ohh looks so pretty haha have you done a post on it? If you have pretty please send me the link :D

    http://sophiameola.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. I think I have most of them, though I think I might get the multitasker brush. It is indeed, I haven't yet but it's on my list, I just need to get around to taking the pictures :-)

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  2. I love RT brushes! My favs are the Buffing Brush and Deluxe Crease Brush :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ooh I really like the Deluxe Crease Brush as well, but the Buffing Brush is without a doubt my favourite :-)

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  3. I am waiting on my order of RT brushes cant wait!
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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  4. They're the main ones I use now too! I did the pixiwoo make up course last year and Sam gave me a stippling brush and I love that one too.

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  5. Those brushes are awesome.

    xx, Martha

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    1. They really are, love your name by the way :-)

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  6. I LOVE these brushes - I have the core collection as well as the powder brush, blush brush and eye shadow blending brush one...! so good x

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  7. I love real techniques brushes. The core collection is my next to buy!

    Beth @ Beth-Bradley.blogspot.co.uk
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    1. Ooh you definitely must pick them up, they are so worth it :)

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  8. I find Real Techniques hit or miss with their brushes, I love them for a short while then go off them again. I store my brushes in a mug too!! x

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