Real Techniques Makeup Brushes Review
I have been using Real Techniques brushes for quite a while now and can honestly say I love them with all my heart. The quality of them are fantastic and all the time I have had them each brush has only shed about 1 hair. I originally bought the Core Collection which is priced at £21.99. This set includes the Buffing brush, Contour brush, Pointed foundation brush and Detailer brush. I religiously used the Buffing brush to apply my foundation, which at the time was MAC Studio Fix Fluid. This foundation has a very thick consistency and I found that the Buffing brush really worked the foundation well into the skin and gave an even finish. It made my skin look so smooth and flawless, almost giving an 'airbrushed' look. I haven't been using foundation at the moment as my skin is relatively clear so instead I just put my Clinique tinted moisturiser on with my Collection lasting perfection concealer which I then use the Buffing brush to buff the concealer into my skin.
The Contour brush has been my little baby, it really is one of my holy grail products. I use my Sleek Contouring and Blush palette a lot and the Real Techniques Contour brush does such an amazing job of giving more structure to my face. For me it is the perfect size as some contour brushes can be a bit on the large side. I use the Detailer brush to apply lipstick. I mainly use this brush on other people when doing their makeup. It gives such a precise and perfect finish. When using this Detailer brush the lipstick applies very easily and the end look is great. The only brush that let me down in this set was the Pointed foundation brush. In my opinion, it is FAR too small for a foundation brush. It is so small it takes a lot longer to put your foundation on and only covers small areas. It still gives good coverage and acts as a paint brush. It is much more suitable as a concealer brush but if I am being honest I have found myself using it to apply eyeshadow on occasions!
I then bought another three brushes which come individually. The Powder brush is a really good size and can take a lot of powder in one go. It applies the powder onto the skin so smoothly and gives the skin a beautiful finish. Powder is a must have to set your makeup and keep it in place and the Real Techniques Powder brush is one to do it. The Blush brush has to be one of the softest brushes I have ever felt. The hairs pick up the blush really well. Some blush brushes leave a really faint tint to the cheeks with no major difference but this brush applies the blusher amazingly. And finally the Stippling brush. Now this was raved about a lot by beauty gurus on Youtube. I can say now, it deserves the praise. The hairs are much firmer and stiffer than the Buffing brush. The Stippling brush really blends the foundation into the skin and leaves you with such a natural look, as if you are not wearing anything on the skin. After using this brush you will have a even and porcelain complexion. The Powder brush is priced at £12.99, Blush brush is priced at £9.99 and the Stippling brush is priced at £11.99.
I would really recommend any make up lover to purchase some Real Techniques makeup brushes if you haven't already. They are excellent quality and are such reasonable prices compared to other high end brands. MAC charge around £31 per brush so these are a great worthy buy. I am extremely happy I purchased them.