Monday, 19 August 2013

Real Techniques Review // My Collection

Recently I realised that I had start a bit of a collection of Real Techniques make-up brushes in the fact that I have the majority of them, and only have one set and one brush that I would still like. But I'm not in a huge hurry to get them, maybe I'll put them on my Christmas list! Any way they are my all-time favourite make-up brushes, they are such good quality and they aren't expensive at all. In fact there is an offer on in Boots just know where it is "buy on get another half price" and that is on until 3rd September and Feel Unique have 10% off in their summer sale so make sure you check that out! I thought that today I would share with you what make-up brushes I have and I'm also going to do a mini review for each of them - so if your in the market for adding to your Real Techniques collection this should hopefully be very helpful! 

The barrels are made with aluminium so they are lightweight and not heavy to hold. You might notice that the barrels of all the brushes are different colours and that's because they are colour coded for different uses. This is a short break down of what colours mean what...

Orange - Your Base / Flawless

Purple - Your Eyes / Enhanced

Pink - Your Finish / Perfected

All the brushes are very soft and they are made with Ultra-Plush Synthetic Bristles. The brushes also wash up really well and are as good as new, I've never had a problem with the brushes shedding and I've had some of my brushes for more than 18 months! Another great point about these brushes are that they are 100% cruelty free! The have always worked really well. The face brushes also have quite wide flat bottoms so they are able to stand up by themselves if need be. If you buy a set of brushes they will come in a black travel case, you can use this to store you brushes in or travel with them. But I either keep mine in a pot on my vanity or I travel with them in a different case as I carry a lot of stuff but they are still quite handy if you needed them!

I would like to add the travel essentials kit and a setting brush into my collection and then that will be be finished. I do also have doubles of these both for my freelance make-up kit and doubles for myself! Here is the brushes I use personally...

Core Collection -

The Core Collection includes four brushes, a travel case/stand and is priced at £21.99. 

Buffing Brush - This brush works best with liquid foundation by buffing it into the skin, it helps to give a really flawless looking base. 

Pointed Foundation Brush - I tend to use this more for applying cream highlighter on my cheekbones but it also works well with concealer. 

Contour Brush - As you can tell by the name it is great for contouring your cheekbones but I normally use this on a daily basis to powder under my eyes as it fits in perfectly. 

Detailer Brush -  You may of been able to to tell by the photo that this brush is a bit stained and that's because I use it to apply bright lipstick. It does a great job at applying lipstick and I should have really washed my brush after and not the next again day! 

Starter Set -

The Starter Set includes five brushes for your eyes, it also comes with a travel case/stand and is priced at £21.99.

Base Shadow Brush - I love this it is one of my favourites! I use this mainly for applying eye shadow across my entire lid but you can also use it to apply cream bases on your eyes or you could use it for concealer. I've even used it to apply highlighter on my cheekbones! 

Deluxe Crease Brush - This is another multi-task brush which can be used for applying colour to your crease or applying concealer which I love it for as if you have a spot, its the perfect shape to cover it. 

Accent Brush - I either use this to add colour along my lower lash line but it's also good for adding highlight into your inner corner.

Brow Brush - This is basically just an angled brush which I love as the bristles are quite long, its perfect for filling in your eyebrows, adding colour on your lower lash line or for doing thick gel eye-liner on your upper lash line. 

Pixel-Point Eyeliner Brush - I'll be honest and say I don't really use this but you can  use it for gel eye-liner or as an inner corner highlight but I personally prefer to use other brushes. 

Duo-Fibre Collection (LE) -

The Duo-Fibre Collection is Limited Edition so if you want it I'd get it quickly as it's been out since the end of May. It includes three brushes and has a white barrel with coloured writing linking to the colour coded system which I talked about earlier. These are £23.99. 

Duo-Fibre Face Brush - This is great for applying powder all over your face, I've tried it with both pressed and loose and it works well with both. 

Duo-Fibre Contour Brush - I've never used this for contouring as it just don't think it's the right shape! But it does work well with both powder and cream products. I normally use this for blush and highlight. 

Duo-Fibre Eye Brush - I don't use this brush as often as I should, it works so well adding eye-shadow in your crease. Just apply colour to the tip of the bristles and the ones around blend it out! 

Expert Face Brush - This is one of the best foundation brushes I've ever used. It applies liquid foundation so well, I use this on a daily basis for both concealer and then foundation. But because of the shape of the brush it would also work well for contouring. This is £9.99.

Powder Brush - I've only had this brush for just over a week and I've fallen in love with it. Even when I don't need to apply powder I still do just so I can use this brush! It works with both loose and pressed powder, powder foundation and I've also used it with bronzer to give my skin an all over bronzed look. It's also very fluffy (I feel like the little girl from despicable me! I just want to shout "It's so fluffy, I could die!!" haha) This is £12.99.

Stippling Brush - Another one of my loves! This is again so multi-task, I use this for liquid foundation and cream blush. The stippling brush is priced at £11.99.

Blush Brush - This is also a new addition to my collection. I have used this with powder, bronzer and blush! There all just so multi-task. This is only £9.99. 

I feel like I've said every brush I love and every brush is so multi-task and it's just so true! I can't rave about them enough! If you are new to real techniques or even make-up brushes in general and you were wanting the basics I would recommend getting the core collection and the starter set as they have both all the basics for both your eyes and face. But if you didn't want the core collection I would say the starter set for your eyes and then the expert face brush and the blush brush as you can use them for different products. 

I have reviewed the core collection and the starter set before fully so I will link them below, I will also link to a post I have done about the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge that is coming out around September/ October. Core Collection ReviewStarter Set Review and Miracle Complexion Sponge.

You can purchase Real Technique brushes easily now, here's a link to a list of retailers around the world where you can buy the best make-up brushes! 

What's your favourite Real Technique Brush?


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  2. This is such a helpful post Becki, thank you so much! You've made me want all of them now!

    - Rhi x

    1. Thanks hunni! You should get them, especailly with those offers that are on just now! Becki xx

  3. Definitely going to pick up the Starter set, and maybe the rest of them. ahh, I love make-up brushes :)

    -Sarah :)

    1. I would definatly recommend them! Becki x

  4. I love Real Techniques brushes too! My favourites are the buffing brush and the domed shadow brush (i think it's from the travel kit) which is perfect for concealer x

  5. I really need some of these brushes in my life. You've made me want most of them
    Beth x



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