Thursday, 1 August 2013

Real Techniques Core Collection

I'm late on this bandwagon with Real Techniques Core Collection.  Previously I was in complete denial thinking that you don't need a million brushes and duplicates of every one.  I was fine with my MAC 217, MAC 239, the brush in the Naked 2 Palette and my big Sephora one for everything else.  This was until I started thinking that I needed a brush to apply my blush more precisely and for the price I decided to get a Real Techniques set. 

I decided on Core Collection which contains:
- detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
- pointed foundation brush: Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
- buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
- contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish

These brushes are incredible quality for the price, definitely comparable to the MAC and Sephora brushes that I already have. 

Here's how I've been using them:
- The detailer brush I use for applying shadow to my lower lashes.  No matter what eye look I go for I always apply the same crease colour to my lower lashes which ties the whole look together I think.
- The pointed foundation brush I must admit I use the least as I generally only wear tinted moisturiser but I would use this with foundation in the winter months / special occasions/
- Buffing brush I use for powder or if I've gone a little over the top with my blush!
- The contour brush was the one I really bought the set for so I use for blush and bronzer.

The bottom line is... They're definitely worth the hype.  There is no need to run out and cough up £100+ for a load of fancy brushes from MAC or Nars anymore!

1 comment:

  1. I agree Real Techniques are just as good if not better than many branded brushes. I use the eyeshadow brush and foundation brush the most.

    Wendy | painttheukpink.blogspot.co.uk

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