You can use this brush to do so many things like highlighting, concealing small areas, and using this brush to apply your lipstick. For this brush I use it as a lip brush and I think that it works wonders for it! I really like how it is shaped and it works great to apply my lipsticks since it makes the application so precise.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Review: Real Techniques Brushes (Core Collection, Travel Essentials, Blush Brush, Powder Brush, Foundation Brush, Setting Brush, Expert Face Brush, & Starter Eye Kit)
I'm really excited to show you guys all of the Real Techniques brushes that I currently own at the moment!
It took a lot of time to take pictures and describe each brush but it will be so worth it since I am sharing with you guys one of my favorite brand of brushes.
All of the sets come with a panoramic case which is pretty handy for traveling. It’s very sturdy and I like how it can stand up so I can store my brushes that way! The brushes are made out of a lightweight aluminum handle which is color coated as the following:
Pink Handles – Finishing Brushes
Gold Handles – Base/Face Brushes
Purple Handles – Eye Brushes
The Core Collection ($18):
Delicately applies highlighter or contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish.
It’s perfect for either highlighting or contouring. But, I personally like to contour with this brush (even though I don’t do it all that much).
Pointed Foundation Brush:
Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage.
I don’t really like using a flat foundation brush so I use this to apply my concealer! It does the job quick so I really like it. I have 2 of these since my sister didn’t want hers.
Precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas or use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition.
Ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation.
I use this for liquid products since I already have the big fluffy powder brush but you can use it however you want to use it! The brush gives a flawless finish which everyone is always looking for. You can build your coverage however you like but I like my coverage light and this is just the perfect brush for it.
The Travel Essentials ($18):
Essential Foundation Brush:
Build Flawless Custom Coverage with liquid foundation or concealer.
This brush is bigger than the pointed foundation brush in the Core Collection but I still don’t use it as a foundation brush. Like I mentioned above, I don’t like to use a flat brush so I use this brush as a concealer brush.
Domed Shadow Brush:
Tapered design smoothly shapes and defines eyes.
It is indeed an eye shadow brush and I love how it just isn’t flat. It has a rounded tapered shape to it and it’s perfect for applying any eye shadow on to my lids.
Multi Task Brush:
For effortless application of powder, blush and bronzer.
I use this brush for multiple things but mainly for blending bronzer or blush. I really love this and this is my favorite brush from this set. Absolutely wonderfully since it is so fluffy and it is also the perfect size for me.
The Blush Brush ($9):
To contour and define cheeks for flawlessly blended, high definition results.
This is a big blush brush but I apply it very lightly into the blush shade that I want to use (since it picks up a lot of product) and then I apply lightly to both of my cheeks and then blend blend blend with the same brush.
The Powder Brush ($10):
Evenly applies powders and mineral foundations for smooth, high definition results.
This brush is HUGE and it has to be on my list of favorite brushes. It is absolutely FLUFFY and dense with minimal shedding. It feels so good on my face and I absolutely love love love it. It does take a long time to dry if you wash it but hey, this brush is freakin’ AMAZING.
The ‘Angled’ Foundation Brush ($8):
Lets you build coverage you need for airbrushed, high definition results.
This brush is awesome to get around the corners of your nose and underneath the eye but I don’t grab this as much as I would like to. It does a great job with applying foundation since it is more dense than the other foundation brushes mentioned above.
The ‘Micro’ Setting Brush ($8):
The key to complete any look with controlled dusting of powder or highlighter.
I use this for highlighter since I use the powder brush for… well powdering my whole face. It’s great to apply highlighter or simply using it as a bronzer. It doesn’t matter what I use it for but hey it works for something.
The Expert Face Brush ($9):
Is ultra firm and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation.
I use this to blend out my concealer and foundation. This would definitely have to top my favorite brushes list with their powder brush. It blends like a dream and it leaves no traces of streaks behind.
You can check out my review on the Starter Eye Kit ($18) if you click on this link right here.
Original Value: $80 (ALL of the brushes listed above)
How Much I Paid: $38.42 (including shipping, handling, + tax)
Overall, I would definitely give Real Techniques TWO thumbs up! I love how light the brushes are yet they are sturdy (because the handles are made out of aluminum) and are perfect to hold in my hands. All of the brushes are also made out of synthetic taklon bristles which are great for people who don’t like using natural bristles (which are from animals). Some of the brushes can stand by itself it they have a wide bottom base (which can be great for some and a pain to others if they are trying to store it in a container). The font on the brushes does rub off over time but I don’t mind too much about it since the brushes are inexpensive yet high quality. I love how there is minimal shedding and it holds its shape up pretty well even after using them for a long time now. I recommend these brushes to anyone who has a tight budget or whoever is looking for more brushes to throw into their collection!
I did have the stippling brush but I gave it to my friend a while back since she was in search for one and she was looking at MAC’s and Sigma’s but I said, “No way girl.. Try this one!”… ever since then she fell in love with it!
I still want to get their Stippling brush and extras of the Expert Face Brush and Powder Brush!
Do you own any Real Techniques’s brushes?
I will be doing a similar post with my Sigma brushes and then my other random brushes that I own!
Thank you so much for reading! I really do hope that you guys enjoy this post a lot ;]