Real Techniques Core Collection Review

12/06/2013

Hi lovelies,
I hope you are having a swell weekend? Real Techniques is a brush line i have heard so many good things about, so you can imagine my joy when i got the core collection brush set as a gift from my bestie (love you to death), designed by pro makeup artist Samantha Chapman from Norwich, many of you may know her on YouTube as Pixiwoo.


One word FABULOUS
The set includes 4 full-size brushes held in place by an elastic band fixed to a sleek case. It comes in a see-through pack



A photo of Sam and her intro to the products....

The brushes are hand-cut to fit comfortably in your hand. They are very light, due to the majority of the handle being aluminum, and the bases are flat so they can stand on your work station or table.
The bristles are made of incredibly soft, hand-cut taklon fibers, which makes them a pleasure to use... A makeup artist safe haven.





Pointed Foundation Brush



The foundation brush is a bit small to use for foundation application, in my opinion.
I used this a couple of days ago with my liquid foundation and I have to say I wasn't wowed. I found the application to be slightly streaky when I smoothed the brush over my face. Some may also find this brush to be useful for blending out concealer but for me ... Its a NO NO (I prefer to use a stippling brush).


Contour Brush



The Contour Brush as a tapered, rounded, less densely-packed brush designed to apply cream or powder formulas to the contours of the face (particularly the hollows of the cheeks) with ease. Does exactly what it says...


 Buffing Brush

For applying mineral and powder foundations

The Buffing Brush is a densely-packed, slightly rounded duo-fiber brush with a very slight taper at the edges  designed for buffing powder products (e.g., setting powder, bronzer, mineral foundation) into the skin.

it allows my powder to glide on smoothly without disrupting the foundation underneath, which is a huge bonus in my books. So far it has worked wonderfully.




Detailer Brush

Tiny brush for a precise conceal













Now this a very small brush...
I use it for highlighting inner corners of eyes, smudging lower or even upper lash lines and for correcting the edges of bold lips.Didn't wow me, but didn't disappoint either.

Overall, Real Techniques brushes have rightfully earned their name, and the Core Collection is a good place to start and get an idea what to expect.
These brushes are worth the price (averaging N2,800) to me its a fair deal compared to the overpriced brush set we have in the market. The case acts like a transformer *LOL* it can be folded so your brushes will be secure and wont move at all, can be converted into a stand. For me I'm afraid, the journey only came this far.

 

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