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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Real Techniques Core Collection Review

Real Techniques Core Collection

Yesterday was Amazon Prime day and a lot of best selling products were vastly reduced in price, I was a little late to the party and only managed to snag the Real Techniques Core Collection but other brush kits were also on offer. Truthfully I didn't need the Real Techniques Core Collection as I do already own every brush within the set (some twice over) but as it was only £9.99 and features some of my favourite brushes I thought why not? It doesn't hurt to have back up brushes - especially come wash day (can I get a collective groan?). As I have owned the Real Techniques Core Collection (albeit not the new shiny set in the photos) since it first launched a good few years ago I do feel I am more than equipped to give you a full review and run down of each brush, should you need to be swayed into trying the Real Techniques brushes.

Real Techniques Core Collection Review

Perhaps an odd admission but I am not at all a fan of the packaging that any of the Real Techniques brush sets come within, I never use the black case come stand and find it a little bulky. I do however commend the brand for not only providing a storage solution but also a method of easily displaying the brushes while in use. I typically tend to pick and choose what brushes I am going to use and pop them in a make-up bag for travel etc, everyday use is a little more slap dash if I am entirely honest. All of the brushes within the Real Techniques Core Collection feature bronze come golden ferrules, black silicone handles for easy grip - they look both ascetically pleasing yet professional at the same time.

Real Techniques Core Collection
Real Techniques Core Collection
Real Techniques Core Collection
Real Techniques Core Collection
Real Techniques Core Collection
Real Techniques Core Collection
Real Techniques Core Collection
Real Techniques Core Collection

The Real Techniques Core Collection contains four brushes:

The Real Techniques Detailer Brush- A small, rounded and flat brush that works well either used with concealer to target very specific areas or as a lip/eye liner brush. I find it works best with lipsticks but then again I forever have huge blemishes and don't use liquid or gel liners on a daily basis. It is a great multi-purpose brush that forever comes in handy!

Real Techniques Contour Brush - A must in my opinion for anyone who highlights and contours be it regularly or not. The shape allows you to apply a light dusting of powder to the contours of the face, or blend out cream products seamlessly. The small slightly tapered brush head slots neatly into all the facial contours taking care of all harsh make-up lines.

Real Techniques Buffing Brush- Typically I use this brush for foundation, if you dream of an airbrush finish then this is the brush to reach for. It truly makes light work of buffering foundation be it liquid, cream or powder form into the skin for a seamless finish. I tend to be a little heavy handed when it comes to foundation and I find that this brush prevents me from over applying yet doesn't alter the finish of my foundation. You can also use it to apply cream blushes for a soft, dewy finish. Recently I have been using it with powder highlighters for a more intense finish (I'm all about that strobing yo'!) but would recommend a softer brush if you prfer a softer effect from powder cheek products.

Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush - I find this to be too small for my foundation needs, unless using it for a touch up or something of that nature, other wise the small flat paddle style brush would take forever to cover an entire face. I have found this to be better suited to concealer; be it applying it to the under eye area, to highlight or to simply cover blemishes this has it all under control due to small, pointed brush head. It is soft yet firm so you can easily build up coverage in any areas you require it - the angled tip also allows for precision application and is great for applying cream contour and highlighting products.

I can say with 100% honesty that I have never experienced any problems with any of my Real Techniques brushes; not only wash well - no splaying, shedding or breaking but they do tend to last the test of time. Sure the writing on the handles may come off due to use and washing but they are not prone to snapping or general mishaps. Some of the my Real Techniques Brushes (not photographed) are over two years old and still going strong, there is a reason just about everyone owns at least one Real Techniques brush - they deliver and do so without breaking the bank. Consider me a fan girl!
Real Techniques Core Collection £15.79 (the best UK deal I can find online at the moment) via Feel Unique - link.

You can read all about my full Real Techniques Collection here.
You can read my thoughts on the Real Techniques Sculpting Set here.
You can learn all about the Real Techniques Mini Brushes here.

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19 comments:

  1. I own many RT Brushes but i am yet to own the Buffing Brush, i NEED it! It looks amazing. I have the contour brush and absolutely love it! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  2. I love this collection, but especially the contour and buffing brush! Definitely some of the best of the RT brushes!

    Pauline | Catpacking

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  3. I have this collection and these are some of my favourite brushes!

    Lauren x | www.laurenselwood.com

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  4. I just bought these a few weeks back myself (twinsies?)

    You're totally right about the case/stand being bulky, but I think it's going to give me peace of mind when travelling, like... I'm going to stick my thinner eye brushes in there to make sure they don't snap in an unanticipated mishap!

    Fierce Nerditude

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  5. Lovely post! I am crazy for the Real Technique brush line :) Whenever I go to scoop up the contour brush, it is always sold out. It's about time I just ordered it online and start falling in love with it, haha

    Beautyosaurus Lex

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  6. I love their core collection! My favourite is the contour brush, I use it all the time! xx

    www.secretsofarose.com

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  7. Yayy these brushes is such a good one!
    My brushes needs to be replaced haha.. I need something like this one..

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts hun

    xoxo
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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  8. I recently bought this set from Asda for £15, love the brushes! Never bought them off of Amazon because I'm not sure if they're legit..! The buffing brush is amazing though! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I swear by the buffing brush to apply my liquid foundation! It gives such an airbrushed flawless finish :) One of my faves! I also love the contour brush, it's the perfect size and shape to apply my kevyn aucoin contouring powder x

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL

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  10. I love this RT set - the buffing brush is perfect for foundation!

    Philippa - ByPhilippa

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  11. This is a great collection, the buffing brush is amazing!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  12. I'm not a huge fan of the Real Technique brushes. I mean, they get the job done, and they are super easy to wash and dry, but I don't find them the softest or best quality. But for the price, it's always nice to have them on hand when all of your other brushes desperately need washing.

    Katherine || The Green Bows

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  13. I love this collection and use each brush for the exact same purpose(s) that you do! Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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  15. I'm so upset I missed out on Amazon's deals yesterday! I was working a 12 hour shift so I had no time for online shopping but I wish I'd made time!!! Anyway, I love this collection and have done for years now. Especially the buffing brush, I swear by it.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  16. I love these brushes! My favourite is the buffing brush, so lovely and soft and blends wonderfully :) x

    www.lifeaslissy.com

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  17. I adore this set! This reminds me I need to pick up more brushes haha x
    ELEANORMAES

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  18. I've been using this set for over a year now and they're great!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  19. I really love these brushes! I've been using them for probably 2 years now! it's also awesome that the creator is Jim Champans sister!

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