A couple of months ago I bought the Real Techniques Core Collection after hankering for
it for some time. I’d seen so many beauty bloggers and You-Tube-ers (it should be a word…) use the brushes, and had
high recommendations off some of my friends so I thought it was about
time I invested in them.
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In the collection you get the (R-L) infamous buffing brush, a detailer brush, a pointed foundation brush and a contour brush.
I have to say that out of the four brushes, I only regularly use two of
them: the buffing brush and the contour brush. As I use the buffing
brush for my foundation along with sometimes blending with my fingers, I
don’t have much use for the foundation brush. However, that doesn’t
mean I won’t find a use for it in the future. The contour brush is
great, and I use this for applying bronzer, and well, contouring my
face. In the past I have used the detailer brush for my Collection
Lasting Perfection concealer, but found that either my fingers or the
buffing brush gave a much better finish and blended more evenly.
I bought this collection I used an array of brushes bought from various
places, none of which can compare to this collection. The brushes I
previously used shed their fibres, were harsh on my skin and often the
brush head fell off the actual brush body. Whereas, the Real Techniques
brushes are sturdy and soft, and do their job brilliantly. Although one
or two fibres have shed, this is probably down to me not being as gentle
as I could be when handling them. After washing the brushes return to
their natural colour of white tops with black roots, apart from the
buffing brush which now has a tiny hint of orange (I buy THE palest
foundation, how it ends up orange I don’t know!).
I have found
that these brushes do make applying make up a lot easier and more
effective and at £20.99 for the 4, that comes in at around £5 a brush so
it’s definitely worth the money. My only hang up would be is that I
wish I could find a good use for the foundation brush, aside from
applying foundation, as I feel it’s a waste for it just to be sat there.
Do any of you own this collection? What do you use each brush for?
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