Real Techniques Brush Collection
Real Techniques brushes *long sigh*, aren’t they stunning? My RT collections consists of thirteen brushes (unlucky for some). I’ve never actually counted, and that odd number is bugging me now. But these are probably my favourite brushes of all time. I feel I’ve tried and tested so many other brands and I just keep going back to RT. I have to say, Sigma are on par, but I still reach for my trusty Real Techniques more. They have such a variety and you can always be reassured that they’re purse friendly (something we all love). I’ve never had a bad experience with these brushes. I’ve seen some comments of people experiencing fallout, but i’ve honestly never had that issue.
These five brushes are from the ‘Starter Set’, and were actually the first I ever bought when I was just starting out with makeup (quite fitting really). I still constantly reach for them. They’re so luxuriously soft, although, that goes for all Real Techniques brushes. The most loved are the Deluxe Crease Brush and Base Shadow Brush, they’re so unique to anything else i’ve ever used and because they’re synthetic hair, they really pack the pigment on the lid.
Fine Liner Brush – the ultimate tool for precision application of liquid or cream eyeliner
Deluxe Crease Brush – soft, oversized design for effortless contouring
Accent Brush – designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging
Brow Brush – distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows
Base Shadow Brush – apply a smooth, flawless foundation of colour
These face brushes are all sold separately, and have become additions to my collection over the past two years. My all time favourite brush is the Setting Brush. I love it because it can be used for almost anything, whether it be applying concealer and powdered highlights, for cream highlights and contours, blending shadows out, the list goes on. It’s the only brush I would ever buy two of, because I use it so much and as a result it’s dirty almost all of the time. I’m not one for cleaning my brushes after every use, is anyone? The Blush Brush is the best for, (you guessed it) applying blush. It’s tapered shape really helps to packs the product on precisely and blends it out beautifully. And it’s actually won multiple awards! I love to use the Stippling Brush to apply my foundation in the Spring or Summer months. It’s a dual-fiber brush and as a result gives my foundation a much more natural and sheer finish rather than full coverage and matte.
Retractable Kabuki Brush – angled cut for allover application or targeted contouring
Stippling Brush – creates airbrushed, high-definition results with all types of makeup
Sculpting Brush – features a flat, wide head specifically designed to help create defined contours
Setting Brush – perfectly controlled dusting of product, ideal for setting powders or highlighting powders/creams
Blush Brush – custom-cut to contour and define cheeks for flawlessly blended, high definition results
I love to use this pretty mahoosive brush for all over powder application. It’s great for applying the product evenly and quickly (I always love a time saver for those early mornings when I’m in a zombie like state).
Powder Brush – apply powders and mineral foundations for smooth, high-definition results
How beautiful are these brushes from the Bold Metals Collection? Aaaaaah, I’m dead. I actually gave a set of these away in a giveaway and I had to have some for myself so I nipped out to Boots to grab some. They are a tad more pricey than their standard brushes, but can you see why? The bristles on both brushes are the softest I have ever felt. I love to use the Pointed Crease for precise application of eyeshadow, particularly on the outer corner of the lid. It’s also amazing for blending out shadows and liner for a smokey effect. Going against the Flat Contours actual purpose, I love to use it to bake with (not the yummy kind). I like to apply a translucent powder across the jaw line to sharper up my contour. It’s quite a similar shape to the famous NARS Ita Kabuki brush, and produces similar effects.
201 Pointed Crease – densely packed, tapered bristles apply eye shadow for smokey effect
301 Flat Contour – a dense head creates shadows and highlights on targeted areas of face to play up favourite features
You may have noticed the different colouring of the brushes, this is obviously no accident. They’re colour-coded depending on the intention of the brush and the key steps of makeup application.
Purple = Enhanced Eyes
Pink = Perfect Finish
Orange = Flawless Base
Most of the brushes are shaped so the base increases in size. They have been created like that with the purpose of people being able to stand them upright to store. I personally don’t like to do this because they clutter up a space and are prone to falling over. Also, the bulkiness means they’re tricky to store in my makeup brush holder.
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