Thursday, October 11, 2012

REVIEW: REAL TECHNIQUES BRUSHES

The discount code I have to give you is QAB322 and it gets you $10 off if you spend over $40 or $5 off if you spend under $40 at iherb.com


Let me start off by admitting that I have absolutely fallen in love with Real Techniques brushes and they have become my personal favourites. What they are is a series of amazing quality brushes created by beauty YouTuber Samantha Chapman that are now available worldwide. What this review will talk about is my opinion on all of the brushes I own, if the sets are worth the money, my overall favourites as well as the best places to buy these brushes from so keep reading.
Core Collection ($44.99 in Priceline, $17.99 in America and online)
1. Contour Brush
This is actually my favourite brush from the set because I find that it really seamlessly creates a more defined cheekbone look that is really natural and wearable.
2. Pointed Foundation Brush
This is a brush that I haven't really found a use for just because I typically dislike using these traditional foundation brushes and prefer the buffing brush. I think it's nice for setting your foundation with powder in smaller places on your face like under your eyes and between your eyebrows. 
3. Detailer Brush
 I love using this for concealer as it is a really tiny brush so it doesn't pick up or distribute too much product. If you find this brush is too small for concealer, it can also be used for precise lipstick application.
4. Buffing Brush
I use this brush pretty much everyday to apply my BB cream or foundation because it makes the product really bendable and is much quicker and more effective than using your hands or the stippling brush Real Techniques offers. 
Starter Set ($39.99 in Priceline, $17.99 in America and online)
1. Deluxe Crease Brush
This is perfect for applying crease colours because it blends the colour in really lovely. 
2. Base Shadow Brush
I love applying my base lid shadow with this brush because it is the perfect shape and works really well with the Deluxe Crease Brush. Those two brushes used together create the perfect neat eye look.
3. Accent Brush
I actually use this brush for concealer when I don't use my detailer brush but it can also be perfect for deepening crease and outer corner eyeshadow when other brushes are too big.
4. Pixel Point Eyeliner Brush
For me, I have found this brush to not be precise enough for eyeliner application because it is quite wispy but it's great for inner corner highlight or deepening a crease colour. 
5. Angled Brow Brush
This is the perfect angle for doing eyebrows and the little brush hairs are very stiff and seperated which means it picks up powder product really effectively. 
Individual Brushes
1. Blush Brush ($22.99 in Priceline, $8.99 in America or online)
I'm not sure about using this brush for blush just because it is so large but it's perfect to use with setting powder over the top of foundation.
2. Stippling Brush ($22.99 in Priceline, $9.99 in America or online)
I wasn't dissapointed when I relieved this brush in the mail but I was surprised because it is much smaller and stiffer than I expected!

Side notes:
* These brushes are made with taclon which is completely cruelty free and perfect for all makeup consistencies whether it be cream, liquid or powder. A very versatile material for brushes that is extremely soft!
* I have experienced no fall out at all with any of the brushes I own which is more than I can say about some of the more expensive brushes I own. The quality is great for the price and is way better than some brushes I have spent much more money on.
* The brushes come in a brush stand which is perfect for traveling or standing up on your vanity while you do your makeup.
* The best place to buy from is iherb.com and that is because they sell the Real Techniques brushes for American RRP and with a discount code they wrok out even cheaper! The discount code I have to give you is QAB322 and it gets you $10 off if you spend over $40 or $5 off if you spend under $40!

Thanks for reading! I hope this was helpful if you have been interested in the Real Techniques brushes and if were thinking of maybe picking some up, I say go for it!

2 comments:

Reemz said...

Fab review!! I love the real techniques brushes! I use them everyday! :) I love your blog!!

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Nitisha LMEE said...

Watched your video and read the blog post, which was very helpful in deciding what to buy!
I bought Real techniques brushes today. I am so excited.

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