Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I think I'm a little late to jump on the Real Techniques bandwagon, I've been in love with my Illamasqua brush set since I got it but I always like to try out new brushes in case I've missed out on the perfect ones for making me look flawless.

I chose the Real Techniques Core Collection as I normally like to apply my foundation with a flat top brush and buff it in. However my go-to Sigma F80 is shedding like nothing else so I'm sadly going to have to resign that to the bin.


Real Techniques brushes were created by Samantha Chapman from Pixiewoo, the brushes have long aluminium handles which makes them really light and easy to use. The synthetic bristles are ultra-plush and 100% cruelty-free.

The Core Collection contains 4 full size brushes and a case which doubles up as a stand. I think this is a great idea as its great for travelling and makes it really easy to remove the brushes quickly.
It is designed as a flawless base kit to help create the perfect canvas.
The brushes included are;
  • detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition, its also great for applying highlighter to the browbones and cupids bow.

  • pointed foundation brush: This can be used with liquid foundations, however I like to use this when applying cream contour colours as I can use either side for dark and light shades and then blend.

  • buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation, however my favourite way to use this is to apply thicker liquid foundations such as Illamasqua rich liquid as it really buffs this into a flawless finish.
  • contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish, I use this brush to apply powder contour its perfect for shading.

I'm really enjoying using these so far and I'm definitely considering buying more from Real Techniques.
The Core Collection costs £21.99 from Boots which I think is a great price considering one brush from MAC is around that price.
You can buy Real Techniques brushes from Boots or you can find out more information about other stockists on the Real Techniques website.

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