Monday, 10 August 2015

The Makeup Brushes I Should've Bought Sooner♥

Real Techniques. Sound like a familiar brand? Well, for ages, I had been looking at them, wanting to get them. When I went shopping a few weeks ago and saw there was money off the Core Collection, I just HAD to get them. I had heard about them EVERYWHERE, no joke, everyone raved about them so I had really high expectations for them.

The brushes come in a handy case which is efficient for travelling. It can either be folded over, or made into a sit-up case (they look good sitting in the case on display!) Personally, I keep it folded over because I don't have enough room at my makeup space to sit them out.

The appearance of the brushes look very professional and expensive. They have the usual Real Techniques black handle, with the rest of the brush gold. The actual brushes themselves are extremely soft. Even though they're soft, they're sturdy and work really well.

I've used mine, so obviously they're not the cleanest (I didn't do the typical blogger thing where I take photos of the items before I use them, I was too eager to try them!) Even just looking at the brushes, you can tell that they're good quality.

In the set, there's a buffing brush, contour brush, pointed foundation brush and detailer brush. Each of them have Real Techniques printed on one side of them, then the type of brush on the other side so you don't forget the type of brush!

The Buffing Brush - This is the most amazing brush ever for foundation, I've been using it regularly because it gives such a flawless finish. I haven't used any other brush for foundation since, I guess you could say I'm obsessed with it..

Contour Brush - This is a multi-use brush as I use it for both contouring and highlighting. It fits the hollows of your cheekbones perfectly, and the side of the brush is ideal for highlighting the cheekbones. It picks up the product fantastically, and distributes it well also.

Pointed foundation brush - I use this for either applying foundation to my face, or blending out concealer, as I find it too small for foundation, plus, I prefer the finish of the foundation when using the buffing brush. I use it to blend out concealer under my eye as that's a delicate area of skin that shouldn't be tugged at, and this brush is gentle.

Detailer Brush - this is the smallest of them all and could be used for many different reasons. If you're cleaning up your eyeliner or making your lipstick look sharper, this would be perfect as it's small enough to use. I use it to blend concealer out on my spots, as I only need a small brush to blend out a small amount of concealer.

So, it's fair to say, not only am I late to jump on the bandwagon with these brushes, but I'm pretty smitten with them! I don't understand why it's taken me so long to buy them. I'm definitely 100% glad I finally bought these as they're totally worth it! I now only have my eye on the other sets...

Do you own these? What do you think of them?


112 comments:

  1. They look so beautiful, I really want some! Lovely photos

    http://oliviaredfern.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're honestly so worth the money! Thank you x

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  2. Nice :)
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    Maria V.

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  3. I already have the contour brush but really want to try the Buffer Brush x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    1. I love the contour brush! You need to get it, it's amazing! x

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  4. love this set! the buffer brush is my favourite :)

    Hannah x hannatalks

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  5. I LOVE my Real Techniques brushes. They are such a good value and hold up so well. I have had mine for at least 3 years and they are still like new.

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    1. Wow, really? I have high hopes that mine will last ages too! x

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  6. These were the first make up brushes that I bought and they are all still as good today as when I bought them!!

    http://ruthyb1.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I actually ruse the detailer brush to add powder to my eye brows! The buffing brush is just the best, though I've been through a few of them so it's annoying you can't get it individually xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I saw someone using that one as an eyeshadow brush the other day, I never thought of using it any other way! I wish they'd bring it out individually x

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  8. I really want to try these out! I have the eye brushes and I love them!! www.littlemissfangirly.blogspot.com

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    1. The eye brushes are the ones I'm after next, they seem fantastic! x

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  9. They are the only brushes I own! I love them. Affordable, yet do a beautiful job.

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    1. I'm planning on buying more! So worth the money x

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  10. I have love/hate relationship with RT brushes but I haven't tried Core collection yet. I may give it a go :) Great review x

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  11. I really need the contour and buffing brush. They look awesome, but i have to order them form amazon. :'(

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    1. The buffing brush makes such an impact on how your foundation looks! x

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  12. I never knew just how effective makeup brushes could be until I saw how efficient they were and how much of a difference they truly make. I have not yet heard of the Core collection but they seem pretty good based on the comments!

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    1. You should definitely look into them! x

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  13. I'm so glad you finally got these brushes. they're so amazing and Real Techniques is definitely my holy grail brushes :) they're so affordable and amazing!

    Ayre

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  14. I LOVE real techniques brushes! The contour is one of my faves but you should also try out expert face brush it's fab :)

    Beth | Bethany Georgina

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    1. Seen that brush talked about quite a lot! x

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  15. They're so good I love mine! although I found some amazing amazon brushes which I find are comparable to these as well! But you can never have too many makeup brushes haha! x

    jessicavictoria.co.uk

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    1. Oh, which ones? Course not aha! x

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    2. I have a blog post written about them but they are these ones! http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00LS6FKSM/ref=ox_sc_act_image_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2O507QG46L6FL they are so good and can't believe I didn't try them sooner! xx

      Jessica Victoria

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  16. I've always heard such great things about these but I've never tried them. The contour brush looks really nice! I like Ecotools brushes a lot, they're so soft!

    Molly and Stacie

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    1. I'm a big fan of the contour brush! Ecotools look great, haven't tried them but I've heard good things about them! x

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  17. Better late than never ;) I love my Real Techniques brushes - they work so well and are such a great price point!

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    1. Exactly, aha! I'm so glad to have finally got them! x

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  18. Ugh I need new makeup brushes so bad!!

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  19. I'm going to have to find these!

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  20. Everyone needs at least one set of Real Techniques brushes!

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  21. I love a good makeup brush! These look so full and are beautiful in style.

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  22. These look great! I need to get some new brushes...

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  23. I love the RT expert face brush! It's so perfect for buffing in foundation :)

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    1. Oh is it? It looks slightly larger than the buffing brush! x

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  24. I'm a huge fan of this collection too, the buffing brush is the best foundation brush I've ever used and I love the contour brush too :)
    Love Holly x

    www.thehollydays4.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ive not used any other brush since for my foundation! x

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  25. I am using ecobrushes and a few brands...someday I will own a professional set!!

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

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  26. I really love RT brushes, I love the Expert Face brush too you need to try that one! They last so long too x

    www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Ahh I have had a few people mention that one! Next on my list is the eye brushes or sculpting set x

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  27. These look great... I have to have good make up brushes or I go crazy! I will have to look into these! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Not trying to tempt you into buying them or anything but there's currently a sale on them on feelunique;) x

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  28. I really need to get some more real technique brushes - they really do make all the difference and such good value! X

    Vvnightingale.com

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    1. I feel like I need to own them all now haha! x

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  29. I only have one Real Techniques brush, but I absolutely LOVE it and need to get more :)

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    1. I mean, there's a pretty big sale on feelunique.com and Real Techniques brushes are on sale, not trying to help you spend money or anything aha;) x

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  30. I've wanted to try these forever! Now I have to lol

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  31. They look and sound amazing... wow!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. I got a real techniques set for christmas and I'm in love with all the brushes as well! Lovely post xx

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  33. That's how I felt too! I kept hearing about these before I finally bought them. They are great!

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

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  34. I LOVE these brushes!!! I really want the ones they came out with that have the gold handle. So pretty!!!!

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    1. Yes, me too! The Bold metals, right? x

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  35. Definitely need to get these! I've been using the ELF brushes for a while now which are decent, but I've heard such great things about Real Techniques!

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    1. Not sure if I can get ELF in the UK! But yes these brushes are brilliant and definitely live up to the hype! x

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  36. I am a huge fan of their brushes and I own quite a few. The Core Collection set I have is pushing three years now and it's still going strong except the Buffing brush which I have been through quite a few. It's a pain it can't be purchased separately because I would in a heartbeat even if it's £10 as it's one of the best out there. I am loving your blog design!!..xx

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    1. The Core Collection is the only set I own, and I definitely want more! Wow, didn't even realise they'd been out that long! I know, I really wish you could buy it separately! Well, I noticed that on feelunique the set has been reduced to around £16/17 but if you use the code TOGETHER you can get an extra 10% off (It did when I last checked whilst browsing the other day!) And thanks! xx

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  37. So I have to admit that I only really discovered the wonders of make-up brushes recently. I don't wear make-up that often so I would just use the little one that usually came with the eyeshadow. Then I got a brush in my Ipsy bag and it was amazing! I love a good brush!

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    1. It completely changes how your makeup looks! x

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  38. I went nuts buying Real Technique brushes. Luckily they fit in when Ulta has a sale or coupon.

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  39. They look like a great set of brushes. I've been needing some new ones, so thank you for the recommendation.

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    1. Ooh you should definitely invest in getting some! x

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  40. These look like an excellent set of brushes. i don't know if I could ever switch. I am a hardcore E.L.F. lover lol

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    1. Aha! Never tried E.L.F brushes so can't compare them to these! x

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  41. the core collection is my go-to! the buffing brush is my favourite xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

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    1. Yes I have to agree, it's a miracle brush! x

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  42. I really want to try those brushes! I haven't found any that are my go-to brushes yet.

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    1. These are definitely my go-to brushes! x

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  43. Great, detailed post! I've followed!
    I love Real Techniques but have yet to use these myself! Will have to add them to my shopping list soon!

    Nicole | www.nicolelaurenblake.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Oh you do, if you're a Real Techniques fan then you should get them! x

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  44. I have a set of brushes, but I can never remember which one is for what, so I have to google it every time! Lol!

    Betty
    http://vodkaandimpropriety.com

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  45. I love these brushes, they are so soft that I never want to stop touching them!

    http://arnellavanilla.com/category/home/

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    1. Aha I'm the same! They're extremely soft, even after using them! x

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  46. Great review! I love the way these brushes look, super elegant and professional! Thanks for sharing I will be checking these out!

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    1. Thanks! They feel quite professional when using them! x

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  47. These brushes are amazing! I was late to the RT party to, but since trying these I haven't looked back! x

    The Belle Narrative

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    1. I felt like I was missing out on the brushes! Neither have I! x

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  48. The buffing brush is literally my holy grail foundation brush. Mine's starting to die now because I've had it for ages! Wish they sold it on its own.

    Karishma x

    www.beneaththebrush.com

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    1. I haven't used anything else since I got it! They should bring it out itself! x

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  49. I have this set and absolutely love it - the buffing brush is sooooo good for foundation!
    Amy x
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  50. The buffing brush and contour brush are absolute favourites of mine! Lovely post!

    amydoll | amydoll.co.uk

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    1. Mine also! I wish they sold the buffing brush separately! x

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  51. I love all real technique ls brushes. They are some of the best brushes with affordable price tags. You have to try some of their other sets of brushes and I assure you, you will fall in love.

    www.saraswonderland.com

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    1. Aha, funny that because since writing this post, I have bought another set! Love them! x

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  52. I have been looking into affordable brushes and have been thinking about trying the Real Techniques ones. Now I think I may go for these. Ameera xo

    ameeraraidhan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh I swear by RT, one of my favourites! x

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