I love Real Techniques! I think there brushes are perfect and so soft, but not overly too soft and they really do the job excellently. If you are a Vegan too, good news as these brushes are 100% Vegan & Cruelty free! I have not numerous brushes that do lots of jobs, but I try not to use them all at once because cleaning them is a bit of a chore if I’m being honest. This blogpost discusses the brushes I use on a daily basis and the ones I would (and have) suggested for those who haven’t used Make-up Brushes before.
How I Started Using Real Techniques Brushes
I first decided to try out the brushes after watching some YouTube videos and all the YouTubers were raving about them. I did think that they may have been raving about them as they are by fellow YouTubers Sam & Nic Chapman (Brother of Jim Chapman and Sisters-in-laws to Tanya Burr), but they are genuinely good makeup-brushes. I wouldn’t say I am the best beauty (or in the league at all really) but I do like to try and I like to make it as simple as possible for myself, so here are the brushes that I honestly think make the hard job easy:
My Everyday Real Techniques Brushes
The first brushes I got from Real Techniques were the Core Collection set. I decided that I wanted something for my base make-up and this set was on offer at LookFantastic at the time, so thought I would give it a go.
I love this set and still use some of the brushes from this set. The ones I use daily are the Buffing Brush which I actually use for blusher and the Detailer Brush as it’s a great for cleaning up any mistakes. I like putting some Micellar water onto it when I get mascara on my eyelids (which happens all the time).
The set comes with 4 brushes, the two mentioned above and a Pointed Foundation Brush and Contour Brush. As mentioned at the beginning, I hate having to use more brushes than I have to and I found the Foundation brush a bit too pointed and flat for my liking. It will be good if you use a thicker liquid foundation, but for my Clinique: Chubby Foundation Stick I don’t find it very useful.
The most useful thing about this set is that it comes with a handy panoramic case which keeps your brushes safe and clean and also turns into a stand so when you clean your brushes, you can dry them facing down.
RRP – £21.99
I’ll admit, this was an unplanned impulse buy as I saw it one day in Boots on offer (because I like a bargain) and thought I would give it a go. I love this brush so much and even would go as far as saying it is my favourite by Real Techniques.
The bush is multi-purpose and I use it for concealer and foundation. I found it was perfect for using with my liquid foundation and equally as with my Clinique: Chubby Foundation Stick.
I have recommended this brush to friends and colleagues and they say that this is the only brush they need. It is a perfect starter brush for anyone and I wouldn’t be without it in my collection.
RRP – £9.99
This is the first proper eyeshadow brush I have owned and I personally think this is the only one I really need. Saying that though, I treated myself the ‘Your Eyes/Enhanced Starter Set’ which comes with 5 brushes – Base Shadow Brush, Delux Crease Brush, Accent Brush, Fine Liner Brush and a Brow Brush. Another thing this set comes with is panoramic case. Win!
Back to the Shading Brush, I love it for doing my basic everyday eyeshadows which uses the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette and I use it to blend my eyeshadow to create a brown smokey-eye look. It is lovely and soft and holds the eyeshadow nicely. I really enjoy using this brush and the only reason I got the starter set was because I wanted to try and do more eyeshadow looks. I got inspired by YouTube and really don’t think I’ll be any good at it if I’m being honest.
RRP – £7.99
Let Me Know
Do you use Real Techniques brushes or another range that you recommend? Let me know.
Also, I was thinking of doing a blogpost on how I clean my Make-Up brushes, so if you would be interested in this? Please let me know in the comments below or on Twitter or Instagram