Real Techniques Core Collection

Real Techniques Core Collection

Today I thought I'd do a review of the Real Techniques Core Collection brush set for you guys. I received these as a Christmas present from my parents along with the starter set; they are designed by make up artists Sam and Nic Chapman although you may know them as pixiwoo through their youtube videos. You get four face brushes in the set that all fit neatly within their case. The set helps to create a flawless, high definition finish that will look great in any light even including harsh indoor lighting. The core collection covers all bases (literally) from powders, creams liquids to mineral makeup, highlighter, and shimmer.

Real Techniques Core Collection

After using this brush set for just over a month, I am in love! Seriously! Not only are they reasonably priced in comparison to brands such as Mac, but the quality is amazing! The bristles are super soft and pick up/blend products so effortlessly, plus they are made from a synthetic fibre called taklon meaning they are 100% cruelty free! PLUS PLUS! The brush handles are light weight aluminium, they feel very nice to hold and feel like good quality.

Brushes are colour coded depending on their designed use; gold yellow for base, purple for eyes and pink for setting. Although don’t let this restrict you, they are so versatile that they can often be used for other thing than what their name suggests. Take the buffing brush for example, on the box it says it’s ideal for powder or mineral foundation but I love love love using this for liquid foundation.

Detailer Brush 

This precision cut brush is great for use with concealer! It allows you to gently conceal dark circles under the eyes without harshly rubbing the delicate eye area, it’s better to gently tab the concealer and build up coverage. You could also use this as a lip brush to make your lipstick last longer.


Real Techniques Detailer brush

Real Techniques Detailer brush

Pointed Foundation Brush

This brush is designed for use with liquid foundation, it’s ideal to build coverage up and gives you a lot of control. The pointed tip is great for reaching areas like around the nostrils, helping you to achieve a flawless look. I also sometimes use it for my concealer.

Real Techniques pointed foundation brush

Real Techniques pointed foundation brush


Buffing Brush 

My favourite out of the bunch! It’s ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation but I personally love this for liquid foundation. I buff it in using circular motions working outwards and it really gives you a flawless natural coverage that lasts a lot longer than it would if you apply it with your fingers. I also find it saves on product as the brush helps to make a little to go a long way!

Real Techniques buffing brush


Contour Brush 

Contouring is very useful when adding dimension to your face, it can enhance your jaw line, slim your cheeks, narrow a nose, slim a forehead, the list is endless! Before I owned this I was doing the trick of squashing a blusher brush with my contour powder, which although it works is not ideal. This brush picks up just the right amount of product and allows you to blend effortlessly - so no harsh brown stripes! You can also use this for highlighting for a sheer soft focus kind of look.

Real Techniques contour brush

Panoramic Brush Case 

All the brushes are contained within a black case, although the bigger brushes will stand up on their own. The case Velcros shut making it ideal for travelling with as the brushes are well protected. The case can also act as a stand, you pull the cord and move the little bobble device down and voilĂ , one make up brush stand! Great if you want to be able to see all your brushes on the side.

Real Techniques Core Collection

I’d definitely recommend getting these! You won’t regret it! You can pick these up in Boots for £21.99. Think I might try out their beauty blender next or the expert face brush.

Have you tried any of the Real Technique brushes?



14 comments:

  1. The expert face brush from Real Techniques is my favourite brush ever for foundation!

    natalie-yasmin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think that may accidentally find its way into my Boots basket somehow...

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  2. such a pretty blog, I'm saving up for these! X
    http://www.catchingdreamsblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you. They're lovely brushes, such amazing quality and no where near as expensive as mac

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  3. Such a handy collection, the buffing brush is the best brush I own really x

    Aimee | AroundTwenty

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    1. I love it! Gives me such amazing foundation coverage, it looks flawless :)

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  4. The detailer brush sounds great! Especially for concealer under the eyes! :D
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

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    1. It is! And it's more hygenic than using fingers too :)

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  5. Brilliant review and superb photographs. What camera do you use? I have just chanced across your blog and really like its layout and content so have followed and look forward to reading more. I would be really chuffed if you had a moment to pop across to mine at http://www.lippylikes.com and would welcome any feedback you had x

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    1. Thank you, I use a canon 450D with the stand kit lens for photo's on here.

      I like your blog too :)

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  6. I have had my eye on this set lately! I'm glad you mentioned you used the buff brush for foundation because I was hoping it would work well for that! Looking forward to trying it myself.

    xo Sharon | undertheblush.blogspot.com

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    1. I love it for foundation, I'm sure it makes it last longer too! You get such a lovely even finish with it

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  7. I love RT brushes, I have far too many! My favourites are the buffing, setting and multi-task brushes.

    Have you tried any of their new retractable brushes?

    Chloe x
    www.chloeandhernotes.com

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    1. I've not tried the new retractable brushes yet, have you? Them look ideal for shoving in your handbag when you might need a touch up in the day

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