Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Review | Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set

Hey everyone! Today I'm posting my first review and it's on the Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set. I did makeup on a good friend who had a family photo shoot. She and I loved the outcome of the makeup and it really motivated her to learn how to apply makeup. She has some random makeup products but one thing she did lacked were makeup brushes. She asked what were the black and white soft brushes I was using on her and I said it was brushes from Real Techniques. I really recommend them to beginners especially because when starting your arsenal of makeup it can be very costly. So here's a review on these brushes!

Price: $17.99
Available: Ulta (Buy one get one 50% off ends 7/5/2014) don't forget to shop through ebates!

This set consist of four brushes: detailer brush, pointed foundation brush, buffing brush, and contour brush. All of the brushes are labeled at the end of handle. These brushes don't need to be used for what they are labeled for. Here are my favorite uses for these brushes:

Detailer brush: to apply lipstick and gloss
Pointed foundation brush: to apply undereye concealer and highlight
Buffing brush: to apply liquid and powder foundation and blush
Contour brush: to apply highlight and contour

The set of brushes also comes with a 2 in 1 case and stand.

Pros: I've had these brushes since they were first released in 2011 and they're all in great condition. I have no problems with them shedding or bleeding. My favorite brush would have to be the buffing brush. I use it especially for applying powder foundation. The best part is they are 100% cruelty free!

Cons: Of all of the brushes, the brush that I don't use the most is the pointed foundation brush. Although the case is cool I haven't found myself using them at all.

Overall: A great set of brushes for a deal, it ends up being $4.50 a brush! I've find myself reaching for them over my Mac brushes at times. It's also great to support the Pixiwoo sisters, one of the best makeup gurus on YouTube.

- Shayna


MySparklyLife said...

I have this collection and use them (not all of them) every day. Before that i used alot of the e.l.f brushes. They have taken a back seat now that i have the real techniquea. Great review xx

Distinque said...

Thanks! I love my real techniques brushes too. I recently bought the sponge that's a copycat for the beauty blender. It's pretty darn good.