Something I've been meaning to blog about for ages is this brush set from Real Techniques. I bought it back in November when Boots had a buy one get one half price. It was the perfect chance for me to get the two brush sets and save myself quite a few £'s than if I'd bought them separately.
What www.realtechniques.com says:
- Includes 4 size brushes and case
- Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
- Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty free
- Extended aluminium handles are light and easy to use
Detailer Brush - Precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas or use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
This brush is the prefect size for covering imperfections. It's also great for running concealer around your lips to get that really sharp finish when using bold colours, same goes for eyebrows.
Pointed Foundation Brush - Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
I personally don't like using these kind of brushes for foundation and in comparison to my M.A.C 190, it's significantly smaller. I prefer to use this to clean up any fallout under the eyes if I get any.
Contour Brush - Delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish
I absolutely love using this with cream products for the cheeks. It seems to deposit just the right amount of colour and blends effortlessly. It also works well with contour products as it's tapered and smaller than regular blush brushes. It puts the colour exactly where you want it.
Buffing Brush - Ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
This is definitely the star of the collection without a doubt. Before getting this set I religiously used the Real Techniques stippling brush but I'd always heard good things about using this for foundation. Since trying it I've used it for foundation ever since. It leaves such an amazing flawless finish. When using full coverage foundations, I find myself using less product and it feels lighter on the skin but the coverage isn't compromised.
This set is absolutely amazing value. I would honestly purchase it just for the buffing brush. It's that good!
Before investing my first Real Techniques brush I was skeptical about the quality vs price. Sometimes synthetic bristles can be a little bit scratchy but these are perfectly soft. I've found the quality of them to be really good and they've become a firm staple in my makeup routine.
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