I had been pining away for Real Techniques brushes ever since they were released. But with my current brush collection having a price tag of a few pounds per brush (ELF brushes with a few Sonia Kashuk eye brushes), I had a hard time justifying that much money on something I was doing happily enough without. One day though, the mister really wanted to buy a new video game and propositioned that he would get his game and I could get my makeup brushes. And deal done 🙂
Buffing Brush-My favorite brush from the collection, I use this to flawlessly apply my bb cream, buff powder into my face, blend out bronzer/blusher, and also to apply blusher.
Contour Brush-Second favorite to the buffing brush, I love this brush for contouring with a matte bronzer. It does the job perfectly.
Foundation Brush-Don’t really use or like this brush, it’s a bit too small in my opinion to be a good a foundation brush. I have a Sonia Kashuk foundation brush that does a better job. Can be used to apply a highlight.
Detailer Brush-I have found no real use for this brush at all, and I’m not about to make one up just to create more work for myself. Could really do without this brush.
So there you have it, now while I do really like the Buffing Brush and Contour Brush, I can really leave the rest of the Core Collection. I suggest you purchase the Expert Face Brush and forgo the Core Collection.
I also purchased the Blush Brush as well (it was buy 1, get 1 half off).
Some general points about the brushes:
-They are easy to clean and dry quickly
-I did not experience any real shedding issues
-I do not like the large bases so the brushes can stand on their own, I think most people keep their makeup brushes in a jar or holder. So kind of an annoying feature
What do you think of the Real Techniques Brushes? Which are your favorites?