Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Real Techniques Core Collection

I'm currently trying to expand my brush collection so you can imagine my delight when I won a giveaway over on the lovely Lauren's blog (check out her blog here) of the Real Techniques Core Collection. I've been trying them out for about a month now so thought it was about time I gave you the low down of what I think about them.

Firstly look at how beautifully wrapped they were! Lauren also sent a little card with them, which I thought was really lovely! Onto the brushes themselves:

Buffing Brush - This is great for applying foundation when I'm in a rush in the morning (which is fairly often!) as it's so big and just blends it all in so quickly. If I'm spending a bit more time on my face I love using it at the end of my base routine to buff my face and make sure everything is properly blended in and flawless. 

Contour Brush - This is probably my favourite of the set because it looks the prettiest and is probably the softest! I use this for powder highlight and it's just so easy to use. I used to use a much smaller brush for highlight, but this one means you don't even really need to blend afterwards because it does the job all by itself!

Pointed Foundation Brush - I actually mostly use this brush for concealer rather than foundation as I find it's very precise and easy to wiggle into the corners of your face (I'm awful at phrasing things aren't I?!). I sometimes use it after I've applied my foundation to really blend out my foundation around my hairline and my nose, which it's also very useful for, but I wouldn't use it to apply a full face of foundation as I think I'd get impatient!

Detailer Brush - This is supposed to be for either concealer or lips. I use it for lips as I find it's so easy to apply lipstick with as it's so precise. This is probably my most used brush out of the set, which surprised me as I didn't think I would get much use out of this one, but I've reached for it every time I've applied lipstick. 

All in all I love these brushes and am so grateful to Lauren for introducing me to them! Have you tried the Real Techniques brushes? What do you think?

Amy x



  1. I love this collection, if you like these you really should try the Expert face brush! its a dream! xx


    1. Thanks for the recommendation :) I've actually already bought it! Got it not long after winning these and love it - use it for my foundation pretty much every day! Thanks for reading :)

      Amy x

  2. I am a little bit jealous ;) but i am glad you have such beautiful brushes I especially want the buffing one as I am all about a flawless smooth base xxx

    1. Don't want to make you any more jealous but the buffing brush is great! Put it on your Christmas list :) xxx


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