Real Techniques Makeup Brushes

Review of real Techniques makeup brushes

The original three!

Like almost every beauty blogger out there, I am a huge fan of the Real Techniques brushes. Before I invested in these I used Model's own brushes which felt very.... synthetic and plastic-y, that's the only way I can describe them! It's no joke, they were horrid and it soon dawned on me that no matter how much money you spend on the product, you won't get the look you are aiming for unless you invest in good brushes too.

Like I said, these are the first three Real Techniques brushes I got my hands on. I have since purchased more which I haven't had the heart to 'dirty' yet! They look so clean and soft... please tell me I'm not the only one who's like this? I promise I will bring myself to use them soon haha!

Number 1 is the foundation brush and if I am being honest, I found that this brush was far better used for concealer rather than foundation. The problem I have with it is the shape of the bristles, they are quite flat and in an angular shape so if I used it to apply liquid foundation it created stroke marks on my face. Not a good look at all. Like I said though, the shape of the head is great for applying concealer around my nose and chin. It is however a bit big to use around the eyes, I use a separate bareMinerals concealer brush for that!

Number 2 is the expert face brush and I am oh so glad that I decided to invest in this one! I have noticed in Youtube tutorials and blog posts that some people use this brush for contouring. I can see why it would be good for this as the bristles are tightly packed which gives you more control over where you put the colour. I however use the expert face brush for my liquid foundation! I pop some product on the brush and 'buff' it into my skin to create a "pixel perfect finish" (so RT says...) If you are thinking of investing in a good brush for your liquid foundation I definitely recommend you purchase this over their actual foundation brush. 

Number 3 is the blush brush... If I'm being honest I wasn't sure about this at the beginning due to the huge head. I thought that it would be better for bronzer or to apply a finishing powder! Unlike the previous two brushes, I thought that I have to use at least ONE of these brushes for the purpose in which it was made, haha. I use it to apply my all time favourite blush, MAC powder blush in 'gingerly'. The bristles are so soft and aren't as tightly packed which gives control over the amount of product that is applied. As we all know, bright pink cheeks should be left where they belong, in the 80s!


1) Real Techniques Foundation Brush 


(All £9.99 from Boots)


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17 comments

  1. I love this photo :) I've been wanting to upgrade my makeup brushes for a little while- these Real Techniques ones seem to be really good xx
    Steph at ChicStrawberry

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  2. There is something about these brushes that is gorgeous. I don't use enough makeup to justify buying all the brushes, although I'm pretty sure I could justify buying the blush brush!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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  3. I really recommend them Steph! If your feeling like you want to treat yourself then the 'Bold Metals' collection is stunning

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  4. Ooh I saw a video of these on the Pixi woo YouTube channel - they look so pretty! Xx

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  5. If you are going to buy any I would recommend the Expert Face Brush (as you can use it for so many different things, foundation, blending, concealer, contouring etc) or the blush brush! You can get them on offer sometimes too x

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  6. I love the look of the blusher brush, I don't have this one, I agree though it does look like it would be better as a powder brush! Great post :)

    http://lux-rose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I cannot live without my expert face brush! Have you tried any of the Bold Metals ones yet? I bought the rose gold blush brush and it's SO soft and works a treat! x

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  8. Oh Sindy I use my Expert face brush nearly everyday, it works like a dream! I am majorly in love with the new collection but I haven't bought any of them yet. I know if I buy one I would want them all as they would look so pretty sitting on my dressing table! xo

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  9. Definitely Lizzie, it would be more suited as a powder brush! xo

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  10. I need new brushes.... Maybe this should be my next splurge. I feel like I won't want to get them dirty though :)

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  11. I love the Real Techniques brushes. For my liquid foundation I always use the Real Techniques stippling brush. It dispenses the product so evenly with no brush strokes, I wouldn't use anything else. Although I know a lot of people who use the Expert Face Brush for foundation. Also loving your blusher comment!! Couldn't agree more! Hate super pink cheeks!! haha :)

    Nyaomi x | Miss Wright

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  12. I got new RT brushes for Christmas Lauren and I STILL haven't it in me to 'dirty' them haha! We need help...

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  13. That is one I haven't got! I have a MAC stippling brush but it is on the small side... I just love the flawless finish that this style of brush gives, literally wouldn't be without one <3

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  14. Oh my god you need to get it! it will change your life... promise ;-) haha

    Nyaomi x

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  15. I love all the earlier real techniques brushes, the reviews of the newer more expensive ones seem pretty bad though so I think I'll be sticking with the originals.

    Also you're not alone, just after washing brushes I hate to use them again too haha

    Rosy
    Sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Gotta love real techniques :) always!

    www.emilyroseperrin.blogspot.co.uk

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