Real Techniques Brush Review

♥Hey beauties ♥

Welcome to me 1st blog review. I have been thinking about how I should start this and the most important factor I believe is the tools that you use to apply the make-up. I have come to realize that if the tools are not right the end result does not look as great. I was very fortunate to receive Real Techniques brushes as a gift from my husband cousin who lives in UK. Thanks so much Charmaine you rock!!!!

The line of brushes is from well known makeup artist, Samantha Chapman, she and her sister Nicola Haste has a YouTube Channel Pixiwoo where they post hair and make-up tutorials.  All Real Techniques brushes are made with synthetic hair and they are hand-cut to create the perfect shape. The Ferrules are aluminium.  The brushes are colour coded according to the function that they have been designed for yellow for base (foundation / concealer / powder) and purple for eye makeup. I must confess that I have had these brushes for a couple of months now and have been using them daily, only a few days ago I noticed that specific name of the brush is written out on the brush (Embarrassed).

I just love♥ these brushes they are super soft. I received the Starter Set and Core Collection

Starter Set:

Deluxe Crease Brush – I find the brush a little too large for my crease. I probably have the smallest eyes ever.

Base Shadow Brush – Flat, tapered and cut to a slight point. I like using this brush for the function it was designed and like to put the base shadow on with this brush.

Brown Brush – It’s an angled brush that slightly bigger than the normal angled brush that is used for eyeliner but it works perfect for me to apply my brown color.

Accent Brush – This bush is perfect and I like to use it to smudge eye shadow on my lower lash line

Fine Liner Brush – The brush is very small, I however need to confess as I have not used this brush. It’s probably to apply lip liner or something. But I am not good at applying these kinds of products. I prefer a sharp pencil as it helps me to line my lips. I am planning on practicing a little but for now I have not use this brush and can’t give my opinion.

Starter Set


Core Collection:

Buffing Brush – Of all the brushes I have already formed a love relationship with the brush and I reach for it every time. I use this brush to stipple on my foundation. I get such a flawless finish especially having pores the size of the pot hole in Gauteng. I used this brush to stipple on my foundation and then use my dupe beauty blender and stipple over to just enhance the application.

Contour Brush – this brush has an egg shape and is tapered cut. It’s great for contouring as it is perfectly shaped to help me contour my face. It was designed especially for me as I struggle to contour and this brush has helped me. I however have to confess it will still require lots and lots more practice until I am perfect but it makes it so much easier for me.

Pointed Foundation Brush – this is a small tapered brush and was designed to apply foundation as per the name however I have not used this for foundation; it however works nicely to blend my concealer.

Detailer Brush – once again I have not reach for this brush much at all but I have also used to smudge eye showdown on my lower lash line. It could probably also work to conceal spot but it so small I am not sure if will be functional for me.

Core Set


Both these Real Techniques brush sets were kits, the kit come in a little black holder. It has a toggle on it so you can fold it back and stand your brushes up. However I have not used the holder. I just keep the brush on my dressing table. I have however used the holder when I have traveled.

Real Techniques
These brushes are available in South Africa on shopping.all4women and although it might seem expensive I believe they are reasonable in relation to other well known brushes.

Thanks for reading the review beauties, have a super awesome week ♥



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