Camwhorin' with my blush brush!
The blush brush (pink handle) came on its own while the Core Collection kit (orange handles) came with a brush case as shown above.
The first brush I tried out from the range and I absolute love this one for not only blush but because of its tapered shape, I also like using it for a light contour with my bronzer. I've tried using this as a powder brush too which works really well because it is able to powder more precisely under your eyes and around your nose due to its tapered nature. Although, it's not my favourite brush to use for a powder. I prefer my powder brushes to be more rounded and fluffy. A great 3 in 1 brush nonetheless!
The Core Collection Kit:
I freakin adore the 2 in 1 case and stand! Always a thumbs up for multi-function items!
Now onto the individual brushes in the kit....
Pointed Foundation Brush:
This brush is definitely way too small to use as a foundation brush although I do like it as a concealer brush. It's great to conceal dark under-eye circles as well as any other blemishes you have on your face with a liquid concealer. If you like using foundation brushes, you may want to use a larger brush just because it will save you time! For me, I don't particularly like foundation brushes. I would rather use a soft buffing brush or my hands to apply my foundation/BB cream.
I have been searching high and low for the perfect contour brush just because I couldn't find the perfect size for me and therefore had to resort to using the one angled blush brush from Sigma as my blush AND bronzing brush. This is the perfect brush size to contour under the cheekbones with your favourite bronzer. I have yet to try it out but it would probably be great to use to apply a highlighter as well!
I love using this brush for more precise details such as applying red lipstick! It helps to create a clean edge around your lips which is fantastic, making your lips look more defined. I also like using it to apply a shimmery shadow on my inner eye corners to brighten up my eyes a bit more. I think it would also be great to use it as a concealer brush to conceal any tiny spots and blemishes you may have on your face.
I've used this brush to apply my BB cream and I love how soft it is when I buff the product into my face! It creates a really smooth and non-streaky canvas on your face unlike many foundation brushes out there hence the reason why I prefer using buffing brushes over foundation brushes. I've also tried using this brush to apply my powder which I really like!
- Amazingly soft bristles!!
- Many of the brushes have multiple functions
- Really sleek brush handles in different fun colours
- A lot of the brushes have a flat base hence are self-standing
- No shedding of the bristles
- 2 in 1 case and stand if you purchase their kits (Core Collection and the Starter Set)
- High quality, well-made and sturdy brushes
- Good brush sizes and easy to hold
- Rather expensive if you purchase them in stores in Australia. I have had a couple of people tell me that iherb.com sells them at an inexpensive price
- Flat base means that it will take up more room if you store your brushes altogether
As you can see, the pros definitely do outweigh the cons. I absolutely love these brushes and I'm definitely looking into purchasing a few more. I really want to try some of their eye brushes, powder brush and their expert face brush next!
Have you guys tried out any of the Real Techniques brushes? How do you like them? And if not, which ones would you love to try out?
OH! and visit Real Techniques' youtube channel here to watch Sam's makeup tutorials using the brushes!
Thankyou for reading!
* Disclaimer: This is a non-sponsored post and I am in no way affiliated with Real Techniques or Priceline Australia. As I've mentioned in the post, the blush brush was purchased with my own money whereas the Core Collection kit was sent to me by Priceline Australia for winning their twitter competition. As always my reviews are 100% my honest opinion. *