Bit late on the Bandwagon...

Well it's better late than never, I suppose! It's been a while since I did a beauty post, so here is my first beauty post of 2013!

Recently, I got the Real Techniques core collection make-up brushes and I can not rave about them enough. I got them from Boots for £21.99 and they are worth every penny and more. On the blogesphere, these brushes are like the affordable holy grail and are so hyped up, so I didn't know if I should buy into the hype. But since I've bought them I haven't looked back.

The set consists of 4 brushes: detailer brush (use for concealer), pointed foundation brush (liquid foundation), buffing brush (powder foundation) and then a contour brush (blusher, highlighter...). They all come in a handy panoramic case.


           


Detailer brush

A thin, long brush perfect for both powder concealer and liquid. It's firm and soft, so it isn't too hard, but holds quite a lot of product, so you get as much out of your product as possible. It leaves a flawless result and really blends product into the skin.

Pointed Foundation brush



A firm, thick brush used for creamy and liquid foundations. Using this bush leaves a flawless base without looking caked and again spreads the product evenly and softly all over your face.

Buffing Brush




This is the thickest brush and the one I use to apply my powder foundation over my liquid base. It also would be perfect for applying translucent or setting powders. It buffs the product softly into your face, leaving a natural finish.

Contour Brush




This is probably the brush I would use least as I don't wear blusher a lot, but I'm hoping to be a regular highlighter wearer soon, so it will probably be getting a lot more outings  This brush is perfect for using just above your cheekbones to apply powder and mineral blushers and highlighters, blending them into your base so it doesn't look unnatural or over done.

Overall, as you can tell I love these brushes and for the price I can't recommend them enough.

What do you think of Real Techniques brushes? What are your favourite brushes?

E x

CONVERSATION

124 comments:

  1. Ooh I definitely need to try these! I've seen these brushes used a lot but hadn't read a full review yet so this is really helpful! x

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  2. I've never heard of them but I think they must be great! I really want to try them :)
    xx

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    1. They are definitely the best brushes I've ever tried :) xx

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  3. So many of my favorite youtubers love these brushes, I've been wanting to get them for so long, but they don't have them in canada ): hoping i get a chance to order these online soon !
    are you planning to get the eye brushes too?

    q-uintessentiall.blogspot.com

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    1. I love eye makeup, so definitely they will be the next set on my list, can't get enough of them! Try and order them online because they are amazing :) xx

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  4. i have the real techniques powder brush which is just amazing so i'll definitely be investing in the other brushes after reading this!

    http://therawrdrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. again a very cool post ;) follow you now, maybe we can give each other tips with our pale skin! :D one has to help the other, right? :)
    Lana :)

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    1. Thanks :) Definitely haha, I love your blog :) xx

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  6. these brushes look lovely darling. i have never tried real technique brushes out but it is great that they are affordable. i do not know if we have real techniques in berlin but i always get my brush sets at sephora when i am in the US. i wonder if they have real techniques in the US ... thanks for the review.

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    xx rae

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    1. They do and they're actually cheaper than they are in the UK! You should check them out :) xx

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  7. I need new brushes and this price is amazing!

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  8. It looks like a lovely set to own, I ought to buy a decent set of brushes but I never seem to get round to it xxx

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    1. I made it my mission to get these, they're great! :) xxx

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  9. Heey I love your style soo much :)
    Would you like to follow each other?

    xx BBella
    justyled.blogspot.com

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  10. I dream about these brushes! gonna have to buy it finally :D

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  11. Haha better late than never! These brushes are absolutely amazing! Great review lovely :) xxx

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  12. i would have some if they would sell some near me! i'm thinking about buying them online!

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  13. I'm desperate for a new brush set and having been looking at these brushes for a while - thanks for sharing lovely

    Eda ♥

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  14. I LOVE these brushes, best I've ever tried. xx

    Julie
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    1. I can't stop using them, they're great xx

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  15. I have these too, I use them everyday :)

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  16. I only heard the best things about these brushes!
    -Kati

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  17. I have absolutely no idea about beauty brushes but I think you wrote a nice review about them, even for people like me :)

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  18. I really need make-up brushes but being the skint girl that I am, I've refrained from buying 'em. May buy these those if they're as good as you say they are. :)

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    1. They really are, couldn't recommend them enough :) x

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  19. I need this sooooo much!! :( I love all of the Real Techniques brushes I own and I'm sure this one is no exception! <3
    Lots of love from
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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    1. I need more real techniques in my life! :) xxxx

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  20. I've always wanted to try out proper make-up brushes - the foundation brush I have leaves streak marks all over my face instead of a flawless finish! These look amazing though <3

    Ellen xx

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    1. Aww you really need to pick these up, for the price they are incredible! :) xx

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  21. This sound really good, I only have MAC ones but they're so darn pricey!

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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    1. I'd love to try the MAC brushes, you should pick up a real techniques one :) xxxx

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  22. I love Real Technique brushes so much! They're always lovely quality and not that pricey! :))

    XO,
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  23. I use the foundation brush, it's so good and feel like my make up goes on so much smoother with it!

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    1. I find it leaves no streaks as well! :) x

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  24. Hi Doll!

    I'm your 200th follower and I'm so happy to have found your luscious blog! I agree with you that good brushes are as necessary as the make-up part! LOL! xx

    Love,
    -Lauren at adorn la femme
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    1. Thanks so much :) Brushes are amazing! xx

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  25. Aww thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog.. I would love to follow each other, I mean I'm following you already :D.
    You are super cute, I love your style!

    Here's my blog:

    antaltimea.blogspot.ro

    Can't wait to hear from you!
    xo

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  26. I really love these brushes and think the deserve all the hype they get (for once!) though I've lost my contour brush and though I didn't use it every day I feel like my set looks empty without if :(

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    1. Awww that's awful :( I can't put them down, I really love them :) x

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  27. beautiful set!!! i dream for it :D

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    1. You should try and pick it up online :) x

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  28. I really need to buy some of those. :)

    Kisses, Lucy :)
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  29. Hearing a lot about real techniques.. need to check it out..

    megha
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  30. Great Post!

    I enjoyed reading your first review.

    I need new brushes so I will look at this brand online L:)

    Can;t wait to see your new post :)

    Love,

    Jen

    www.the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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    1. I've actually done more reviews, but thanks :) x

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  31. Definitely will be taking a trip to boots after reading this! I use Bare Minerals brushes at the moment, but there looking a bit drabby!

    Mel xx

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    1. Oh I love bare minerals brushes as well, they are perfect for powder! x

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  32. Those brushes look beautiful, I really need to invest in more makeup tools.

    xxx

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  33. This is great. I bought myself a set of makeup brushes last year but I still haven't got around to using them because I always forget that I have them!

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    1. I hate using new brushes, always feel like I'm wrecking them haha x

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  34. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, it means the world!

    -Kati

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  35. I have yet to buy any real techniques brushes but i'm saving for them!
    x

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  36. I LOVE Real Techniques brushes! I have the powder brush which is so soft and fluffy for lightly setting my foundation. I also have the stippling brush which I used to use for foundation and really liked, but swapped for the sigma flat kabuki (which is beyond amazing), so now I use it for concealer under my eyes and absolutely works a treat! It's amazing how much difference a set of good brushes makes :) x

    just-a-thought-natalie.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I really want the stippling brush, it's next on my list! I really want to get the sigma brushes, they look great too! Yeah thats so true :) x

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  37. Thanks for sharing! These Brushes look so cool!

    Love Storm

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  38. I like the look of these brushes! I always use a foundation brush I think you get a much better coverage that way.
    XO Amie

    www.creditcrunchchic.com

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  39. Amazing post.. just what I was after. I've been in desperate need on some new make up brushes and these look just the trick! :) xxx LC

    Luckypretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. Amazomg brushes and your right better late than never xx

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  41. hey girl nice set!! thanks for sharing!!
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  42. I got this set for Christmas and I've been loving it, the one I use least is probably the detailer brush as I prefer using an angled brush. But I love the others :)
    Daniella x

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    1. I haven't tried the detailer brush yet! :) x

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  43. I can't wait to get these! I've ordered them a few days ago. :)

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  44. My favorite brushes are Sonia Kasuk (sp) from Target I love them! These look great too, when I need to buy more I might check these out. One day I want to buy some Sigma brushes, but they're an investment

    xo
    Haylee
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    1. Oh wish I could try them, I want Sigma too, but they're so expensive!! xx

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  45. I want to try these brushes! I will now after the review!
    *Besos*
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  46. I'm not so much a make up person and this post hence is really informative to me. Good to know about the different type of make up brushes and their uses!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  47. I really have to try out those some day!

    I have this super great give away going on where you can win a super nice gift voucher!
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  48. Great brushes! I need to get some new ones, thanks for sharing :)

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  49. Thanks for stopping by my blog :), I got this core set for christmas, love it the buffing brush is my favourite.

    clairemae.blogspot.com

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  50. if they real are the affordable holy grail I think I need to check them out:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  51. yes definitely need a brush set for the new year, thanks for your insight on them =)

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  52. Absolutely love these brushes! I can't wait to get some more! :) x Laura

    http://styleandsushi.blogspot.com

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  53. I love your post. I want that Urban Decay primer potion, payday can't come soon enough. xx

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  54. love your make up ;) cool post :)

    Feel free to check out my new post ;)

    RUNWAY JUICE

    XXX

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  55. I love my RT brushes too :)

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  56. I need this set in my life, heard so many goods about it. Congrats on reaching 200 followers. xo

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  57. I love Real Techniques brushes!! The stippling brush is my fave. Great post!

    Now following xx

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  58. I have just found your blog and am catching up on past posts :) I have just bought these brushes too and absolutely love them, in fact I was planning on writing a post about them in the next few days. Do you mind if I link this post in?

    My blog is thebeautystopmk.blogspot.com

    Thanks from a new follower x

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  59. I'm not sure what I would of done if these hasn't come out! So much better than the raved sigma brushes before and couldn't even imagine buying any mac brushes now! Just had to buy the stilling brush for highlighter and the travel essential kit :)

    Ellenahill.blogspot.com xx

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  60. I bought this same set and I love them. I have two other powder brushes which I love as well. I love the buffing brush for foundation and to apply cream blush. I don't really use the foundation or detailer brush though. I wasn't really a fan of those. I do use the detailer brush as a lip brush sometimes though and it seems to work great for that. :)

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  61. These brushes are my holy grail of brushes! Love them! Hope you are well. www.gilbsy.blogspot.co.uk

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  62. I have been so tempted to get these for so long now! I have so many brushes that I just haven't got round to it. Each time I go have a look I get closer and closer to clicking add to basket! I'm sure its going to happen soon!

    Emma xx

    http://uglybugbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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