I think I may have found the perfect tools to achieve a flawless face. Apart from a winning smile, selecting the right brushes are essential for a perfect makeup application. When I decided on building my brush collection I opted to start out with Real Techniques purely because I had heard super outstanding reviews about them.
So just a little bit of background, Real Techniques was started by Sam and Nic Chapman who are popular YouTube beauty personalities and seeing as I watch a scary amount of makeup tutorials online, I noticed that Real Techniques brushes seemed to be the go-to option for most beauty guru's so I decided that I would give them a try myself.
|Real Techniques Core Collection; Expert Face Brush; Miracle Complexion Sponge|
The first brush I purchased was the Expert Face Brush. I had originally got this one because I was looking for a good contour brush but I felt as though I wasn't getting enough use out of it so I switched things up and ended up using it as an all round liquid foundation brush. I have to say that this is one of the best brushes I have used to apply foundation. As a side note, let me point out and say these are some of the best quality brushes on the market and they are offered at bargain prices.
So since I had decided to use the EFB as a foundation brush, I found myself still in need of a contour brush so I then opted to get the Real Techniques Core Collection
set. This set comes with four brushes Real Techniques deem to be essential in the everyday application of makeup, specifically foundation, concealer and contour powder. They also add a travel size bag for storing these bad boys too.
- The Buffing Brush is what I currently use to apply my blush/bronzer.
- I use the Contour Brush to contour my face at the hollows of my cheeks and the perimeter of my jaw line. I do, however, find these brush slightly to large to use for the contouring of my nose so I use another brush for that.
- I haven't found proper use for what Real Techniques have described to be a "Pointed Foundation" brush. I thought I would use it to apply my under-eye concealer but I personally prefer something sturdier.
- And finally, I use the Detailer Brush to apply eye brightening eye-shadows in the corners of my eyes. I haven't found a better use for it although Sam and Nic recommend it to be used as a lip brush for precision in shaping and definition.
In addition to buying the Core Collection set, I also bought the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
. This is what I use to apply my under-eye concealer as well as smoothing out the foundation and contour on my face.
So if you are looking for makeup brushes that are worth the investment, I strongly suggest you give Real Techniques a try. In England, they can be found at Boots
, but I've also spotted at ASDA
(shock-horror). I'm unclear as to whether they are sold in the US but they are available for purchase online on their website obviously.
(Apologies for the filthy complexion sponge!)
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