Although I am obsessed with make up and beauty products, for some reason make up brushes have never been something I have really branched out with. I have my mixed selection of old go- to brushes, and they work great- don’t get me wrong. But I think I had got too comfortable and never thought that I could warrant spending a small fortune on make up brushes when mine do the trick just fine. But while I’ve been out and about, I have slowly accumulated a small collection of new ones which I thought I would treat myself to.
I decided to opt for Real Technique brushes over any other brand mainly because of how affordable they are, as well as the fact that almost every beauty blogger I have seen has tried them out at some point.
I love the look of these brushes, they are so pretty! Even after I bought these, it took me a while to get using them because I didn’t want to ruin them and wanted keep them looking fresh. (As weird as that sounds) But it’s so nice to have some fresh ones. They are sooo soft and feel amazing against my skin. You know when the quality of a brush is good, as you don’t end up with a tiny beard after using them (due to bristles falling out) as I don’t think that’s ever a good look! I do find it strange how much of a difference a make up brush can make to the finishing look of your makeup. These definitely give a flawless finish.
What I also really enjoy about this collection, are the make up tutorials by Sam and Nic Chapman on their website and on Youtube. I think it really helps to get the best out of the brushes, and to learn some new tips as well. Definitely worth having a look!
The Powder Brush
So this is the powder brush, which I use for sweeping powder mainly over my T- Zone. It’s such a nice size, which I think is perfect for an even coverage. I think this is my favourite brush out of the ones I have so far, and I also think this may be useful for bronzer as well, when blending from the face down to the neck.
Again, this brush is super soft and is actually the perfect shape for applying blusher. I think I may have mentioned in a previous post that blusher is not something I have been wearing for very long, as it’s just not something I ever had in my day to day make up bag. So I have to admit that I was slightly unsure of the best way to use this brush (as silly as that sounds) and I didn’t think that the shape of it would do my make up justice. I do think it may have the potential to pick up too much product for the apples of my cheeks, but after a few attempts and a bit of getting used to – I know I need to be quite gentle when swirling in my blush so that I don’t overload my cheeks. However, I will definitely keep using this- as like I said, I am still getting used to it and I’m learning to love it. This brush may also be quite good for contouring too, I think it sweeps along the hollows of my cheeks perfectly. I love a multi- use brush, even though that’s not what it was intended for!
This brush felt really strange when I first started using it, and I was apprehensive of the size as it doesn’t seem very big. I also wasn’t used to this angled shape for a foundation brush, so it all felt slightly alien! But actually, I think this shape works really well. It gets in all of the little nooks and crannies of my face, like the sides of my nose and round my ears etc. It leaves my make up looking seamless so I’m happy!
Silicone Liner Brush
THIS! Now I rarely use liquid eyeliner, so this was a little bit of an unusual buy for me. More of an impulse buy, I must say. How strange that it’s silicone? I personally think it’s perfect. I have used brushes for liner in the past, but bristle ones; and they just haven’t really given me a neat finish. It’s probably just me and my appalling application of eyeliner, but I do find this one really easy to use. The silicone is really sturdy, and it doesn’t tug or pull the skin when using it, and I think this is great for precision.
Mini Brush Trio
I also thought I would throw this in with my shopping, as it’s so cute and I just couldn’t resist! This is perfect to keep in your bag for when you’re out all day, and need a little touch up- but don’t necessarily want to take out the big brushes. What a good idea! It’s so handy and it has the essentials :). The little pack includes:
Mini Foundation Brush: Perfect for use with liquid foundation or concealer.
Mini Shading Brush: A multifunctional eye shadow brush.
Mini Face Brush: Perfect for touching up your blusher, bronzer or powder.
So all in all, I think my real techniques make up brush collection will continue to grow! I think they are great quality and are within a reasonable budget too, which is always a bonus!