Review: Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set
Here's a review on Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set
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Recently, I got this much- raved about brush set from Real Techniques. I know for a fact that it's a best- selling line, but never knew that it was THAT famous. I looked up for reviews on it online, and Google showed up 3 full pages of blog reviews and features! (positive ones, at that)
So who's the lady behind Real Techniques? Samantha Chapman, makeup artist and Beauty Vlogger at the famous Pixiwoo channel was the brains behind this brand. I'd like to believe that she's the international counterpart of our very own Sophie Uy of Charm Makeup Brushes. If Sophie aimed to offer high quality yet affordable basic and pro makeup brushes through Charm, Sam created Real Techniques to help every makeup lover, newbie or senior, to achieve flawless, expertly done makeup--it's like having your very own makeup artist at your beg and call!
REAL TECHNIQUES CORE COLLECTION IN DETAIL
The Core Collection is comprised of four complexion brushes designed to help you achieve beautiful coverage. It comes in a very lightweight, compact Panoramic case with extra slots to house extra makeup brushes. However, on its own, I can't really call it travel- friendly because it lacks a couple of important brushes such as the eyebrow brush, blush brush, spoolie, and at least one eyeshadow brush.
But the cool thing about the case is, it can stand on its own! :D
Here are the brushes included in the set:
L-R: Contour Brush, Foundation Brush, Detailer Brush, and Powder Brush
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Real Techniques is made from plush, hand- cut Taklon bristles. (cruelty- free. Yay!) The ferrule is made from aluminum, and I love, love, love the rubberized, slip- free brush handle. Overall, the brush feels super sturdy.
Here's a more detailed look at the brushes:
- Made to apply loose/pressed powder and mineral powder foundation.
It has a semi- domed shaped that helps blur out obvious powder streaks. I find its circumference a tad small for my liking, and it takes me a while to cover my entire face with powder whenever I'm using it. It's not as dense as I expected it to be, but at least the overall shape is compact-it buffs powder right where you want it to be and leaves no amount wasted. It works best with mineral powder foundation though.
A rounded contouring/highlighting brush for the face.
Ah! my most favorite brush in this set! It's a multipurpose highlighting and contouring brush that you can use all over your face. Its denseness is just right, and the tapered tip lets you contour your temples and jawlines perfectly and naturally.
This is how you can maximize this brush: The body of the brush is best used for contouring the planes of the cheeks, while the tip is best used for highlighting the apples and nose line, or shading the forehead and temple area.
I soooo love this brush because it lets me achieve a well- blended contour with the right kind of width even with minimal effort. I don't know how to explain it anymore so I'll just say that I love the way this brush creates a flawless contour! :D
A detailed brush for liquid complexion products.
This is sort of an improvement of the traditional liquid foundation brush. It has jagged edges that let you apply foundation on hard-to-reach areas. Its also the thinnest-in terms of density-liquid foundation brush I have encountered. I like using this brush on sheer liquid foundation and tinted moisturizer so as to maximize coverage. Works best with liquid primers too.
An all-around brush for concealing problem areas.
This nifty, tiny brush is a force to be reckoned with. Its jagged edges makes it best for creating a fuller and more defined lip, and for concealing the inner corners of the eyes, nose, and edges of the mouth. Works well with any kind of lipstick, (even lipgloss) cream concealers, and post- acne marks. For hygiene purposes, I'd recommend that you use this brush on one facial area only. As for me, I use it on my under eyes.
To sum it up, I like this brush set because of that super fabulous contouring brush, not to mention the brushes that come in it are quite multitasking too. It's a wonderful complexion set that I'd recommend to those who want to explore beyond basic makeup brushes, and those who want to achieve a PRO finish without exerting too much effort.
REAL TECHNIQUES CORE COLLECTION BRUSH SET RATING
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