So these brushes are my new make-up regime must haves! They are fab!
I started with the big Powder Brush for my bare minerals powder, as the bare minerals one had been used to death. I was so unsure of which brush to get, knowing I obviously wanted a decent one but also something I didn’t have to pay ridiculous amounts for.
I saw the Real Techniques range in Boots first, and hadn’t really heard anything about it before. I actually, very sneakily, ended up taking it out of the box to give it a quick feel – I just wanted to see how firm it was before buying. It seemed fine so put it in my basket, at £11.99 it wasn’t cheap as chips but with a quick feel I knew it wouldn’t be awful, which is always a bonus.
When I first used it I was so impressed, I hadn’t realised how much I’d killed my last brush! This one was so soft! The hairs didn’t fall out! It just felt so good! And worked like magic!
Soon I started to lust after the Expert Face Brush. I’d been contouring my cheeks with a normal blusher brush, squished between my fingers! And this one just looked like the perfect shape, no squishing required! I actually ordered this one on Look Fantastic along with my shampoo and conditioner, for £11.99. Could it be, this brush was even better than the powder one?! Really soft again, but really firm, and the perfect shape to get in under my cheekbones and contour those bad boys!
Once again through Look Fantastic, I ordered four more brushes (I may now have a problem), which included another Expert Face Brush (I just love it), the Blush Brush, the Setting Brush and the Foundation Brush.
So I think you can see where this is going but here are the reviews anyway…
Powder Brush – £11.99
Super soft, perfect for distributing powder evenly over the entire face! But also easy to squish a little and apply product directly to a specific area, such as under the eyes.
Foundation Brush – 8.99
Now this one isn’t as soft as it’s cousins, but that’s actually a good thing! It feels like your painting on your foundation or concealer with this brush, whilst also blending and blurring the product into your skin.
Blush Brush – £9.99
Oh my goodness, as Andrex says this lil’ baby is soft soft soft! And absolutely perfect for gently applying colour to the apples of your cheeks. Even with some of the harsher colours, or the more heavy-handed applicant you can’t go wrong with this domed brush.
Setting Brush – £6.99
Now this brush is great for highlighting your face. At the moment that’s all I’ve used it for. I actually bought it to use for my bare minerals concealer powder. But it’s a bit too soft for that as it’s naturally a blending brush I think. It would be perfect as a eyeshadow blender – but then it’s dirty for the the highlighter – hmmm another addition to Wednesday’s Wishlist post?
Face Expert Brush – £9.99 – 11.99
Last but by no means least is this little jem! As I mentioned earlier I now have two of these (one I got for £11.99 and one for £9.99 I’m not sure what happened there?). One I use for contouring my cheeks, which it really is just amazing for. It’s like using a squished blusher brush and just fits my face perfectly! It’s nice and firm, which means I can really build up some great colour. The second one is still nice and snug in its box. I bought it as I saw a make up tutorial by Zoella and I’m sure it was this brush she used to blend her foundation. Which I can imagine would work really well given the shape and firmness of the brush. However, before I delved into my foundation and dirtied up this brush I wanted to test drive the actual Foundation Brush. At the moment I’m in two minds as to whether to try out the expert Face Brush for foundation or not?! What dya reckon?
One HUGE, massive, amazing thing about these brushes, apart from the fact that they feel so good on your skin, is that I haven’t had one single hair from any one these brushes fall out, absolutely FAB, and for how much they cost compared to other make-up brushes out there they really are fantastic!!!!
One teeny-tiny flaw – I wish they had a bigger range so I could have MORE!
It’s so funny because now I have these and I think I’m soooo clever, I literally see every other beauty blogger with them – check out any You Tube “make-up how to” and without a doubt at least one Real Techniques brush will be used, and to be honest I can completely understand why!
Head over to the Real Techniques website to find out about Sam Chapman (the beauty brains behind the brushes), as well as the entire line.
Let me know what make-up brushes you can’t live without!!