Last year saw the launch of Sam’s Pick of Real Technique brushes and this year with Nic joining Real Techniques they have realised her picks. In my opinion Real Technique Brushes are my absolute favourite and I recommend them to everyone, I just wish they had been about 6 years ago when I was starting my own brush collection. I remember always wanting good quality brushes but simply not having the money as a sixteen year old to afford MAC and I am so happy to see that they have made a core tool of the trade so affordable to everyone without compromising on the quality.
In Nic’s picks there are five brushes all with a beautiful silver, sleek looking handles; three of which are exclusive to the set. The two brushes which are already available are the Duo-Fibre Powder Brush and the Base Shadow Brush. If I had to pick a least favourite it would probably be the powder brush as I found it shed a little and isn’t very dense but still works perfectly for a light dusting of powder, blush or bronzer. In contrast my favourite is the base shadow brush which is perfect for adding depth to the eye but equally is great for blending, packing on colour or even buffing in concealer.
The set exclusives are the Cheek Brush, Angled Shadow Brush and the Eyeliner Brush. The cheek brush is quite dense allowing you to build colour quite quickly and the perfect tapered tip allows it to be used for contouring. The angled shadow brush is designed for crease work but I found it worked just as well to apply a light wash of shadow and the eyeliner brush is perfect to add a flick to liner or even to apply shadow under the lash line.
Although this probably isn’t the most essential Real Techniques set, it’s a beautiful addition to any make-up lovers collection. They are limited edition so it’s worth ordering them sooner rather than later to avoid being disappointed.
They retail for under £30 (which is pretty amazing for 5 quality brushes) from LookFantastic, Feelunique and other Real Technique Stockists.
Which Real Techniques set is your favourite?