5 August 2013

Real Techniques

''Real Techniques brushes combine high-tech materials with innovative design to make creating a pixel-perfect look easier than ever''
(Real Techniques, 2013)

. . .  .Yes, I am rather late to the party but after reading numerous reviews on how amazing the Real Techniques brushes are I have decided to invest in some YAY.

The majority of my brushes were from ELF (Eyes Lips Face), which did the job ok, but I really was not satisfied with the quality, texture, feel of the brushes against my skin. So in the midst of 'Operation Clear out' (I have been clearing my room for 2weeks), I decided to bin them, and invest in some new brushes. I popped into Superdrug a few weeks ago and whilst having a little nosey I saw the Real Techniques brushes were on a great offer; buy one full price, get another for 1/2! This I thought was a bargain, so I quickly snapped up the Powder and Blush brushes. Of course, with an offer like that, there wasn't much else to choose from, but the powder and blush brushes were 2 that I needed.

Real Techniques Powder Brush

''Evenly apply powders and mineral foundations for smooth,high-definition results''

I previously had a powder brush from ELF which going on first impressions was lovely. However when it came to using the brush, I felt that the brush wasn't really doing much and hardly picked up any product. The Real Techniques brush however is somewhat different; the brush is incredibly big and very fluffy. The bristles are soft and don't irritate my skin. I found whilst using the brush the bristles are packed tightly which enabled sufficient product to distribute on the brush. I also found this brush was great at buffering product well into the skin, which from previous brushes was not such the case. 

I have washed the brush since purchase (using the Baby Johnson's gentle shampoo), and I found the brush didn't take too long to dry and I didn't experience any shedding.

Real Techniques Blush Brush 

''Contour and define cheeks for flawlessly blended, high-definition results''

As with the powder brush I had a blush brush from ELF, which I didn't enjoy using. The bristles made my skin itch and I just couldn't get on with it. The Real Techniques brush however I have enjoyed using. I am still trying to get to grips with how best to use it, due to the tapered shape, but the brush seems to collect the right amount of product, without giving an ''OTT'' end finish on my skin.  I also noticed that the brush tends to leave a soft finish on the skin, which enables you to add more product if you wish. As with the powder brush, the bristles are really soft, and wash really well (no shedding). 

I have only purchased two of the Real Techniques brushes, and so far I am very impressed. The bristles are soft, apply product to the skin really well and are very reasonable financially. I can definitely see myself purchasing more of the brushes as they really are nice to use.

Real Techniques can be purchased in most highstreet stores.


  1. I love RT brushes! So incredibly soft! I'd suggest you to invest in the Core Collection aswell - I love the buffing and bronzer brushes! x


    Anita @ ATA|AllThingsAnita

    1. Serenity of Beauty5 August 2013 20:18

      Yes, they're so soft and gentle. The Core Collection I have been contemplating getting :)

  2. Nice brushes, I have heard great things about Real Techniques brushes I definitely need to try them.

    1. Serenity of Beauty5 August 2013 20:18

      Yes, you definitely need to try them out :)

  3. TheOtherSideofCool5 August 2013 19:11

    I have the powder brush and its soo much bigger than I expected! I love it though, I have to set with powder and its perfect for a dusting without caking it on. I also have the buffing brush which I love for lighter coverage foundations, perfect application xx
    Visit The Other Side Of Cool

    1. Serenity of Beauty5 August 2013 20:19

      I need to try this buffing brush...seems like a popular brush to have :).