Real Techniques Core Collection

Real Techniques Core Collection Brushes

Real Techniques Core Collection Brushes KitI have mentioned my love for the Real Techniques brushes a lot on my blog but I haven’t properly reviewed them. So obviously for this reason I thought I would do a proper review on the core collection set. The Core Collection set contains 4 face brushes perfect for creating a flawless base! The great thing about these brushes is that they can be used for a number of different makeup products and not just the main use they are provided for. Below I have listed each brush and what they can be used for.

Buffing brush – Firstly is the buffing brush. This is great for buffing in foundation whether it be liquid or mineral. For anyone looking for a brush for foundation that is affordable but still good quality, this is the direction I would be pointing you in. Even though I tend to use my Bobbi Brown brush now for foundation I still can’t fault anything in this brush. It is also really good for powder if you are covering larger areas and I also tend to pick this up if I need to blend out harsh lines from bronzer or blush.

Contour Brush – Probably my most used brush from this collection these days. This brush is intended for contouring hence the name! However it can be used for other things too. Due to the size of the brush it is really handy for buffing in concealer in larger areas. It is also great for powder if you are setting over small imperfections. Also, it is really great for blush by adding a little colour to the apples of the cheeks. So, pretty much a good all-rounder brush!

Flat Pointed Foundation Brush – This is probably my least used brush from this collection. In fact I really don’t tend to use this. As suggested by the name it is intended to be used for foundation however I am not really a fan of flat foundation brushes and this is also a tad small in my opinion. However it can be a useful tool for working with smaller areas of the face and could also be handy for concealer particularly under the eyes due to the shape and size of the brush.

Detailer Brush – This is a tiny addition to the collection and perfect for working with really small areas. Again I don’t pick this one up a lot, only if I have any red blemishes that need a little more attention. This is great though for concealing spots or imperfections and can be used to pinpoint areas for a flawless base a la Lisa Eldridge style.

Are you a fan of the Real Techniques Brushes? 


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47 thoughts on “Real Techniques Core Collection

  1. I enjoy the Real Techniques expert face brush quite a lot. I haven’t tried their other brushes yet it’ll happen soon! Great review on these brushes 🙂

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    • Thanks 🙂 I actually haven’t tried that brush but I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about it! I’ll definitely need to pick one up some time! The rest are really good though, great quality! You will love them!

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  2. great i was going to get these but instead ordered two separate brushes. but the contour brush looks so good in this i got the bluhs brush and i think it is so big for my face which has small features and the blush gets to more places than needed.

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    • Yeah I have the blush brush and I think its a little too big for blush. I think its better for like bronzer or something thats covering larger areas. The contour brush in the set is really good and lets you build up colour on your cheeks, love it!

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  3. I love this post, Lauren! 🙂 if you like the Real Techniques brushes, you’ll love the Zoeva ones – if you haven’t already tried and tested them that is! I’ve always actually wanted to try the Sigma brushes but they’re a bit out of my price range! Love these though x

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    • Thanks 🙂 I just got a couple of eye brushes from Zoeva and love them! I definitely need to try more from the range! I’ve never tried Sigma brushes either but I want to as well! RT really do great brushes for the price!

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      • I know they totally do! I like the look of their bold metals collection. As for the Zoeva brushes, they’re so cheap on Beauty Bay!

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      • Yeah same! I have one from the Bold Metals collection and I love it! I need to buy a couple more, they are so beautiful! Indeed, they are such great prices and such great quality!

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