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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Christmas Wish List

Christmas Wish List

Can you believe its less than three weeks until Christmas! Christmas is by far my favourite time of the year, I just love the atmosphere and all the events in the run up to the big day. Anyway of course there is always a little gift giving across Christmas and I have put together just a few things I would quite like to own. Some of these items you may recall me mentioning them before in other posts but sadly they just haven’t came my way yet!
Benefit They’re Real Mascara – Its one of the most raved about mascaras in the beauty world and I want to try it out for myself. I love the Benefit Bad Gal lash mascara and would love to give this one a try.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – Well obvious one here, I picked up the original naked palette and the third one this year and with one left to get its no surprise this is on my list!
Versace Crystal Noir – I have been failing quite recently in the perfume department, I am really in need of a good strong bottle of scented stuff. This scent is quite different for me but its strong and dark.
Real Techniques Eye Starter Kit – If you seen my Fave brushes post not too long ago you will know I am a huge fan of the Real Techniques brushes and one thing I don’t own is any of their eye brushes. I would love to add these to my collection and hopefully they are as good as their other brushes.
What is on your wish list this Christmas?

Top 3 Makeup Brushes

IMG_5090In my opinion, the secret to a perfect flawless look is to have some good quality brushes. You can have the most expensive foundation but with a cheap and poor quality brush you are not going to have the results you are lusting after. I have had my fair share of pretty bad makeup brushes but for the price I paid I wasn’t really expecting the best quality. Then of course came the Real Techniques brushes <3. These are probably the most raved about makeup brushes, I don’t think you will find a beauty blogger without one of these precious beauties. They are amazing quality and also a fantastic price. I have picked up quite a few of these brushes but I have my particular faves that I just couldn’t live without!

Buffing Brush – This brush came in the core brush set which is around £20 or a little cheaper if you purchase through Amazon. The great thing about these brushes is that they are so versatile and can be used for quite a few number of things. I use this brush mainly for pressed powder and then I actually use it with my bronzer to contour as it prevents harsh lines and really gives it a good finish on the skin.

Stippling Brush – This is probably my overall favourite. When it comes to foundation, I am a brush gal. I always had a bad experience with applying foundation from those wedge sponges to the flat foundation brush, they were just not working until I got this. Its the perfect brush for working with liquid foundation and blends it in to the skin so effortlessly with the perfect finish. This brush is sold separately.

Contour Brush – Considering I’ve already mentioned contouring with another brush you might be quite intrigued where this brush comes in. While I think this brush is also quite handy for contouring, I prefer this for blush. Its the perfect size for just a little spot of pink powder for the cheeks and ensures there isn’t any OTT blush. This is also part of the core collection range.

So are you a fan of Real Techniques Brushes?