I first discovered Real Techniques back in 2012, and continue to use them and add to my collection even still. At first, I would have to buy online from Feel Unique and Ebay, but now I’m happy that they are widely available in Canada at a few different retailers! I still have the brushes I bought back in the day, and have found no need to replace them as they wash up perfectly and do not ever shed. The majority of my brush collection is made up of Real Techniques brand and I know I will continue to pick up more as time passes. But for now, here are my current faves:
Real Techniques brushes are not only affordable, but are seriously amazing quality! The brand has a wide variety of brushes and brush sets. I own a fair number of brushes by this brand, although not all, so today I wanted to talk a little bit about them and the favourites in my personal collection.
Deluxe Crease Brush and Base Shadow Brush (available in the Eyes Starter Set) are both multi-purpose brushes. The Deluxe Crease Brush is perfect for applying shadows for a single colour eye look but I especially love it for blending concealer under the eyes and around my nose. I prefer the Base Shadow Brush for bringing colours under the lower lash line and for packing colours on to the lid.
An absolute essential for me is the Setting Brush, a small tapered brush that perfectly places powder under the eyes to set concealer, but works just as well for highlighting the tops of the cheek bones too!
I have owned this same Blush Brush for about 3 years, and it still is in like new shape, minus the lettering rubbing off. This brush is good for blush, but actually I prefer it to for bronzer. It fits perfectly under the cheek bones and in the temples and diffuses the colour so effortlessly!
It’s unfortunate that the Buffing Brush is only available in the Core Collection or else I would own 3 of them. It is a great brush for every and any foundation – powder or liquid – leaving a streak-free, full coverage finish. I love using it with Mac Studio Fix.
Lastly, the Contour Brush (also available in the Core Collection) is yet another multi-tasking essential. Great for placing highlighter or for small powder touch ups through the day.
I would love to get my hands on some more Real Techniques brushes, what are your favourites from the brand?