Real Techniques Core Collection Review

I gave into the hype and decided to try out Real Techniques brushes.  I really did not need anymore brushes but I thought I would give them a try.

Real Techniques brushes were designed with Sam and Nic Chapman of the Pixiwoo sisters from YouTube.  They are 2 sisters who are both make up artists from London, England.  They started doing YouTube videos in 2008 and in 2010 the idea for Real Techniques began to form.  In 2011 the Real Techniques brush collection was launched.  It wasn't until recently I was able to find these brushes around my city.  I think it was shortly before Christmas that I first saw them in Walmart for $18.97 CAD.  I would look at them and think I would think about them and when I went back they were gone.  I kept looking for them to come back in stock but I must have just kept missing them.  I finally came across them in Loblaws after Christmas and snatched them up.  I am glad that I did.  I have been using them fairly regularly since I got them and have been liking them.  I can see what all the hype was about!  They wash up nicely and I have not have any shed on me yet.

Real Techniques Core Collection, create a perfect canvas with this collection of coverage essentials. Look picture perfect in even harsh light; ultra plush synthetic bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty free; extended handles are light and easy to use.

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In the kit you get:

Detailer Brush - precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long lasting shape and definition.

Detailer Brush - RT

Detailer Brush - RT

I use this brush for lip stick, I found it to be far to stiff to use as a concealing brush.

Pointed Foundation Brush - use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage.

Pointed Foundation Brush - RT

Pointed Foundation Brush - RT

I don't know how anyone could use this to apply foundation.  I find it to be very stiff and it is very flat and thin.  I use this to put on face masks, is it just me or does anyone else not enjoy sticking your fingers in them?  Or spreading them with your fingers?

Buffing Brush - ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation. 

Buffing Brush - RT

Buffing Brush - RT

This brush I have used for powder foundation (Bare Minerals) and it did a good job but I really like to use this one for bronzer around the perimeter of my face.  It buffs it in so nicely.

Contour Brush - delicately applies highlighter to the contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish. 

Contour Brush - RT

Contour Brush - RT

This is I think my favorite brush in the kit.  I use this to set my under-eye concealer,  it is the perfect size and shape for that area.  It is also great for highlighter on the tops of your cheek bones.

Panoramic Case - dual carrier and stand keeps brushes organized on your counter or on the go. 

I love this case, but not for its intended purpose.  I keep my brushes in cleaned out candle jars, metal pots.  So this case was just sitting in a drawer until I was trying to find a way to dry my brushes without taking up a ton of space.  I found that if you fold the case and tighten the attached string as if you were going to use it to set up your brushes on a counter but instead open a drawer and hang the case over the elastics are great for holding your brushes upside down to dry!  They are out of the way, hanging upside down so water doesn't get into the ferrule, and air can get around them to dry them evenly.  And they keep there shape.

Have you tried the Real Techniques brushes?  I also picked up another set, review to come!