Brush Review: Real Techniques Core Collection 2

21 Jun 2012

I know i did a post about the Real Techniques makeup brushes a while back. See the post. But in my opinion that wasn't a review. I was too scared to properly use the brushes for makeup and so could not properly discern their strengths and weaknesses.

So this is my review of the Real Techniques Core Collection makeup brushes and the Stippling brush

this is my very favourite in the Core collection. When used to apply foundation it buffs it so well into the skin that it doesn't show but looks like .... skin. It also works really well with liquid, creme and even creme-to-powder foundation formulas as I have used it for all 3 at different times and the performance was the same.

I am a fan of buffing or patting in concealer and so i consider this brush too small and too rigid for me. I have however used it once for spot concealing but I mainly use it to apply cream products to the eyes; especially that tiny inner tear duct area of the eye. It is also a beautiful brush when used as for the lips. It is generally a really good detail brush.

Hmmmmm, I have not had cause to use this for foundation though and I fell flat on my face (figure of speech) when i once tried to use it to apply under-eye concealer. I ended up using a wedge to do that, lol. I am sure it is a really good brush but I am yet to use it for anything. 

This, I must confess, is the brush that made me stop using only angled brushes to contour the face and cheeks (covering face in shame). It is a beautiful contour brush and it also works well to apply setting powder under the eye or even highlighter on the cheekbones.

Between this and the buffing brush, I am yet to decide which i like best for applying liquid foundation. The first time I used it to apply my MK foundations, I swooned. It is a beautiful brush (ignore the fact that the bristles are unevenly cut; maybe it is just the one I got.) But it gets the job done beautifully.

I love these makeup brushes so much that I would be willing to buy another and even more of the Real Techniques makeup brushes if I could get find them easily.

If you have a different opinion from what I have written above or if you have used the foundation brush (I would love to know if you have), please be sure to comment below this post. i would really appreciate it.

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  1. Hello, did you buy the stippling brush in Nigeria? I've been looking for it in Lagos for months and can't seem to find it anywhere. Please help with info.

    1. No I didn't. I actually got the entire set in the UK, If you read the original post you will see that I the buffing brush I initially got was bad. RT replaced it and in addition sent me the stippling brush too. Great customer service I say

  2. I actually got my stippling brush from Amazon ,but check out a I also love the real tech brushes hoping to get more.

    1. Haven't gotten anything from Amazon before actually but will check out (i think I have heard of it before). Absolutely love them too. Got the eye set from the Beautycook studio so you could also try there for more RT brushes.


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