The Real Techniques range has taken the makeup world by storm. Real Techniques are created by blogger and sister duo Sam & Nic Chapman, the brushes are not just great quality but look great too…as well as cruelty-free! Read on to find out the must-have Real Techniques brushes and their exact uses.
The Core Collection set contains 4 full-sized brushes and in a lovely copper colour!
My favourite brush in the set! I use this brush daily for applying my foundation. It gives an airbrushed finish which I love.
This brush works perfectly for getting into the hollows of your cheeks and forming the perfect contour line. It really does work perfectly!
I felt this brush was a little too small to use with liquid foundation on my face. However, I found it perfect for under-eye concealer and covering any small blemishes. I used a dabbing technique and it gave me so much more coverage. Super soft for the delicate eye area.
Very tiny! At first thought, I felt this was too small to use on my face! However, I found it perfect for applying eyeshadow and highlighter to the corner of my eyes as well as smudging eyeliner along my lower lashline.
As the name suggests, this Real Techniques set features everything you need for eyeshadow application and everything to do with eye make-up. Let’s take a closer look!
This brush is an amazing blending brush. It’s round, really dense yet soft and blends my eyeshadow in like no other brush has! Adore.
This is a great brush for applying colour to your lid. I’ve been using a patting motion to apply eyeshadow on your lid. Another great multi-tasker!
This is one nifty little brush. It’s ideal for a whole range of tasks! I found it was perfect for smudging eyeliner close to the lashline, as well as dotting highlighter into the inner corners of the eyes. I guess it would work well applying both lipstick or eyeliner! It’s just the right amount of stiffness whilst being soft and non-scratchy.
I found this brush could easily create thick or fine lines depending on how much pressure you use. It tapers to a very fine point to give you a clean point and line. I use it with either my brown or black gel line and they worked perfectly!
To be honest, I didn’t use this on my eyebrows, but I found it perfect for smudging eyeshadow into the corners of my eyelids using a circular motion. Works well when blending eyeshadow underneath the lash line too!
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is one funky shaped sponge. It has a tapered/more pointed tip which works really well around the eyes or covering up any blemishes you may have. The other section of the sponge where it looks like it’s been sliced off works perfectly for getting into the creases around the nostrils and contouring the nose.
To use run the sponge under a tap until it expands, and then squeeze the excess water out, you’re aiming for a damp sponge not sodden wet. It’s an odd concept but works really well. I found it gave me a really flawless base for the rest of my make up. I also found it used the blender to take off any excess make up and left me with an airbrushed finish.
All Real Technique brushes are made with Taklon bristles, meaning they’re ultra-plush, smooth & 100% cruelty-free. They are easy to wash and dry quickly. All Real Technique brushes come in a handy travel case too!
If you haven’t already try these brushes out for yourself! If you are in need of brushes or simply adding to your collection, I cannot recommend the Real Technique Brushes enough, they are totally affordable, super soft and so much cheaper than other brands and they haven’t been losing hair! Currently, when you buy 2 Real Techniques from Justmylook, you can receive a free Brush Cleaner (worth £5.99) all you need to do is use code ‘REALTECH’ at checkout.
Have you used Real Techniques? Let us know what you think of the brushes in the comments below!