Hello everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Boxing Day, I know I sure did. Lots of wine, food, fab company and presents = fantastic day. If you don't celebrate Christmas then Happy Whatever-You-Celebrate! It even turned out to be a white Christmas as it snowed a fair bit last night!
Today I'm going to be reviewing the Real Techniques Core Collection by Nic and Samantha Chapman as I've had it now for quite a while and I think it's a good time to review it. Before I get into the review, I just want to apologise for the quality of the photos. The weather has been fairly dark and gloomy so the lighting isn't very good for my pictures at the moment. But let's get into the review anyway:
So like the Eyes Starter Set by Real Techniques (which I also reviewed), these are also designed by make-up artist Samantha Chapman and they're made up of synthetic taklon bristles (100% cruelty free!) and they're created to allow your make-up to be even and free of any streaks. They're non-porous and none of the product you're using, germs or dead skin cells get trapped within the bristles. Each brush head is shaped in such way that allows for precise application from thick coverage to a soft, delicate finish.
In this set there is a detailer brush, pointed foundation brush, buffing brush and a contour brush. They all come in a panoramic 2-in-1 brush case/stand as well so it's easy to travel with or keep on a table. Each name of the brushes is engraved on the handles so it is easier for you to know which one is which when creating your look.
"Precision to cut effortlessly conceal problem areas; or use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition."
I use this brush for its intended use actually. It's fantastic as a concealer brush because you're more likely to get more bacteria on your face if you use the applicator that comes with your concealer like mine or even your fingers. It's easy to blend the concealer out as well into your foundation.
Pointed Foundation Brush
"Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage."
I don't actually use this as a foundation brush as I feel it's too flat and thin for me. However, I do use it to wipe away any streaks that may occur or to pat down my concealer around my eyes. But I would say this is my least-used brush out of the whole set.
"Ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation."
This is intended for powder but I actually use it to apply my foundation with. After a long time using my fingers to apply my foundation with, this brush is absolutely heavenly to use! It blends my foundation perfectly and I don't have to use as many layers now to cover my face. My favourite brush out of the lot!
"Delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish."
I use this to put my powder on and also as a highlighting brush. Again it's fantastic to use and really blends in the product well to help me get that look I want.
These brushes can be a little dear if you're on a budget but they are definitely worth getting.
I did get these when they were on sale but you can usually get them from these places:
Amazon - Was £20.99 now £14.19
Boots - £21.99
Superdrug - £20.99
Have you used these before? What do you think of them?
Thankyou for reading.