Friday, 22 March 2013

Real techniques starter set

Real Techniques - Starter Set (eye brushes) 

I've been meaning to blog about these little things for a while now, but for some reason it has taken until now. I've been using them for about 2 months now actually, so it is probably about time I shared my thoughts on these 'cult' brushes. That's the thing with the blogging world of beauty, a lot a products become 'cult products' and 'must-haves' - and some don't live up to their expectation. Real techniques however, do. As a lover of their core collection of face brushes, it was only a matter of time before I fell in love with these too. 

The set contains five single brushes which are; brow brush, pixel point eyeliner brush, accent brush, base shadow brush and deluxe crease brush (l-r). They also come in this handy brush holder which doubles as a stand - a nice touch and super handy for travel purposes! The set retails for £21.99 and is available from bootsebay and other online retailers. 

For the price it's a worthy buy if you are into make-up brushes, I wouldn't necessarily say it was the best starter kit - I personally don't think these are starter brushes, and those who are starting out may not want to spend as much as this on a brush kit. Elf (eyes lips face) do some pretty good basic eye brushes for between £1.50-£3.00 each so I'd recommend them! The quality is very nice, they wash well and hold shape without shedding - always a bonus. The only thing I'm not sure on is there use - with regards to their names anyway. 

The brow brush is self explanatory - that's exactly what I use it for.

The pointed pixel eyeliner brush is probably okay for gel liner, but it's quite big in comparison to other liner brushes - I personally don't wear gel eyeliner so this is the only brush I don't use. 

The accent brush acts as more of a lip brush than an eye brush for me. I find this is awesome for applying lipstick if I want a really precise, neat job. 

The base shadow brush is a bit fluffier than I would like, so I use this as blending brush instead. Using it as a base shadow brush resulted in a lot of fall out and an all around messy job for me personally, as a blending brush I like it. 

The deluxe crease brush is designed for eyeshadow of course, but I use this for concealer - which I'm sure a lot of people do too. This is a packed brush and gives great coverage to concealers - especially under the eye and nose area! This is probably my favourite! 

Have you tried the RT eye brushes? Or any others? I'd love to know how you use them, and if it's just me that uses them for something else! 


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1 comment:

  1. I'd love to try anything RT! but the price is just a tiny bit of my budget, such a shame because they all look gorgeous!

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