I have spoken a lot about Real Techniques Brushes (and their sponges too).
But, with all their new releases at the moment, which on a side note, I need everything! I thought I would bring it back to some of their basics, and the Real Techniques brushes I reach for on a daily basis.
I’ve split it into face brushes and eye brushes. Just a coincidence that there’s three of each 🙂
First up is one of the first Real Techniques brushes I ever bought. Although this is a newer version of it. John broke my old one when he attempted to do my makeup. You can check out the lolz in that video here. This is their Blush Brush.
Although I definitely do not use it for blush. I love that the fab Pixiwoo ladies always say their brushes do not need to be used for their namesake. Use them for what they work for.
I use the Blush Brush for bronzer. I love the tapered shape for doing some light bronzer contouring too. It’s €14.99 from the Boots website here.
My next choice is their Setting Brush. It’s again tapered and like all of their brushes synthetic.
I don’t specifically use it for it’s named purpose either. This, for me works great for setting my lids with powder rather than my face.
I also use it for highlighter too. It’s €9.50 from Cloud 10 Beauty here
My last face brush choice is the one I probably use the most. It’s the Cheek Brush. I use this to pack on setting powder. It’s domed and moderately dense, so I find it great for applying powder quite liberally. As well doing a good job of getting in around the nose and the brows.
Because I have oilier skin. I tend to go in hard with the powder and then use buckets of setting spray to make me look less like a powdery mess 🙂 This was part of the Nic’s Picks limited edition collection, so you can’t buy it individually unfortunately.
Onto my eye brush choices. These all have purple handles, and are all part of kits which is super annoying, I’m sorry. But they have such similar brushes still available and you can still find the kits in chemists and stores.
Feel Unique have the Starter Kit here, which contains the Deluxe Crease Brush.
I bloody love this brush for under eye concealer. But I generally use it on lazy days when I just want to put a wash of colour across my lids. There’s no faffing needed, it does the job in a couple of swipes.
I do use my other choices for their actual purposes 🙂 I love the Base Shadow Brush for building up colour on the lid.
It’s quite small and tapers at the tip so works great for blending and application. You can kind of blend with it as you go.
I love using it for applying loose pigments and glitter aswell. It works well with powders, creams and mixing mediums too.
My last choice is the Essential Crease Brush.
This is just super dainty and great for precise crease work. The bristles aren’t too tightly packed so it still gives you scope to blend colour as you go.
I love using this for blowing out colour on the lower lash line too.
And there you have my most used Real Techniques Brushes! I am a huge fan overall of the brand. They have brushes to cater to most budgets and needs. They are all synthetic and cruelty free. And for me, generally wash really well too. Have you a favourite?