Not so long ago, I only ever used a very basic sponge to apply my foundation, and a cheap brush to apply powder/blush/bronzer.
It wasn’t until I entered the world of contouring that I started to purchase different types of brushes for each individual step. The difference I have found is massive!
I first purchased the Real Techniques Core kit. Alongside a few different contour pallets. I’ve found they have worked best with the Makeup Revolution Cover and conceal cream contour pallets.
The brushes are lovely though, soft and never loose bristles. Easy to clean and easy to apply makeup. I have my own ways of doing things so I know that I’m not using the brushes for the right things but they work well for me!
Also the Real techniques Expert Face brush is by far the best brush I have ever used. I use it too apply my foundation (currently using Estée Lauder double wear). It goes on perfectly and blends beautifully.
The only brush from Real Techniques that I haven’t liked is the sculpting brush. For me I personally think it’s too hard to sculpt. It’s also quite chunky so doesn’t work well with some of my smaller powder contour kits (current favourite is Seventeen or collection). So I’m disappointed I bought that. Because it doesn’t get used at all.
Overall I absolutely love them. I still have a few more that I want from the original range. And I have a few of the bold metals brushes and also the fibre collection on my Christmas list! The bold metals are more expensive, but they look amazing and I’ve heard great things about them!
So if you are looking for inexpensive starter brushes to build your collection these are the ones I would suggest!
Hope everyone is well, sorry I haven’t been around for a while. Summer holidays were manic and it’s just finding the time to get back into the swing of things!
Thanks for reading. Leave a comment down below if you use any of the Real Techniques range and what you think of them!