Thursday, 1 March 2012

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman

Lately Ive been reading lots of reviews on the new Real Techniques brushes by Samantha Chapman and frankly Ive been feeling rather left out. I have always been a huge fan of Sigma makeup brushes but I thought it was time for a little change, so a few weeks ago I took the plunge and ordered the Real Techniques Core Collection kit to see how I would get on. These brushes are made from Taklon which is a synthetic and each brush head is hand-cut for the perfect shape which allows for precise application.

The Core Collection is a set of four brushes in a fantastic little brush holder which is great for travel and can also be used as a stand so your brushes can be kept safe and in perfect condition.


The brushes are 100% cruelty free and are colour coded so you can easily choose the correct brush. Your base is orange, your finish is pink and your eyes are purple. I think that the colour coding is a fantastic idea for beginners who are overwhelmed at the amount of brush choices out there and the brushes also have the names on the handles so you know which brush to use for what, for the more experienced among us it makes it easier to find the correct brush when your in a hurry.

In your case you receive a buffing brush which is for applying powder and mineral foundation, a contour brush which is perfect for applying highlighter, a pointed foundation brush for use with a liquid foundation and a detailer brush to apply your concealer.

The Buffing Brush
This is a very soft brush which has a slightly smaller head than the Sigma round top kabuki brush(F82). I have also used this to apply foundation and achieved the perfect finish.




The Contour Brush
This has a tapered domed head which makes it the perfect size to apply your highlighter or contour powder.




The Pointed Foundation Brush
This brush is quite small for a foundation brush but the size does make it perfect for applying foundation round your nose and eyes. I have been using it to apply my undereye concealer with excellent results.



The Detailer Brush
This brush is very small which makes it perfect for covering blemishes or any problem areas that you might have, you can also use this as a lip brush.



Overall Im really happy with these brushes - they are incredibly soft, fantastic to work with and most importantly they dont shed hair over your face when your applying your make up. I purchased these brushes from
Love Make-up for £20.99 which I think is an excellent price for quality brushes. I have also ordered the Stippling Brush to give it a try which I will be reviewing on here once I receive it.

What make up brushes do you use ?

With Love
Lipstick Fridays
xx

22 comments:

  1. They look fab :D
    I would love to own brushes from the same family. Mine are just a mish-mash of Avon, Max Factor, E.L.F, Vie, Chilli Pepper etc

    http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.com

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    1. They are fab and not that expensive xx You should definately give them a try xx

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  2. I'd love to try these brushes. My MAC ones are great, but a tad expensive and my ELF brushes are good, but I don't feel they'll last particularly long. Maybe these would be the perfect middle ground?

    beautifulsmudges.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes definately xx Would love some Mac brushes though xx

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    1. They are so soft and great for applying your make up - they are fab xx

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  4. I brought the stippling brush today on my lunch break, so glad Boots noe stock Real Techniques
    Check out my Mac Lipstick giveaway
    http://lolainthelounge.blogspot.com/2012/02/mac-lipstick-giveaway.html
    x

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    1. I know its fab xx I will definately check that out xx

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  5. These brushes are amazing!!
    Anyone who hasn't tried them , has to right this minute :)

    annadeglam.blogspot.com

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    1. I totally agree - they are quickly becoming my favourites over Sigma !!

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  6. Very nice brushes. Now they are also available in boots.

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    1. I know its fantastic isnt it xx

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  7. nice... i've got my eye on the blush brush the regular one :) really need one good blush brush...

    www.jadorepinc.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too xx Ive got my eye on them all really ha ha xx

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  8. Thanks for the review, I'm in need of new brushes!

    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

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  9. I love these brushes! Bought them a wee while ago after seeing the Pixiwoo tutorials with them. Have the eye set as well. They are fab! xx

    http://fabugloss.blogspot.com/

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    1. Me too xx They are absolutely amazing xx

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  10. I think this set is great for travel and this is one of the main reasons for purchasing along with, that i've heard some great stuff about the brushes x

    Great blog, if you get a chance take a look at:
    www.elefont-at.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. Totally xx They are amazing brushes for the price xx

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  11. I have a few of these I really love them especially the stippling brush until I washed it and it completely fell apart :( not good! X

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    1. That is not good at all ! I've just bought the stippling brush - if it falls apart I will definately be contacting them to get another one - that's really disappointing when everyone seems to be saying good things about them x

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