Real Techniques Core Collection Review

Sunday, March 15, 2015

I talk about makeup a lot on my blog and I frequently tell you which products I enjoy using. However, I feel that my brushes are never given any recognition and I actually think this will be the first time that I've mentioned them in a blog post. The Real Techniques brushes are favourites of mine; I love using them and they make applying makeup a lot easier. Today, I thought I'd tell you a bit more about the Core Collection face brushes.


The 'Core Collection' from Real Techniques consists of four brushes; a buffing brush, a foundation brush, a detailer brush and a contour brush. Each one is extremely versatile and has a variety of different uses, which is part of the reason why I love them. They are instantly recognisable by their bright orange, aluminium handles, which are lightweight and add an interest to the brushes.

The bristles in these brushes are synthetic and described as ultra-plush, which I one hundred percent agree with. Each one is incredibly soft and applies your makeup really well. They don't shed, are easy to clean and, in my opinion, have every quality you are looking for in a makeup brush. I thought I would give you a mini-review of each brush next:

Buffing Brush - 'Ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation.' This is an amazing brush for applying your face makeup, buffing it in to give a natural, glowing look. It is really soft, quite dense, and the bristles don't cling onto too much product. I often use this to apply and blend in concealer or foundation, as it does a good job of making my skin tone even, giving a flawless finish.

Pointed Foundation Brush - 'Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage.'  Despite not using this brush as much as the others, it is still a lovely one to have in the collection. It is soft and flexible, giving a concentrated coverage wherever applied. Aside from foundation, one of the uses for this brush could be for concealing dark circles, as it glides over the skin and won't pull at the tender areas around your eyes.

Detailer Brush - 'Precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition.' I have been using this brush to cover blemishes and other problematic areas. It is really small, allowing me to be accurate and ensure that spots and red areas are concealed as best as possible.As it is such a small size, this could also be used for applying eyeshadow or lipstick, but I've yet to try either of these.

Contour Brush - 'Delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish.' This brush is the perfect size for applying the majority of face makeup, whether it's blusher, bronzer, highlighter or powder. I tend to use this mostly for blusher, as it picks up the perfect amount of product to create a look that isn't too subtle or too bold. It's also really soft, so applying your makeup feels really nice.

All of these brushes come with a panoramic case, which they fit securely into. I like this, as it makes the brushes portable and conveniently stored. The case can also be used as a stand, which is a great idea but I haven't found myself using this feature.

Overall, I think these brushes are great and I've really been enjoying using them for the past few months. They are of an amazing quality, which you can tell by the softness and how well they apply makeup. If you are looking for some new brushes, I would definitely recommend trying out these.

I hope you liked this post and that it provided an insight as to what brushes I use for my face makeup. I will be uploading a similar post next Sunday, talking about the Real Techniques eyeshadow brushes, which I also use a lot. Thank you for reading and make sure you let me know down in the comments what you think of these brushes!

Love from Daisy x

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