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My Favourite Real Techniques Brushes

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On the Real Techniques site you'll find a lovely written bio part of which states: "In 2011, the Real Techniques brush collection was launched. Unbelievable brush quality was paired with professional, interesting, fun education from Sam and Nic. The launch day was memorable, as women from around the world started pouring to the website to learn more about this new brand. Fairly quickly, a global community of women who loved makeup began to form. Not only do they have a strong connection to Sam & Nic, but they also connect with one another — piping in on social media to answer questions and give input.

Today, the brand has taken off in the US, UK, and around the world. Sam and Nic continue to grow as top makeup artists, writing columns for national magazines and newspapers, appearing on major network television as beauty experts, and editing their own digital magazine. Through Real Techniques, women everywhere are transforming their makeup routines, and themselves, with the approachable expertise, friendship, and tools from Sam & Nic

The line can now boast of producing eight brush sets, 22 single brushes, one beauty sponge as well as two makeup kits. All of the brushes are synthetic and cruelty free. Of those I have tried a few and in this post I will tell you my top picks. Some of this information won't be new to you if you've already read my Top Ten Brushes posts for 2013 and 2014.

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Buffing Brush

Available only in The Core Collection, the Buffing Brush is marketed as "ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation". It does do that, as well as nicely apply liquid foundation. Another gem that is across the board for all these brushes is how well they wash up.

Setting Brush

I've heard so many Content Creators on YouTube rave about this brush that I had to have it. The hype is real this time guys. "The key to completing any look with a controlled dusting of powder or highlighter"; I haven't used it to apply highlighter yet but I do set my under eye concealer with it. Perfection.

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Contour Brush

Another exclusive to The Core Collection: "delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish". I've used this to blend out the edges of my blush if I went a lil H.A.M, apply contour powder or as the site suggests. I have a small angular face so the neat circumference of this brush's dome is very appreciated.

The Core Collection as a whole is a great set since it also includes the "panoramic brush case" which "is a 2-in-1 case + stand".

Fan Brush

This is the only reason I bought the Collector's Edition Sculpting Set from The Marketplace. As you know I've gotten a lot of highlighters lately and I wanted a good small fan brush to apply them. This duo fibre one strikes the perfect balance because it's airy without being flimsy. They really need to make this brush available singly. 

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Deluxe Crease Brush

The perfect companion to my Caviar Sticks. "... soft, oversized design for effortless contouring". I've never used it with a powder eyeshadow but I'm sure it works well with that too. Again, another standout point is how well these wash up. Especially appreciated when used to apply long wear pigmented cream products.

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 Lash-Brow Groomer

"This precision groomer is essential for defined, separated lashes and beautiful brows". This was the first lash comb I heard of that was made of metal. It makes mascara clumps disappear.

Detailer Brush

"...precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition". I love using this for potted/panned lip products or to clean up the edges of my lips for that perfect pout.

The sole issue that I have found with these brushes is when something sticky came into contact with the rubberized handles. I couldn't get them cleaned effectively even after using Goo Gone. So I covered them with electrical tape to ease my frustration.

The Real Techniques line can be found at quite a few drugstore retailers in the US as well as online on etc. Many of mine I purchased in Jamaica at Significant Details - Kemisha has reminded me that she ships to Barbados :) - and when we can we stock them in The Moden Makeup Marketplace as well. The Multi Task Brush from the Travel Essentials Set is next on my list since Tara says it's an absolute must have.

Share your favourite Real Techniques products with us in the comments.

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