Saturday, 18 August 2012

Worth The Hype? Real Techniques

 
 Somehow, way back when PixiWoo started up their Youtube channel I managed to stumble across it whilst browsing through videos and instantly subbed. Sisters Nic and Sam are both make-up artists with years of experience who began sharing tips through tutorials on their channel. Since I subscribed I've seen them go from strength to strength, they now have their own Studio, teach make-up courses, attend VIP events, they're involved with brands like Avon and to top it off, Sam has recently brought out her own line of brushes, named 'Real Techniques'. 
Like most other subscribers I couldn't wait for the brushes to be released and when they hit shelves in Boots, at affordable prices - I'm pretty sure everyone went mad. I've seen the Real Techniques brushes raved out on Blogs, Youtube and in the media so I knew I had to try them out! I was really hoping that the brushes lived up to the hype and delivered in terms of quality, and they sure did.
The first brush I picked up was the Real Techniques Stippling Brush, £11.99. At first I wasn't the biggest fan of this brush as I'd gone from my incredibly dense Sigma F82 and I felt like I was having trouble blending in the product. In the end I put the brush aside for a few weeks then happened to re-discover it when my Sigma brushes were being washed and all I can say is that I must of just been using a horrible foundation because I love the Stippling Brush. I've tried this with foundation and cream blushers and it works wonder with both, seamlessly blending the product in to the skin. The hairs are packed just tightly enough to make it possible to blend the foundation with ease, and stipple it in to the skin for the perfect canvas.
After my success with the Stippling Brush I went out and brought the 'Real Techniques Blusher Brush', £9.99 and the 'Real Techniques Powder Brush', £12.99 and I adore both of these as well. The Blusher brush is slightly tapered and not quite as dense as I expected but works well for me with bronzer, picking up just the right amount of product. As for the powder brush, it's so big and fluffy that applying powder literally takes me under seconds.
I'm now a convert to Synthetic brushes, they're soft, keep their shape and are far easier to clean. I absolutely adore the brushes I own and hope the range is expanded in the future, I'm already planning on purchasing the Core Collection and Starter Set when pay day comes around! For me, these are definitely worth the hype!

10 beauty obsessed ladies have an opinion...:

  1. Totally agree with you, the Real Techniques brushes are amazing :) don't think I've heard a bad word about them! x

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    1. Me either, they're amazing quality! x

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  2. i have to agree. the Real Techniques brushes are truly worth the hype!

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  3. Thanks for this review - I've heard a lot of bloggers mention the brushes in passing but not such an indepth review. Definitely going to try the stippling brush!
    The Life of Emily-Alice

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    1. Hope you love it as much as I do! :) xx

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  4. Nobody seems to have anything bad to say about these things! I'll have to keep an eye out for em!

    http://eabhaelliott.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  5. I'm still getting used to my stippling brush.. it works well some days and not so well on others! Do you find you have to blend with your fingers afterwards?
    Anyway, I'm glad you like yours! You've convinced me to pick up the blusher brush :) xo

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  6. ohh yes i have the stippling brush, although i do definitely prefer my sigma f80, i love the RT brush for cream blushers! i also have their blusher brush and expert face brush, i think theyre such amazing quality fr an excellent price!

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  7. I love the stippling brush, and the core collection is amazing as well. I just followed your amazing blog, so I hope you will stop by mine sometime :)

    India-Robyn www.thejewelbeauty.blogspot.com

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