Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review: Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set


I'm sure all beauty and makeup enthusiasts know who Samantha Chapman is. And who of you didn't, at one time or another, lusted over the Real Techniques brushes?

I sure did.. All. The. Time.

I finally purchased my first makeup brush set last week - the Real Techniques Core Collection.

Real Techniques Core Collection with 2-in-1 case + stand
I bought this set from CarefreeShopper, a Multiply trusted seller of makeup, beauty products, nail polishes and makeup tools. I ordered it on Friday and it arrived on Monday! I have had several bad experiences with online sellers but CarefreeShopper changed all that. :)

It was priced at Php1,150 but since Multiply has a 20% off coupon code, I got it for Php999 inclusive of the shipping fee. I don't know if I should've done something to have the percent off and the shipping fee free but when I added the promo code, the shipping fee showed up. Hihi. Price was okay, I think. :)

Good job in finding my address JRS!
Thank you CarefreeShopper! :)
Beautiful brushes


The Real Techniques Core Collection set consists of 4 brushes - the buffing brush, contour brush, pointed foundation brush and the detailer brush.

Buffing Brush - ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
Contour Brush - delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish
Pointed Foundation Brush - use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
Detailer Brush - precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition

The Core Collection is a great makeup brush kit to start with. The bristles of the brushes are soft, dense and have very good quality. Color pay-off is great as the brushes do not pick up too much product like other brushes tend to do. The handles are very sturdy and elegant-looking!

My favorite among the brushes is the Contour brush. The dome shaped brush fits the hollows of my cheeks perfectly. And because it does not pick up too much product, I can avoid having a dark line on the side of my cheeks. :)

5 days of use and I haven't experienced any shedding from any of the brushes yet. Drying time is also not that long. I used the stand to dry the brushes. I just stored them upside down and it worked like a charm!

This Real Techniques Core Collection brush set is worth checking out whether you're a newbie or a professional MUA. A useful set yet very affordable, too. This will be a great addition to your makeup brushes collection.


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8 comments:

  1. this is one of my favorite sets~! the contour and buffing brush are my favorites in this set! i just did a review on a bunch of their brushes too :) i absolutely love them.

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  2. The contour brush looks great I love real techniques but am yet to get that brush!! Great post! X x

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  3. I'm on the lookout for a contour brush! Let us know if this is any good. Better if you post a review. :)


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  4. Super fave ko to! ♥ Good job Nyxx! Im sure you'll love it too. Esp the contour and buffing brush!! :)

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  5. Lovely brushes especially the contour brush!

    XX, IamJenniya

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  6. i am so going to get this set soon! ^_~

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  7. @ Janet: You definitely should! They're amazing brushes. :)

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