Friday, July 6, 2012

Real Techniques: Core Collection

I recently bought this Real Techniques brush set by Samantha Chapman, one of the Pixiwoo sisters on youtube.  I love how they do makeup and my friend has been raving about how she loves the Real Technique brushes feels so I went ahead and ordered this set (Seeing my favorite makeup guru Farah use this in most of her tutorials helped me with the final decision).

Detailer Brush 
"Precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition" 

I like the idea of using this as a lip brush, but I rarely wear concealer so I think I would use it for detailed eye work instead.

Pointed Foundation Brush
"Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage"

I plan on using this just like my favorite makeup guru Farah ( uses it - applying liquid highlighter.  I feel like this is rather small to apply foundation.

Buffing Brush
"Ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation"

I've tried this once with my powder foundation (Mac studio fix powder), and once with my sheer liquid foundation (Josie Maran Matchmaker serum) and I already love this brush.

Contour Brush
"Delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish."

For this brush, I believe I saw one of the Chapman sisters use it as a cream blush brush and I'm curious to find out how it works when using it with cream blush.  I will let you guys know how it goes.

Overall, my initial reaction to these brushes are just okay, and for $17.99 I think this is good deal.  The buffing brush and the contour brush are very soft and I do like how they feel.  Maybe I'll fall more in love with these after I put them to use


  1. I love these brushes!! The buffer brush is amazing for liquid and powder foundation. and the contour brush is perfect for defining the cheekbones and i use it for highlighter as well. I love Farah too!!!

    1. I havent used the rest of the brushes yet. They are great, but i dont think i will be buying any more because I have enough brushes already lol. isnt Farah great?

  2. I get my shipment next week of these brushes, I hope I like them as well!

    1. you wont be disappointed. I feel like each one is versatile enough that if you dont like it for applying one thing, you can find a use for it for another thing lol

  3. Aah! I'm hoping to get my paws on some of her brushes soon, they look so soft and amazing. :)

    1. the contour brush and the buffer brush are surprisingly soft. I love touching them lol. The detailer brush and the pointed foundation brush feel a bit more plasticky. I think maybe because it was made for liquids? who knows. still they are good brushes