Hello! Today’s blog is long overdue. I bought the Real Techniques Core Collection brush set waaay back when I used to blog on Tumblr and I fell in love with them for the first use. I even gave a set away for my first giveaway. I thought now would be a good time to finally let you know my thoughts.
Real Techniques Core Collection
The Real Techniques Core Collection kit by Samantha Chapman includes 4 coverage essentials: detailer brush, pointed foundation brush, buffing brush and contour brush. All of these tools are held in a professional case & stand.
Before I finally purchased these, I would often stand in front of them in Boots, umming and ahhing. This happened on most days. I just wasn’t sure. I was new to the blogging world, and spending £21.99 on make up brushes was alien to me. A few days after I bought my set, I bought another for a giveaway.
The Core Collection set comprises of four brushes:
The Detailer Brush: To me, this should be named the concealer brush. The small brush head means that you can pinpoint the coverage and get into awkward nooks and crannies such as targeting redness around the nose.
The Pointed Foundation Brush: Personally, I think the brush head on this is quite small to be a foundation brush. It is easy for it to become overloaded with two much product but for when I need a light smattering of coverage it does the job.
The Contour Brush: This is a multi use product for me as whilst I can use it for it’s intended purpose as a contour brush (quite badly I must admit), I also use it to highlight and to apply under eye concealer.
The Buffing Brush: Quite understandably, the star of the set. It can be used to buff liquid and powder foundation into the skin seamlessly. I do not think the Chapman sisters realised just how popular this brush would be! It is definitely one of my favourites. I have seen bloggers buy more than one set of the Core Collection sets just to get their hands on this brush. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, if they realised the Buffing Brush as a separate brush, the Chapman sisters would easily make enough to retire early on their own island.
All of the Real Techniques brushes use ultra soft Taklon synthetic fibres that are hand cut and cruelty free. The aluminium handles make them light and easy to hold; perfect for when you need to take a little bit of time to perfect your base. This brush set also comes with a travel case (which I didn’t include in the picture as I have lost it in the abyss that is my room!).
Would I recommend this brush set? Heck yes I would! It is perfect for those who are just getting into make up (and even for those like me who didn’t know what they were doing despite years of practice!). You’ll be hard pressed to find any beauty lover, blogger or not, who doesn’t already own these brushes.