Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: Real Techniques Makeup Brushes - Core Collection & Blush Brush

Say Hello to my new real techniques makeup brushes! Finally getting around to writing about them, probably one of the very last bloggers to be reviewing these! I bought my brushes off iHerb after resisting it for a while because the site looked kinda dodgy but then I realised a bunch of other bloggers bought it off this site so it was pretty reliable!
I purchased the core collection $17.99 and blush brush $8.99, used the $5 coupon so shipping was practically free! Saw these babies at Priceline yesterday for $44.99 & $22.99, still don't comprehend the huge price differences in Australia.
Blush Brush is mega soft. This brush is probably the cutest brush I own, comes in metallic pink handle and has a rubber end which helps it stand on its own. The bristles are longer on the inside and shorter for the outter bristles. The brush glides across cheeks quite easily and distributes the blush evenly. Definitely an awesome brush!

The Core Collection comes with 4 brushes - Detailer Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush, Buffing Brush & Contour Brush. It also comes with this nifty case to carry the brushes in (forgot to take a photo of it).
Buffing Brush is quite round and the bristles have quite a bit of room to breathe. When compared my Sigma F80, this is not as dense. This brush leaves your skin looking flawless without the streakiness. The thickness of the handle gives you the perfect grip.
Contour Brush is dome shaped and quite small in size. This brush is would be good for smaller surfaces such as browbone and nose. I haven't used this brush yet so not much to say about it.
Pointed Foundation Brush is about half the size of a normal foundation brush. I don't think this brush is suitable for applying foundation, it will take too much time and I 'm simply not a patient person. More suitable as a concealer brush in my opinion. 
Detailed Brush is also very tiny. The feel of the brush is a little harder than the others, great for when you need precision in hard to get areas. The brush is good for putting on concealer around the eye area or getting around sides of the nose. I would prefer a larger brush as it takes less time.

Overall I'm quite happy with these brushes and for the price that they are selling for, it is value for money! A big thumbs up from me!

Have you tried Real Technique brushes? If so, which ones?

P.S This week I'm featured on the Decorating Forum!  
Thanks for reading!!!
♥ kerker 
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37 comments:

  1. Yep! I have real techniques! :D I love them so much..Soo soft! I have the powder brush, buffing brush, blush brush, multi task brush,contour brush,essential foundation brush,pointed foundation brush, domed shadow brush and the detailer brush. :D Love them all! <3

    www.cutedumpling.blogspot.com

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    1. CuteDumpling!! that's a lot of brushes!! I think out of the brushes i have, I like the blush brush the most.

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  2. This brushes are on my wishlist <3 I hope I will have them soon :D

    I found your blog through Blog Love Therapy blog hop and followed:)

    If you want you can check out my blog and follow if you like it :)

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    1. Cristina! they are great, so affordable!

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  3. I dont have any of these brushes...think my current ones could do with an update!!
    Found you via the Blog Love Therapy blog hop
    http://toxylicious.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey toxycat! can never have enough brushes lol

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  4. Ooh. I always get so disappointed when I buy brushes, and they're all bristly and not all soft :(

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    1. oh yeh i know what you mean Cat! One of my brushes from a different brush sheds all over my face lol

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  5. Hi Kerri thanks so much for being our feature blogger on the Decorating Forum this week. I love your blog and can't wait for our forum members to pop over and visit you.
    The brushes look great and so affordable. I will be checking these out:)

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    1. Hey Julie-Ann!! Thanks for featuring me on your forum!!

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  6. I'm really keen on trying these! Especially the blush brush!

    xx

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    1. Judy! you should, its my fav brush outta all of them.

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  7. I am a big fan of the stippling brush! I find it amazing that there hasnt been any shedding either :)
    Kristy x

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    1. oooh! I think that will be next on my list! lol

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  8. Ooh I got my RT brushes from iHerb too! Such a huge saving compared to the RRP in Priceline. I got the Core Collection set too and I agree about the foundation brush being too small for foundation so I just use it side-on for highlighting :)

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    1. Karen! i think everyone must have got it from iherb lol Yeah i dont quite understand why the foundation brush is so small.

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  9. I love these brushes!! Still need to get my hands on the blush brush and face powder brush, but the ones I have are just brilliant! Especially for the price.

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  10. Thankyou for the review! I gotta check these out they look pretty good.

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    1. They are soo soft! I wanna try them all lol

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  11. These brushes sound pretty good. I use MAC brushes but they cost a fortune, especially out here. I might see if I can get my hands on one or two of these to try out!


    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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    1. Hi Amelia, i already follow your blog.

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  12. I have heard so much about these brushes ! Hopefully I'll be able to find them here in Canada :) Thanks for sharing !

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    1. Hey Cherry Berry, buy them off iHerb, they are based in the US (i think) nice and close o Canada!

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  13. Nice post :D
    Your blog is amazing!
    Would you like to follow eachother?
    Love,

    Anne
    movieanne.blogspot.com

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  14. i have exactly the same ones as you! and i've also got the stippling brush, i think i use the buffing and stippling brushes the most. sometimes the blush brush, just because it's so soft hahaa. I also bought them online and then saw them at priceline and practically choked at the prices. geez louise, what a mark up haha. beautiful blog :)

    cocoandgarcon.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeh, i wonder how companies calculate their RRP for products, always confuses me why our stuff is so expensive.

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    1. if you wanted to post your giveaway on my blog at least have the common courtesy of typing a proper comment.

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  16. i want the buffing brush.
    x


    http://makeupbynora.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love your blog so much! I'm so excited when I find a fellow Australian blogger :) I know how ridiculous are prices in Australia, it's so unfair that we have to pay exorbitant prices for things the rest of the world get at about a third of the cost or under!

    I just purchased the Stipling Brush from Priceline and it was expensive at around $22. But I love it! I have heard good things about iHerb so will probably purchase more from there instead.
    Really want the eye core collection brush set!

    Anyway just wanted to highly commend you on your awesome blog, I'm now following you :)

    Just started my own blog recently at yakateyyak.blogspot.com.au
    x

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  18. Oh wow thanks hun!! such a lovely comment! I know our prices are insane, you should definitely give iHerb a go, their prices are excellent and shipping is really reliable too. Don't forget to google a coupon code to get $5 off which pretty much means free shipping!! lol I'm eyeing off the eye collection too but i already have so many eye brushes not sure if i would end up using them.

    I've followed you too!!

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  19. I just got my set off Iherb as well! The stipling brush is my fave!

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  20. These have been all over the blogging world! Would love to try them!:)

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♥ kerker

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