Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Real Techniques Core Collection

Hiya lovelies!

So after many recommendations, I finally caved and bought the Core Collection (and Starter Set - review up soon!) by Real Techniques. I've been using them for just over a week, so thought I'd share my opinions with you guys :)

First of all, as soon as they arrived I was SO excited to use them! I took them out the packaging (before taking photos - bad beauty blogger!!) and they felt so so soft and just amazing.

First of all, I love the case/stand that the brushes came with, it makes them so easy to travel with and using the case as a stand makes them look very professional on my dresser!

The set comes with 4 brushes, a buffing brush, a detailer brush, a small pointed foundation brush and a contour brush.

Buffing Brush

First of all, this brush completely lived up to the hype set by beauty bloggers and has quickly become my new favourite foundation brush! It applies my foundation like a dream and gives a great natural finish. It also works with my BB cream, as well as my Revlon Colourstay foundation. Amazing brush, worth buying the whole set for!

Detailer Brush

I've been using this little brush to conceal my blemishes and small areas of red-ness. According to the box this could also be used as a lip brush, although I'm yet to try that!

Pointed Foundation Brush

I don't use this brush for foundation, as I love the buffing brush so much and this brush is a little small, however it is a great size for blending concealer under my eyes and covering red-ness around my nose and mouth.

Contour Brush

This is the perfect sized contour brush! It fits perfectly in the hollows of my cheeks to slim down the appearance of my face using my favourite bronzer. It's also great for contouring around my forehead and neckline. As this brush is quite fluffy, the colour applied is well blended and not streaky! Great brush :)


I've experienced no shedding of the bristles of these brushes, and they washed perfectly - remaining as soft as new! They're also very lightweight which makes them easy to use.

I also love that these brushes are synthetic and cruelty free, a big advantage in my opinion :)

My favourite brushes in the set are definitely the buffing brush and contour brush, however they all have uses in my makeup routine!

Overall, I love all of these brushes and I'm so glad I bought them, they're completely worth the money and I hope they will last me a long time! I am already looking into expanding my collection with the powder brush and blush brush.

Thanks for reading! Have you tried Real Techniques brushes? What are your favourite brushes?

You can buy these brushes for £21.99 from Boots, in store or online. 

Bought with my own money.


  1. Am in the market for some new brushes and these look ace value.

    Have followed your blog, its lovely. Would love if you could check out my blog and follow back if you like :)

    1. They're amazing brushes :) thanks for the follow, checking out your blog now x

  2. Oh I really want to buy this collection...and you've just persuaded me to definitely do it!

    1. It's so worth it! Used all of the brushes everyday since :) x

  3. i ordered this set and i just can't wait to get it!!!

    they're so inexpensive and everyone raves about them :)


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