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Latest Purchases #60 – Real Techniques Brushes

rt10Hello – I’ve been away for a rainy few days residential stay with my class and have just about caught up on my sleep over the weekend!

When I started reading beauty blogs and adding to my own make-up collection I soon realised that you could spend a fortune on luxe brands but if you were applying them with cheap, poor quality tools, then you will never get that amazing finish on the face.

Today, I am sharing my absolute favourite make-up brush brand – Real Techniques. Started by a make-up artist and beauty blogger, Sam Chapman, these brushes are everywhere and raved about by professionals. I think the fact that they were created by someone who felt there was a gap in the market for something they used on a daily basis is testament to how good these are.

The Real Techniques brushes aren’t ridiculously priced but they’re not cheap either but I have found two fabulous little kits which are brilliant for those looking to start their own brush kit or try a few of the best brushes from the brand.

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First up, the face brushes. I bought his little set on Amazon for just over £13 which I thought was amazing value seeing as you get 4 full size brushes and a carry case when the individual brushes retail for over £10 each.


These are all a pretty bronze colour and what I love about these brushes is that each one says what they are to be used for on the handle. This is great for those who maybe aren’t too confident with using a variety of brushes and a handy reminder for those who are!


This kit includes: a detailer brush, a pointed foundation brush, a buffing brush and a contour brush.


Next, the eye brushes. This is a similar style kit, with another travel case, but you get 5 brushes for roughly the same price, this time in a pretty lilac colour. Again, the brush handles are labelled and have a rubberized end so are easy to grip.

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This kit includes: a base shadow brush, a deluxe crease brush, an accent brush, a pixel point eyeliner brush and a brow brush.


I love the fact that both kits contain such a good variety of brushes and that the face set is not all for foundation but blushers, bronzers and concealer as well.

The quality of these brushes are the best I have used and I reach for them every day. They are made from synthetic bristles and they wash and dry out really well with no shedding. They are also beautifully soft and smooth to use and work well with liquids and powders.


One final point – if you love watching makeup tutorials, then on the Real Techniques website there are a number of tutorials using these brushes which show you how to get the most out of them.


What are your favourite make-up brushes? x



About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

4 responses »

  1. These are my newest obsession! I recently picked up a couple and I’m in love! 🙂

  2. These are my favourite brushes, they’re so soft! X

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