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.
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.
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