New In: Real Techniques

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Real Techniques has been one of my favourite makeup brush brands for so long, I have a couple of sets and individual brushes that I've had for ages and they're still going strong so when these new and limited edition sets and sponges came out, I had to try them!

The lovely people at face.co.uk kindly allowed me to choose a few products to try and obviously I picked the new Real Techniques products because they're not just designed by the lovely Pixiwoo sisters but they are amazing and affordable brushes.

*Real Techniques Ready Set Glow Brush Set (£19.99)
How adorable is this set! I love the packaging of this limited edition set which is comprised of three makeup brushes with a cute candy stripe design and a multiuse makeup sponge too. The set is designed 'for natural radiance' but they can be used for so many uses and with so many products.

Let's go through the brushes individually, the first is the 'multitask cheek brush' which is what I've been using for contouring recently and it works really well for contouring but it could also be used for powder. This brush is so soft and I love the cute pink stripy design.

Next, the 'strobing fan brush' which can be used for, as the name would suggest, strobing and highlighting. I have been using it with my TheBalm Mary Lou Manizer, which is my favourite highlighter ever and it's great although not a brush I'd use as much as the other two in the set.

The final makeup brush is the 'targeted blending brush' which is definitely the most unusually shaped and sized brush in the set. It's like a contouring brush in miniature or a mini version of the expert face brush. I've been using it for concealer or just applying foundation really precisely. Definitely an interesting and great addition to my brush collection.

Lastly in the set you get the 'miracle sculpting sponge' and it's been great to use with my newly acquired Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation as it blends like a dream. I love that it's multisided meaning that there's always a clean side to blend with. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
*Real Techniques Dual Ended Expert Sponge (£5.99)
I love the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge (although I do prefer the original Beauty Blender) as it's great for the price and this one is equally as good. It has a orange side and a pink side, I hoped one of the sides would have a different texture but it does't - the only difference is the colour. You're meant to use the sponge dry which I love as it applies and blends primer, foundation, concealer and even powder really well. Definitely a makeup sponge that I'll get a lot of use out of and it's well worth checking out. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
*Real Techniques Miracle Blotting Cushions (£8.99)
The heatwave we had back in June was ruining my makeup as 31 degrees celsius isn't great for keeping your makeup on your face. My skin is usually sensitive to dry but recently it's been quite oily so these blotting cushions have been really useful!

I love my DHC blotting papers but these looked new and really interesting as I haven't seen blotting 'cushions' before! They seem to be made of the same material as the sponges so they are great for blotting and then re-blending foundation and even eyeshadow that has creased or faded. You get four in each pack and I guess you can wash them to clean them as you can with the Real Techniques sponges. I'll definitely be taking some of these products and brushes on holiday with me in August. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.

I'd definitely recommend checking out face.co.uk as they offer free 1st class delivery which is amazing and a lot of products are currently discounted. As well as new Real Techniques products, they also stock Beauty Blenders, lashes and other branded makeup brushes!

Do you use Real Techniques brushes or sponges? Have you tried any of these products? 

18 comments

  1. This set looks absolutely stunning! I hope it will be available in my country as well

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

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  2. They are so so so beautiful! I love them! They are so pretty!

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  3. Real techniques do some of my favourite brushes! This range is so pretty too!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  4. Real Technique brushes are my faves. Love the look of this collection! X

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  5. I love that the brushes are bright pink and the
    Blotting sponges I definitely need x

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  6. I love the fan brush, it's so so good! X

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  7. Love Real Techniques brushes. Their quality is so good there's no need to buy more expensive ones!

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

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  8. I love their miracle sponges and I use their original collection all the time. I wasn't too keen on the Bold Metals range though.

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  9. Love the handles of the brushes!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I have this set and I am obsessed.

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  11. Real Techniques set looks amazing! May treat myself to it! Face.co.uk is a brilliant! They stock Unicorn Brushes!

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  12. I still haven't tried any RT brushes! These look pretty fancy x

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  13. The sponge seems slightly pointless if the only difference is the colour. Also using it dry?! How interesting, do you reckon it compares well to the original RT sponge?
    Kathy
    Alongcamekathy

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  14. The cushions sound really interesting, they're definitely a product I'd like to try at some point.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  15. That brush set looks amazing, love the packaging of it! Beautiful photos by the way!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  16. I adore RT brushes and I haven't seen these before. I love the pink handles, so cute. Must look out for them xxx

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