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1 Mar 2012

Real Techniques The Core Collection & Blush Brush

After purchasing Real Techniques Stippling Brush I really wanted to get my grubby mitts on the core collection. When I heard they had started selling them in Boots I hot footed down there to spend my hard earned cash. Once there I wandered round the shop aimlessly looking for the big stand I had envisioned they would have showing off the Real Techniques brushes. Well I was wrong as I found them on the bottom corner of the makeup brushes aisle, very very unnoticeable! Anyway after realising that the contour brush in the core collection was smaller than I thought I picked up the blush brush too, did I need it? Probably not...

Ahh how I love these brushes. For the first time pretty much ever I have a decent set of brushes. They are super soft and beautiful to look at. I wasn't sure if the buffing brush would do as good a job as the stippling but it certainly does! See review here. I did expect the contour and pointed foundation brush to be bigger though. The foundation brush seems too small to apply foundation to me but I have been using it to conceal under the eyes as it's a perfect size for that. I have used the blush brush for contouring as well as blusher and it does wonders. Only used the detailer brush once on the lips but it applied evenly and if you prefer a brush for a lipstick then this will do perfectly. I like the idea but I am not entirely sold on the case for the core collection, It's quite difficult to pull the brushes out and personally I don't need a stand like that. Having said that it is quite a hard case so would be great for travel as it would keep your brushes from being damaged. 

It is a shame you can't buy them separately but I would definitely recommend the core collection, especially if you don't have many brushes to start off with. I don't think I need any more from Real Techniques as I have a odd and sods collection from other brands, well I am eyeing up the powder brush but I do have one from Primark that cost £1.50 which is surprisingly soft and does the job...for now!

Do you own any of these brushes? 


  1. These brushes look fantastic, I'll keep my eye open for these.

    1. They are fab! and easily obtainable now they sell them in boots x

  2. really nice, i dont own these brushes yet but i will soon! i love the pixiwoo sisters xx
    my blog: boho vanity

  3. I love Pixiwoo too! Everyone must own these brushes I say ;) x

  4. Hey, just letting you know I've tagged you in the 11 Questions tag!

    To see the questions I picked for you, please have a look at http://veelicious-ness.blogspot.com/2012/03/11-questions-tag.html

    :-) Let me know if you decide to do it, I would love to see your answers!

    Vicky xx

  5. I'm exactly of the same opinion as you. The core collection has some fantastic brushes but I wouldn't exactly say that they are labelled correctly. I too use the 'foundation' brush for concealer, especially the delicate eye area, it's perfect for that. I found the blush brush in the core collection to be too small too, I use it for highlighter and deepening contour or adding little splashes of colour. It's quite good for eye washes too.

    The blush brush that you've bought seperately looks a little bigger and more fit for purpose. I like! I might purchase :)


    1. The blush brush is sooo soft! Really great for blush and contouring imo. What is an eye wash? xx


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