21 June 2013

Real Techniques: Beauty Brush Review and Discount Code!

Oh sure I know, I know, the internet is nearly collapsing with all the blog posts and reviews on Samantha Chapman’s beauty brush brand, Real Techniques. It was a genius move – as one half of YouTube sensations Pixiwoo, Sam has a devoted following of beauty lovers across the globe – myself included!

Real Techniques On Location Travel Essentials Brush Set Review
I resisted and resisted these brushes because I have a small bristly army of beauty tools at this stage - but after seeing them in action in YouTube video after YouTube video I, perhaps inevitably, caved.  

Real Techniques On Location Travel Essentials Brush Set Review

There are a variety of different sets and brushes on offer so, after a bit of humming and hawing, I went for the Travel Essentials set, which comes with three brushes in a handy case: the domed shadow brush, essential foundation brush and multi task brush.
Real Techniques On Location Travel Essentials Brush Set Review
Now, for the good news: I picked them up on iHerb for the bargainous price of $17.99 or €13.43, which is probably the cheapest I’ve seen them. If you fancy a little somethin’ somethin’, I got a gift code to share which is worth up to $10.00 off any order by a first-time customer; just pop in HGL333 at checkout.
Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush
Synthetic, cruelty free and pleasingly presented, these really are fab little brushes that are easy to use and to carry about on a day to day basis. They arrived quickly and I’ve been using them pretty much constantly ever since…just not for the purposes for which they were originally intended!
Real Techniques On Location Travel Essentials Brush Set Review

The lovely Pixiwoo sisters, not to mention Tanya Burr and Ireland’s own gorgeous Orla from Makeup Over Mind, have all used the domed shadow brush in their videos,  to apply concealer. Having tried it, I can’t imagine concealing in any other way – it’s bloody brilliant. It blends the product perfectly under the eyes for a much more perfected finish than any other method that I’ve tried.
Real Techniques Multi Task Brush

The multitask brush is also getting daily use, to buff in my Bourjois bronzing base. This is my favourite contouring method right now and this big fluffy brush gives a much more natural effect  than the MAC 188 I was using before. Plus, there's been zero shedding, whereas the MAC brush sheds like a bugger!
Because I use a buffing/stippling brush to apply foundation – or go with fingers, for a BB cream – the essential foundation brush is also being put to use in a different way. I’m using it to pat some MAC Blot Powder over the centre of my forehead and chin, or to apply highlight to the tops of my cheekbones.

Have you tried these brushes and which ones would you recommend I go for next? Oh – and if you do use that discount code, let me know what you picked up! You know I’m nosy like that…

22 comments:

♥ vendy ♥ said...

this brushes are simply fabolous ...the most wonderful I think
xoxo
vendy

Nina s said...

oh oh oh Girl you are seriously killing me lol im off to shop I have never tried the brushes and these are too cheap to pass :) thanks hunny

Keit said...

I never really considered how important is a brush, until I had one for 10 years (it was my mom's first) and it gave me a horrific rash :D

Adele said...

Adore this set, I always prefer travel sized brushes as they fit in your handbag so well!
Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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mysteppingstonemedia said...

I've been eyeing up the range of brushes for the last couple of weeks and would love to try some of them, but am really unsure of which ones I want the most (I like the look of the stippling brush and the core brush set they have....

Yvonne Magner said...

Emma the expert face brush is the most amazing foundation brush I have ever used, my base is flawless with it. It's also brilliant for cream blushes. A definite must purchase.

SmileLucySmile said...

Ahhhh need to get paid sooon! How longs the code valid for?
These brushes are just so amazing, not only with how well they get the job done, but cleaning and drying takes a fraction of time!

gigglesandmakeup said...

I love these brushes! And am looking forward to buying more!! Great to have a discount code! Xx

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Anonymous said...

I love them! I have the stippling brush and the kabuki brush. I use the stippling brush to apply Bourjous Healthy Mix Foundation and the kabuki my powder. I would be lost without them! I've been waiting for Payday to get more, I really want the set you bought actually, so I will use the discount code happily! Thank you!! <3

Anonymous said...

Will defo be picking these up, cheers for the code! :-)

Kim Alston said...

these brushes are cool. i need some really bad. hahaha i love the colors of the handles.
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Emma said...

I love these brushes, I have the Blush, Powder, stippling and setting brush and the eye brush kit. You're right they don't shed and I've found mine have lasted really well after using them for a year or so. I love that they are multi task too, I really want to get seconds of some of them, I wish all the eye ones were sold separately!

Emma x

Sam said...

I would love to get a hold of these, they look so great!

Anonymous said...

I have always only ever used fingers to apply to the face. But this does seem a bit of a bargaino....

Right, well I'll just have to catch up. Core set, duo-fibre set, and stiffling brush. In the cart. Paid. Done.

Coco said...

Oh Emma I've just realizes I really need to watch some makeup tutorials!! Are YOU on YouTube??
The brushes sound lovely and at a good price!
Thanks for the discount code!
xoxo
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Anonymous said...

As soon as I need new brushes, I am gonna give these a go! I've heard so many great things about RT.

yummychunklet said...

Great looking brushes!

little t said...

I'm a fan too - I love the powder brush, it's the best I've had and washes so well.

They are cheap on amazon too.

MissGreenEyes said...

I originally bought the Stippling brush and I didn't like it at all, so I was so wary of the rest of the range - but I got so many recommendations that I finally caved and bought the Eye Starter Kit and Face Brush on iHerb a while back - managed to get it on sale and used a discount code, the whole lot came for €16 including postage?! Absolutely unreal and delighted with the brushes, I recommend them AND that site highly.

trishie said...

They sound wonderful and great pricing too.

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Claire Sarah Kane said...

Real Techniques Brushes are FAB: http://musicandeverything.com/2013/06/10/beauty-real-techniques-foundation-brushes-review/

Anonymous said...

I've just caved and bought the core collection, very excited!!