Saturday, 28 September 2013

Real Techniques Core Collection

Hey Sweeties!

I recently gave in to the compulsion to get some Real Techniques brushes. I have been eyeing the Core Collection for a while but as usual everything in Jamaica is so overpriced so I skipped on it. Instead I started hunting it online but with the shipping costs I might as well purchase it on the Rock. So I gave in and bought the set in a quaint little boutique downtown.

I got it for twice the American retail price of course but that’s just the nature of things out here, sadly. At first viewing it in person I was disappointed at how small they looked compared to the many YouTube videos and blogs I have watch and read. Only one other reviewer I heard with the complaint and I thought she was mistaken as I never heard anyone mentioned that issue (except for the foundation brush).

It was only on the second visit to the store that I succumbed to the temptation, my blogger side wanted it for review purposes mainly lol. However, after reaching home and started playing around a bit with the brushes, checking the softness and density and if there is any shedding. I washed them before trying them on my face testing them for proportions. In actuality they are not small, they are perfectly sized for their intended purpose or at least my intended purposes for them.

The Real Techniques Core Collection includes 4 full-size brushes + case:
    • detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
    • pointed foundation brush: Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
    • buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
    • contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish
    • panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand

My plans for using them:
    • detailer brush: applying lipsticks
    • pointed foundation brush: applying and setting under eye concealer
    • buffing brush: application of powder
    • contour brush: application of blush or bronzer if I should ever decide to wear any J
Contour Brush

Approximately 1.5 inches in bristle length

Pointed Foundation brush, about an inch in bristle  length

Detailer Brush

Buffing Brush about 1.5 inches in bristle length

Approx. 2 inches across
Densely packed bristles

The case I love because I can put an eye shadow brush or 2 and a liner brush and I am good for travel.

I love the fact that these brushes are so soft yet dense especially for the buffing brush. I like my face brushes to feel densely packed so I can get the product on in one go, so this is right up my alley. 

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