Real Techniques Core Collection/ Stippling Brush/ Powder Brush and Blush Brush
Hi everyone, hope you're all okay, I've been really ill over the last 24 hours so I've had a day in bed watching gossip girl & catching up on some blogging. A few days ago I posted my 2012 favourite products post and today I thought I would expand on that a little bit. I think out of all of the products and different things I discovered in 2012 my favourite would be the Real Techniques Brush collection, they have completely changed the way I apply my makeup and how my makeup looks and they are the greatest discovery of 2012 for me for sure. I'm not going to go on too much about these brushes because if you haven't heard of them i'm guessing you've been living on mars or something because these brushes have literally taken over the blogging world by storm, I have honestly never seen anybody say anything bad or negative about these brushes and they just seem to be a cult favourite for everyone and I can completely understand why.
I think the main reason for the massive success of this line of makeup brushes is the fact that they were created by Samantha Chapman, for any of you who don't know Sam is one part of 'Pixiwoo' which is a extremely famous you tube channel, Sam and her sister have made hundreds of makeup tutorials and are both pro makeup artists as well as beauty bloggers. So many people watch them on their channel and they have detailed tutorials on how to use every single one of their brushes. Plus Sam has had so much experience with using makeup brushes and therefore knows what makes a good makeup brush and that's why they are so good! Another great thing about these brushes is how inexpensive they are, when you think that normally good quality makeup brushes from Mac come in at £30-£40 per brush it makes these looks like an absolute bargain with the majority of these brushes coming in at under the £10 mark.
I have built up quite a collection of these brushes, the love affair started when I purchased the Stippling Brush at the beginning of the year, I couldn't believe how airbrushed my foundation looked when I used this brush and it fast became the first thing I would grab for in the mornings. The stippling brush is great because it's really densely packed and therefore can really press the foundation into your face, this brush is also perfect for cream blush. The second brush I purchased a fair few months later and that was the Powder Brush, this is seriously the softest brush I have ever felt it is heaven and I think I actually gave it it's own review on here a few months ago. I do think that sometimes it can be a little too big for my face but for a quick dusting of powder it's still really good. The next set of brushes I got for Christmas from my lovely mum, she got me the 'Core Collection' of brushes which contains the Buffing Brush, the Contour Brush, the Pointed foundation brush and also the detailer brush (not photographed). My favourite out of this set is definitely the Buffing brush, it is a-maaaaazing, the whole reason i wanted to try this set in the first place was because everybody raved about the buffing brush and said it was one of the best brushes for foundation and base application, everyone was right, it's the perfect size and shape and just does all the work for you, if I had too choose one brush from the range this would be it, I love it. The contour brush is also a fav of mine you can easily contour the cheekbones with this and I also use it to apply my highlighter. The pointed foundation brush is fairly small and I wouldn't suggest using it for foundation application just because it would take too long but it is great at applying concealer because it's small enough to get round the nose and under the eyes. The last brush I actually picked up yesterday it's the blush brush, I used it yesterday for the first time and it's really soft and seemed to pick up the right amount of product so I like that a lot too from first impressions.
I just love these brushes, I think nearly everybody does. They are so different to most of the brushes on the market and much more affordable too. They are lightweight due to them being made of aluminium and are also made with synthetic Taklon bristles so are therefore cruely free and I love the fact that they can stand up by themselves. They are just great brushes for the money & a true 2012 fav of mine. What do you think of the RT brushes?