Second Image: Core Collection – Buffing Brush, Contour Brush, Small Foundation Brush, Detailer Brush
Third Image: Travel Kit – Multi Tasking Brush, Foundation Brush, Domed Eyeshadow Brush
Fourth Image: Individual Brushes: Power Brush, Blush Brush, Expert Face Brush, Stippling Brush and Setting Brush.
Real Techniques Brushes – where do I even begin? I own a fair few, both a consequence of some of my most sought after brushes coming in sets and being inspired by a fair few youtubers and bloggers who all have their favourite brush.
I’m often asked by people “which brushes do I need?” which is a difficult question to answer as everyone wears different makeup and own different brushes. For example, with the exception of the domed eyeshadow brush, I don’t own any eyeshadow brushes as I already have all the ones I need – shout out to my beloved MAC 217!
So maybe a list of my favourites is in order? Yes? Okay. If you’re a liquid foundation lover like me, the buffing brush is your gal. It blends super fast and flawlessly and is so easy to clean, I used to use the stippling brush which was lovely, but now I have the buffing brush I use the stippling brush for cream cheek products. The powder brush is one of the most lovely brushes I’ve used for a light dusting of powder or bronzer all over the face. The brush is so big that is covers target areas quickly but isn’t too heavy on application. The domed eyeshadow brush is a godsend for concealer, I used to use the setting brush but since switching over recently I haven’t looked back. It’s far easier to concentrate concealer in one place with this one, although if you’re looking for a light application over a slightly larger area then the setting brush is a good’un.
The blusher brush is also a firm favourite of mine, most of my blushes are very pigmented, and this brush gives a nice light application, and is easy to blend colour out with. However, if you’re already planning on buying the travel kit, then the multi-tasking brush is okay for blush, but not as easy to blend with – lovely for sheer blushes though! Finally, the contour brush is great for bringing out those cheekbones you don’t have. I use it with the Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder and I love it, but if you don’t contour – you don’t need.
That just leaves the flat foundation brushes, expert face brushes and detailer brush. Nothing to write home about with these really, but they come in handy when you want to keep spare brushes at your boyfriends house!
Hopefully this post what somewhat useful, and might help you in making your decisions about which brushes you need. You can pick all of these up from Boots, apart from the travel kit, which you can find in Superdrug or online. Happy Brush Shopping!