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Tuesday, February 03, 2015


Real Techniques has to be my favourite high-street brush line. I  have spoken about one of my Feelunique sales purchases in a recent post here, but I also picked up the Nic’s Picks set with that order too. Real Techniques now have a wide range of brushes and I have now tried most of the base line brushes. I will always reach for a Real Techniques brush as they're such high quality and the range of brushes is so vast to choose from. As the brushes are designed by professional makeup artists you know you will be able to create so many different looks with these brushes. You can also watch the online tutorials to show you how they like to use the brushes and for handy tips and tricks on YouTube.
Nic’s Picks is a limited edition set, which is an essential collection for any make-up enthusiasts. The collection features five brushes in total, three of which are exclusive brush cuts. I really like how this set has a limited edition silver metallic design, which now follows into the Bold Metals collection. The brushes include; Duo-fibre Face brush, Cheek brush, Base shadow brush, Angled Shadow brush and Eyeliner brush. The Cheek brush, the Angled shadow brush and the Eyeliner brush are exclusive to this set. The brushes can be used together to create a complete look, you could travel with this and have everything you need for your base, eyes and contouring. The brushes are made from ultra-plush synthetic bristles, that are cruelty-free and help to create flawless, high-definition results.
Having used most of the Real Techniques brushes, I wasn't disappointed by this set. They pick up a good amount of product and apply lovely and evenly on the face. I got this set for £23.99 in the sale which works out at just under £5.00 per brush. In my opinion this is amazing value for such high quality brushes. You would spend that much on one brush from a higher end brand. My favourite brush in the set is probably the angled crease brush which works really nicely to blend in shadows on the eyes. I’m pleased to have a back-up of the other two brushes that I already have, but I must admit the duo-fibre face brush is my least favourite, just because it doesn't pick up enough product. I really like how the name of the brush is written in the colour of the collection it belongs to, so the eye brushes are in purple, the base brush is in yellow and the finishing brush is in pink. The handles are really lightweight, they wash really nicely like all Real Technique brushes and it's a great starter set to start off with or add to your collection.
Real Techniques have just released their Bold Metals premium range of brushes, I have picked up a couple and am currently testing them out! Which Real Techniques brushes would you recommend?
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  1. I love RT brushes, and this set looks fab :) I think the metallic design is really lovely, I do already have the normal range brushes from within the set but are tempted to pick it up to give the SE ones a shot :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  2. I am desperate to try the Bold Metals brushes! They look amazing. I have loads of RT brushes and they never fail to please me!

    x x | daisydaisyxxo

  3. I've just ordered one of the bold metals brushes and I'm so excited. I love the expert face brush, but that goes without saying!

    Sammy xo.