The Real Techniques Core Collection* retails at €24.99 on the site and you get four brushes and a case that can be used as a stand for the brushes, or for storing them. It's great for travelling and as you'll see below, it fits more brushes than just these four.
I've already used the Buffing Brush and it's so plush and soft. I've just been using it to apply blush and blend in bronzer but I'll be giving it a go with foundation this week. I've used the Contour Brush to apply my blush and it's great for precise application.
I also picked up the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush* (€11.99) in the hopes it would make me an expert, but the jury's out on that! I've been using it to apply my foundation and I love it. It's dense enough to apply the foundation evenly and flexible enough to blend it. Dare I say that I prefer it over my Sigma F80? Or am I just saying that because Joanne has robbed said F80 and I need a replacement?!
For those of you looking for a possible new foundation brush and have your eye on the Buffing Brush, I'll do a little compare and contrast with that and the Expert Face Brush. Size wise, the Buffing Brush is fuller and thicker, making it good for both foundation application and blending of cheek colour. Based on my initial thoughts, I'll only use the Expert Face Brush for foundation. The tapered bristles are a bit more stiff and don't allow for as much blending with powder foundations, but for cream and liquid, it's perfect. Only thing is, if you want the Expert Face Brush, it's only €11.99 but if you want the Buffing Brush, you need to buy the whole set for €24.99.
I think the Core Collection is a really decent set of good quality brushes at a reasonable price. I've already talked one of the girls at work into buying a set herself as she's building her own collection now! The case/stand has extra elastic on the left hand side to hold more brushes and it closes perfectly with the addition of my Expert Face Brush!
Have you tried any of the Real Techniques brushes yet? What should I try next?
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