Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman • Limited Edition Duo-Fiber Collection • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I received these in a swap and can't really say that I am impressed.
I love all the other RT brushes but this set didn't really do anything for me. The brushes have thin bristles that aren't very soft on the skin. When trying to pick up product I had to constantly rub the brush into the product several times just to get some color, whereas other RT brushes don't have that issue at all.
I wouldn't repurchase these at all. Not a fan of this particular set.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Violet
These brushes are okay, somewhat soft, but not the best I've used. I'm comparing this with the ELF Studio one which cost only $3, and this brush performs better, but if compared to Sigma, this brush fail.
Most, if not all, of the real technique brushes are made of Taklon, which is a soft synthetic fibers. It's usually good for liquid or powdery products. I find that using this brush is best on liquidy product. For powder, this brush just doesn't pick up much product. I didn't really like it and glad it's only a limited edition.
I do like the travel kit though. Some RT brushes are hits and some are major misses. I think this one is more towards the middle. Not sure if I will repurchase though...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
love the brand.
Loving the blush brush!
I use the big powder brush to apply foundation or to contour softly - and it's awesome!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I will say that I A-D-O-R-E the pixiwoo sisters !! I wanted to pick up some of the RT brushes for the first time. But for this particular set, those brushes are scratchy and do not pick up powder products properly. I will use the smallest one for painting, since it will NEVER touch my skin again. I will keep the bigger one for dusting finishing powder not to have the feeling that I've spoiled a 20$...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
When Samantha Chapman came out with LE brushes I was ALL over that!!! I have all of them and they are hands down my favourite brushes. These new ones are reallllllly soft. The biggest complaint I read was about the density of them. I think they are great. It's supposed to be on the sparse side for a light, and I mean light application.
All three brushes are great for cream, liquid and powder. The big fluffy one is great for powder dusting, and bronzer! The other 2 are perfect for anything. The contour brush for me, is great for foundation....but is a complete complexion multi tasker! The duo fibre eye brush (smallest) is GREAT for concealer. That's how I use these brushes anyway!
Another thing I love about the RT brushes is the fact they don't shade a single hair. (The cruelty free hair btw) and the LE brushes are white and it looks really professional! A good buy. I paid $19.99 from iherb.com and received then express international to Canada in one day! If you are in the US these are obviously much easier to come by! We have RT at our Canadian Walmarts but not this set. At least where I live! <3 hope this helps!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Honestly, compared the the other RT brushes, i would not buy this set again. The bigger (powder) brush doesn't really pick up product as i was hoping it would. The smaller contour brush is really flat and i can only use it to blend my concealer underneath my eyes. The eye brush is actually NOT soft but rather kind of pointy. It does a great job at blending but its not really soft at all... its harsh on my eye area. The other RT brushes are MUCH better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Nice set of brushes and I love RT brushes but to be honest, I can live without these brushes.
I already own
- Core Collection (CC)
- Starter Set
These brushes are amazing. I use them all for a variety of purposes. The best thing about RT brushes is that you can actually use them for everything and anything.
I use the Buffing Brush (CC) for foundation. For 1.5 years, it has been my only foundation brush. It has been this brush or my hands. I used this brush for foundation, blush sometimes, blending out my contour and even setting my foundation with powder. For blush and contour I used the Contour Brush (CC).
I decided it was time to buy separate brushes! That way, I didn't have to wash these two brushes so often.
I wanted to buy RT brushes in the following categories:
- Powder brush to set my foundation: Any big brush, giving light application of powder over my face.
- Contour brush: A separate brush to use for contouring so I could leave my Contour brush from my CC for blush.
But thought I would get more value out of my money to buy this set instead of 1 Powder Brush and 1 Blush Brush.
First and foremost, the Duo-fibre Face Brush experienced some light shedding during its first wash. It wasn't prominent and is something I can overlook. I have never experienced shedding with ANY of my RT brushes. I have never had to pluck any hairs from my face while applying makeup and didn't with this brush but I did notice a few black strands in the water when I went to wash it. No biggie. I'm assuming it was some loose hair during manufacturing.
Now, my intended use for this brush was to set my foundation. While it does the job, the brush is small and not as fluffy so it requires splitting your face into quadrants to powder. This is because the brush is quite flat. In the morning... no-one's got time for that. I will say that, if you're intending to just set down the T-zone with a light layer of powder or if you have dry skin/don't want to look cakey, this is good. If your skin is oily and you want to make sure everything is set into place for the whole day, buy the RT Powder Brush or Blush Brush instead.
Duo-fibre Contour Brush: This brush is so flat... that I can not blend with it! Yes it is great for locating my cheek bones and putting minimal amount of bronzer on but, you will require another brush to blend the powder. I honestly don't know what to do with this brush... so I use it to apply powder blush to the apple of my cheeks and set concealer under my eyes.
Duo-fibre Eye brush: This brush is amazing for Asian/smaller eye crease work! If you find that MAC 224 or other crease brushes don't work because they are too big for your crease, this baby snuggles into the crease wonderfully and blends beautifully! Basically a smaller, smidgen slimmer version of MAC's 224. The hairs are long and soft but stiff enough to maintain shape.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
These brushes are amazing! Get them while you can because they are LIMITED EDITION. Samantha did it again!! They are not as dense as the regular line brushes but this is designed for lighter, buildable application. Like all other RT brushes, these are a standout piece!
**I purchased them on IHerb and saved $10 on my first order with CODE: QLV352
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This set of three brushes was $20, which is great because these are quality tools! The brushes are all labeled on the sides of what they are for. There are three types or sizes and they all have what the original stippling brush had as far as the denser dark bristles surrounded by taller white bristles, if that makes any sense. The white hairs sit higher than the dark ones and it makes the brush head fluffy. These sorts of brushes are good for blending and a regular non-heavy application. There's a face brush that can be used for anything from powder to blush to bronzer maybe even creme foundation if one is so inclined because the bristles are synthetic. There's a contour brush which is smaller but could also be used for anything, and then there's an eye brush, which I love for putting powder around my eyes and believe it or not my whole face. This brush is the real reason I bought this set. I love brushes like this, a sort of MAC 224/Bobbi Brown eye blender brush but a tad smaller, and stiffer because of the duo fibers. These new brushes are limited edition and I'm glad I got them. They are white barreled with black bottoms and are very light and easy to use. Highly recommend!