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Real Techniques Setting Brush, Multicolor
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, Multicolor
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on 3/4/2018 11:40:00 PM
More reviews by yixie
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Had this set since 2013 or 2014, and the brushes held up beautifully in 4 years. They've never shed, and although the rubber bases have gone sticky that doesn't affect functionality. Over the years I've come to really use all the brushes. Used to be buffing brush was my favourite - but the expert face brush is softer and better for blending out liquid foundation. Now it's the spare and least used brush of the 4. The detailer brush I've used mostly for applying loose eyeshadow on the lids, though it'll work really well for spot concealing using a scribble techniqueThe contour brush is now my favourite. Found it didn't work well for its stated purpose, but I love it for setting the undereyes, sides of nose and highlightingThe foundation brush is great for applying creams/thick liquid before blending/buffing out. I use it for concealer, and the original brush's tip is fine enough it works great for spot concealing too.Overall this set has been such great value. Soft enough to use comfortably, every brush has utility in my daily application and solid construction that means I can see them holding up for another 4 years. In truth it's far more likely I'll be desperate for them to wear out first so I can get newer, sexier brushes 🤷🏻♀️
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on 10/28/2017 3:25:00 PM
More reviews by Macjunkie28
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Love love love it!
on 10/27/2017 10:19:00 AM
More reviews by ishunter
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
Love it! I use the buffer brush every day to set my makeup and the contour brush to contour (I also sometimes use it to blend my undereye concealer or to set it with powder - works amazingly for that as well). I rarely reach for the foundation brush, although it's a great brush it's just not my prefered way of application. The detailer brush is a bit stiff, can be used for precise eyeshadow application, spot concealing or for lips. Love the brush holder that comes with it, I use it when travelling and it holds all of my other essential brushes.
on 8/18/2017 8:38:00 PM
More reviews by lurkymclurkerson
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
At risk of repeating what I have said in my other reviews of Real Techniques brushes, they are very soft, very affordable, and attractive to me because they are synthetic and cruelty free. I have had this set for a long, long time, and some of the brushes I use quite often. Here are my thoughts on the individual brushes in the set:-Contour Brush: I do like this for cream contour because it allows me to be precise but also to blend out harsh lines. I've also used it for setting the under eye with powder, which it is great for given the slightly tapered, oblong shape. It is nice for highlighting as well, though I do have to be careful to not go overboard. 4.5/5-Pointed Foundation Brush: I find this one way too small for a full-face foundation brush, but the pointed shape is nice for getting into small areas around the nose and the corners of the eye and such. I prefer a damp beauty sponge to apply my foundation, so I rarely use this one. 3.5/5-Detailer Brush: This one is great for applying concealer before buffing it out since it is small and slightly pointed at the end. I also sometimes use to to clean up the outer edges of my eyes after applying shadow using concealer, and in a pinch I have used it to set my eyeliner or apply shadow under the lower lashes. Because of the shape and size, it ends up being very versatile. 4/5-Buffing Brush: This is my favorite brush from the kit, and I use it very often. It works really well for foundation application or for buffing out concealer after it has been dotted on to spots. It is soft to the touch and somewhat dense, though not too dense as to make application streaky. I have washed it dozens of times and it still holds its shape very well. 5/5-the case: cool concept, not so useable for me personally.Even with the minor fail that is the foundation brush, this set is a steal at $12.
on 7/29/2017 8:54:00 PM
More reviews by Wmiles
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I love this set.It's really soft and easy to use, as well as very versatile.You can use this with liquid, cream and powder products which is very useful.I also use the tiny concealer brush to do detailing on my eyeshadow because of how short and precise it is. I really love these four brushes and use them very often
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 1/29/2017 1:03:00 AM
More reviews by UnicornsUnited
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
I feel Real Techniques is a staple in many people's collections and it's for good reason, they're inexpensive, they're good quality, and they're easy to get your hands on. They are so soft and easy to clean. I use the contour brush for setting powders, I don't think it's a great shape for carving the cheekbones, but it works under the eyes. The pointed foundation brush I used for undereye concealer for the longest time, now I think I've long it since then but I'm not terribly concerned, it hasn't been a favorite. I like the concealer brush for inner corner eye highlight, and the buffing brush is just great at buffing foundation into the skin. I don't like the case, its not as travel friendly as one would think, can't really fit a whole lot more brushes in it.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 1/18/2017 11:08:00 AM
More reviews by Ravenn
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I enjoy the two larger brushes in this set - I use the largest for powder to set my makeup and the other for highlight. Both are beautiful and soft and feel so luxurious!I am not a fan of the two smaller brushes - the flat foundation brush is just not what I'd use to apply foundation and I can't seem to find any other use for it, and the lip brush is ok, but it's rare that I require lip brushes to put my lip products on. Despite that, this set is worth it! I have washed them countless times but they don't shed and are still so soft!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 12/6/2016 4:22:00 AM
More reviews by evgenian
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Probably the most popular brush set in the world. Got this set three years ago, been using the brushes daily and they're still in great condition.Really soft, really good at applying products, extremelly durable and at a great price!What's more to ask? <3
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 12/5/2016 6:52:00 AM
More reviews by ARHAL
Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
This brush set is a godsend for somebody like me. Somebody who wants great quality brushes without them costing an arm and a leg. I got the set for about 13 dollars. You get four brushes and a stand which is incredibly useful, more useful than you initially think it's going to be. just to compare: some of Sigma's brushes can be bought for 10 dollars each, so you're really getting great value for money. My biggest worry when I first got this set was the shedding. I cannot stand that more than anything, no matter how good a brush is. It's my biggest pet peeve. Luckily I didn't encounter this with these! I wasn't expecting them to shed, anyway, because I own the RT stippling brush and that one is possibly my holy grail. The brushes aren't the world's softest but are still soft enough for my requirements. I LOVE the design - the bright colours are so attractive, and every part - both the rubbery ends and the metal part of the brush itself - are sturdy and do not break or scratch easily.On to the individual brushes. I'd just like to mention that if you're a beginner worrying over whether or not you'll use all the brushes or if you think they'd be too difficult to use, and should be reserved for the more experienced beauty gurus, fear not. I had the same doubts but went for it anyway, and it's one of my best beauty buys.**BUFFING BRUSH**: I use this to set my makeup with powder (from the Body Shop). It's big enough to apply powder quickly and is effective at buffing the powder into the skin. I sometimes use this to apply blush.**CONTOUR BRUSH**: when I first saw this I wondered how this would be used for contouring or applying blush/highlight as the shape of it looks impractical. Turns it out it's actually perfect for applying these products. I use this to apply my blush. I very rarely contour but if I do its with this.**CONCEALER BRUSH**: this is the one I least use out of all of them, but that's because of my acne. I've got so many scars that if I used this tiny thing to conceal all my blemishes I'd still be going till the next day. It IS effective for spot concealing, though.**POINTED FOUNDATION BRUSH**: I don't really use this for foundation (I have my stippling brush for that) - however, I have pretty bad under eye circles and this thing provides full coverage as it doesn't soak up the product and kind of "pats" it down. This is my favourite of the four, and quite honestly, I couldn't live without it. My dark circles are quite sunken in and have a 'groove' under them, but this thing along with my Inglot concealer provide such a full coverage that even this line is blurred out. Phenomenal. However, I think with regards to applying foundation it's much too small - obviously it'd probably get the job done in the end, and provide full coverage, but efficiency isn't its biggest strength in that department. It's also good for priming eyelids as well.The stand is great for drying the brushes upside down. There are some extra places to put other brushes, so with the stippling brush and some of my essential eyeshadow brushes, I can store hem neatly together and have no need for a cup to hold them all. It doesn't seem too sturdy, but it really is.What more can I say? 5/5.
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 10/6/2016 5:42:00 AM
More reviews by Camichang
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
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