Let me start by saying I adore Real Techniques! So spoiler alert I 100% recommend the brand. Today I want to tell you guys about the products and the brand itself. All the brand spotlights I've seen talk about some of the products but they don't talk much about the brand.
So first let's talk about the brand itself. Real Techniques was started by sisters Sam & Nic Chapman. Sam and Nic are professional makeup artists, YouTubers and bloggers. They have a conjoined YouTube Channel called Pixiwoo and a blog of the same name.
In 2011 Sam and Nic launched their brush line, Real Techniques. They have added many products over the years and have recently revamped the look of their entire line. (All of my brushes are 1+ years old which is why they aren't as dark as the new ones.)
Read the full story of Sam & Nic and their Real Techniques journey on realtechniques.com
So now on to the Real Techniques products. All of the brushes are described as ultra-soft, easy to clean and are long-lasting. They promise that there will be no product build up in the brushes and that they apply makeup with no streaks and leave a flawless finish.
Real Techniques brushes have 100% synthetic bristles so they are 100% cruelty-free. The brush handles are made of aluminium and are colour coded, gold for face, pink for cheeks, and purple for eyes. The Handles also have the brush names on the back.
I've tried 3 of the brush sets and 2 single brushes as well as their sponge set. Let's talk about the brush sets first.
THE START KIT
The starter kit consists of 5 eye brushes. 2 shadow brushes, a smudging brush, an angled brow brush and a detail brush. The brushes are soft and apply the product beautifully. They wash out easily and hold their shape after washing. I've washed this set about 10-12 times and they still look and feel brand new! I just took the photos in this post today. The brushes still look amazing!
When I was talking these photos I forgot and put the shading brush they sell in this photo too so that's why there is 6.
THE SHADING BRUSH
Since I have it in the photo above I think I should do it next. It is the biggest brush in the photo. It is a nicely packed brush that holds and applies product well. It is very soft and well made. It has held up to washing. I have washed it about 10-12 times like the others and it still looks new.
THE CORE COLLECTION
This is one of the RT face sets. It has 4 brushes. A buffing brush, a foundation brush, a detailer brush and a contour brush. These too are soft and well made. I've washed these as many times as the others and they are still amazing!
THE POWDER BRUSH
I adore this brush! It is the only brush I use for powder! It is soft and applies powder beautifully! It too holds up to washing. It has only been washed about 8 times as it is one of my newest additions but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
THE SCULPTING SET
I got this set when it first launched as a limited edition. I was so excited when they launched them as a full-time product! I love this set and 4 or 5 years from now I will have probably have to toss my brushes and get new ones for sanitary purposes. Now when I do I can get this set again!
They are super soft and as with the other brushes they are really well made and stand up to washing. These have been washed about 6-8 times and still look amazing!
I love the Miracle Complexion Sponge so much! It is the only thing I use for foundation now! I 100% get the beauty blender train! It is such a soft and squishy yet firm sponge! I don't see myself using anything other than this sponge for foundation again.
I haven't tried out the Miracle Sculpting Sponge or the Miracle Mini Erasers yet but they have the same same as the Complexions sponge so I know I won't be disappointed. The Sculpting sponge is for contour and highlight and the erasers are to pick up makeup when it goes where isn't supposed to. Like mascara on your cheek or shadow that went too high.
I have used the Complexion Sponge and concealer to fix mistakes and it picked up the makeup I was trying to remove/hide so I know the erasers will work.
Sadly I haven't got to try the Bold Metals collection or the newest launched sponges. I am dying to get my hands on the Bold Metals! They are next on my list for sure!
I have done full reviews on most of these brushes. You can find all of my Real Technique reviews here. I'll be adding more as I get more RT products!
I love Real Techniques and I will continue to use them for a long time! As I said I've had them for 1+ year. Some I've had for 2 years or more. These brushes last and are of really amazing quality! Real Techniques is one of my Top 5 brands!
Have you tried anything from Real Techniques? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
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Photo credit: All photos taken by me with a Canon Rebel T5 with an 18-55mm lens
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