Real Techniques: The Core Collection

When the Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman brushes were first released I bought the Stippling brush straight away. It looked perfect for applying foundation and I was really happy with it, I still am! 

When I was at IMATS I picked up the Core Collection as it was reduced to around £16 and I’ve been eyeing up the Buffing brush for a while. Although the Stippling brush is marketed as the brush to use with foundation, the Pixiwoo sisters ALWAYS use the buffing brush, so I was desperate to try it. 

In the Core Collection you get 4 brushes. The Detailer brush is the smallest brush which I’d probably use for lipstick. You also get the Pointed foundation brush, which I haven’t been able to get much use out of as I don’t tend to use these kind of brushes for foundation. Then there’s the Contour brush which I’ve been using for highlighting. My favourite brush is of course the Buffing brush and I’ve been using it everyday for applying my foundation. I find my Sigma F80 too dense and the Real Techniques Stippling brush slightly too sparse, so the Buffing brush is the perfect compromise. It’s really soft and makes my foundation look incredibly flawless. It also makes the whole foundation process really quick!

I think it’s a shame that the Buffing brush isn’t sold separately as it’s the only brush in this set that I really love. BUT I would still highly recommend this kit. It’s worth buying it just for that brush because it’s THAT good. I love it. Real Techniques is now sold in Boots, which is amazing. Here is the list of the stores that stock it. 

Have you tried any of the Real Techniques brushes? What do you think? 

Lily xx

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01688627997663319622 Vickie

    I love the buffing brush!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10681949594390500499 Kirsty Louise

    I really need to get my hands on some of these brushes, its great you can now get them in Boots x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14199322945248076007 Mary

    I feel the same really wish they’d sell the buffing brush separately but hey ho – good ploy to sell the other brushes I guess! As always love the review Lily X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01007210998073964028 Nicola

    I have been wanting these brushes for ages! I too want to try the buffing brush!

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06430351259367121694 Leanne Marie

    I’ve bought these brushes and cant wait for them to be delivered. If the stippling brush was put in place of the foundation brush the whole kit would be a winner in my opinion! Shame its sold seperately!

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01175358161036785196 rebecca boo.

    the buffer brush is the only brush I want from this collection, so I guess i’ll have to buy them all:( booo!

    http://www.rufflesandlace44.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06627430952144555886 Ekta

    Sounds awesome, i want to try these brushes so much!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10119608019297903237 ellie B

    I got the stippling brush from Boots (did a little jump for joy when I saw it on sale) and I adore it. I do want to try the buffer brush but I don’t think I can justify buying the whole kit just yet.

    e x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09366873976013317035 Carla

    I got the whole set a while ago and while I really love these brushes I was really disappointed with the size of the pointed foundation brush… It’s just so small and it takes ages to put on foundation with it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15829931032658000812 Daisy Meadow

    These brushes look great, they have tonnes of good reviews too! On to my wish list they go!

    Also, I’m currently running a giveaway for the chance to win a Clarisonic Mia! I’d love it if you could check it out on my blog. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17321152081166318734 Lissy

    They look great! Can’t wait to pick them up when I next go to boots

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01020116513185709824 jennifer june

    I just bought this set and the stppling brush.. how soft is the buffing brush though!? I sat just brushing my face for about ten minutes with it.. sooooo soft!xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16823515180731281715 Rebecca♥

    Ahh I’m so jealous I really want to try these brushes! :) whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04323553435527302351 Ellie

    I just found your blog and absolutley love it! I need to get my hands on some real techniques brushes, i cant wait for my Boots to stock them! xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12611989660282945019 Alex

    I agree, the buffing brush is absolute perfection. I was raving about it yesterday on my blog too. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02042433731996040306 Ella’martine

    im yet to see these brushes in boots but i have been looking out for them as they look SO good. especially the stippling and buffing brush,lovely blog.x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10691122753942808080 BBWNN

    need to find this ASAP! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01888613377030428461 Robyn Stewart

    I absolutely need some Real Techniques brushes in my life. A purchase will have to be made soon! :)
    http://bobsbeautifulblog.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11486331065213351871 LRP

    i have these brushes and their amazing! im trying out some new ones i got now x
    http://lrp-throughmyeyes.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06706721973079935793 pinkyliciousvita

    i have yet to try these brushes but they do look promising!
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00822452066149948484 Sarah Hope Make-Up

    Love these, wish i had made it over to the IMATS too :( maybe next year xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13891618652818189126 Petit Chatons

    Love your blog, I’m following now :) Feel free to check out mine!

    Laura x
    Petit Chatons

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10673896313611432065 Karen Ussene

    Thanks for the review. I can’t wait to get my hands on them! I really need new makeup brushes, specially for the face.
    xoxo
    http://shinigami-u-openingmymind.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04869164463456821380 Beth

    I’ve just bought the blush brush yesterday and it’s amazing. I searched in boots and they were sold out then found one hidden under the stand, I was so pleased when I found it that I had to buy it. I’ll definitely be buying the core collection next pay day.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02204861654426354024 Scha_Afni

    The cheapest RT brush you can get ladies!!!! I got my Real Techniques brush sets from iHerb.com and used a discount code! You can use my discount code JGS688 (no expiration!) and get $10 off your entire purchase! They do ship worldwide for only $4 =)