Product Review | Real Techniques Core Collection (Buffing Brush, Contour Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush and Detailer Brush)

On my birthday last month, my sister bought me the Real Techniques Core Collection brushes. I've actually had my eye on these while walking around Watsons awhile back so I was very surprised when I unwrapped the present. I may have let out an excited shriek or two. 

L-R: Detailer Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush, Contour Brush and Buffing Brush
Buffing Brush: "Ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
This brush is actually very versatile. You can even use it to apply powder or cream blush/bronzer. I know this has been highly raved as the perfect brush for buffing and blending liquid foundation. I like to use their Expert Face Brush (let's call it the EF for now) to do that but a lot of people have chosen this brush over that one. It made me really curious so this was actually the brush that I wanted to try most from this collection. I was slightly disappointed. Compared to EF, the bristles on this brush are not as densely packed. It is, however, very soft and flexible. I much prefer the results I get with the EF for blending my liquid foundation. I can totally see why this is great for applying powder foundation, which is what this was made for, but I won't use it for liquid foundation. If you haven't been spoilt by the EF, you might like this for liquid foundation. Who knows? 

Contour Brush: "Delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish"
This is a small fluffy brush that you're supposed to use to contour with. I've used this brush to contour my face 2-3 times. In a way, it's great for contouring because it's small enough and the bristles are loosely packed to pick up just the right amount of product. But I've since found another brush that is angled, which makes it more perfect for sculpting under the cheekbones. I think this is more suitable for blending and setting your concealer. You can also use it to set parts of your face that a big powder brush may have missed (for example, around the nose). 

Pointed Foundation Brush: "Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage"
No no no. You do not want to use this brush for your liquid foundation. I've never used it for that purpose (actually I've never used it yet) because I can already tell that this will cause foundation to look streaky. It's also quite small for a foundation brush so you'll take forever to apply. The bristles are actually very soft, but since the brush is shaped this way, I feel like they don't necessarily feel gentle on the face. I haven't found a use for this brush yet.

Detailer Brush: "Precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition"
Finally, a brush in this collection that is shaped for its purpose! This is like a tiny version of the Pointed Foundation Brush. The bristles, as usual, are soft. Yes, this brush will blend out your concealer well and apply lipstick with precision. However, I don't think you should use this to blend your under eye concealer because it may poke at your skin. The under eye area is very delicate so be careful! While this brush is indeed shaped for its purpose, I like to use this to apply eye shadow at the inner corner area to highlight the eyes. 

Before I forget, these brushes actually come with a black 2-in-1 case + stand. There is a little tag on the drawstring which briefly explains how to change the case into a stand. This is perfect for travel!




This collection is priced at $39.90 SGD in Watsons. Do I think it's worth it? Well, you do get four brushes that are exclusive to this collection (you won't find them retailing separately), but it will only be worth that much if you find a use for at least three of them. The quality of these brushes are really outstanding though.

In the future, I might do a review on the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush that I'd mentioned. Let me know what you think of the Core Collection in the comments. 

65 comments:

  1. I love the brush! And I always want it too, every girl must have it :)
    Followed you on gfc !

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Sandy!
    Your blog is so beautiful!
    Thank you for your sweet comment.
    Yes sure!!! I follow you on bloglovin ;) It's your turn.
    Kisses and Happy Sunday
    The Indian Savage Diary

    ReplyDelete
  3. I do not know anything about make-up!! Fortunate you. I would love to be an expert like you!
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm no expert haha. I just read a lot of reviews, follow other beauty gurus and learn. :)

      Delete
  4. I just followed you on Bloglovin, because you have a great blog :) Follow back?
    http://pialunja.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Followed you via GFC, waiting for you to do the same :)

    irinasenina.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Awesome blog! I followed you. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi dear,
    Love R.T brushes, great review!
    I just found your blog and it's great! Follow you right now, hope you can follow me back:)
    xx
    http://2minutosblog.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I keep hearing great things about Real Techniques brushes. I'm glad that you enjoyed your b-day gift so much :) I follow you on GFC #60 and Bloglovin #82, hope that you can return the favour :) xx Maja

    http://modern-muffin.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  9. These brushes are so cool! Thanks for your visit, I'm following you, come follow me back!
    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

    ReplyDelete
  10. i really want to try real technique brushes!
    this collection looks and seems great by your post :)
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great review! I think I'll buy these brushes soon. I am in need of a great contouring brush!

    http://itsthekyliebabii.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very nice present for sure!
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

    ReplyDelete
  13. thanks for the visit. i love your blog.
    good tips for brush!
    http://emiliasalentoeffettomoda.altervista.org/fiaba-indossare/
    grazie
    buona domenica
    Mari

    ReplyDelete
  14. Nothing like real technique brushes
    Kisses
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. lovely post ;)

    Like your blog! Would you like to follow each other? :)
    XO MP.
    http://beamasterpieceblog.blogspot.it/2014/04/outfit-blue-and-black.html

    ReplyDelete
  16. fantastic review! we follow you everywhere!
    See you at our blog!!

    have a nice Sunday!

    MADRID FASHION DREAM · NEW POST. CARMEN STEFFENS

    ReplyDelete
  17. To everyone above, thank you for the comments.
    I've visited your blogs and left a comment too :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love beauty reviews! Especially because I am clueless when it comes to make-up. I find this post helpful! Thanks :)

    www.ensembledeux.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. thanks so much for this explanation! I really need a new foundation brush and this brand might have a good one (:


    xxx Anna
    A Tale of Two Shoes

    ReplyDelete
  20. These brushes look great. I always love the feel of bamboo brushes even though I don't use make up.
    Thank you for the lovely comment on our blog! We're following you via Blogger Reader, Bloglovin', GCF, Tumblr and Google +.
    Let us know when you follow us back on Blogger Reader, Bloglovin', GCF, Tumblr and Google +.

    xoxo,
    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/ ♥

    ReplyDelete
  21. I seriously need more brushes... I followed you on Bloglovin and Instagram, it would be great if you could follow back :) Instagram: bellapummarola
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/9824875/bella-pummarola
    xx
    Anett

    http://bellapummarola.blogspot.it/

    ReplyDelete
  22. I really want to try the EF and they concealer brush. I have two real technique brushes, which I am not really wowed by. I really want to get my hands on the Bubbi Brushes. Thanks for visiting my blog, I followed you through GFC and Bloglovin' ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've heard of the Bubbi Brushes! Do review them if you get them <3
      Followed back.

      Delete
  23. great review, dear! Thanks for your visit!
    Oriana xx

    www.stylexis.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Great post, these are my all tiime favourite brushes.

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you found a use for all of them. :)

      Delete
  25. Great review! Very intersting)

    mary-tur.ru

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love this brushes, but I still haven't got my hands on them.. will try and pick them up soon! loved the review
    blogablebeauty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I've been faithful to my Contour and Buffer brushes from this series. but since I went to the IMATS NYC yesterday I got a Sigma F80 that I wanna try out.

    http://www.cindyslittleblackbook.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. thanks for this review :) finally! a more honest take on it since most of the ones I read were all gushing about the brushes <3

    http://www.pinkoolaid.com/

    ReplyDelete
  29. I have heard many great things about these brushes I really need to try them out. Nice review.
    Beautetude

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks for the post and the explanation of what each brush is very useful for women who have no idea.

    http://www.memoriesapril.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. These look so amazing! I'll have to give them a try.

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The brushes themselves look so pretty, don't they? :)

      Delete
  32. These brushes have been hyped so much and I only just now got a RT brush too x) Really great review and deffo amkes me consider getting even more brushes!
    xoxo
    Serainie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha yes they have been. :) Thanks!

      Delete
  33. I love brushes! haha. Those look really soft and it's great that the case stands up.It would be helpful when you're makeup area is already covered with the blushers and other products. Also happy birthday. :)
    xoxo Aimee
    Bows&Beau-ties
    ps. Giveaway going on at my blog Right Now! http://www.bowsandbeau-ties.com/2014/04/fabuluxe-1st-birthday-party-giveaway.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Yes the stand is real helpful, especially when travelling. :)

      Delete
  34. Great, in depth review :D I'm always on the lookout for new brushes and I've been contemplating whether or not I want to buy this set so the brush-by-brush review is a great help. Thank you!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thanks for the great and honest review! :) I've been looking for a new brush collection to invest on since mine are getting old. Though I think I'll wait for your review on the Real Technique Expert Face before I make my decision :)

    Have a great day! I followed you on GFC and Bloglovin! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I'll blog about that asap then. :)

      Delete
  36. since I'm a bit a lack in make up this is a nice post
    and thanks for stopping by my blog
    sure I wanna follow each other

    followed yours via gfc, follow me back whenever you had a chance

    oh and I might be visit SG next month, would be glad if there's a chance to meet

    visit mine,
    Miss Aa

    ReplyDelete
  37. I'm starting to use make-up more seriously this time that's why I keep on watching make-up tutorials on youtube these past few weeks and I noticed that using brushes is very important. I'm planning to buy a set of brushes but I don't know which one to choose. I also see beauty vloggers using this brand. :) I will definitely check this out. Thank for sharing this.

    x, shekinahjoy.com
    Bloglovin | Facebook

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Do check out the brushes from this brand! Lots of beauty gurus use them :)

      Delete
  38. I've heard so much good about these products, I'd love to have these brushes!

    ReplyDelete
  39. That's a nice set! I recently discovered Real Techniques brushes and have been impressed with both the quality and price.

    Thanks for your nice comment! It would be lovely to follow each other! I'm following you on GFC, G+ and Bloglovin'. Hope you'll do the same and stay in touch Sandy :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah RT brushes are amazing in quality! Super soft. :) I followed back.

      Delete
  40. very pricey if i convert it to my currency, but the quality is superb !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Quite pricey to me too! I don't think I would've ever gotten it if it wasn't gifted to me

      Delete
  41. I would definitely love to try out those brushes! They seem really qualitative! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. $39.90 i think it's pretty worth it. the brushes itself looks pricey tho lol. great, I would really consider it right now, if i should buy it or nt :)

    peep-my-life.blogspot.sg

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha yeah because of the gold! If you find a use of most of them then go ahead :)

      Delete

Subscribe To My Blog

 

About Me

SMXYC


sandee_000@hotmail.com

Instagram Updates

Followers