Having quality makeup brushes is as important as having quality makeup. If you have one but not the other, the results you want to achieve will be that much more difficult. There are several brands of makeup brushes that have earned respect of professional makeup artists and ordinary consumers alike, and Real Techniques is definitely one of them. Numerous beauty vloggers and makeup gurus swear by these makeup brushes. YouTube vlogger Zoella uses them in her every day makeup routine, while renowned makeup artists Tanya Burr and Wayne Goss have given them rave reviews.
Established by sisters Samantha and Nicole Chapman, Real Techniques is today hugely popular in the US, UK and around the world. It was actually Sam and Nic’s aunt, who was one of the best makeup artists in London and had clients like David Bowie and Princess Diana, who instilled a love of makeup in the girls. Today, Real Techniques has over 30 different brushes in their collection. Whether you’re just discovering the wonder of makeup brushes or are looking to replace the existing ones with something better, the following brushes should become staples in your makeup bag.
1. Core Collection Set – as the name suggests, the four brushes that make the set are “the core”; or basically essential to your makeup routine. The set consists of Detailer Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush, Buffing Brush and Contour Brush which come with a 2-in-1 brush stand. These brushes are synthetic (when it comes to makeup brushes, synthetic is good) and they don’t trap or absorb makeup, bacteria and dead skin cells.
2. Starter Set – specifically designed for eye makeup. This set comprises of a base shadow brush (for precise application of eye shadow), deluxe crease brush (ideal for contouring), accent brush (for highlighting and smudging), fine liner brush (for precise application of liquid or cream eyeliner) and brow brush.
3. Powder Brush – an absolute must if you use loose powder to set your makeup. This brush has a hand-cut bristle design which ensures even and streak-free application.
4. Stippling Brush – for those of you who have never heard of the term stippling, here is a clarification. Stippling is applying foundation in small dots and then blending them out for that flawless look. This technique is best used for concealing discolorations, bumps and scars. This brush has the same shape and texture as the powder brush we’ve mentioned earlier and will give also you an even, streak-free application.
See the collection on Amazon here.