Real Techniques | Core CollectionWednesday, March 13, 2013
I finally picked up the Real Techniques Core collection! I'm so late hopping on this bandwagon. I've been meaning to get them for a while, but logistics made me hesitant.
So here's the kicker... Guess where I found it? Walmart! I'm sure all my Canadian ladies are as excited about this news as I was. The price is reasonable, $18.97 (plus tax), and I've only seen the sets in store (for now?).
It wasn't impossible for us Canadians to pick up these brushes. There were online choices (Amazon or iHerb) and they've also been popping up in independent boutiques. But the fact that they're now available at Walmart, kind of a big deal right?
So, more on these brushes, even though most of you already own them or know what they're all about.
They're made of talkon bristles, which means they're soft, durable, and synthetic (aka, 100% cruelty free). I haven't experienced any shedding with these brushes and the handles feel great in the hand.
The Core Collection comes with four brushes & a sturdy case. It's the perfect set to create a flawless face. They have their suggested uses, but what I love about these brushes is that they're multi-purpose.
This is my favourite brush in the collection. I love the tulip shape of the bristles. It's perfect for bronzer (it really gets into the hallows of your cheeks), highlighter, and blush. You can also use it for buffing out concealer, or applying other powders. It's also quite soft, softer than a few natural hair brushes I own.
Products in this picture (clockwise): NYC Sunny, Benefit Dandelion, Benefit Coralista, Benefit Sugarbomb, MAC Blushbaby, Dior Amber Diamond
POINTED FOUNDATION BRUSH
This is my least used brush because I don't really wear foundation & I don't have a lot of face products that I would use a brush to apply. I was a little skeptical about the size of this brush (it's a little smaller than typical paddle foundation brushes), but it's actually quite easy to maneuver. The pointed tip gets into all the nooks of your face and makes it easy to apply product. I've used it with tinted moisturizer and concealer.
Products in this picture (clockwise): Chantecaille Just Skin in Wheat, Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Roller in Medium, Revlon Whipped Foundation in Natural Tan
This is such a cute brush. It's small and it offers precise application. I use it mostly for concealer. It blends under eye concealer beautifully, and it's also perfect for spot concealing. This brush applies product exactly where you need it. I've also used this as a lip brush. It packs on the colour with precision.
Products in this picture (clockwise): Chanel Rouge Allure in Kensington, Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Roller in Medium, Giorgio Armani Master Corrector #2, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #3
This is a great brush for a lot of different things. You can use it for powder or liquid foundation, loose or pressed powder, buffing in concealer, and even applying a little blush. The bristles are soft and have a reasonable give to them, which makes it really quick and easy to apply (or buff out) any kind of product.
Products in this picture (clockwise): PUR Minerals 4-in-1 in Tan, YSL Touch Éclat #3, Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Beige
As soon as I get my hands on another one of these sets (they sell out rather quickly in the Toronto), I will be giving one away. Stay tuned :).
Do you own any Real Techniques brushes? x