Monday, 1 June 2015

Real Techniques: Sculpting set

Around two weeks ago I got my hands on the Real Techniques Collectors Edition Sculpting Set (£20.99/3 brushes) and I swear it was not planned. I was in Superdrug almost about to be called to the cashier in the 'isle of doom' where I saw one of the packs left, and I swear time stopped for a second. Obviously, it being the last one available I had to get it because...yeah I just had to. Here is what I was rewarded with!


Sculpting Brush

Sculpting Brush
So the whole set is supposed to be getting a better sculpted face and this sculpting brush is designed for contouring and I have to say it does fit nicely into my cheekbones. The thing is I don't use this for contour at all, I actually use this as a foundation brush and it is phenomenal at that! Prior to using this brush I was using the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (which I love) because it gives me a lot of coverage. This one however I love for sheering out my foundation as the brush is dense but it can move around a bit more than the Expert Face Brush. I use Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation which is a medium to full coverage and somehow the sculpting brush manages to make it look and feel like more of a light-medium coverage which I think is definitely needed for summer. Another thing I love about this brush is the shape, for foundation it fits nicely on the contours of my face, making it easy to blend in at the jaw line and all those pesky to reach area's!

Fan Brush
Fan Brush
So I was actually in need of a thinner fan brush and this is the perfect brush! It works nicely if you wanted to add some highlighter on the high points of your cheek, it can also sweep away any eyeshadow fallout if you add some powder onto the brush. I actually think this is a really nice setting brush too if you didn't want too much powder on your face. I'm all about using brushes for different things as you can tell. The best thing about all of these brushes is that they are all super super soft, I can't get over how soft it is - it actually just makes you want to apply make-up just so you can feel the brush on your face!


Setting Brush
Setting Brush
So if you are a blogger, I think you may know of this brush already, it's being hyped a lot because they say it is the perfect setting brush and I actually do agree. I think this is great for setting your make-up in those hard to reach area's like around your nose or under the eyes, and unlike the fan brush adds a bit more coverage to those area's. If you are in need of a setting brush if you conceal certain area's then this is the one for you. I think for more oily skins a more bigger brush would be needed though. I think this would be great for applying highlighter on too though! 

Overall I am happy that I purchased these brushes, because I did end up getting two brushes that I didn't already own and I got a new foundation brush too! The quality is fantastic too, I'm not kidding about how soft these brushes are and the packaging, with it's metallic pink is something that I really like! It makes it easier to wipe away any product that may make it's way onto the handle and it's very easy to pin point where  it is in my brush holder. So if you were on the fence about purchasing these, I would say go for it!
What do you think of these brushes? 

8 comments:

  1. I love Real Techniques brushes but I've never came across this set before! I really need a new fan brush too and this one looks so lovely! Great review Anjna! :)

    Becki | beautyandthebrunette.co.uk
    xxx

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    1. It's pretty new still! I can't believe I came across the last one in my store haha :) This fan brush is perfect for things like highlighting, where you don't want too much product both on the brush and on your face :) Thanks for reading Becki! :)

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  2. I'm so tempted to buy this, but I don't think I'd use all three! I'd definitely use the sculpting brush for foundation too, and also contour but the fan brush wouldn't get much use since I already have another brush I like for highlight. Its really good value for money though :)
    https://cherieedle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha I know what you mean :) I already have a fan brush but it's a thick one that I love to use for blush, so a thinner fan brush is one that I needed :) The sculpting brush really is awesome if you decide to go for it, I haven't stopped using it since I got it!

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  3. These look great!! Useful and cute as a button lol :)

    For now, I think I might have all the brushes I need, but when I need more, I'll check these out! :)

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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    1. Haha they are definitely worth a look! :) x

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  4. i love their brushes but i actually don't have any of these, might have to get the sculpting brush :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. You should! Honestly, they are so multifunctional that you really do get your moneys worth :)

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