Monday, 18 February 2013

how I use my Real Technique brushes



For Christmas this year, I received the Real Technique Core Collection from my boyfriend, lucky me!
I'll be honest, I'm still in a bit of a rut as to how to use them. I find myself preferring to use them for something else than is suggested. I don't find this a bad thing though, I love experimenting with them and finding out new things.

I was so stuck on how I'd use the Detailer Brush. I really didn't like it for applying or buffing concealer, but one day I used this brush to apply my eyebrow powder. You may be thinking 'what on eaaarth?!?', but I do my eyebrows pretty different to most people, perhaps I'll do a post on them soon? Anyway, I found this brush really nice for applying my powder smoothly and creating a nice finish, it was really easy to control.

The Buffing Brush - probably my favourite of the set, definitely the one I'm most confident using. I also got the Expert Face Brush alongside my kit, so I never tried to Buffing Brush for my foundation. I was in a rush once and just grabbed this one to, well, buff my make up in and was SO impressed with the results, I was definitely converted to using this one. It creates a lovely, flawless finish and is so quick as it's a big brush.  I still use my Expert Face Brush, however I'm looking to find another use for it maybe! So let me know your suggestions.

The one I like using the least is the Pointed Foundation Brush. I've always hated this type of brush for applying foundation, I feel it just drags make up along my face and it goes very streaky. I've used this one a couple of times though, if I have an area where I feel I need a little more coverage from my foundation, I use this brush to slightly press it in to my skin and then buff around it. I also think it's quite nice to go around my eyebrows as it's a lot more precise than any other face brush.

My second favourite brush, the Contouring Brush. My only problem is I can't decide what to use it for, blush or bronzer? As you can see, I've tried out blusher quite a few times, however I much prefer a bigger brush for this so I think I'll be trying it out my bronzer more often now. I'm also wanting to give it a go with a powder highlighter. I used it with my Illamasqua highlighter, but as that is so difficult to work with, it just did not work AT ALL, through no fault of the brush! Definitely going to experiment with this a lot more.


So, that's how I use them, as you can see I'm still stuck with how to use some of them! I'd love to hear how you use them, especially the Pointed Foundation Brush and the Expert Face Brush!
Also, I'd love to know if you'd like to see an eyebrows post?!

8 comments:

  1. I have to be honest still at a lost how to use the detailer brush! I tried it for my eyebrows but just didnt work! Would love to see your technique :-)

    blogstandardact.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hahah, it's a tricky one! I'll show you all soon :) xx

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  2. I just bought their Kabuki brush and absolutely love it. I never use brushes for what their supposed to be for either :)

    Nicola xo
    Babbles About Beauty blog

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  3. Real techniques brushes are just fab aren't they? :)
    Anna x

    onthedressingtable.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Ohhh I love this post! I have all of the RT brushes and use them for all kinds of stuff. From this set I use the pointed foundation to pat liquid concealer around my eyes, the contouring brush for bronzing, the buffing brush I just use for blending anything & everything and the detailer brush I use for lipstick. I pretty much just ignore the suggested uses for all of them =) xx

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