Review: Real Techniques Brushes

Review: Real Techniques Brushes

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I recently purchased the Real Techniques expert face brush as well as the eyes starter kit. I have been meaning to try these brushes for so long but they haven’t been very accessible in South Africa. I stumbled upon them online and swiftly ordered them! 🙂

The packaging is pretty standard but the eye starter kit does come with a nice carry case – very useful for keeping your brushes together. If you are anything like me, this is a big deal, I can never seem to find the brush I am looking for!

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The eyes starter kit includes: A deluxe crease brush, a base shadow brush, a brow brush, an accent brush and a fine line brush.

I really like using the deluxe brush for highlighter – the brush is not too big and is nice and fluffy. The base shadow brush is really soft and blends eye colour well, it feels really lovely on my lids and creates a refined, soft look.

The brow brush is a little bit too soft for my liking, I would prefer slightly more structured bristles for drawing precise eyebrows. I find the edges of my brow lines not quite as sharp as I would like them to be.

The accent brush is great for adding highlighter or shadow under the brow and inner corner of the eye – I found this easy to use, the brush is the perfect size for this application.

The fine line brush is exactly that, it is really fine! I do find it handy for liquid eyeliner – I don’t have a particularly steady hand but this brush makes it quite easy to be precise.


I was quite skeptical about the face brush – I’ve used other foundation brushes before; they always seem to leave streaky marks on my face. I’ve always preferred using a beauty blender. The packaging states that it is Real Techniques’ No.1 selling brush so I thought I would give it a try. I’ve read so many good reviews on it too.

I was pleasantly surprised when I first used the face brush – it seamlessly blended my foundation and I was able to apply a light layer of makeup and build for more coverage without streaking. This brush and my beauty blender make a mean makeup blending team 🙂

Overall, I think these brushes are a great addition to your beauty toolbox – I would definitely recommend them. I am contemplating getting the blush and setting brushes as I am typing this! They really add to a more refined look – the right tools are so important. I wish all the brushes would come in the same colour set – that would be totally amazing!

If you live in South Africa, you can purchase these brushes from, otherwise I’ve seen them on Amazon as well.

Have you tried these brushes? Let me know what you think!

Chat soon x



  1. February 27, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    I use these brushes! I think I prefer their older styles a little bit more, particularly their foundation brushes but I have tried these ones for the last couple of months and still love them!

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