4 May 2013

Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Collection

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When Samantha Chapman announced there would be a new Real Techniques brush set, I think the hearts of every beauty blogger Worldwide fluttered. There is no denying that Real Techniques brushes are amazing quality at a fraction of the price of more high-end brushes and brands. With the Core Collection containing four brushes for just £21.99 and the Starter Set of eyeshadow brushes costing the same and being perfect for any makeup beginner to professional makeup artist, the Real Technique brushes are a hit! The newest collection to join the Real Techniques family is the Duo-Fiber Collection, which is limited edition and will be sold for one year only. Set to hit UK Boots stores on May 20th for £23.99 I expect this to be a set that sells out very quickly! Due to my utter impatience, I decided to order mine on May 1st when they were realised in America. Costing a third less than they will in the UK, I picked up the Duo-Fiber set with express delivery and was more than a little excited when they popped through my door today just two days later!

A picture of Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Collection

The Duo-Fiber set contains three brushes. The Duo-Fiber Face Brush, Duo-Fiber Contour Brush and the Duo-Fiber Eye Brush. With a very different colour theme to the original Real Techniques brushes, each of the brushes in the set is a black and white colour combination. Each brush has the tell-tale Real Techniques flat ended handle, which means you can stand these brushes up (if you so wish!) The handles are pretty smooth and slick, but there's enough grip there to hold them easily and firmly for makeup application. The Duo-Fiber brushes allow you to create build-able colour from light to dense, create soft layers and add texture. All Real Techniques brushes are synthetic and cruelty free! 

A picture of Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Collection

Duo-Fiber Face Brush
The Duo-Fiber Face Brush is advertised as being for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments. This is a big brush! I used it this morning for all over light-bronzing as well as later using it to apply my blusher. The brush shape and size makes it great for adding an all over glow, but also perfect for adding just the right amount of blusher for a pop of colour to my cheeks. Although I no longer powder my entire face (thanks to my trusty Ben Nye Banana Powder), I would say this brush would also work fantastically well for all over powder. 


A picture of Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Collection

Duo-Fiber Contour Brush
The Duo-Fiber Contour Brush is advertised as being great for controlled contouring and sculpting. I couldn't agree more! I used this in two ways like the face brush. First with a cream to powder product - my MAC Pro-Sculpting Creams - to contour my face. This brush worked amazingly well with the cream to powder product and I suspect it will work just as beautifully with cream blushes. I also used this brush with a straight powder bronzer, which it worked just as well with. Creating a soft but defined contour and adding a lovely natural glow to my face. I see this being the brush I use most from the set! 

A picture of Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Collection

Duo-Fiber Eye Brush
The final brush in the collection is the Duo-Fiber Eye Brush, advertised as being a brush perfect for adding finishing touches to the eyes. From the feel of this brush I decided there was only really one thing I could use it for. Blending! So I swapped out my usual blending brush favourites, the Sigma E25 Blending brush and the MAC 217, and put this to work blending out my crease. This was a dream to use and blended out my crease perfectly, leaving my eye makeup with a flawless, beautifully blended and professional finish. 

Overall, even though I've only used them once, I am a big, big, big fan of the Duo-Fiber Collection. I think the selection of brushes is just right, I love the different look to them in comparison to the original Real Techniques line up and oh my are they heavenly soft. The only thing missing from the set is the usual travel case which comes along with Real Techniques Collection sets. This set isn't exactly a necessity, but if you like your makeup brushes as much as I do then this would make the perfect addition to your collection! The Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Collection will be available from Boots from May 20th retailing for £23.99. You can also pick them up on iHerb where I got mine, however they are currently sold out.

Will you be picking up the Duo-Fiber Collection? 

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25 comments

  1. They look amazing :D GIVE! :)

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  2. Love the sound of this although the contour brush looks much bigger than the contour brush from the core collection. Is this the case?

    Jazzie x
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  3. I can't wait to get my hands on them!

    Luceeloves.blogspot.com.

    xxx

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  4. Ok Sophia, I NEEEEEEED this! I absolutely love duo-fibre brushes and these, like other Real Techniques brushes, are such good value for money! As soon as the 20th comes around you know where I'll be heading!!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  5. Such a shame they are sold out on iHerb, cant wait to try them x x

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  6. these look b e a u t i f u l! Lovely review, sold them really well. Will definitely invest! :) xx

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  7. Im so excited, i love them brushes so i definitely have to buy some! :)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. i need these! i'm such a real techniques addict. can't wait til they come out over here! xx

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  9. Oooh wow, they look amazing! Real Techniques brushes always get a thumbs up from me.

    Sophie xo | thatswhatsophiesaid

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  10. they look so soft and fluffy! x

    http://beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. They look amazing; so fluffy! May have to treat myself x

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  12. Oh my goodness they look so good! Thanks for bringing this to our attention lovely - I didn't realise these were coming out! Yay!! Love L xxx A Scottish Lass

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  13. Oh wow they LOOK gorgeous, deffo on my to buy lost now haha :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  14. They look like great brushes and I definitley need them in my life :)x

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  15. Oh why do spending bans come along at the wrong time... xx

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  16. Maybe, slowly building up my brush collection (which comprises of mostly real techniques brushes) so maybe ill try them out before they go out of stock


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  17. Eee such an exciting release, I have the core collection and I adore it - I'd love the eye kit too :-)

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  18. OMG i want these so bad haha tried grabbing them from the iHerb website but they are sold out :( boo! Might have to wait till the 20th. At least they're going to be available for a year so hopefully i'll be able to pick a set up :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  19. These look amazing, I can't wait for them to be available in the UK x

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  20. Just more brushes that you're making me want to get! I can see me placing another iHerb order veeeeery soon!

    Emma | World of dilEMMA
    xo

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  21. I ordered these from iherb last night.

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  22. I'm from the UK and cant wait till the end of the month now as the date has been moved for release here. So i used iherb, thanks for this fab review :)
    Mine is coming with DHL i hope its fast delivery :) xx

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