16 September 2013

Real Techniques Travel Essentials Set

I am a huge fan of the Real Techniques range and I think they are some of the most affordable brushes out there. Created by Samantha Chapman, one of the Pixiwoos, the Real Techniques brushes are made from synthetic hair and are completely cruelty free. The brushes, which can be bought in sets as well as some brushes which can be bought individually, are some of the best value for money brushes you will find. Each of the Real Techniques brushes I own - which is practically all of them minus two of the individual brushes - are so easy to use, so versatile and multi-purpose as well as being colour coded; gold handles for bases, pink handles for cheeks and purple handles for eyes. I recently decided to pick up the Travel Essentials Kit. (Look Fantastic, £17.84) The Travel Essentials kit contains three brushes; the Multi Task Brush, the Essential Foundation Brush and the Domed Shadow Brush. With a fab handy travel friendly brush case, this kit hosts another three brushes to easily make it into my 'favourite brushes ever' pot.

The Multi Task Brush is designed for making powder, blush and bronzer application easy peasy. With a round but dense head, this is perfect for popping powder anywhere, the perfect size for a flush of colour swept across my cheek bones and not too shabby for bronzer and contour, either. It doesn't quite work with cream blushes, but any powder products and you are on to a winner with this brush! 

The Essential Foundation Brush is almost like a cross between the Expert Face Brush, my absolute favourite brush for applying foundation, and the Pointed Foundation Brush. It's not too big, not too small, with incredibly dense bristles that have enough movement in them which allows you not only to apply your foundation with this brush, but also buff it in for a flawless finish.

The Domed Shadow Brush is a fantastic multi-purpose brush! I can use this for anything from applying colour all over the lid, to highlighting my brow bone and even adding definition and depth in the crease. It has a tapered design and is similar to the Base Shadow Brush from the Starter Set, just with more oomph and capable of doing more things. A favourite eye brush now! 

I really adore the Real Techniques brushes and I think I will definitely pick up the individual brushes I am still to get - I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to collect them all, right?? What's your favourite Real Techniques brush? Let me know! 

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