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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman brush haul and review (Giveaway)


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Real Techniques Starter Kit $15.99




 This set contains:
deluxe crease brush- a nice, firm, dome shaped brush with very soft bristles.
base shadow brush- reminds me of a Mac 217 but flatter and more firm. It makes a nice blending brush.
accent brush- this brush is a short stiff smudger type brush, great for lining or smudging.
pixel point eyeliner- this brush is too big to be used as a liner brush in my opinion. at first glance I thought it was a lip brush. It is soft and stiff and would be great as a lip brush or to smudge shadow.
brow brush- I was unsure about this being a good brow brush because I tend to prefer a stiffer angled brush for brows. But, the angle and thickness of this brush make it perfect.

Real Techniques Core Collection $15.99



This set contains:
contour brush- nice and full, but very soft. all around perfect contour brush.
pointed foundation brush- I found this brush perfect for concealer, but too small for foundation. It is still very soft.
detailer brush- this small brush is perfect for concealer or lips.
buffing brush- very soft and dense with a rounded flat top. perfect for foundation (any kind).



Real Techniques Angled Foundation Brush $7.99
This brush was my least favorite of them all. I find it too flemsy and odd. I used it to contour my nose and it worked well for that.







Real Techniques Stippling Brush $9.99
This brush is nice and dense, but very soft. It would be great for cream products as well as liquid foundation.







Real Techniques Blush Brush $8.99
I love this brush. The taper of it makes it good for any kind of powder. It is so soft.




The Ones I haven't purchased yet:

Real Techniques Lash and Brow brush $5.99

Real Techniques Kabuki Brush $9.99

Real Techniques Powder Brush $9.99

Real Techniques Shading Brush $5.99

Real Techniques Travel Essentials $15.99


Overall Thoughts:

These brushes have a nice weigt to them for being plastc handles. The contour of the handles and the rubber ends make them feel very nice in the hand. The brushes also have their name written on the handles, which I like. They are synthetic, which is a plus for me and they do not shed. You could easily pay triple the price for brushes with the same quality as these. I plan on purchasing the rest of the collection as soon as I am able.

If you had to pick one thing- I'd go for the Core collection. The contour and buffing brushes are excellent. One brush is worth the cost of the kit.
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Starter Kit


Starter Kit



Boost your look with effortlessly enhanced eyes. Eye definition goes high-definition with this essential set by Real Techniques.





















 




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Core Collection


Core Collection



Great looks start with a flawless base. Create a perfect canvas with this collection of coverage essentials by Real Techniques.





















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