hello band wagon i believe we have met before. yes i jumped on it and have indulged my inner beauty lover and purchased some real technique brushes. i opted for the core collection as i wanted to try out the buffing brush and sadly it can not be bought on its own (bah humbug!) needless to say i was not complaining at getting the 3 other brushes that came in the kit.
the core collection in £21.99 and contains the buffing brush, contour brush, pointed foundation brush and detailer brush. not a bad price considering you get 4 brushes and also a nifty case/stand. i was interested to try these out as i have only really used mac and sigma brushes. with the real technique brushes being fairly reasonable in price i wanted to try them out and see whether they could stand up quality wise in comparison to my other brushes.
the first brush i tried (and the standout one to me) is the buffing brush. on first impressions i was impressed at how soft the brush is, it also isn’t very dense compared to my sigma f80. the bristles have more room to breathe and the brush is more rounded. i have tried this with a few different liquid foundations and i am in love. so much so my sigma f80 has been put in a draw. it instantly buffs the foundation into your skin and leaves it looking flawless. no patchiness or streaks to find here! its a great size to hold and does the trick quickly. i think this collection is worth buying for this brush alone.i then tried the contour brush with my trusty nars laguna bronzer and we did not get along. i find this brush is far too small and leaves a very dense brown line on your face. fine if you want a very detailed look and have time to buff the colour out but in the mornings i do not. my sigma f40 does the trick perfectly. instead i have been using this brush to apply powder under my eyes and to buff in concealer on my face. the small point makes this a great brush for the job.
as for the foundation brush and detailer brush the foundation brush is far too small to apply your foundation with i think and i havent found a use for it yet. the detailer brush is great for precise concealer application but thats about these. unfortunately for me these brushes are a bit dud but the buffing brush does more then compensate for them.
overal some really great brushes and i am eager to get my hands on the blush brush and possibly even the powder brush!