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Mittwoch, 16. Mai 2012

REAL TECHNIQUES BRUSH REVIEW

Hi everyone!
First of all: I haven't been doing anything for about the last 10 days (?!) and I apolozige for that. Though my "to-do list" is about 5 meters long and I've got so many ideas what to blog about but I haven't been in the condition to do anything but to sleep 'til 3pm :D (and I was freaking enjoying it!) So this post is for Stefania aka "Momoka e Hayato", she left me a lovely comment saying she'd be excited to see a full review of all RT brushes I own. So here it is and I hope everyone enjoys it!  

General information: 
  • All brushes are made out of taklon ( "Taklon is the common name for a synthetic fiber used in artist-quality paint, makeup and pin strip brushes. It is a smooth, soft, and somewhat fragile polyester derivative devoid of any protein component or allergen elements and is therefore used in the cosmetic industries as a "green", "vegan", "allergy free" or synthetic alternative to animal hair brushes." Quote Wikipedia, thanks Wiki!)
  • The bristles are hand-cut 
  • They were designed with pro make-up artist, and one half of the Pixiwoo sisters, Samantha Chapman 
I have photographed the brushes with a Butter London polish so you get an idea of their size (I could also have used a coin but since this blog is international some of you might not know how big one Euro is).

Let's finally begin! 



Blush brush: perfect for applying blush, loose powder and bronzer all over the face.
 This brush is awesome, it's super fluffy and the shape of the brush' head is extraordinary (in fact I haven't seen a podwer/blush brush like that yet)





Contour brush: you can use this for applying  bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks and the sides of your face to contour but also I like to use this for cream blush, highlighter on the cheek bone and most of all I use the contour brush for concealer
You've heard right, it's amazing for concealer, especially liquid ones!

 
Deluxe Crease Brush: this one is rather firm which makes it easy to blend eyeshadows in the socket.
 I presonally like to use it with cream concealers and also cream shadows or to blend my eye make-up when it's already a bit "older". (sometimes I apply my cream shadow and just forget it for a few mins and then it's really hard to blend!)
 
Expert Face Brush: it gives you a flawless finish with creams and fluids (haven't used it with powders yet!).
 Sometimes I tend to apply too much cream blush but then I just go over my cheeks with the expert face brush and a bit of the left-over foundation on it and it would soften and erase my little mistake. 
Setting Brush: perfect for setting small areas like concealer under the eyes.
One can apply highlights to cheeks, eyebrows or the cupid's bow but it's also nice to use on the eyes if you want to lightly dust shadow on the lids.
Buffing Brush: this is one of my fav. foundation brushes (along with the expert face brush).
I like it best with fluid foundations since it really buffs the foundation into the skin and gives a lovely finish.
Base Shadow Brush: this is by far the best brush I've used for creating dramatic eye make-up so far! If somehow there would be a fire in my brush case and I could only save one brush it would be this one! It's such a multitasking brush I sometimes just use one brush for my make-up, 1. cream eyeshadow, 2. applying eyeshadow or pigments to the lids and 3. blending. DONE! 
Stippling Brush: this brush has two different types of bristles: black shorter and white longer ones. The black fibres are inbetween the long white bristles (just like two brushes in one!) and because of that the finish is extra soft when you apply foundation in circular motions. It also allows a heavier coverage when needed just by pressing/stippling the brush into the skin!
Fine Liner Brush: steady but flexible! Makes it super easy to create the perfect sharp eyeliner every 50's fan is craving for!
Pointed Foundation Brush: works well with cream products (particulary with concealers) around the eyes or if you need a bit more coverage on the cheeks.
Foundation Brush: creams and fluids, love it for moisturizer and greasepaints!
Pixel-Point Eyeliner Brush: though it is an eyeliner brush I mostly use it for "detail concealing" when I want a perfect base. Moles and freckles can be covered precisely with that one.
 Brow Brush: you CAN fill in your brows with this one if you want a soft and natural brow but I've never used it for that since I like sharp brows much more. It's amazing for eyeshadow under the eyes or blending cream liner tho! 
Accent Brush: lovely as a lip brush for matt lipsticks since the bristles are rather firm or concealing small areas or highlighter in the inner coner of the eye!
Detailer Brush: with this tapered brush applying concealer or lipstick is very easy, mostly I shape my eyebrows or lips with this little guy.












So, there you go! I hope this post was helpful to you and if you'd like me to review any other stuff just leave a comment!

xoxo
very exhausted

Kommentare:

  1. Great review and they come in great sizes :)

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  2. Alexxxxx!! OMG!! Thanks sooooooo much for this long and very detailed post!! :D
    Really great review!! :D You are absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! :D
    Now I MUST order all of them online!! XD I really like most of them, especially those for face :D They look so soft and nice!! :)
    Thanks so much again for doing this review!! It's so helpful to me!! :)
    PS: I see you have a lot of Butter London nail polishes xD What do you think about them in comparison to other brands? :) In Italy they aren't sold :( As usually :( I can't understand why we are so backward in certain things :( And do you know where I can find them online (excluding eBay and outside Europe sites)? :)
    Xoxo ♥ ♥ ♥ Thanks again!!! *____*

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    1. hey beautiful! thank you for your lovely comment =) im happy that i could help you with that! i'm going to write a post about it pretty soon for you =) but here's an UK shop that also ships internationally (i just got 3 hourglass products, post coming soon =) ) http://www.zuneta.com/ just try that out! and they were SO QUICK!! i got my stuff within a day after it left the store.
      xoxo

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    2. OMG! How much are you wonderful???? Thanks soooooo muchhhhhhh for everything!! You're so kind :) I'll go to check out the site obviously XD
      I can't wait to read new posts of you! :D
      Thanks so much again!! It means a lot for me! :) ♥

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