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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Haul: Real Techniques Brushes

  WARNING:  This post is picture heavy!  =P

  I'm currently doing a lot of hauls because I am still building my kit.  Doing it little by little so it doesn't hurt my wallet that much =P  Anyway, I believe that brushes are an investment and might be one of the most expensive items in a makeup artist's kit.  Also, I'll need a variety of brushes and backups so apart from my first brush set, Charm Pro, I bought the Real Techniques Brushes from Armie via her Multiply site Carefreeshopper.

  This is not my first transaction with her.  I'm so glad I came across her online store.  Transactions were a breeze.  She responds promptly to her clients' queries and never fails to deliver.  =)

  Now, onto my brushes.  They arrived on a holiday via LBC which just made my day.  Yay!  Never knew LBC ships on holidays.  So, they arrived looking like this.  Very happy with the bubble wrap because not only does it keep my lovely brushes safe but also I have a lot of bubbles to pop! =P


  Real Techniques is the brainchild of Samantha Chapman (Pixiwoo).  These are synthetic brushes that are color coded based on function.  Orange is for base, pink is for finishing and purple is for the eyes.  Since I enjoy using creams and liquids I have to include synthetic brushes in my kit.  There's a lot of posts available online regarding these brushes so I will not do an in depth review.  What I love about these brushes is that they feel so soft, almost like natural hair but better because they are synthetic.  Each brush does exactly what it's supposed to do and performs really well with creams, liquids and even powders.        

  Here are the brushes in their respective containers.  I initially didn't want to take them out of their boxes.  =P

 


  And here they are free at last. =P  First row are the Core Collection (PhP 1,150), Expert Face Brush (PhP 695) and Powder Brush (PhP 695).  Second row are the Blush Brush (PhP 695), Setting Brush (PhP 650) and Stippling Brush (PhP 695).  Third row are the Lash-Brow Groomer (PhP 495) and my two pink brushes standing next to a 100ml perfume box for size comparison.  Yes, the individual brushes can stand on their own which is brilliant.  =) 




  The core collection comes with a brush case/stand that can also hold additional brushes as seen here.  The Core Collection consists of a Detailer Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush, Buffing Brush and Contour Brush.  I love all of these brushes because they are so versatile.  For example, the Detailer Brush can be used for spot concealing or as a lip brush or even for highlighting the inner corner of the eye.  Also, I find the Lash-Brow Groomer great since it has a metal lash comb rather than plastic which I usually break.  =P   


    Oh, did I mention I got a freebie along with these brushes?  Will share it in my next blog post.  =) xoxo

14 comments:

  1. i have the core collection—they are fabulous. especially the contour brush and the buffing brush—am curious about that blush brush and the expert face brush.

    didn't you feel that the brushes were light though? i also felt that they were smaller than i expected! they seem so large with the pixiwoo sisters.

    a great brand for natural hair brushes is artnet—you can buy them at the kryolan stores. the price is great for the quality you get.

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    1. The expert face brush is surprisingly small =P And yes, I agree they lack some heft but since most of the brushes work by buffing in the product this saves my arms from getting too tired hehehe =P I think this also helps with preventing micro exfoliation which tends to happen with really thick brushes.

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  2. It's like a piece of heaven here on earth! O__O Love the haul!! :) And that CK IN2U is my default scent. Hahaha :D

    ~Elle
    http://littellebratontheloose.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes, aren't they pretty? =P Love the colors and I'm still thinking about getting the starter set for the eyes... =P either that or the Sigma Mrs. Bunny Essential Kit =P

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  3. Really love these brushes!! It worth every penny of my money!!

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  4. These brushes are getting pretty popular, i might just try with one first :)

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    1. Yes, indeed. =) Part of it's popularity is due to Samantha Chapman(Pixiwoo) who created these brushes and part of it is because they are very good brushes. The buffing brush and expert face brush are both more affordable alternatives to Sigma's F80 and F82 which are also very good brushes =)

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  5. waaaa I'm literally drooling over those brushes! I have a friend who bought the whole line of Real Techniques brushes, and I mean everything! he asked his friend who worked at UK to buy him the whole thing. My eyes just sparkled with envy...LOL

    I was amazed by the quality of those brushes, they're very soft and super light but most of all I love the design of their handles ^_^

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    1. I plan to get the entire collection, too! Which means I have to delay my plan on getting the Sigma Mrs. Bunny brushes =P

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  6. wow! really wanna try these brushes too! love your collection :)

    mind checking my blog and following me back? thanks :)

    www.rrraych.blogspot.com

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  7. What freebie did you get? I purchased my Real Techniques brushes at Kallony and I love it!

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  8. Hi Pauline :) I got the Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Makeup Primer :)

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