Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Brushing up my technique...

So, lets face it, the blogasphere has been awash recently with posts about how amazing the Real Techniques make-up brushes are by Samantha Chapman, and quite rightly so!

I bought my first set of brushes back in June last year and have had a love affair with them every since! I bought the core collection and adore the buffing brush and contour brush (the other 2 in the collection I don't really touch, but it was worth the money for just those 2 brushes). I have used the buffing brush everyday since the day I got it for my foundation and I am sure this will continue for quite some time to come. I find the whole foundation routine palava (I'm lazy and want things to happen NOW) much more simple now that I have this brush - it just makes it so easy and leaves a gorgeous finish!

Now, I'm sure you're aware, Real Techniques have now started to be stocked in most Boots stores and online. For those of us the in UK, I'm sure you're with me in thinking this is a pretty good thing-the brushes now are much more available, and, we get to collect advantage card points too!

So, last week, whilst perusing the aisles of Boots, as you do, I finally got my mitts on the powder brush - one I have been lusting after for some time but just wasn't sure if it was too big. I love this brush. Previously, I was using a Sonia Kashuk powder brush, which, has done me good over the last few years, but it was time for a change. This brush is so unbelievably soft - I wish you could feel how lovely it is, I find myself just brushing it over my face in the mornings (is that weird???).

It is quite large, and for someone who has quite a small head (think the size that actually fits in to the 10-11yrs hats), I think it may be a little too big for me, but, it makes my powder routine in the mornings very quick indeed!

The brush is priced at £12.99 - I actually purchased mine using my advantage card points so in my eyes, it was a freebie - bonus!

If you're in the market for a new powder brush, I would highly recommend, or any of the brushes for that matter - they all seem to fit the purpose that they were designed for!

Which are your favourite Real Technique's brushes?


  1. I agree, this brush is a little too large for my liking, but it is so soft so I'll let it off! x

  2. hehe indeed! I can't get over how amazing the quality is for these-I can see me collection all brushes, especially as they're now in boots! X


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