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Friday, March 8, 2013

Real Techniques Core Collection


A picture of my brush stash would be completely useless, as it tends to  be a big mish moshed collection of no name brands, and (of course) Real Techniques. First the Stippling Brush, and now I've added four more brushes to the little green and blue vase sitting atop my vanity.

At first glance, you may hear the cost conscious voice inside your head saying, "I won't use that brush." Little do you know that you will find a personal use for every. single. brush. in this collection. From blogger to blogger, the uses vary, creating an unsaid competition for the most creative, but perhaps mine will spur some new utilitarian uses.

First up, if you read the blog on a regular basis, it's no surprise that I'm starting off with the Buffing Brush. Hallelujah! Tinted moisturizer, BB cream, foundations...everything. It does it all, and effortlessly I may add. Enough about it. Just know that it's worth it to buy these brushes just for this one.
When I've got a bit of a pesky spot that glows right through my light base, the Detailer Brush is like a magnet dying to be grabbed up. This little diddy brush is amazing at doing a 360 all the way around those spots. Not too pretty of an image, but you get the idea.

I normally save the Contour Brush for highlighter, as I find it doesn't really blend contour too well. On the other hand, it somehow fits right atop my nearly nonexistent cheekbones perfectly. It nearly screams MAC Soft and Gentle, as it works perfectly with that.

Last, but not least - the Pointed Foundation Brush. These sort of brushes for applying foundation seem to be a thing of the past, but it's put to good use once to twice a week when used in junction with a face mask. No black clay coated fingers here.

If you haven't tried any of the Real Techniques brushes - baby, you must be living under a rock! The Stippling Brush also has a spot at the top of my beauty stash, so pick and choose as you will...wisely.

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