I received another pretty little package in my mailbox this past week! This one was very much looked for, as I LOVE the item I purchased previously from this brand. It was about time that I expanded my reach and try a few other things!
I personally thing Real Techniques is an awesome brand! For those of who who are not aware, Real Techniques is a line of makeup brushes designed with pro makeup artists, Samantha Chapman. According to the website, these “…brushes combine high-tech materials with innovative design to make creating a pixel-perfect look easier than ever.”
So a few weeks back RT was running a really good sale and, since both my mom and I wanted some brushes, I decided to take advantage of a good price! 🙂 So we placed the order and this week it arrived!
I already took my mom’s order out of this haul — but if you’re curious, she ordered the all-over face brush and a blush brush. 🙂 As for me, here’s what I ordered…
For those who follow me on Instagram or Facebook — who have basically seen a recent picture — know that I have pretty full brows. In fact, I sometimes think I have too much brow! So let me clarify that I didn’t purchase the Lash Brow Groomer
in order to use on my brows — I am definitely using this brush for the metal side to help separate my lashes.
For me, personally, I like my eyelashes to look really dark and thick — but I can’t stand it when the mascara starts clumping the lashes together. I heard this product highly recommend by Beauty Broadcast and decided to give it a try. I’ve used it a few times already, and really like the results!
I don’t have a Fine Liner Brush
in my brush collection and since I really enjoy doing heavy liners and wings, I’ve been wanting to get one to start playing with for some time. So, of course, when this was on sale for half the price, I thought it was a steal of a deal! And there were several reviews that I read on this item that really recommended it.
I haven’t used it yet, but it feels like it’ll be easy to work with and it’s the perfect size for lining my eyes.
The next item that I ordered was the Miracle Complexion Sponge
. Now, when I researched this product, TONS of reviewers were comparing it to the Beauty Blender
that many beauty guru’s love. Their conclusion was that RT Sponge is an excellent dupe for the Beauty Blender
, but it didn’t seem to have the quality to make it last for as long as the BB is known to last. I’ve only used the RT Sponge a handful of times so far. While I really like the coverage and finish it gives to my skin, I kind of agree with the other reviewers. While I’ve never used a BB, just from really looking at the RT Sponge, I can see how it’ll start to crumble as I use it over the coming months. But, at regular price, this sponge is only $6 — so I think it’s good for the price you get it for.
And the last thing I got in my order was the RT Blush Brush
. My old brush I used for blush was — literally — falling apart. Every time I used it I would find little parts of the brush on my face. It was a cheap brush I got ages ago, so I’ve finally “laid it to rest” and have let this awesome Blush Brush
take it’s place. I REALLY like this brush — and I’ve only used it two or three times! It applies my blush flawlessly and blends it into my skin, really giving me the appearance of just having a natural blush on my cheeks.
So! That’s the package I received this past week and just a few of my thoughts on each brush. I hope you enjoyed reading this. 🙂
If you’d like me to do a more in-depth review on one or more of these products, just let me know in the comments below!
Have you bought a Real Techniques brush? If so, which brush to you own? Do you have a favorite?
Kate S says
I would like to know more about the first two items and how they work. How are they used and do they seem to work well?
Katie McCurdy says
Kate – Thanks for commenting! I will put those two items on my list of things to review in the coming months. 🙂
Luz (Lucy) says
ahhh!!!! I have these and they are my favorite makeup things in the entire world. Is there even such a thing as Holy Grail brushes?
Katie McCurdy says
Luz – Haha, yes, I would say so! I love my fine liner brush, blush brush, and makeup sponge — I use those 3 every time I do my makeup. LOVE them!