Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Brush Set
Bought for: P1,100 | SRP: $19.99
Bought from: an online retailer
So this whole new blogger look is pissing me off. Now, I don't even know how I would enlarge my photos or even customize paragraphs!!! Hmf. Anyway, I'll just go and proceed with writing because I'm sure I won't be able to do anything about it. Today, we'll talk about my recent haul from Shopee which is the Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Brush Set. The set is composed of 5 makeup tools for a complete makeup look - a miracle complexion sponge, a blush brush, setting brush, expert face brush and a deluxe crease brush. Absolutely not bad at all for the price 'cause if we do the Math, it's like we're paying for only $4 a piece!
The item was well packed in a plastic box and since I'm biased towards eco-friendly packaging, I just wished that Real Techniques will limit their plastic use. But I'm still happy that it was able to protect the brushes inside as none of them was damaged during transit.
I have the old versions of these brushes and there's not much difference on the brush heads (we'll talk about it more later) but it's kind of refreshing to see them in an updated and new looks. I can't exactly tell what the handles are made of - probably brass or something - but it's actually pretty cool since they come in different shades. I like that they are sleek and sturdy but lightweight too so they are perfect for travelling. I'm not gonna lie though, I still prefer the old version just 'cause.
Just like the old versions of these brushes, I'm happy that no matter how many times Real Techniques revamp their brushes, they still make sure to have names printed on the handles. It's very helpful for beginners who are just starting out their makeup careers. I know that we don't normally use a brush merely for what it's suggested but it's nice to give them names and characteristics for aesthetic reasons, don't you think?
THE MAKEUP BRUSH SET
RT 400 Blush Brush - tapered, soft and fluffy bristles that blend powder blush evenly for a smooth, natural look. This blush brush, just like the rest, comes with a two-toned brush head with fluffy bristles that disperse blush very effectively. It is ever-so-slightly less dense than the original one but still works just fine. However, I'm just not a fan of long, tapered blush brushes like this because it's too big for the apples of my cheeks. Still, this one right here is very versatile as you can also use it to apply setting powders or bronzers.
RT 402 Setting Brush - soft, and fluffy bristles and is used to dust on highlighting or setting powder precisely for a natural looking illumination. I have the old one for like years now and I keep it with me because it is one of the brushes that I reach out most often. I think the brush head is so soft and is perfect to set my under eye area because of it's small size. It also blends highlighters effortlessly wherever I'd like to have some glow.
Miracle Complexion Sponge - made of soft flexible foam that blend liquid and cream foundation into a luminous finish and you can use it dry for full coverage or damp for dewy glow. I don't think I have justify my love towards miracle complexion sponges because they are already popular all over the globe and they are popular for a reason. I really like the softness of the sponge and how it blends every single foundation in my stash so seamlessly. They will last for quite some time too with proper care. Definitely a more economical alternative for BeautyBlenders!
RT 200 Expert Face Brush - has firm bristles to buff liquid or cream foundation for a glowing, flawless finish. I really love the old expert brush that I own so I was slightly disappointed when I got a hold of this RT 200 brush. The brush head is smaller than the former one so it covers a less surface area. They're about the same density though and the bristles are really packed together. They blend liquid and cream products well but I still wished that they retain the original size of the brush head since blending takes some time. When I do my makeup with this set, I use the sponge for my base and use this for contour instead and it does the job surprisingly. The size makes it easy to shape and add dimension to the hollows of my cheeks.
RT 300 Deluxe Crease Brush - has short, dense bristles that layer and blend cream or powder shadows and build concealer. This is one of my favorite brushes from the brand as it blends cream and liquid products very well. It packs on pigments and make the eyes pop and I can also use it to blend and blur concealer because the bristles are round and are tightly packed.
Overall, I really love this Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Brush Set. The name truly stands for what this set is all about. I can go anywhere with just this 5 tools to complete my makeup look. They are also pretty inexpensive and durable. You really would get what you are paying for. Now, I'm too excited by just planning my next purchase from Real Techniques!