So, the other week I FINALLY got my mits on the Real Techniques Core Collection! Huzzar! I was getting so, so jealous of seeing youtube videos and blog posts with ladies flaunting their beautiful make up brushes, so I eventually (and inevitably) cracked!
Essentially, I only brought the set for the buffing brush, after wanting the Sigma F80 for a lifetime, I was convinced otherwise by many a blog post. Plus, I figured for £21.99, you get a lot more for your money as you're getting four lovely new brushes.
The Core Collection includes (if you didn't already know) the detailer brush, foundation brush, contour brush and buffing brush. They come with a handy little travel case which also acts as a stand, with spaces for other brushes. Each brush has a rubber base so they can also stand alone, which is an interesting feature.
I've tried out the detailer brush, it's kind of little so I used it with concealer but didn't really feel like I reaped the benefits. So, I don't really know what do to with it? Any suggestions? I've heard it can be used for lip lining so may give it a clean and try that out! The foundation brush I haven't tried, as it's all about the buffing brush to be honest!
I really do adore the buffing brush. It makes foundation application very easy and also means I don't get it all over my hands, and then all over my other products...and clothes. I don't really get that 'airbrushed' look that everyone's been going on about, but nevertheless I do like the effect and coverage it provides me with and by buffing the make up, it means no lines or patchiness!
The contour brush is amazing too. It has a pointed, round shape to it which makes contouring and highlighting surprisingly easy. It's small size means you can get right into the hollows of your cheeks, and apply with precision meaning you don't end up with clouds of bronze all up the sides of your face!
Overall, I'm so pleased I gave in and purchased the Core Collection. They're so, so soft and so practical. A must have for any make up enthusiast.
Below is my second YouTube video! It's a 'get ready with me' video, in which I will incorporate me using my two favourite brushes from the collection; you guessed it - the buffing and contour brushes! I hope you enjoy it!
P.S. Thanks for all the encouragement and kind words on my first video, you have inspired me to keep it up!