Have you ever thought that you had it all and were content with something until you were introduced to something new?
Being a bargain/frugal shopper, I always pride myself on using inexpensive brushes and tools. I have been using E.L.F. brushes for about a year now. I love them. Or so I thought until Real Techniques tools were introduced to me.
Real Technique tools are still very affordable and can be found at the drug store or online. However, the drug store that I frequent does not carry this line of tools, so I was never really exposed to them. Watching countless YouTube videos of my favourite and beloved beauty gurus (JamiePaigeBeauty, Tati, emilynoel83 & Jaclyn Hill) just to name a few, I was intrigued and impressed by their rave reviews. If some of the top beauty bloggers/YouTubers are loving them, I should see what all the hype is about!
I bought mine from Amazon for the mere reason that I had a few other purchases to make. The other drug store that carries this line was out of stock and frankly I don’t like shopping at that store. I picked up the Setting Brush and the Miracle Complexion Sponge.
Both of these products are Award Winning products for Real Techniques.
I have been using these for a good week straight now! I have not used my ELF setting brush or sponge…and I may never again (as back up maybe).
The Setting Brush:
The name says it all! It’s small and fits nicely under the eyes for setting concealer. The brush is soft, and feels nice on the skin. Considering it is popular for under eye setting, the feel of the brush, in my opinion, should be soft. The skin under the eye is delicate! The brush handle has a nice weight to it, the rubber end allows you to have a nice grip on the brush. The construction of the brush is great as well. I have not had any fall out of bristles, the feral has a tight hold on the bristles and I much enjoy that it is one piece. Less chance of it coming apart.
I will be expanding my brush collection to include more from Real Techniques!
Miracle Complexion Sponge:
There is no denying why this has won countless awards, including the “#1 branded makeup sponge”.
The beauty sponge has always been around and loved my all Makeup Artists and guru’s alike. The ever popular pink sponge has rocked the market for years, however, in all fairness, if you follow the correct hygiene guidelines, Real Techniques official website states “For best results, replace your makeup sponge every 1-3 months”and the price of that little pink sponge will have you breaking the bank!
The Miracle Complexion Sponge is WAY cheaper than the Pink sponge. It is under $10!
I use to use a Blending Brush to apply my foundation. I have been using the Miracle Complexion Sponge and my foundation applies like a dream. I’m able to blend it out more evenly, the finish is “airbrush” like. I have washed the sponge twice since purchasing it and although it holds onto a lot of water and cleaning solution, I found that a good day of air drying does the trick for a fully dry sponge. (keeping the sponge damp will cause bacteria to build up in the sponge. Drying it in a well ventilated area will allow it to breathe). It is very soft. Much softer than my previous sponge from ELF. (In full disclosure, I never purchased the original Pink sponge due to the price, so I can not comment on comparisons of my own experience). I love the 3 different areas on the sponge as well.
I love these products from Real Techniques! I love the story behind the creation of this brand as well. Real woman, in the real world, making products that work!
Have you tried Real Techniques products? What are your favourite brushes? What should be my next purchase from this line?
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Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me. These are my own, honest opinions. Not a sponsored review.