When it comes to makeup brushes until very recently, I would have said that Zoeva were my ultimate favourite brand but since they decided to increase their prices so dramatically, I have been looking for other alternatives. I’ve always been very impressed with Zoeva brushes, but I feel that they’ve really taken advantage of their popularity and increasing the price on their individual brushes by at least £2 each and their palettes an increase of £4 is just too much and feels like they’re doing two fingers to their loyal fans. I’ve always loved Real Techniques, however I was really disappointed with their Real Techniques Deluxe Set which they released at Christmas as the quality was poor, and not up to their usual impeccable standard. However I decided to purchase the Real Techniques Sculpting Set as I didn’t want to spend any more money on Zoeva brush sets.
The Real Techniques Sculpting Set £20.99 contains three full size brushes; one of which is described as being an exclusive cut to the set, and each brush works out at being just £6.99 which is such a great deal especially if you can get it on offer. The Real Techniques Sculpting Set contains the following brushes; Real Techniques Setting Brush, Real Techniques Sculpting Brush and the Real Techniques Fan Brush, and I already own the Setting Brush and I love it and use it every single day, so I was eager to have a backup within my stash.
Real Techniques Sculpting Brush
I really love the shape, and density of this brush. The bristles are densely packed, and slightly angled which is why Real Techniques recommend it as a sculpting brush but it’s much too big to be used for contouring so I prefer it either for foundation or for blush and it blends both powder and cream formulas really well.
Real Techniques Fan Brush
I swear by using fan brushes for highlighting and I doubt I could go back to using any other brush for highlighter now so I couldn’t wait to try this one. I have a fair few fan brushes within my brush collection, but none of them have duo fibre bristles like this one. As far as fan brushes go, it’s pretty good and it does an amazing job at applying highlighter.
Real Techniques Setting Brush
The Setting Brush is the perfect brush for applying both loose or pressed powder under the eyes as it’s slightly domed, but nice and fluffy so it dusts the ideal amount of powder without allowing your makeup to look cakey. I also like to use this brush for applying powder all over my face as I tend to just powder my T-Zone and the smaller shape of this brush does the job nicely.
I think the Real Techniques Sculpting Set is such a great set, and I’m really pleased that this kit isn’t of poor quality like their Christmas set was as I was worried their future brushes would follow suit. I really like the shiny metallic finish of this set, and Real Techniques have relaunched their range since I bought this set and now all of their brushes have a shiny finish which I much prefer and I hope they release some new brushes and brush sets very soon as part of the relaunch.