Real Techniques Ultimate Base Set

I used to swear by Real Techniques makeup brushes, however over the last year or so I’ve become obsessed with Morphe Brushes especially as they’re considerably cheaper than the Real Techniques brushes. I needed to repurchase my holy grail Miracle Complexion Sponge and this kit was on offer for half price so it made sense to purchase the set with the sponge included for a couple of pounds more than purchasing the sponge alone. The Real Techniques Ultimate Base Set contains a Mirror to Go Case, a Miracle Complexion Sponge, a Deluxe Concealer Brush and an Expert Face Brush and normally retails for £20.99.

Real Techniques Ultimate Base Set

In all honesty, I really don’t like the cases which Real Techniques include within their sets and would much rather they lowered the price of the set and left the cases out completely as they’re always of poor quality and I end up binning them.

Real Techniques Ultimate Base Set


The case in the Real Techniques Ultimate Base Set was particularly bad as the large, rubberised ends of the two brushes don’t even fit inside the elastic loops in the case which is ridiculous for a case for this specific set of tools. The mirror within the case is a warped, plastic mirror so you wouldn’t be able to use it anyway so I really hope they choose to stop including the cases in the sets and lower the price instead.

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The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush is one of my favourite Real Techniques brushes and I like to use it for my foundation and concealer. The bristles are nice and dense so you can use it to buff product into the skin, but you could easily use it to apply powder, blush and/or bronzer too due to the elliptical shade of the bristles.

The Real Techniques Deluxe Concealer Brush is a set exclusive and is technically a larger scale of their Base Shadow Brush which people tend to use for concealer anyway, so it’s great they’ve created a larger size for the concealer application but I still think I prefer to use the Base Shadow Brush. I think this brush could be used for cream contour, or for setting your concealer with powder due to the larger size.

The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is my favourite foundation sponge. I have noticed that the quality of the sponges has decreased since they launched as I still have my first three sponges and they look as good as they did when they were new however sponges I purchase now, only last for around six months before they begin to split and flake which is disappointing but I still love them and will continue to repurchase them as I love the finish they give my skin.

I think this is a good set, but I would recommend waiting until it’s on offer before purchasing it as I do feel that £20.99 is a little pricey for the sponge and two brushes so I’m glad I managed to purchase the Real Techniques Ultimate Base Set at half price as I wouldn’t pay £21 for it.

What’s your favourite Real Techniques brush?

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