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Written on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hi there!

I’ve decided to give Real Techniques a whirl and bought the Travel Essentials kit.

Read on to learn the results Wink

The kit comes in a transparent plastic blister pack.

There is a white case made of synthetic leather inside. I loved it straight away!

The case is soft and nice to the touch. The seams are well made and neat. Plus, it has a velcro closure. It is made of waterproof material and has a specific elastic band divided into 6 parts.

The band stretches very well and can hold up to 20 brushes. The case is a great for trips, which is very important for me.

The case can convert into a stand easily and let the brushes dry upside down, which is the right position.

This kit can be a nice addition for someone’s collection, but for me it’s the kit I cannot do without anymore.

Real Techniques Travel Essentials consists of 3 brushes made with taklon bristles or synthetic fibres.


The Multi Task Brush is a multi-use brush for powder, bronzer and blush.

The brush is very nice and soft. It works perfectly for loose products. With a little bit of work it picks up harder textures too.

The tool distributes the product evenly and creates a lightweight layer. It’s hard to overuse it using this brush.

It washes off with ease, doesn’t shed or dye the water. Additionally, it dries out quite quickly.

Rating: 5+ out of 5


The Essential Foundation Brush is the tool to use when working with oily formulas.

The bristles are tightly bound and elastic. They neither prickle nor injure my skin. It has a flat shape with a rounded tip that doesn’t look neat to me.

However, it functions well. It spreads out any products well without leaving streaks and gaps or making it look mask like. I use it for applying foundation and primer.

I’ve been using it very actively for a month (I attend a makeup artist school, so I have to wash the brushes 2 or 3 times a day after using). The brush has neither changed its shape nor became fluffy. What is more, I hadn’t lost a bristle.

Rating: 4 for the uneven cut


The Domed Shadow Brush is the brush for applying eyeshadow.

I thought that it’s the most controversial brush out there, but it happened to be very useful and multi-tasking.

The bristles are very soft, fluffy and elastic enough. They are tightly packed and don’t irritate my sensitive eyelids.

I use the brush for blending the eyeshadow. Well, it performs very quickly without making a mess on my lids. Moreover, the brush is also of great help while applying a highlighter or setting a concealer with loose powder under my eyes.

The stuff doesn’t fade or lose its shape. It washes easy-breezy and dries out very quickly.

Rating: 5


As far as you can understand, I’m very pleased with the results. Honestly, I’ve never thought that I would fall in love with the Real Techniques brushes. Now I plan on purchasing other products of this brand. I’ve already chosen some nice brush kits.

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Summerly recommends Real Techniques Travel Essentials Kit by Samantha Chapman Brush Set

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