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