My Real Techniques make up brush collection was missing these beauties and after reading reviews on the Duo Fibre brushes it was pretty inevitable that they were going to me mine sooner or later. These brushes are cruelty free, inexpensive, great quality and available on the high street, what’s not to love.
These brushes were actually released in Summer 2014 and although they are limited edition they are still available to purchase. When I was ordering mine from Cohorted they were shown in white which is what I was expecting to receive, so when I opened the packaging to find them in black I was pleasantly surprised.
I’m not sure why these haven’t ended up in my brush pot sooner, the long sparse mix of black and white synthetic taklon bristles (wow that’s a mouthful) make these brushes less dense hence allowing you to pick up just the right amount of product. I would recommend using these brushes for application of cream, powder and liquid products as they’re a lot easier to blend into the skin creating an air-brushed finish.
The set includes three brushes a Duo-Fibre Face Brush, a Duo-Fibre Contour Brush and a Duo-Fibre Eye Brush all which can only be purchased in this set and not separately. As always the brush handles are printed with the infamous Real Techniques logo along with the brush names which define which collection the brushes belong to (eyes, face, and finish).
The first and largest brush in the set is the Duo-Fibre Face Brush, which is great for creating lightweight application of powder products and perfect for creating a light layer of colour onto the cheek. The Duo-Fibre Contour Brush is the perfect size to fit into the cheek bones to create a natural looking contour; it can also be used to apply just the right amount of highlighter. Lastly we have the Duo-Fibre Eye Brush which I found doesn’t actually apply any eye-shadow to the lid but it is great for blending and adding finishing touches to your eye makeup such as highlighter just under the brow bone. I did find this brush a little scratchy on the eyelids so haven’t used it as much as the other two, maybe I just have sensitive eyelids.
As much as I’ve loved using these brushes and admiring how sleek they look I don’t know if they really are a necessity, especially if you already have the Core Collection. However, if you are heavy handed with your make up and find it difficult to blend products out these brushes would help you eliminate those problems.
Which Real Techniques brushes are your favourites?