21 May 2013

REVIEW | REAL TECHNIQUES DUO-FIBER COLLECTION


Hi there lovely faces! Today I’m going to review the three brushes that come in the Real Techniques Duo-Fiber collection. This is a limited edition collection, you can already buy it online and it’ll release in Boots at the end of this month.

As you probably already know, the face behind Real Techniques is Samantha Chapman, one of the pixiwoo sisters. I can’t tell you how much I adore Sam and Nic! (And their brother Jim and his girlfriend Tanya Burr)
The one thing I don’t understand about this set is the duo-fiber thing. All RT brushes are 100% cruelty-free, which means their brushes are made out of synthetic taklon hairs. Normally duo-fiber brushes are made out of real and synthetic hairs. At least, that’s what I always thought.

The white hairs do feel different though, they aren’t as soft. That makes the brushes a lot less soft than the usual RT brush. I like that the brushes have different coloured handles to the original sets, but still indicate the category by the coloured names. 
Duo-Fiber Face Brush
You can use this brush for powdering your face or highlighter. I wouldn’t use it for brush or contouring; rather use it for blending out your blush or contour.  It’s too “flat” for that. On the back of the packaging it says “For lightweight application + blending of face powder or pigments”, I agree with that.
Duo-Fiber Eye Brush
On the packaging it says “Add finishing touches to the eyes”. This kind of brush is great for applying colour in your crease or blending that. At the moment I’m using it to powder little areas of my face if I’m only wearing concealer. I think you could also use it to put on concealer if you wanted to.

Duo-Fiber Contour Brush

On the packaging it says “For controlled contouring and sculpting”.  Again, this is quite a “flat” brush (I hope you’ll understand what I mean by that by looking at the pictures above haha), you have to be careful you don’t end up with a stripe across your face. I always blend out my contour and blush, because I like a more natural effect, so for me it isn’t a big problem.

What’s the verdict?
Well, if I’m honest, if you have a lot of brushes already (or similar ones): don’t bother buying these. These brushes aren’t that bad, but definitely not as good as the normal RT brushes. I will use them a lot, because I don’t have that many brushes.

I hate to say this, but I think there are better brushes out there (used for the same purpose/effect) and I wouldn’t recommend these brushes to my friends.

Real Techniques Limited Edition Duo-Fiber Collection € 24.99 – via Enchantra.com When you use the code RT you get a 10% discount on all of the Real Techniques brushes!

Lots of love,
Laurie
Disclaimer:  No one of the companies mentioned are paying me to write about the products I’ve mentioned in this post. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. This is NOT sponsored. All pictures are taken by me except the one of Sam. 

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