I will be totally honest and say I no very little about make up brushes. I used to just apply my foundation with either my fingers or a cosmetic sponge and was pretty happy with it. That was until I started reading blogs and started getting a little envious of all the make up brushes I was seeing people use.
I have wanted to get my hands on some Real Techniques brushes for a while. I generally look at them in Boots and although they are really well priced compared to other brands I was waiting to have enough points on my Boots card before I purchased. That was however before I found the website My Pretty Face Place. Its a US site and an official distributor for Real Techniques as well as a couple of other brands.
I ordered the Core Collection for £11.25 (Usually £21 in Boots) and the Stippling Brush for £6.24 (Usually £11.99 in Boots), with the postage coming in at £6.24 I paid a total of £23.72. So £9.27 cheaper than if I had got them at Boots.
The only thing is you obviously have to wait for them to be delivered and as they are coming from the US sometimes this can take a little time. It took a total of two and a weeks to arrive. Some might see it as not worth the lower price due to this but I was still pretty happy as I love a bargain.
For those of you who a not so sure what all the different brushes are for, I have put a little description of each of the brushes I purchased below :)
Detailer Brush: This very small, precise brush can be used with concealer to hide any imperfections, or use it with lipstick for precise application and creating a defined shape.
Buffing Brush: Create a full coverage look with liquids, powders, and mineral foundations.
Contour Brush: Create a soft glow by using the contour brush to delicately apply highlighter.
The core collection also comes with a hand little case to keep the brushes in :)
Stippling Brush: The Real Techniques Stippling Brush uses dual-fiber bristles for an airbrushes, flawless finish. This brush can be used with all types of makeup (liquid, cream, powder, etc...)
(* Descriptions from the Real Techniques website)
Even though this is the website states the brushes can be used, this doesn't mean its their only use. If you check out some of the make up tutorials you get online, you will see that lots of people use them for many different things.
I will be giving these a try and maybe in the future I will do a little post on what I use them for.