Real Techniques starter set for eyes

I really am late to the party with this one. Samantha Chapman launched her Real Techniques brushes back in 2012 and it's taken me until now to try out the starter set for eyes:

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Inside the pack you'll find 5 brushes, as well as a 2 in 1 padded travel case and stand. On first impressions, I thought all the brushes were soft and non scratchy. The purple handle seems quite basic, but I like the fact that they have a rubber grip at the end, as that stops it rolling around on the table.

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Real Techniques starter set for eyes

Up till now, I've only ever used 1 or 2 brushes to do my eye make up, but having tried these, it really does help having a full set of brushes to hand. The base shadow brush is perfect size for my small eyelids, and it does a great job of dispersing the colour evenly. The deluxe crease brush is wider, less curved and more densely packed, so perfect for blending all the colours together. This was the one brush that I didn't already have a dupe for, and it really does make a big difference to the overall look.

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Real Techniques starter set for eyes

As the name suggests, the accent brush is great for adding highlight to the inner corners of my eye. Because it's got such a small surface area, it also works well for tight lining the eyes. The actual eyeliner brush is longer and less precise, so better suited for nights out, when I want more of a smokey look. Finally, there's the brow brush, which has now become an everyday essential for me. It picks up eyeshadow very easily though, so unless you want a strong brow, use with a light hand and tap off any excess before applying.

Overall, I think this is a great value starter set. For £21.99 you get 5 quality brushes, as well as a handy travel case. Definitely one to consider if you're just starting to get into make up or if you want to expand your brush collection without breaking the bank. 

Real techniques starter set for eyes, RRP £21.99, available at Boots.com

Have you tried any of the Real Techniques brushes? How do you usually apply your eye make up?

14 comments

  1. I love this little set! I use 4 out of 5 every day and I think I'd be a bit lost without them!

    I love all the Real Techniques brushes, I need to get my hands on the stippling brush next! xo

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    1. They're great they! It's such a useful set to have around. The core collection's next on the list for me :) x

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  2. I really want to get this. I have a couple of RT brushes already but none for my eyes. It looks like a good selection of brushes.

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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    1. I'd definitely recommend them, eye make up has been so much easier since I started using these x

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  3. I really want to try the real techniques brushes as everyone raves about them so much but at the moment I can't justify spending any more money on brushes especially when I so many already! X

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    1. They sometimes go on 3 for 2 so keep an eye out. You could use Boots points too, I sometimes to that when I can't quite justify a purchase x

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  4. I really need to get my hands on some of these!

    - Keyta

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    1. For the price, they're a great set of brushes to buy x

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  5. I need to get it!

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  6. i am yet to try these, i have the core collection and i love it!xx

    www.okfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's next on my list of products to buy x

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  7. I NEED these brushes lol! I'm saving up so I can buy ALL of them!
    http://simplykarun.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Keep an eye out for any 3 for 2 offers, happy shopping! x

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