Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set : Review

When Swati bought me the iconic Mary Lou-Manizer from Divya's blog sale (she blogs at The Conscience Fund, do visit it, the writing and wit will capture you!) I knew it was time to invest in a good fan brush. Nearly all the brushes I own are from Real Techniques so naturally, I was perusing their collection when my eye landed on this sculpting set that was just calling my name!

Even though I already owned their famous setting brush, and this set also contains it, I decided to purchase it because #1 Two new brushes, including an exclusive fan brush and #2 backups, hello?!

Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set review

Here are all three brushes in all their glory. As you can see, the packaging is sturdy and the foam holds the brushes firmly in their place. Not one bristle was bent out of shape when I received the parcel.

The hot pink ferrules look quirky, and I really prefer the shiny finish over the earlier matte one. These brushes are made of synthetic Taklon bristles that feel soft and pliable on the skin.

Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set review
Sculpting Brush : Features a wide angled head, specifically designed to help create defined contours.
Fan Brush : Softly sweeps on powders + whisks away any excess makeup for an even finish.
Setting Brush : The key to completing any look with a controlled dusting of powder or highlighter.
Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set review

Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set review

The sculpting brush is really good at doing what it says. The angled surface fits perfectly to the angles of my face and I just need to sweep it back and forth. The densely fluffy brush does all the blending for me, no effort required!
As a bonus, it can also be used as a buffing brush since the bristles are so soft and dense, much like the HG Expert Face Brush. I've used it to buff in liquid and cream products and it buffs in everything to give a skin-like finish.

Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set review

Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set review

The fan brush is my least used brush because I rarely wear Lou-Manizer on a daily basis, but when I do, this delicate thing sweeps on the powder like a veil onto my skin! It places highlighter extremely precisely, but diffuses out the edges at the same time. I know this sounds paradoxical, precisely diffused, but you have to own a fan brush to understand what I'm talking about! It's like the highlighter will sit right on top of your bone, but the edges of that line blur onto the skin like magic.
It also corrects makeup mistakes. In case you've applied too much of a powder, this brush can be used to gently sweep it away without disturbing the rest of your makeup

Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set review

Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set review

The setting brush needs no introduction, and I use it to apply my beloved Moon Glow Strobe Highlighter as it is much more subtle and needs a slightly denser brush to build up on my skin. This brush covers my entire cheekbone area and makes applying the strobe powder very easy.
The older setting brush I own is reserved for applying powder all over my face. In the summer, I cannot step outside without a dusting of Maybelline's Superfresh compact powder to keep an oily T-zone in control!
Apart from these uses, one can use it to blend concealer or to specifically set the under eye area as well.

That's all for today folks! I'll be back soon with a review of another Real Techniques set (Swati's gift to me!)

xoxo
Smriti
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