Anyway, onto something that is a little more affordable and has been greatly anticipated by lots of beauty bloggers and brush fanatics out there; the release of the Real Techniques Duo Fibre brushes. This set of 3 brushes was released at the end of May and includes an eye brush, face brush and contour brush. The brushes are made up of both natural and synthetic hairs and are limited edition. Although these brushes are limited edition, don't panic, they're available for one whole year!
I really like these brushes and I'm glad I've picked them up! I have only used them a few times but so far I think they are amazing! The powder brush is a nice size and distributes powder onto the face nicely, the Contour brush is by far my favourite brush and I personally think that it's the best brush in the set. It makes contouring my pale skin super easy and it's the perfect size to just fit under the cheekbone. Finally, the eye brush is a really nice shape and perfect for blending. I feel as though this is a lot like the MAC 217 as it does all of the work for you. It is a little more tapered than the 217, however.
To quickly summarise, my initial thoughts of the Duo Fibre collection have been really positive:
- The Contour Brush is by far my favourite.
- All of the brushes feel amazingly soft and are easy to use.
- This is the first Real Techniques brush collection that does not come with a case (both the Core Collection and the Starter Set came with a case) but that really doesn't bother me as I didn't like the cases anyway.
- I picked this collection up from Boots for £23.99 which isn't bad for 3 brushes.
- I really like the white handles.- The brushes are Duo Fibre and this means that they are made from a mixture of real and synthetic bristles.
- These brushes are perfect for people who have a tendency to be a little heavy handed with their makeup application and end up putting too much product on.
- Really nice packaging.- As good as the ordinary synthetic Real Techniques brushes.
- Perfect for use with powder products because due to the brushes being synthetic fibres they are perfect for light application.
Have you managed to get hold of these limited edition brushes? What do you think of them?