Up until last month, I was hesitant to try out Real Techniques only because I want to try the brush first and feel its bristles before I purchase one. When it comes to beauty products and its very wide selection, I want to be more on the safe side and make sure I'm getting my money's worth. I tend to read and watch reviews on different blogs and YouTube channels. After seeing so many positive reviews on Real Techniques, I finally decided to give it a try! It's a bit hard to find these brushes here in Manila since they don't have a store here yet but I'm so glad I found these in Sephora! Yes, there's finally Sephora here in the Philippines! (woop woop!!)
Miracle Complexion Sponge
When I was getting this product, I thought that I was going to get disappointed because I am a big fan of the beauty blender. After trying it, I was surprised that I actually liked it. I still think that the beauty blender is better and it will give you a more flawless finish. But if you don't want to spend P1000+ ($20) on a sponge, this is a good dupe! One of the things I don't like about RT's sponge is that it absorbs so much of the product, I suggest you use a flat foundation brush first then use the sponge after.
The Core Collection
Love how I can put more brushes in the case and I can definitely use this for traveling!
I actually got this set mainly because of the buffing brush - I've been looking for a brush that I can use for my MAC Studio Fix and a buffing brush apparently works best with mineral and powder foundation. You can also use this with liquid foundation if you want to have a more natural-looking finish look.
I wanted to get the sculpting brush but it's sold out in Sephora. I've been obsessing with contouring and I wanted to try RT's take on this one, so this is another reason why I got convinced to get the core collection set! I like how the brush is not too thick and it's perfect to get into the hollows of your cheek and create a more defined contour especially for people who have a small frame size just like me. I've been using the MAC 109 brush for years and I think I actually like this one better! You can also use this to set your under eye concealer with a loose powder.
Pointed Foundation Brush
So far I've been liking all of the brushes but this one is definitely I liked the least. I liked it more for concealing my under eyes than using it with foundation.