I had a really good sort out of my make up brushes last week, as the amount I seem have collected it getting out of control. Saying that, I’ve also bought two more sets of brushes that I cannot wait to show you because they’re fantastic. Wearing minimal make up for work means that I’m hardly using my vast collection, but it has made me realise just which brushes are my go to brushes and that I can’t live without. One of the brands of brushes that I use frequently is Real Techniques, which was created by the Pixiwoo sisters Sam and Nic. I have two brushes by Real Techniques that I have had since the brand launches and those are the Setting brush and Expert Face brush. If you know, you know! There have, however, been a few new launches recently from RT and one of the launches has extended their standard range by introducing Insta Pop; four brushes designed to give the wow factor to your makeup.
With the rise of Instagram makeup and intensely concentrated areas of colour, the Real Techniques Insta Pop brushes are designed to apply loose pigments and powder for high impact colour without the mess. Synthetic, duo fibre bristles, with a angled, rounded shape, they make it really easy to pick up powders without losing any products and allow the powders to be buffed into the skin.
The Insta Pop Face Brush has come in really handy for me lately. I have made the switch from pressed powder to loose and I’ve found it very difficult to control just how much powder to use. As it does keep the powder on the brush and concentrates it onto areas of my face, I’m left feeling fresh faced and not cakey.
I have been using a new loose powder highlighter alongside the Insta Pop Cheek Brush, and again this brush has massively helped with application, diffusion and depth of product. From a lightweight swash of colour to a deeper more intense build up, it’s another brush worth it’s weight in gold.
The final two brushes come in a set of two, and the Insta Pop Eye Duo have been used more for pressed shadow than loose. Going against the grain with what they are designed for, I have been really enjoying the fluffiness and shape of these. I have often struggled with RT eye brushes as I find them hard to work with and the names of the brushes often don’t match with what I use them for. The Insta Pop duo have been really easy to work with. The colour payoff that I’m getting for using them more to pack on colour and to blend out has been really quite impressive. I’m really looking forward to playing with makeup this weekend and seeing how they work with loose shadows.
Have you tried these babies from RT? Have you seen the new RT Brush Crush range?This post may contain PR samples that have been sent to me for consideration for review however all my opinions will be my own. The links in the post my be affiliate links which will earn a small amount of commission should you shop my recommendations.