Real Techniques has a new Limited Edition Set for the Holidays called Your Picks Berlin. This set contains five fan favorite must-have make-up brushes for face and eyes. The brushes have a special design picked by the followers of the brand. I’m going to show you all the Real Techniques Your Picks Berlin Brushes in detail in this post.
I think that most people reading this blog know the brand already but if you don’t, Real Techniques is a brand that offers high quality make-up brushes and tools with an affordable price. The creators of this brand are the make-up artists Sam and Nic Chapman, also known as the Pixiwoo Sisters who have their own Youtube Channel featuring make-up tutorials. The sisters are featured on the pack of the packaging together with all other information regarding the set. I really like how the set is packaged and would be great as a holiday present.
The Real Techniques Your Picks Berlin Set consists of five fan favorite brushes, which are the Buffing Brush, Contour Brush, Stippling Brush, Deluxe Crease Brush and the Base Shadow Brush. This means that all the brushes are individually available, only these have a special design for the handles. The brand is cruelty-free so all Real Techniques brushes are made of synthetic fibers.
The print on these brushes was chosen by the fans of this brand. For this set, they were asked to pick out a print inspired by iconic cities like London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Sydney and Berlin. The winning design was Berlin, a creative city where you can find lots of street art like graffiti. The black and white parts of the handle looks like graffiti, while the end parts of the handle are purple and has the Real Techniques initials printed.
The brush handle is made of aluminum, so they are very lightweight and very comfortable to hold. Another thing about these brushes is that the name is also featured on the sides of the handle. The one I’m holding is a Contour Brush. I’m not going to show you all the individual brushes and explain the application purpose of these brushes.
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
The Real Techniques Buffer Brush is a fluffy and dense brush, ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation. I usually never use a brush like this, because I only use liquid foundation. I have used this for re-applying my setting powder. I like a bigger, more fluffy powder brush to initially apply setting/finishing powder but for touch-ups, this brush is better because it’s smaller.
Real Techniques Contour Brush
The Real Techniques Contour Brush is a fluffy, domed brush, which delicately applies highlighter and creates a sheer, soft-focus finish. I like this brush to use for highlighter on my cheeks but it’s a bit too big to use for other parts of my face like the tip of my nose. I personally rather use this as a contouring brush, since it fit’s perfectly inside the hollows of my cheeks and sheers out the contour powder very nicely.
Real Techniques Stippling Brush
The Real Techniques Stippling Brush has two bristle types, white part that is sparse and a dark part that is very dense. You can use this brush by picking up liquid foundation on the tips of the brush, apply on the different spots on your face and buffing the product in using round motions with the dense part to create a feathery finish. I already own the original version of this brush and unfortunately, I don’t like it. It’s not only this brush, I just hate applying foundation with brushes. I rather use a sponge than a brush so this one is just not for me.
Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
The Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush has a soft, oversized dense brush which can be used for effortless contouring in the crease. I also own the original for this brush and use it daily. I have small hooded eyes so I don’t actually use this for applying shades in my crease. Instead, I use this for applying eyeshadow all over my eyelid as a base.
Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
The Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush is a soft and fluffy brush which can be used apply a base of color on the lids. This is another brush that I’ve already owned and have used daily. I used this brush for multiple purposes. I like to apply eyeshadow all over the lid but also like to blend in eyeshadow in the crease due to the brush being a bit more flat on one side.
I always liked Real Techniques Brushes. They are very soft, high quality and can be used for multiple purposes, depending on your preferences. The Real Techniques Your Picks Berlin Set contains a great variety of brushes, also perfect for starters but also for make-up enthusiast like me. This brushes in this set looks so unique and is also a great gift for someone who loves make-up, because you never can have enough brushes.
Do you use Real Techniques brushes? Which one is your favorite?
*These products were sent to me for review. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.