Real Techniques Your Picks Berlin Set

Real Techniques Your Picks Berlin

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.


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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.


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

The Limited Edition Real Techniques Your Picks Berlin Set is available for €32,99 (suggested retail price) at several stores like,, and Make-Up


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.


  1. October 19, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Ik gebruik zelf altijd de oranje Powderbrush en de Miracle sponge, elke dag! Ik kan niet meer zonder deze sponge door het leven, één van de meest betaalbare en kwalitatief goede sponges die ik ooit heb gebruikt. Ik vind deze set er wel leuk en handig uitzien, maar de print is niet echt mijn smaak. De contourbrush ziet er heel fijn uit!
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  2. October 22, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Super leuk design! Ik wil de brushes van Real Techniques al heel lang proberen!

    Heel erg mooie foto’s!

    -xo Sara

  3. Teddy
    November 9, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    I love your blog!! I live in the Netherlands, maar mijn Nederlands is slecht 🙁 I really appreciate the fact that you are a Dutchie but you have an English blog. Keep going!

    • Lariesa
      November 11, 2016 / 8:49 am

      Hi Teddy,

      Thank you so much!! I love to hear from people like you who live in the Netherlands but do not have Dutch as a native language. I like to involve everyone who lives in the Netherlands to be able to know where you can get products. Since the Dutch people are so familiar with the English language, almost everyone can read it! 🙂 I will definitely keep going and I hope that you will keep enjoying my blog.

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