Monday, 10 February 2014

Real Techniques Retractable Brushes & Silicone Liner Brush


I am always on the lookout for travel brushes, but most of them aren't retractable, which makes them hard to keep clean and store. That's why I couldn't wait for the release of new Real Techniques Retractable brushes and as usual, I am really impressed with the quality. They are well made, pretty and affordable.

The retractable range consists of a Kabuki Brush, a Bronzer Brush and a Lip Brush and the bristles are synthetic and cruelty free. Another new release for 2014 is the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush.

This beaut is my favourite brush from the range and if you can't afford all three of the retractable brushes, this is the one to buy. It is dense, soft and slightly angled and can be used for powders, bronzers, blushers and highlighters. I also tried it with mineral foundation and it gives a gorgeous, flawless finish. 

This brush was designed especially for applying bronzer, but you can also use it with powder foundations and loose powders. It is a duo-fiber brush, featuring two types of bristles. The longer white bristles pick up the bronzer/powder and the shorter black ones help to blend the product into the skin, giving a natural looking finish. 

I don't use lip brushes too often, but there is nothing more annoying than a dirty lip brush in your makeup bag - it always makes a big mess! This little brush is perfect for using on the go and its firm, tapered tip provides precise and smooth application of lip colour. If you are a lipstick addict, you will get a lot of use out of this brush and I highly recommend picking it up.

This brush is the answer to my gel liner problems. I don't like applying them with normal brushes and the silicone tip is exactly what I was looking for to help me create a perfect flick. Well made, affordable and easy to clean.



Overall, all the new releases from Real Techniques are fantastic and I am glad I can now keep good quality brushes in my makeup bag, protected with plastic lids. Perfect for travelling and ideal for those who don't like the idea of their tools collecting dust on the dressing table. You can find quick demo videos for all the brushes on the Real Techniques Youtube channel. The one above shows the retractable kabuki brush in action and the retractable mechanism. 

The retractable brushes and silicone liner brush are available from Real Techniques stockists, including www.beautychamber.co.uk

*PR samples


  

51 comments:

  1. brushes look really cool. I hope they come out with a set with these in. I really like the look of the liner brush as I find wayward bristles ruining my liner! X

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  2. I love the sound of the Kabuki brush - so handy for makeup on the go!
    Josie xoxo

    Fashion Mumblr

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    1. It's definitely my favourite one. Great multi-tasker. x

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  3. I really want to try the silicone eyeliner brush. Please do a demonstration or review on it? :)

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    1. There is a demo on Real Techniques youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIE69ybyKGg&list=UUDeQo_d2P0XuAXVCHWnIKWA&feature=c4-overview

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  4. I'm desperate to get my paws on the silicon liner brush! It looks perfect x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  5. I bought the eyeliner brush, but I've yet to use it since I don't have any gel liner and I'm someone that just prefers liquid.

    RIKKI POYNTER
    // RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

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  6. Real Techniques Brushes are some of my favourite and I'm so glad they're bringing these out in the collection!
    Casualllyawkward

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  7. Wow these look amazing! I love the idea of bigger retractable makeup brushes and the silicone eyeliner sounds really interesting, will have to try it! Great review x

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    1. Ideal for keeping in your handbag/makeup bag! x

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  8. I really want to get my hands on the silicon liner brush it sounds like it would make my liner application much easier xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC.

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  9. The Brushes Look amazing, i'm always on the look out for retractable ones but there seems to be a gap in the market!
    I've tagged you in my latest post, it's a beauty TAG, would love for you to check it out :)
    http://www.styleandbeautyforless.co.uk/

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    1. I agree. There aren't many good quality retractable brushes on the market.

      Thank you, I will have a look now :) nx

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  10. The liner brush sounds absolutely perfect, its just what I've been looking for. They all look fab though!
    Love From Sammie xx

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    1. They are all great brushes. Real Techniques are my favourite brand of brushes.

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  11. I really want to get the kabuki brush! I love how it can be used for so many things! Lovely photos! xxx

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  12. These literally look amazing - I want them all. Do you know if the retractable powder brush is becoming available in the UK? Or of these are coming to boots?

    Katydesu.blogspot.co.uk

    Katy xx

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    1. They are all available from all RT stockist, including Boots :) x

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  13. Wow the retractable kabuki brush looks like a total staple in any brush kit! The silicone liner brush is very intriguing, definitely excited to try these out!

    Biancarosa

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  14. You made me curious to try the liner brush! I apply liner with an eyebrow brush from MAC and it's been working fine, but I've been looking for a better solution =)

    xoRosie
    Rosie's Life

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  15. Its so nice that they brought out some retractable brushes! They will be perfect for putting inside my make-up bag - My body shop retractable one is getting a bit old and grubby now; time for a new one! ^^ The silicone brush is really different, i haven't seen anything like it so i am quite excited to give it a try :)

    Thank you for the post, i hope you have a good day! <3

    Ying ♥ || *- YingcBeauty-*
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  16. I`ve ordered a Kabuki Brush from iHerb and just can`t wait to get it! :) I also tried the Duo Fiber set, once I asked for yor opinion if I should buy it, and yes I am very satisfied with it. Eye brush is my favorite from the set!

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  17. I've heard so much about these, think I might try the kabuki brush; I love real techniques!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

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  18. This is the first time I've heard of these but I definitely think I'll be picking up the kabuki brush! I love Real Techniques so I know they'll be good quality.

    www.cupcakesandskirts.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  19. This is genius! Definitely a must have to throw in your bag-- or even for traveling! Soo looking forward to finding these soon!

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  20. Love this new range I am def going to get some of these

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  21. What a fab idea! They look so pretty too!

    http://jo-beautyandthebooks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. OMG! I will be keeping my eyes open for the silicone eyeliner applicator!!!

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  23. These look really amazing, I have been reading some reviews on them and I think your review has now sold them to me. Like you, I am excited that I can add these to my makeup bag and use them on the go. I am always wary of carrying my good quality brushes around with me as they get ruined but these are ideal.

    Carrie
    CazmosWorld

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  24. Wow, the liner brush looks amazing!

    La-receta-de-la-belleza.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I love these, I need some new brushes.

    Fab post xx

    nicolabishopx.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. That silicone liner brush looks stunning. I bet it applies like a dream!

    xo, Rebecca

    wednesdaypress.blogspot.com

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  27. I've got my eyes on the kabuki and lip brush, can't wait! <3 and yay cruelty free!
    blushingbiddies.com

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  28. I am not the biggest fan of retractable brushes, but I might have to try these. I have already trid the Silicone Liner Brush and love it!

    http://youarebeaut.blogspot.com

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  29. I'm really curious to try out the silicone liner brush. Was a bit skeptical that it was just a gimmick product but if you like it I might have to give it a shot!
    S xx

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  30. What fantastic brushes! I absolutely adore Real Techniques brushes and will definitely be keeping my eyes out for these.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  31. Love that Real Techniques came out with a some retractable brushes. Very disappointed that they chose to put cheap plastic caps to cover the brushes wish can get crushed/cracked in my purse when they could have easily made matching aluminum caps like the base. Then They would have been off the chart AWESOME. I purchased a Chanel limited edition retractable kabuki with (metal cap) last year for a riduculous ($80USD). It sia an amazing high-end brush and I adore it but I never think twice about throwing it in my bag because it is so sturdy. I think the plastic cap is a real handicap. Does it bother you?

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    1. It doesn't bother me to be honest and I didn't even think about it. The plastic is actually quite sturdy and I don't think it will crack. If it does, I will be very disappointed. x

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  32. I have been looking for a good retractable face brush to keep in my bag forever.. Real Techniques, thanks for existing ♥

    Francesca
    petitfaon.blogspot.it

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  33. Thank you for making this post, I've been waiting to hear more about these brushes! I really want to pick up the lip brush. Exactly as you pointed out, they always make such a big mess in my travel makeup bag so a retractable lip brush would be perfection!

    xoxo Anine
    redlipsandbeautybits.blogspot.com

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  34. I badly want to try the eyeliner brush, the one in the starter kit is absolutely useless, this looks a lot better!

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

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  35. Oh I think the silicone brush will be in my shopping list for sure! xxx

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  36. These sound incredible I am hooked on RT best brushes I have ever used will need to give these a try soon! x

    www.krystelcouture.com
    Damaris £100 Lingerie Giveaway! X

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  37. thank you for making me want to buy these :)

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  38. I bought the Silicone Liner brush recently and I really like it, it's perfect for gel liner and so easy to wipe clean after each use. I love the look of the retractable kabuki and bronzer brushes - they would be perfect for popping into a handbag and taking around with you without worry of the brush getting dirty! x

    Rachael | overdosedemaquillage.com

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