Real Techniques Sam's Picks Make-up Brush Set | Review

Hey girlie's!!!

Today I'm back with an exciting review featuring one of my most favourite brush brands Real Techniques. Real Techniques brushes are designed by the lovely Samantha Chapman from Pixiwoo. Sam has released lots of different individual brushes and brush sets so far but her new set 'Sam's Picks'* is a definite must have for any make-up or beauty lover.

The set contains 6 full size brushes, 4 face brushes and 2 eye brushes, all of which Sam has hand picked  for the set naming them her favourite brushes, not forgetting that within the 6 brushes shes thrown in an exclusive never before seen brush which makes this set that extra bit special.

The brushes in this set include....

Multi-Task Brush*
The Multi Task Brush is so super soft and perfect for applying powder products to larger area's of the face, including blusher, bronzer and setting powder. I also love the fact that the multi task brush isn't overly large, making it really easy to work with and you feel you have a more controlled application of your make-up products.

Setting Brush*
The Setting Brush is great if you want to set the more delicate, harder to reach areas on your face such as under the eye area where concealer can crease and around the nose. It's also a great little brush for applying a precise yet flawless dusting of highlighter to the brow bone, cheek bones and down the centre of your nose

Buffing Brush*
My all time favourite Real Techniques Brush 'The Buffing Brush'!!! This little beauty was previously available in the Core Collection and its fair to say its a well loved brush in the blogging world. I use it more or less everyday to apply my liquid foundation as the finish is just completely flawless, theres never any horrid brush stroke lines and it always blends my foundation into my skin in a matter or minutes, which is great if you are in a rush but still want perfect skin.

Pointed Foundation Brush*
The Pointed Foundation Brush is aimed at building coverage in certain areas of the face that need it with your preferred foundation, I must admit I personally never use this brush for foundation as I'm so in love with my Buffing Brush however I do find this brush is best used for concealer, its the perfect size and shape for under the eyes and its pointed bristles mean you can apply your concealer in the most awkward of places. 

Essential Crease Brush*
This little brush is the set's exclusive brush and my goodness its a good'un!!! It's tapered end allows you to apply eye shadow to the contours of your eyes to perfection, whilst the rounded bristles allow you to blend your eyeshadow out flawlessly, so essentially its doing two jobs at once, brilliant!!!

Fine Liner Brush*
The Fine Liner Brush was one of the brushes from this set I was really excited to try. The brush perfectly lines your eyes with either gel or cream eyeliner and creates precise lines, whether you prefer thick winged out liner or a more subtle liner this brush will help you create your desired look with ease.

All of the Real Techniques brushes in Sam's Picks have light weight aluminium handle's making them really easy to use and are made up of  hand cut ultra plush synthetic taklon bristles which are great to use with cream, liquid and powder products and are all 100% cruelty free which is a major plus. 

Overall I think this 6 piece set is genius, you are literally getting 6 brushes that can complete a whole make-up look and more, as most of the brushes can be used in a multitude of ways, you really cant go wrong with Sam's picks.

 You can buy Sam's Picks by Real Techniques from cloud10beauty for £29.99, that's just £5.00 per brush, what a bargain!!!

Have you tried any of the brushes from Sam's Picks??? What did you think???



  1. Ahh need to get this set. I haven't tried a couple of these brushes, and the other ones would make great back ups.

    1. Ohhh you so do hun :) Yeahh it's always nice to have backs ups, I already have the buffing brush but its fab to have another!! xoxo

  2. I really like the look of the fine line brush, I always have trouble with the (absolutely tiny!) brushes that come with gel liners so am definitely getting this one. Great review. :)

    Heather xx

    1. Oh I knoe it's so pointless and annoying when they do that with gel eyeliners haha, and thank you sweetie xoxo

  3. Just received mine today!! Its a Christmas present from my sister though, and she won't let me open them or use them yet!

    Cint @ Makeup and Messes xx

    1. Awww bless ya, atleast you only have to wait a few more days not a few more weeks haha that would be torture!!! xoxo

  4. I have them and LOVE them! They're all such amazing brushes, and the exclusive eye brush really is brilliant xx

    Gem // Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Oh im in love with them all Gemma haha, Real Techniques can do no wrong on my eyes haha xoxo


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