Real Techniques 'Limited Edition' Nic's Picks Makeup Brush Set | Review

 Hey beaut's!

Today I'm back with an exciting review featuring one of my favourite makeup brush brands Real Techniques. Real Techniques brushes are designed by the lovely Sam and Nic Chapman from Pixiwoo. We saw Sam release her 'Picks' gift set around this time last year and now Nic has joined in to bring us her limited edition 'Nic's Picks' gift set, and of course being the Real Techniques addict that I am I just had to treat myself to this gorgeous set.
The limited edition set features five full-size, essential brushes to help us create that perfect base, glowing cheeks, and high definition eyes. What makes this set extra special is that three of the five brushes are exclusives and have never been sold before, either individually or in any other set, also we have never seen the Silver brush handles before which I have to say look amazing and so much more expensive. As always whether your a beginner or not these makeup brushes are so easy to use, versatile, ultra soft and will have you applying and blending like an expert.

The set contains...

Duo-Fibre Face Brush 

I already own one of these brushes from the Limited Edition Duo Fibre brush Set but I'm happy to have another back up brush in my life for when the other one is grubby. It's a beautifully cut large, fluffy duo-fibre brush that is perfect for the lightweight application and blending of powder, it's just sets my makeup in place without that heavy look and powder is almost invisible when you use this brush to apply it.

Cheek Brush (set exclusive) 

I couldn't wait to try this brush, it's densely packed and beautifully soft and makes applying blusher (cream or powder) easy for an even, more dramatic finish. It also works amazingly with bronzers and is great for contouring, I've even used this for foundation application and it worked really well, it really reminded me of the Expert Face Brush when I used it that way. (P.S. Sorry about the blurred pictured at the top)

Angled Shadow Brush (set exclusive) 

Arrhhh my favourite out of the bunch... The Angled Shadow Brush is perfectly cut for applying shadow to the crease, it works so well at adding depth and blends crease work out beautifully, I'd even go as far as saying this brush is in my top 3 when it comes to makeup brushes, I actually wish they sold these individually so I could stock up on them because I love it sooo much!

Base Shadow Brush 

Another favourite of mine is the Base Shadow Brush... We very first saw this brush in the Starter Set and was quickly said to be an essential brush for creating an even, smooth and flawless eyeshadow base which I totally agree with. I'm so happy to have another one of these little beauties in my life.

Eyeliner Brush (set exclusive)

 I was so excited to try this brush, it's firm, thin and angled making it perfect for applying  powder, gel and cream eyeliner, it makes creating those cat eye flicks so simple and easy. I also enjoy using this brush for filling in my brows and bringing eye shadows down onto the lower lash line, it's such a versatile little brush.

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

Overall I think this 5 piece set is genius, you are literally getting 5 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 Real Techniques can you.

I picked up my set from Superdrug for £29.99, that's just £5.99 per brush which is so reasonable, but at the moment Superdrug have this set on offer for just £20.00 which is amazing and brings the price down to just £4.00 per brush, so get treating yourselves beaut's he he.  

Have you bought Nic's Picks yet beaut's?? What brush is your favourite?? I'd love to know??



  1. I've had my eyes on this since it came out... Gordon's Chemist sell it for £19.99 as well. Definitely on my wish list:)~Laura~

  2. Even on offer I don't think i'll get this. I only have a few brushes and only bought the core collection the other day so no point in overloading me. But if they sold them separately I would buy the angled shadow brush and the eyeliner one too.

    Amy at Amy & More

  3. I'm desperate for a set of these. I will have to check out my local Superdrug
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

  4. I really like this set, it looks so pretty on my dressing table and I use every single brush :) however I think the Sam's Pick set has more 'essential' brushes. I guess it depends which RT brushes you already have. I do like that this set has so many you can't get on their own xx

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine // Blog Sale

  5. Loved this set, it's so great for the price too xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

  6. This set looks amazing and I think I need to get my hands on it! I recently picked up the 'starter kit' with all of the eye brushes from amazon for around £13 so it may be worth having a look on there if you want a bit of a discount :)

  7. Awh I love the look of these. I have a few Real Techniques brushes but this wee set would look well on my dressing table too <3

    Emma | The Fashion Six

  8. I saw these on offer in superdrug and i didn't pick them up! I must go back and get them while on offer!

    Emily x // EmGrace

  9. Great review, I love all the RealTeachniques I have and these brushes looked really interesting but not sure if they are something I will get. Plus they are a little overpriced in NZ.
    Rachill //

  10. I saw this set but was on the fence about it. Your glowing review convinced me to pick it up next time I see it!! Thanks!



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