Thursday, November 3, 2016

I have always considered myself a strong woman, ready to take on any challenge. However, when it comes to using make up, I have to admit that I still have a lot to learn, especially when it comes to choosing the right kind of brush to apply make up. I thought all brushes were one and the same. This mindset was proven wrong when I was given the chance to try Real Techniques make up brushes from Sephora.  

Sephora is a company focused on making women worldwide feel and look beautiful. Operating 1,900 physical stores in 29 countries and currently expanding their reach in the Asia Pacific Region with 200 stores spread across Australia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia & India, and is now serving customers from the Philippines through their online store!

I ordered a set of Real Techniques brushes from Sephora. Before I go on to discuss my experience with the product, I would like to mention the ease of transaction online. Their website is user friendly and easy to use. I was able to choose the products I needed and within a few minutes, I was checking out and finalizing my order. However, it does not end there. Their post sale service was great! An email confirming my order was in my inbox almost immediately after I placed my order. A link to track my order was included in the email too. Their customer service hotline was easy to reach, with little to no wait time. The representative that attended to my query was courteous and very efficient. Customer service at its best!

Now, to proceed with my review. I am terrible with applying foundation and eye shadow. It is either I look too polished or "cake-y" or like I never applied anything at all. For this reason, I ordered the Real Techniques Duo Fiber Collection Set, Concealer brush, and the Foundation brush. I chose these products because its bristles are made from Taklon, a synthetic fiber free from any protein component and allergens. Therefore, it is 100% hypoallergenic, and animal cruelty free. In addition to that, since the bristles are made of synthetic fiber, it is easy to clean. 

I can be a klutz when applying make up so to make sure I do not make a mess out of myself, I asked my son's girlfriend, Marga, to do a demo for me for the photoshoot.


1. Real Techniques Foundation Brush

I am amazed at how well this brush helped in applying foundation. The brush design is great because the bristles are tapered and set at an angle making it easier to apply foundation evenly especially around the area of the bridge and sides of the nose. This brush allowed to build coverage on my foundation based on my liking without creating any streaking.


2. Real Techniques Concealer Brush

I never thought using a brush to apply concealer would be possible. I always thought a beauty sponge was the best way to do that. However, the Real Techniques Concealer Brush gave me a different experience. The brush had just the right density which provided an even coverage for those nasty dark under-eye circles. I love that the bristles were soft enough to use for this sensitive area of my face. 


3. Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Collection

This brush set consists of three different brushes, namely, the Duo-Fiber Face Brush, Duo-Fiber Contour Brush, and the Duo-Fiber Eye Brush.  These brushes helps create soft layers and texture because it is less dense than the other brushes. The Duo-Fiber Contour Brush can be used for defining the shape of your face. It can also be used to apply blush and highlights.  The Duo-Fiber Eye Brush was another "first." I always thought you needed those little applicators that comes with the palette when applying eye shadow. This brush helped me to achieve a smokey effect without having to look overly made-up. It made me itch at bit, but I guess that just comes with the fact that this was the first time I used a brush to apply eye shadow. Lastly, the Duo-Fiber Face Brush was the perfect brush to finish off the look. Perfect for applying loose powder and for a quick retouch. I love the "no-make up" make up look and these brushes will make anyone achieve a professional finish.


The other great features I discovered using Real Techniques brushes are:
  • Grip of brush is good
  • Brushes have a flat base to allow it stand upright (except the duo fiber brushes)
  • Affordable quality brushes which can compare to name brands
  • Bristles are super soft
  • Base brushes are dense so application is very easy, make up build is easy too
  • Brushes are multi purpose


In conclusion, I would recommend Real Techniques brushes. They are really worth the price. Furthermore, since you can only get these from Sephora, you can be sure that you are getting the authentic item!

Now that Sephora is available online for its customers in the Philippines, you can get all your beauty and luxury products from the industry leader. Free shipping is offered for orders Php 1,300.00 and up. Head on over to Sephora.ph now!

I am a satisfied customer! I am planning to get lip brushes next time. So happy that Sephora is finally here! I guess Marga is happy too. :)


Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me by Sephora for evaluation purposes. No monetary compensation was received to write the review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



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