Real Techniques Eyes Starter Set Review

Sunday, March 22, 2015

I'm back with another post based around my makeup brushes, since they're something that I use frequently yet rarely mention on my blog. I love the Real Techniques brushes for various reasons and feel that they deserve this recognition. My previous post was about the Core Collection of face brushes and it was greatly received by all of my readers, so I thought I'd continue with this style of post. I hope you like it!

The 'Eye Starter Set' from Real Techniques consists of five brushes; a base eyeshadow brush, a crease brush, an accent brush, a fine liner brush and an angled brush. Each one of these has multiple purposes and can be used in a variety of different ways, which is part of the reason why I've been loving them. Like other Real Techniques brushes, they are recognisable by their coloured, aluminium handles, these ones being purple, which I love as they stand out and are interesting.

One of the main reasons why the Real Techniques brushes are really popular is due to how soft they are. The bristles are synthetic and smooth, allowing you to apply eyeshadow to create a flawless look. They can be cleaned easily without any bristles falling out, which is due to their amazing quality. Here is a breakdown of each brush, with a mini-review:

Base Shadow Brush - 'Applies a smooth, flawless foundation of colour.' This brush is truly the perfect eyeshadow brush. The bristles are really soft and not at all scratchy, but they still pick up a considerable amount of eyeshadow. I usually use it for applying a base shadow, but it could be used anywhere on the eye to give an amazing result. I love using this brush because it makes applying eyeshadow extremely easy, looking even and flawless.

Deluxe Crease Brush - 'Soft, over sized design for effortless contouring.' Like the previous brush, this is incredibly soft and applies eyeshadow really well. I like to use this for applying my transitional colour and a darker eyeshadow in the crease, which it is perfect for. If it is clean, it is also great at blending out the edges of the eyeshadow, making this a versatile brush. The only downside is that it's quite big and can make my crease colour come quite high up, which I'm not a fan of.

Accent Brush - 'For precision detailing, highlighting and smudging.' I think this is a great multi-purpose brush and have thoroughly enjoyed using it. Aside from the uses previously mentioned, it can also be used to apply powder eyeliner or to put eyeshadow on the lower lash line. It also works great with a bit of makeup remover to tidy up any smudged mascara or eyeliner. This brush is really convenient, as it is quite small and slim, so you can be as accurate as necessary with it.

Fine Liner Brush - 'For precision application of liquid or cream eyeliner.' This is probably the brush I have tried out the least, for the reason that I don't wear liquid or cream eyeliner. However, I think its size makes it perfect for inner corner highlighting. It is a very soft brush and is one that I want to find more uses for in the future, so I'll keep you updated on that.

Brow Brush - 'Distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows.' This angled eyebrow brush is really soft and picks up just the right amount of product, like the rest of the Real Techniques brushes. Not only is this useful for filling in your eyebrows, it would also be great for applying powder eyeliner, as it is the right size and shape. Again, I haven't tried this out a lot but so far I like it.

Like the 'Core Collection', this set comes with a panoramic case that protects the brushes. I tend to use this to store them, but it also makes them portable and can be conveniently taken anywhere. This case, which doubles as a stand, is quite slim and snug, so it can fit in your bag easily.

Overall, I've been loving these brushes and I use them all the time when I wear eyeshadow. The quality is great, they are incredibly soft and I honestly love everything about them. I would recommend trying these if you're looking for some new brushes, as they are only a small price to pay for brushes that will last forever and that you'll love using.

Thank you for reading this post and I hope I have convinced you that this selection of brushes is amazing and definitely worth trying. I'd love to know if you like these brushes and what others you might also use, so make sure you let me know in the comments. I'll be back on Wednesday with a new post, so I'll see you then!

Love from Daisy x


  1. Great post! I love the RT Expert Face Brush a lot and I might pick up these, they look very nice! :)

    X Marjolein

    1. I haven't tried that one, but I've heard nothing but positive reviews! I'd definitely urge you to get these, I love them! x

  2. great review, I love having really soft brushes so might give these a go! I'm currently doing a giveaway on my fashion blog if you'd like to check it out? :)

    The Fashion Road

    1. Thank you! The brushes are definitely worth it and I think you'd love them. That sounds great, I'll check it out now! x