Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Samantha Chapman for Real Teachniques Core Collection Brush review

The Core Collection

As with all of Sam's brushes these are colour coded. The yellow gold handles denote that they form part of the 'flawless base' brushes and there are a further 2 brushes outwith the core collection that are part of the flawless base coding.  These brushes were bought from Boots for £21.99, but they can also be bought from lovemakeup.co.uk and brush tutorials are available at realtechniques.com

So the core collection is made up of 4 brushes as you can see, from L-R is the contour brush, pointed foundation brush, definer brush and the buffing brush. They come in a handly black carry case which stands when you pull the toggle, and folds in half for travelling. I find the elastic a bit tight round the brushes, but hopefully this will loosen up over time. I was just so excited to use these brushes!

Contour Brush
 ''Delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish''

This brush, like the others, is so soft. It's perfect for applying highlighter, a little blusher and contouring the cheekbones. I like it, but I think I will use the blush brush more [when I get my mitts on it] as for me this brush is just a little small.

Pointed Foundation Brush
''Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage''

I personally have only used this for concealer. I think, for me, it's just a little too small for a foundation brush , as I don't have all day to try and smother my face in foundation with a teensy brush. Although in Sam's video it gives a streak-free finish despite it's size. Great for concealer though!

Detailer Brush
''Precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition''

This one does exactly what it says on the tin, and does it very well. Boom!
Excellent to conceal round the nose, and on individual blemishes.

Buffing Brush
''Ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation''

Love this brush! It's soooo soft. I just want to whish it over my face all day. Lovely for applying mineral foundation, transluscent powder, bronzer or a big sweep of blush. really really good brush.

I highly recommend this brush set and the stippling brush. I can't wait to get a hold of more of these brushes. They are fantastic quality and the value for money is unbelievable when you see what they can do. Tres impressed x


  1. I love the look of these brushes! I have a few of the pink ones and they're so fab, they wash really well too. I'd really recommend the pink set if you want to grab a few more :)



    1. Hey Maisy, thanks for commenting.
      They are so good! I have the stippling brush too and I use it every day. Boots never has the pink blush brush in stock, but I'm just going to order it online as it looks amazing :)

      x x

  2. Everyone keeps raving about these brushes, they must be good. Why I haven't got them yet? lol I need these, they sound very promising.

    Thanks for the review xx

    1. No probs, thanks for your comment :)

      They are so worth it! The stippling brush and buffing brush are my absolute favs <3

      x x