New to Superdrug from Real Techniques, the latest innovation in brush technology – the Real Techniques MultiTech Brush Collection – promises to provide a unique way to sculpt, buff and transform your face using one special, universal cut – the point! With three single brushes, a sponge blender, and a brush set of four, the range appears to offer a tool for every possible need, let’s take a closer look…
Unlike many other brushes, this new Real Techniques MultiTech range is designed to be used however you like and there are no hard and fast rules, which is why you wont find usage names on the brushes themselves. This may scare off some make-up newbies, but if you’re at least semi-confident with your brushes and know which type you want to reach for, then this set is a a bit of a godsend. The defining point – quite literally – that all the brushes have in common, is their tip. The same point cut is used, which is how product should be applied, with a tapered outer for blending. The difference is in the size.
The small point brush set – £29.99
The S, XS, XXS and XXXS set are designed for precise touch ups and artistry. From concealer, to lining your lips, or even brushing out brow powder, these dinky brushes have your back for micro managing your features. I’ve been using the teeniest brush in the set for adding a subtle pop of colour along my eyeliner, which is also really handy to blend out any mistakes. The XS on the other hand is fighting hard to take first place as my favourite all-purpose eye shadow blender. This kit will set you back £29.99 which in my opinion is such good value, and it comes in a chic metal holder with plenty of room for other brushes.
L – £15.99 and XL – £17.99 brushes
Available separately, these larger brushes will be your major go-to for everything from contouring, and powdering to blending. All of the brushes in the range are so dense and fluffy, while remaining supple to use, but the XL is my favourite for powder, it makes it so easy to apply and surprisingly, despite it’s large head, is actually really good for getting into the creases under your eyes. The L has proved to be ace for more precise contouring, and blush.
XXL – £17.99 and Sponge Blender – £9.99
Finally, in the range, also available separately is the largest, kabuki style brush the XXL, and the blender sponge, which comes in a neat little metal holder, matching the 4-brush set holder. I haven’t had much chance to use the XXL, seeing it as more of a summer bronzer brush, but I have been testing out the sponge. I’m a huge fan of the original Beauty Blender, and never quite took to the Real Techniques orange version, as just wasn’t a fan of the flat edge and more dense material. I know it’s a big hit with so many though, and many beauty gurus and bloggers prefer it over the Beauty Blender, so it’s totally down to personal preference. With the MultiTech sponge however, I actually surprised myself by really liking it. It’s chubbier shape suited the way I press and buff my make-up into the skin, and the only real downside was because of it’s shape, it was tricky to get into the creases around the eyes, so perhaps a mini version would help this? Oh, and because it’s so round, it kept comedy rolling off my table! Keep it in the allocated little holder to stop this happening!
My wish list request would be to see a more highlighter-friendly version being added to the set and a pointer blender in the future if possible!