Hello My Lovelies,
I hope you are all doing well and have had a glorious weekend so far. Long time no speak, I have been a little MIA from my blog recently as I have been devoting all of my spare time into decorating and organising my new room and beauty / blogging / office room. I have waiting a good year for my room to be finished after a few property development timing issues, however, we are almost there. I have missed blogging so much, however, I have to say I have been really hard on myself lately. I am not 100% if it's my photography or the fact I haven't had the time to post as much as I would have liked recently but I am glad I can sit down and write a little post today. Not only is it a beautiful sunny day where I am today it is also my Nonnas (Grandmothers) birthday - so later on we are meeting up with the family for a huge birthday BBQ which I am rather looking forward to. Even though I have been a little absent from the blogging scene the last few weeks I have been active on all my social media platforms from Twitter to Instagram (@SophiaMeola) so if you ever have a spare moment pretty please stop by and say hi.
I am literally a sucker when it comes to Real Technique brushes so when I knew that they had recently launched a new brush set it was instantly on my radar. I was a little late with picking this set up as I believe it launched in March, however, none-the-less I needed to add it to my brush collection, especially as this set is Limited Edition. I say a recent purchase, however, I actually picked these up back at the beginning of April on a complete whim. I was browsing through Superdrug with my lovely friend Kirsty (Miss Kirsty Worsty) when I saw this new brush set sitting perfectly in plain site just screaming buy me!
True to the sets name these brushes are all about helping you achieve that contoured look that will enhance your natural bone structure. Each brush has been specially designed for this collectors edition set with a sleek, high-shine pink packaging alternative to the classic matte. The set itself was £20.99 from Superdrug with each brush coming in around £6.99. I personally feel that that the Real Technique brushes are amazing quality and worth every penny. I mean £6.99 per brush is not bad at all when you think about the NARS Ita brush which is around £43 (which I still want even though it is crazy expensive haha).
The first brush in the set and the one I was most excited about was the Sculpting brush. Don't fear, even though the set is limited edition this brush has joined the permanent line and is available to purchase individually (yay!). If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the NARS Ita brush or the MAC 168 brush then this is the one for you. This brush features a wide, angles head specially designed to help create defined contours and paired with the Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze and Glow it offers you glorious contoured cheek bones in seconds - they are a one true pairing!
The second brush in the collection that really stole my heart was the Fan brush as I currently don't own any Fan styles in my brush collection. Unfortunately, this is a set exclusive brush and Real Techniques currently do not sell this one individually (sobs), however, even thought that is the case I don't see why they wouldn't offer it eventually in the future. Fan brushes are perfect for softly sweeping highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and also sweeping away any excess makeup for an even finish. Alternatively, this could also be a rather fabulous contour brush for a quick chiseled look down the nose and on the cheek bones. I have watched a few Gigi Gorgeous videos where she uses a fan brush to contour and it is genius - this brush can do it all!
Finally but certainly not least we have the glorious Setting brush which is a small, precise and fluffy brush that is perfect for setting small areas around the face and adding a controlled amount of highlighter to the cheekbones. This is a permanent line bush that has become a holy grail for me and you can see me using it in my recent 'GRWM' video. I use this brush on a day-to-day basis for setting my under eye concealer with my beloved Bare Minerals Well Rested - they go hand in ahead together perfectly. Even though this is a brush I already own in my collection I am so glad I have a spare in my collection as I feel this would also make a great eyeshadow brush (quick sweep application) and also a precise contour brush similar to the MAC 109.
I hope you all enjoyed today's post, I would love to hear your thoughts on the Real Techniques Sculpting set. Contouring and achieving that Kim K inspired look has been a massive trend for the past few years so if you are looking for the right affordable tools to help you achieve that then this brush set is going to be your new best friend! I haven't been able to stop using them! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!
What are your thoughts on the Sculpting Set?
Lots of Love