It’s such a long time since I’ve seen any of the Real Techniques products – a year or more, I would say – but I’m very glad to be seeing them now, particularly this set, the Multi Tech Collection, that comes with its own holder. For a start I know I can cram a whole load of brushes into this, pretty as it looks with just the four inside, but more importantly what I love about this set is that they’re all small brushes. I do better with smaller size brushes – no skills for the bigger, more bouffy ones that feel unwieldy.
The brushes from the Multi Tech collection all come with the same tapered point that’s great for precision application, especially nudging into the crease, and the smallest – XXXS is perfect for smudging liner which I do every day. My lovely Clinique kohl with its own brush is coming to an end and I want to start trying other kohls and liners again on my upper lid (as well as inner rims… might as well go the whole way!) but very few come with the right smudging brush and I hate those rubber things. The others, in size order, are for all over shadow or concealer application, crease shadowing and detailed highlighting lip blending, but really you can use them as you please. I thought this was quite an expensive set at £29.99 but have found them on Superdrug for £22.49 HERE which seems much more reasonable. You can see in the foreground these intriguing sponges – personally, I don’t like to use a sponge for applying foundation, but the larger size is a body applicator (think highlight creams down shins and self tan application) which I will use, and the little, looser looking sponge hiding round the back is for taking off your cleanser. I’ve had a couple of goes with this already and it’s somewhere between a sponge and a soft konjak in feel; I like it and will use it more for removing oils and balms with an additional, mild exfoliating effect. It’s £5.99 HERE.
Because I’ve got a proper flatlay habit over on my Instagram (HERE), I’m afraid I commandeered the Miracle Blotting Sponges to act as a skirt. In use, they mattify your base if you buff with them damp/dry and soak up oily patches. They’re £8.99 for four HERE.
The Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar
The SpaceNK Advent calendar is almost here, pre-order for shipment on the 15th October with beauty gifts, worth over £700, from La Mer, Augustinus Bader, Rose Inc and more.
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