DUPES FOR REAL TECHNIQUE BRUSHES?

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
*Unpopular opinion alert* Real Techniques brushes are deemed to be "affordable" which I believe is not the case; at £7.99 for just an eye brush still seems pretty steep to me, and I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking this. As you may know I am all for budget beauty and I am always going out of my way to find amazing products on a budget and now I am going to share with you what I believe to be dupes for a fraction of the price. 
Introducing Wilko's own makeup brush range. These brushes I'm sharing with you are considered to be the "premium" range with the most expensive brush only being £4! But if you are after even more affordable brushes then their "basic" range only goes up to £2. I have tried both the premium and the basic range and I love them both. The look of the brushes remind me very much of the Real Technique brushes but in my opinion, are definitely an affordable alternative. 
I have the Powder brush, stippling brush and the eye smudger brush. These brushes are fairly weighty which is apparently good for makeup brushes according to some beauty youtubers I have watched recently (does anyone know why this is a good thing???) but more importantly, the brushes are really good at picking up the product and applying it to your skin. The bristles are nice are soft which feels great against your face while applying your makeup and although they are synthetic they don't feel cheap or low quality. 
I've seen a lot of reviews about how they don't like the Stippling brush as the bristles are "too soft" compared to other brands such as MAC, however I think if you are after an affordable alternative then this is the way to go. I use it to apply my foundation and it does the job well for me; it doesn't leave any patches or streaks and applies the product evenly. The brush I have used the least is the eye smudger brush, I use it to blend out my eye shadow when trying to achieve the perfect smokey eye (which I still haven't mastered yet might I add.) Saying that though, my favourite brush out of the three I purchased is definitely the powder brush, I use it to apply my powder to set my foundation right into place. 
Let me know if you have tried these brushes or if I have convinced you to go and buy them in the comments below! 
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10 comments on "DUPES FOR REAL TECHNIQUE BRUSHES?"
  1. Oh this looks very interesting, I really need to buy some brushes. But are there as soft as Real Techniques? I tried their expert face brush and it was lovely

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    1. I think they are just as soft! I love RT but being on a budget I can't justify they prices xx

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  2. I saw these in Wilko's ages ago and had to take a double look at I was positive they were Real Techniques! You're not the only one who thinks RT are expensive, I do too! These look so identical to RT, and I felt the powder brush and remember thinking how soft they were! Definitely going to invest in some, they sound like they need more recognition! x

    Jasmine || http://blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know I did the same! I've seen mixed reviews about them on the internet but I think that if you keep in mind that they are a lot cheaper per brush so compared to RT or Sigma etc they aren't that great quality wise but if you're someone like me who cannot afford expensive things and only gets them for birthdays and christmas then I think that they are great! X

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  3. I have the powder brush and it's so good, such a good dupe! However some of the others, like the blusher brush were far to cheap and rough feeling. I think it's a pretty hit and miss range.

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  4. Oh how interesting. I have a few RT dupes from ebay but these look far nicer. We don't have wilkos in N.I but I'll certainly keep an eye out online for them :)
    Gill xx EyelinerFlicks

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  5. Tempted to give these a go now Sarah!

    Jenna
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  6. I haven´t tried these but they look really good! Personally I don´t buy really expensive brushes because I´m bad at taking care of them haha :D (last week I accidently threw my foundation brush in the toilette and it was gone.)

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  7. Thanks for the tip - going to look out for these next time I'm in wilko. I've only just started using proper brushes (avon) and can really see a difference in my make-up x

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  8. I've never come across these, but since I've been obsessed with make up brushes recently I definitely will be picking these up x

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