Real Techniques: Mini Brush Trio (disappointing product)

I would class myself as a beauty blogger but I’m potentially the only beauty blogger who didn’t own any Real Techniques brushes until the other week. I ordered these online after seeing another blogger collaborated with a site which offered cash back. So I made use of the offer and essentially only payed postage for these.


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When they arrived I was astonished at the size of them, the Real Techniques Mini Brush trio is like a miniature versions of regular mini brushes, they are really small. The three brushes come complete in a clear pouch, you get a mini face brush, a mini foundation brush and a mini shading brush. I don’t own any of the regular Real Techniques brushes so can’t really compare to them but will review as they are. 

The mini face brush which is pink handled is a really dense but soft brush. For me this makes an ideal blusher brush just because of the size. But for travelling if you wanted to really compact your brushes you could still use it as a face brush I suppose but I personally prefer a more rounded fluffy brush.

The next brush is gold handled and it is the mini foundation brush, I personally found this one a little too flimsy, I suppose it might be okay for packing on an eyeshadow onto the eye but otherwise It’s really small and not dense enough to use for foundation or concealer in my opinion. 

The final brush is the purple handled mini shading brush. I find this brush perfect for blending out eyeshadow and even for crease work as it’s fluffy. 

I don’t own any of the full sized Real Techniques brushes so can’t really compare to them but overall yes they are cute little brushes, but would I pay £9.99 for them? Nope. They are also a little scratchy.

I’m glad I never spent that much on them as I would have a serious case of buyers remorse right now. I’m looking into buying new makeup brushes so will have a look at the full sized ones and see if they are any better. I am assuming they are as the majority of online reviews are positive.

Do let me know your favourites in the comments please.

*I should add I ordered ‘Sam’s top picks Collection’ yesterday and it’s on its way. I am very excited to try them out, hopefully they are better. :)

26 comments:

  1. Ooo I like the Real Techniches brushes!
    Although I've never tried the minis.
    It's a shame they didn't work out for you
    xx
    http://dreamsof-newyork.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for your comment, I’ve got some new ones on the way - the full sized ones!

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  2. I have the Real Techniques Buffing brush for foundation and it's my favourite! I had tried mac foundation brushes and they just malted! The Buffing brush has never malted and it applies the foundation perfectly for me :)

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    1. Thank you for your comment, will look into that :)

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  3. I find that their brushes aren't so great at what they're supposed to do but are great for other things.. if that makes sense aha? Like some of the eyebrushes work better for concealer etc.

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    1. Totally know what you mean, I found that too. I’ve even seen Tanya Burr and other you tubers use them for different things. Thank you for the comment :)

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  4. That's a shame the miniatures were disappointing! I've only got some of the regular sized brushes x

    www.beautiboe.co.uk

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    1. I know! I’m looking forward to my new ones :) Thank you for your comment.

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  5. If you get one brush from RT let it be the buffing brush! It's the best for foundation!!

    http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

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  6. i own the powder brush and the expert face brush and i use the expert face brush for applying my foundation and i find that it's great for blending, and i've seen that loads of bloggers and youtubers never use the brushes for what they're supposed to do i think you just need to try them and use them to apply different make up and you'll soon find what they work best for :)

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  7. I agree they can be slightly scratchy at times but i would recommend the expert face brush or the buffing brush as they are by far the best brushes i have used for my foundation and concealer xx

    animpatientscottishgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I got these brushes on the same offer (haven't had money back though yet had problems with that!), have yet to try the brushes for myself though! I have several of the full sized RT brushes, my favourites are; the blush brush, multi-task brush (part of a set), stippling brush and the retractable lip brush! :)

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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    1. Oh no! I had issues too, I tweeted them and it was sorted later that day. Hope you get your money back!

      Thank you for the recommendations, will take note x

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  9. Awww too bad :( I've never heard of the mini set, but I'm curious to try the larger set because I've heard really good things about those.

    untitledandunfinished.wordpress.com

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  10. I haven't tried them yet! My favourites are the Sephora ones, some H&M and the EcoTools Custom Coverage Buffing Brush, it's amazing for applying foundation! If you're interested in brushes, I have two posts on face and eyes brushes to read! :)

    http://cups-and-roses.blogspot.gr/

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  11. Oh no, I really wanted to order these and now im not so sure, I thought they would be perfect to keep at work instead of bringing brushes in from home xx
    www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  12. Such a shame you didn't like these! I do have the full sized brushes and they are really good so I hope you like your new order!


    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  13. Oh definitely do a review when you've tried Sam's Top Picks, I don't own any yet (shhh, don't tell anyone) and want to get some honest opinions before I really commit - and not just get caught up in the 'blogger bandwagon'.
    Kelsey x

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  14. I have heard that the mini versions are disappointing - womp womp - but supposedly the full sized are somehow better! I really have had my eye out for Real Techniques. I so want to buy the expert face brush and the blush brush. Lovely blog! xx

    'Palettes & Peonies' www.laurieamedina.blogspot.com

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  15. I saw these brushes in Boots today for the first time and I was shocked at how small they are! I thought I'd never use them and I'd certainly never pay £9.99 for them even though they looked really cute. I've got the full size RT brushes and the one I use the most the buffing brush. It gives a really natural finish which I love.

    Yazmin xx
    www.yazzyscorner.co.uk

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    1. I’m loving the Buffing brush - got it the other day :) I’m gutted I didn’t see them in store previous to buying them online, had I seen them I definitely wouldn’t have opted for them! x

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  16. Saw these in boots yesterday and I couldn't believe how small they were! I'm not even going to try these as I don't honestly think they're helping by being that small... Also- I love the proper sized brushes :) I use them over most others that I own! :) xx

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  17. Thanks foundation brush does look a bit flimsy! I have one that I have sort of permanently borrowed from my sister lol.
    amynmore.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. these are so cute, was so tempted to buy them, but I rarely re apply my make up when I'm out and I wouldn't use these at home. Haha, but their so cute <3


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  19. Aww I'm disappointed for you! I love RT brushes. Although the fact that they've been very much miniaturised could be to do with their poor performance? You'd think they'd be the same though wouldn't you.

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