Real Techniques Limited Edition Nics Picks Collection

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

I'm sure you have all heard of the Real Techniques brushes before - they are all the rage amongst bloggers, beauty YouTubers and make up fans alike and, of course, there is a reason why.
Not only do they give professional looking results easily, but they are also beautifully designed by real sisters - and they are affordable. 

When I was browsing my social media on Boxing Day I noticed that Molly of WhatMollyLoves Blog had nabbed herself the limited edition Real Techniques 'Nic's Picks' set for just £14 (Usually £30) on an Amazon flash sale. Obviously I couldn't pass up a bargain like that, so I quickly bought myself a set, too - with only 45 minutes to spare!

Unfortunately, my parcel got lost but Amazon quickly replaced it and I eventually received my new brushes on 8th January - and they were worth the wait!

The set consists of 5 brushes - 3 of which are exclusive cuts, and all with handles made in this beautiful exclusive chrome looking design. 
As always the brushes are made with  ultra-plush synthetic hair, so they are cruelty free, and they have wonderful easy-to-grip handles. The bristles are super soft but perfectly sturdy to give precise results and a flawless finish - I cant help but keep running them over my cheeks!
I really like how each of the brushes are set into the packaging - meaning that they don't come loose and get misshapen or ruined.

As usual with the Real Techniques brushes, each brush carries the brand name and also the brush name - so you can keep track of which ones you own and what they are all used for.
I am really impressed with the chrome looking design of the handles - it really distinguishes these from the other brushes in the line and I feel like it makes them look much more luxe and expensive than they really are!

The collection consists of 5 brushes so that you can create a pixel perfect all over look. There is everything you need for a  flawless base, enchanting eyes and the perfect finish, 
The brushes included are -

Duo Fibre Powder Brush
This brush is great as it allows you to build up your application of base products all while keeping it lightweight and not cakey looking. The bristles are so soft and you really feel like you can control application of powder when using this. 

Cheek Brush (Set Exclusive)
Even though the bristles in this brush as more densely packed, they are still soft and flexible meaning you get a perfect cheek colour application every time without looking patchy, As well as this, the brush is perfectly tapered so it is great for applying bronzer to just the right areas of the face.

Base Shadow Brush
The perfect brush for applying all over eye colour - such as those bases and neutrals. Even if you already own this brush, it is a nice addition to the collection and having it in this chrome design makes it a worthy duplicate! It applies the perfect amount of product so you don't end up over doing it and looking like a clown!

Angled Shadow Brush (set Exclusive)
The perfect brush to create depth and definition in the eyes. I have enjoyed using this along the crease of the eyelid as the bristles really get into the crevices and give a gorgeous wide-eyed effect. 

Eyeliner Brush (Set Exclusive)
A really nice addition to the collection. This brush is perfectly firm so it means you get full control when applying those gel and liquid liners. It is impeccably cut so you can get really close to the lash line and create wings with ease!

I have really been enjoying using these brushes. They give great results and they certainly look beautiful on my vanity table  they catch the light very nicely!

The £14 flash sale has now finished on Amazon, but fear not! You can pick up this set for £19.99 in Superdrug right now, in store or on their website here.

What do you think of the Real Techniques Brushes? Are you a fan?


  1. this brushes look so good, i really want to try some from real techniques and i'm thinking i'm going to pick up these ones or the core collection, not sure yet - great post!

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

  2. The eye brushes in this set are lovely- as is the duo fibre brush :) only negative for me was that the writing rubbed off! xx

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  3. I'm just about to receive a lovely makeup brush set in the mail, now all I need are wonderful makeup products to match ! haha
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