E-BAY Brushes (Real Techniques dupes/lookalikes) Review

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Hello lovelies,

as you probably know, I really, really like Real Techniques brushes, but I don’t like their European price. You can get them for cheaper on iHerb, but they rarely have discounts and when you include the shipping, it is not really that much cheaper. While I was browsing e-bay (my favourite entertainment), I ran into a familiar looking brushes. These brushes, even though are not really a true copy of Real Techniques, are made on a same principle – with a very long ferrule which is also a handle and a rubberized end. They come in several colours: gold, pink (like real Real Techniques) and blue. I picked the blue handles since I didn’t want to confuse them with Real Techniques.

My brushes have no brand name on the handle and the whole set of 5 brushes cost me $12. The brushes arrived in a padded envelope. Duofibre brush arrived a bit damaged – you’ll see from the photos that the ferrule is slightly dented. I’ll fully review each brush in detail below, but I can say that the bristles are as soft as those on Real Techniques and none of the brushes shed.

The brushes, with the exception of the duofibre brush are all very dense and appropriate for buffing in foundation or powder.

I’d definitely recommend them – although the set lacks a couple of fluffier brushes for light powder and brush application, it is a great set for the price.

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Kao što već znate, jako obožavam Real Techniques kistove, ali ne volim koliko koštaju u Europi. Mogu se nabaviti jeftinije na iHerbu, ali kad se uračuna poštarina, onda to i nije neki popust. Dok sam bezveze pretraživala e-bay (moj omiljeni hobi), naletila sam na kistove koji izgledom jako podsjećaju na Real Techniques. Iako ti kistovi nisu direktna kopija Real Techniques, slično izgledaju – drška u boji s gumom na krajevima. E-bay kistovi dolaze u nekoliko boja: zlatna, roza (kao i pravi Real Techniques) i plava. Odabrala sam plavu tako da ih na prvi pogled razlikujem.

Moji kistovi nemaju nikakvo ime brenda na sebi, a cijeli set od 5 kistova me koštao samo $12. Kistovi su stigli u omotnici s mjehurićima. Samo je bockalica malo oštećena – -izlomljen je metalni dio. Svaki ću kist u detalje recenzirati niže u postu, ali ovdje mogu još spomenuti da je dlaka (sintetička) jednako mekana kao i na pravim Real Techniques kistovima i da mi još niti jedna dlaka nije ispala.

S iznimkom bockalice, svi su kistovi gusti i pogodni za utrljavanje pudera.

Ove bih kistove svakako preporučila – iako bi bilo bolje da set sadrži kist za lagano nanoštenje pudera i za rumenilo, ipak je za cijenu sasvim dobar set.

The set contains 5 brushes and here’s the comparison of some of them with Real Techniques and Sephora:

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RT Blush brush (sorry, it’s dirty), e-bay pointed brush, RT Setting brush, e-bay round brush, Real Techniques Base Shadow brush, Sephora Mineral brush.

1. Duo-fibre brush

This is the only brush which arrived slightly damaged. It is made of white, longer bristles and black short bristles. Basically, it looks like MAC 187, although it is smaller. I use it to stipple in liquid foundation. It is my first duo fibre stippling brush, so I can’t say if this is the case with all of them, it feels super prickly on my skin – it’s like a tiny needles. When the brush is dry, it is super soft, but as soon as it gets wet, it becomes prickly. Other than this, I had no problems with it – the size is a pro and a con at the same time – it is small enough to cover the nose sides, but it takes some time to cover the whole face.

Ovo je jedini kist koji je stigao malo oštećen. Kist ima duže bijele i kraće crne dlake i izgledom podsjeća na MAC 187, samo što je manji. Koristim ga za nanošenje tekućeg pudera. To je moja prva bockalica, pa ne znam je li to uvijek slučaj, ali kod korištenja se javlja osjećaj bockanja kao s iglicama. Kad je kist suh savršeno je mekan, ali čim ga umočim u puder, postane bockav. Osim toga, nisam imala drugih problema. Veličina kista je istodobno i plus i minus – dovoljno je malen da dosegne teže dostupna mjesta, ali zato treba čitava vječnost da se puder nanese na lice.

2. Angled brush

I really don’t have a specific use for this brush. It is very dense and made of soft synthetic bristles which are white on the top. As the name says, it is cut under an angle; the cut is straight. I use it to blend in the powder, especially around the nose area.

Za ovaj kist nemam nikakav specifičan način upotrebe. Veoma je gust, a napravljen je od mekih sintetičkih vlakana koja pri vrhu bijela. Kao što i ime kaže, kist je rezan ukoso, ali je rez ravan. Koristim ga za blendanje pudera, osobito oko nosa.

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3. Flat brush

This is a flat, straight cut brush. I use this one to apply powder, especially if I want a greater coverage. As all other brushes, this one is very soft. It can also be used to blend out blush.

Ovo je ravno rezani kist koji koristim za nanošenje pudera, posebno kad želim jače prekrivanje. Kao i ostali kistovi, jako je mekan. Također se može koristiti za blendanje rumenila.

4. Pointed brush

I use this brush to apply to blend contour and/or highlight. Shape-wise, it looks like a much smaller and less fluffier version of Real Techniques blush brush and can also be used to apply not so pigmented bronzers.

Ovaj kist koristim za blendanje kod konturiranja. Izgledom podsjeća na puno manju i manje flufastu verziju Real Techniques kista za rumenilo. Kist se također može nositi za nanošenje ne baš pigmentiranih bronzera.

6. Round brush

This is the only brush that can be called the dupe of Real Techniques – it is very similar to their Buffing brush and to Sephora Mineral brush. I usually use it to either blend or buff the powder or to apply liquid foundation (like a stippling brush). Again, it is really soft.

Ovo je jednin kist za koji bi se moglo reći da je kopija Real Techniques kistova  – jako je sličan njihovom Buffing kistu, a također sliči Sephora Mineral kistu. Ovaj kist koristim za blendanje ili utrljavanje pudera te za nanošenje tekućeg pudera (poput bockalice). Kao i svi drugi kistovi, vrlo je mekan.

Okay, this would be all. If you have a bunch of brushes, you might not find these useful, but they are very welcome in my collection. Before I got these, all these tasks (buffing powder, blending powder, blending blush, contour, highlight) were performed by my Sephora Mineral brush (which also meant super frequent washing – almost every other day), but now I can redistribute these tasks to the new brushes.

Did you get these brushes?

Thank you for reading,

xoxo Tamara

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6 thoughts on “E-BAY Brushes (Real Techniques dupes/lookalikes) Review

  1. Taman gledam što ima na ebayu i baš sam gledala te kistove i sada si me privukla s buffing brush, inače obožavam taj RT kist i koristim ga svakodnevno i baš trebam rezervu :) ili makar kopiju ;)

  2. Već jako dugo imam rozi Round brush (čak sam ga i recenzirala na blogu) i obožavam ga, stvarno odlčan kist za jako malo novaca. Koristim ga jako često, često perem i niti jedna dlaka nije ispala. Puder nanosi gotovo besprijekorno!
    Mogla bih se uskoro počastiti i s ovim ostalim kistovima, bas me zanima kakvi su. :)
    Martina

  3. ma to ništa ne valja, samo čekaj da počnu dlačice ispadati. nemam ni ja previše para za rt kistove ali rađe ću dati 12 dolara i još malo dodati i kupiti pošten kist.

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