Real Techniques Dupes - What Happened Next


A while a go I posted about some Real Techniques brushes dupes HERE. I had seen that they had been talked about by quite a few bloggers, they are sold on eBay for a mere £1.00 - £2.00 delivered from, of course, Hong Kong!

My first impressions of the brush I ordered were really good, yes they looked almost identical to RT's brushes and after a few weeks of using it I thought how well the brush blended my foundation or cream blush.


I carried on using the brush for around 2 months on a daily basis, my poor Real Technique brush got slightly neglected!

Top Real Technique Stippling Brush - Bottom Duplicate.


After 2 months the brush inevitably started to loose it's bristles! I thought I had instantly grown whiskers on my face while applying my makeup!


I also noticed the handle was loose.....


So the age old saying of 'You get what you pay for' is very true in this instance! Real Technique brushes are not too expensive at all, starting from around £10.00 however most of you will probably know you can buy great starter kits for around £25.00. I would highly recommend buying them as they last for so long and the quality is fabulous! I have had my Real Techniques brushes for about 2 years and as you can imagine they have had several several washes and they look as good as new!

I was a traitor to Real Techniques but I am now back on track!

Have you tried any of the cheaper brushes?


CONVERSATION

13 Comments:

  1. I had a feeling these brushes were too good t be true when everyone was raving about them. Shame they didn't hold up well, woulda been a real bargain.
    xo

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    1. Me too but at first I was impressed, at least i've tried them and hopefully people will invest in better long lasting brushes.

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  2. I've never been one to bother too much with brushes, I've had a few cheap sets but I really want to get some better ones. I try to stay away from face makeup though as it causes me to break out.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Well if you decide to get some, invest in some good ones :)

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  3. Oh, so glad you did a follow up post. I love my RT brushes but have been tempted at times to try these cheaper eBay brushes but never got round to ordering them. I will be sticking to my RT brushes too
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  4. Whoops! Definitely a case of you get what you pay for in this case. It's good you updated us on this.

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  5. Cheap brushes always seem to shed so I've learnt to stay away from them too! My Real Techniques brushes are my most used ones to date, but I'm eager to try Zoeva brushes as I've read so many good things about them. xo

    www.seekmyscribbles.com

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    1. I've not tried Zoeva yet, may have to put them on the 'must try list'.

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  6. I have always used cheap brushes and they need replacing quite frequently. My daughter was given some Real Techniques brushes for her Birthday and you can really tell the difference. I have taken to using hers (she is only 11 lol), I would never go back to the cheapos either.

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    1. Aaaawww lucky her! I think I had a selection of cheapo brushes at that age!

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