Sunday, April 21, 2013

Real Techniques Limited Edition Duo-Fiber Collection

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.

I need more brushes like I need a hole in the head, but I couldn't resist when Real Techniques released a limited edition set of duo-fiber brushes. They are currently being sold on both and for around $20.

I like the contrast of the white handles and the unique colors for the lettering on each brush. I also really like that each brush is labeled with its intended purpose.

Duo-Fiber Face Brush and Contour Brush

Face Brush on top and Contour Brush on bottom
Face Brush, Stippling Brush, and Contour Brush
Face Brush on left and Stippling Brush on right
Stippling Brush on left and Contour Brush on right
 As you can see, both the face and contour brushes included in this set are very flat in shape. This really works well for the contour brush because it helps create a very defined contour that can then be blended out (I use the EcoTools Bronzer Brush for blending). However, I wish the face brush had a rounder, fuller shape. Since I use it to apply loose setting powder, having such a flat brush head feels slightly awkward and inefficient.

Duo-Fiber Eye Brush

I took pictures of the duo-fiber eye brush with the base shadow brush from the Eye Starter Set for size comparison. The duo-fiber eye brush is pretty small in circumference, which is nice for people with smaller eyes. I personally prefer smaller crease brushes, so I was really happy about the size. Even so, for me, there's been a little bit of a learning-curve getting this brush to place color where I want it. It also feels a little bit prickly when I'm using it, even though the bristles feel soft to the touch on my hand. For that reason, it won't become my favorite crease brush, but I'll still use it.

Final Thoughts

These are good quality brushes on par with other brushes in the Real Techniques line. They have soft bristles, and I haven't had any issues with shedding. I think my favorite of the three is the contour brush. I like the other two, but they aren't going to become my favorites for their intended purposes. Should you pick them up? I don't think these are must-have brushes, but if you are a big fan of duo-fiber brushes and like the shapes of these, you'll probably want to consider picking them up.

Are you a duo-fiber brush fan? Will you be picking up this set?

 Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.


  1. Like you, I certainly don't need any more brushes but these have been tempting me. And I don't have *that* many duo-fiber brushes... LOL

    1. hehehe...did you pick them up? What do you think?

  2. I'd buy them just because I love my RT Core set so much. Need all the RT brushes!

    1. I have this urge to buy all of them too, but I think I currently have all of the ones that I would use regularly. I'm trying to resist picking up the others just to have them.