I’ve had this set for about a month now, I’m not sure you can review brushes straight off the bat because you might love it the first time you try it but how will it work over time?/how will they wash? etc. Duo fibre brushes were definitely the one category I felt was missing from the Real Techniques line, I could quite happily get rid of everything but that brand in my stash but I would need to hold on to one of my powder brushes because the RL options were all too dense for a light application. My only irritation with these is the shape, I prefer a round brush for pressed powder whereas the biggest in this set is squished so it’s more flat in shape.. it’s not like I CAN’T use it it’s just something to note. I also find that they’re initially too soft to pick up much product, I think they work better the more you use them as they get a rougher texture. They’re almost too silky to blend etc so again this is something that at first I would have been unhappy with but I can see them improving with age – which is what you want from your makeup tools, right?
The mid size is nice for the heavier blushes that I want a light application of and the very smallest is nice for precision highlighting or blending out eyeshadow. I have brushes that fit each of these categories in my collection and if I’m honest I don’t prefer the Real Technique versions because of the slight variations in shape and the way too silky fibres. Each of the others I was happy with using from day one however that being said they were all more expensive too. I would say that after a few washes (I’ll be really scrubbing them to try and knock that softness out) they will be better but of all of the RL brushes I own (most of them) these were the least impressive.
Do any of you have these? Do you like them?