If you’re looking for a budget friendly brush set that will make a difference then I highly recommend the duo-fiber collection by Real Techniques.
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First of all, I would like to point out that I still prefer the core collection overall if I had to compare both sets! Don’t get me wrong both sets are incredible but one brush in this set did let me down on numerous occasions and for that reason alone I feel the core collection is worth more as every brush is just as good! I loved the simplicity of this set and the brushes are very soft more soft than the core collection as the bristles are less compact giving more freedom of movement but for some reason I never really liked this aspect as I personally prefer a more compact brush as it holds product a lot better especially if you used to use powders!
Made from Taklon bristles these give a really buildable coverage from light (natural) to full (made up). I normally prefer a light natural coverage when it comes to my base even with spot prone skin I just use concealer as I like my skin to breathe. It’s right when it states these brushes create soft layers and I find this very noticeable when using the large face brush as you can really build the product to give an almost barely there look, leaving you fresh faced and glowing. The brushes give you a lot of control and because they are not as compact it gives you the freedom to get an even balanced result! At first, it’s hard to get used to the face brush especially when blending as the bristles are very dense making it hard to control.
My favourite brush would be the contour brush preferably used to contour bronzer into the cheek bones to give your face a slimmer appearance but it can also be used as your primary foundation brush! I use this as my foundation brush as I feel it gives better results but these kits are supposed to be played with so really it’s up to you what brush you prefer and for what use! 🙂
The eye brush was my least favourite as I find when applying eyeshadow especially black the bristles flick the powder all over the place and ruining my foundation base 😐 so if you are to use this brush I recommend to apply eye makeup before hand and blend in. That being said the brush really picks up a good amount of product and I carefully apply along the eye lid but it can be tricky to get the hang off especially if you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to apply things precisely.

Duo-Fiber Eye Brush: add finishing touches to the eyes
Duo-Fiber Contour Brush: for controlled contouring + sculpting
Duo-fiber Face Brush: for lightweight application + blending of face powder and pigments
Have you tried this collection, If so what are your thoughts? 
xo, Jenny


  1. Gloria Ip
    23rd January 2014 / 5:59 AM

    great post and lovely photos [: you’re so gorgeous! i love your phone case haha
    anyway would you be interested to follow each other?? do let me know!


  2. Vitória Jordan
    22nd January 2014 / 11:32 PM

    I love your look!
    of course I am following your blog!

  3. Marlen
    22nd January 2014 / 1:33 AM

    aww happy belated birthday, and it’s nice to hear you got to spend it with your family 🙂 and this outfit is lovely- you look so sleek and chic!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  4. 22nd January 2014 / 12:26 AM

    I didn’t even realize that Real Techniques had duo fibre brushes! I have yet to try any of their brushes, the thickness of the handle turns me off to be honest. I still may give them a shot at some point though, you can never have too many brushes in my opinion!

    • Jenny
      24th January 2014 / 11:47 AM

      I really like the handle thickness as it makes them easier to rotate and use 🙂 and I know I have to many brushes now haha! x

  5. 21st January 2014 / 7:20 PM

    very nice look! love your Iphone case it´s so nice!
    by the way your header is amazing 🙂

  6. Anna Crysell
    21st January 2014 / 6:48 PM

    Gorgeous look and happy birthday. I love those boots

    The Koalafornian x

  7. 21st January 2014 / 4:51 PM

    Oh les beaux pinceaux 🙂 !

  8. Jessica Cai
    20th January 2014 / 4:41 AM

    Great post, I do love this collection! I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other–please join my GFC and I’ll follow you right back!


    xo Jess

  9. 18th January 2014 / 5:06 PM

    So so lovely:))
    Love your blog!!

  10. 17th January 2014 / 1:16 PM

    I’ve always used real hair brushes, but they always break quite easily. These seem really good, I might have to try them out! 🙂
    Kristina xx

  11. 17th January 2014 / 12:52 AM

    that is too bad you did not like it as much. I do prefer more compact brushes too. I love the color of the brushes though.

  12. The Style Rawr
    16th January 2014 / 4:13 PM

    I don’t own any Real Techniques brushes but I like the sound of these and the colours! <3

    Tara xo

  13. 16th January 2014 / 1:57 PM

    I am using these brushes too and I’m lovin’ it! xx

  14. Jackie
    16th January 2014 / 1:19 PM

    Sounds lovely and i really want to try this set.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  15. MrsVain
    16th January 2014 / 11:15 AM

    I hear about this brushes good things, especially about eye and contour brushes 🙂
    Mrs Vain

  16. Natalie Loves Beauty
    16th January 2014 / 8:00 AM

    I want this set so bad! I have almost all of the RT brushes with the exception of this collection and a couple of the individual brushes! 🙂 x


    • Jenny
      24th January 2014 / 11:45 AM

      I love this set but do prefer the core collection just because I like every brush 🙂 x

  17. Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie
    16th January 2014 / 2:31 AM

    I have this set and I LOVE them!!! The contour brush is the pale girls perfect bronzer brush haha – I think I will end up getting another set of backups as I love them so much xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Jenny
      24th January 2014 / 11:45 AM

      I totally agree it blends so well and for pale skin that’s a must 😉 x

  18. Amy Cone
    16th January 2014 / 2:04 AM

    i just bought this set recently and out of the 3 i like the contour brush the best! i use it for blush. the powder brush is great too!


    • Jenny
      24th January 2014 / 11:44 AM

      Same I think it works better as a blush brush personally! x