Going with the somewhat tenuous assumption that because these were designed by a makeup artist I like the work of, then they must be good; I took the chance and bought some of the Real Technique brushes designed by Samantha Chapman of Pixiwoo fame.
I went for the travel set (£18.99) it contains: Essential foundation brush, Domed shadow brush and a Multi-task brush
The bristles are synthetic taklon, hand cut and 100% cruelty free and come housed in a brush case/roll.
The Essential foundation brush is good for liquid foundation and under eye concealer and does not apply streaky nor do the bristles feel scratchy. Its smaller than a typical foundation brush but this means it really gets into the corners well.
The Multi-task brush, which is my favourite from the set, is good for liquid foundation, powder, blusher and bronzer, it applies colour well and blends it in nicely, it feels soft and comfortable on the skin.
The Domed shadow brush is very rounded and quite firm but not uncomfortably so. I tend to use it for blending shadows, I don’t like it much for actual shadow application.
The brushes wash up well with no spraying of hairs. For the price I am impressed. Whilst I wouldn’t say these exceed my currant brushes they are very good quality and useful brushes and I will definitely look into getting some of the other ones.
I bought these from love-makeup.co.uk, first time I have ordered from the site, it was packaged well and came extremely quick.