Real Techniques ‘Contour’ Brush

Real techniques are one of my favourite makeup brush brands! They have insanely good quality with a bargain price tag! Who could complain about that?! I do wish some of their brushes that are only available in sets, were available separately but what can you do.

Okay so today I am going to talk to ya peeps about the real techniques contour brush. It is a part of a set but it deserves its own post. So if you want to hear my thoughts on this brush then keep on reading!

Its use?: As the name suggests this brush is designed for contouring. However, I have found so many different uses for this brush. It’s so good at applying concealer under the eyes (a rare thing to find with brushes), it’s also good at setting the under eye area and applying highlighter. There is very little that this brush can’t do

Is it part of a set of can it be individually purchased?: The downside to this brush is that it’s only available in a set which sucks as I want to get many many multiples of this brush. The set it is a part of is the ‘core collection’. On Iherb that very set is now called the flawless base set.

Does it do a good job?: Yes! For every use I have found for it, it does the job very well.

What I personally use it for?: As I only have one brush I have been using it for either contouring or to apply under eye concealer / set it.

Shape?: The shape of this brush is domed yet tapered – it’s very fluffy too which makes it super awesome at blending.

Availability: Iherb, The real techniques site,, Adore beauty, Feel unique, super drug, boots, Ulta beauty

Pros: small and precise so you can get into nooks and crannies or if you are contouring get the product where you want it. It’s very soft and blends like a dream, it’s affordable (well the set is a decent price).

Cons: You can’t buy it separately, only as a set. So if you want multiples you will have to buy the entire site multiple times.

Price?: $26.82 AUD (on iherb), $47.50 on adore beauty and The prices do range a bit depending where you get them but iherb always has the best prices.

Rating: 9/10

Overall thoughts?: This brush is such an all rounder and can do so many different tasks well! It’s incredible at blending out both powder and cream product and I just wish this gem was sold separately I’d buy like another 5! It’s definitely a brush to check out, the overall set is quite good so you got nothing to lose!

And that’s a wrap on this review! Have you guys tried this brush (or the set in general)? Have you tried anything from real techniques? What are your thoughts? Drop your thoughts in a comment down below, I’d love to hear them. I hope you all have a great day, I love you guys and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Danielle Alexa

    January 5, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I adore this brush, it is perfect for getting underneath the cheekbones!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 5, 2019 at 10:24 pm

      It’s the most versatile brush ever! It has so many uses, how I wish it was sold separately. I’d buy 5

  2. Mica

    January 6, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Sounds like a lovely brush! It’s a shame you can’t buy it on its own but it sounds like a useful part of the set 🙂

    Hope that the first week of 2019 is off to a great start for you and you are having a nice weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 6, 2019 at 11:50 am

      It really is and so versatile as well! same to you love.x

  3. Nicole

    January 6, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    The shape of this brush seems so perfect for contour! I really like the look of it.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

      It is! And for setting under eye concealer, applying highlight and so many other things.

  4. Em

    January 6, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    I have this brush and I absolutely love it. I use it to blend in concealer and it works really well!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

      I use to use it for applying concealer as well before discovering the beauty blender. This brush can do everything. x

  5. Soph

    January 6, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Ooh this sounds like a really good brush- I do like RT ones but haven’t tried this one specifically so I’ll keep it in mind, thanks!

    Soph – x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 6, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      It’s in a set and how I wish it was available separately because it has so many uses.

  6. Kiran

    January 8, 2019 at 12:06 am

    I love the shape of this brush too, I don’t personally use it for contouring either but find it works well for setting under eyes and I like to use it to blend out cream contour or blush on my cheeks it is small enough to not blend it out too far and look muddy or messy. Great brush, love RT brushes they are so soft and such good quality, they have all lasted me forever. Great post Bernadette, I don’t use this brush enough! Thanks for sharing, Happy New Year (I know it is late, forgive me) xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 8, 2019 at 12:56 am

      Yes It’s the best under eye setting brush. I just wish it was sold separately it has too many uses and I like to have each brush serve its own purpose.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 8, 2019 at 9:42 pm

      It really is. x

  7. Stephanie |

    January 18, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I have used this brush to death! I love how versatile each RT brush is and they are incredibly well-priced! Love their multi-task brush!

    Stephanie |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 18, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      It seriously is one of the most versatile brushes ever!

  8. Gemma Etc.

    February 5, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    I love all of the RT brushes, they’re such great quality yet affordable too xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 5, 2019 at 11:30 pm

      They really are! One of my favourite affordable brush brands!

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