Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Real Techniques iHerb



Hey everyone, I thought I'd share my favourite bargain of last month that I completely forgot to review. I read on the lovely vipxo's blog that she found an amazing discount from a company called iHerb. I'd never heard of them previously, they're based in the States and specialise in herbs (obviously), vitamins, supplements and Real Techniques thankfully! Since I already owned quite a few, I thought I'd go for the 2 collections I didn't have, the On Location Travel Essentials, the Your Base/Flawless Foundation brush and Your Eyes/Enhanced Eyes Starter Set. Oh and a cheeky lip balm we can't get in the UK (that turned out to be horrible!!)

It came to $45.42 with the lip balm being $1.45. On your first order, you get $10 off which is already a massive bargain. Convert that into £ and I jumped at the chance. The only downside, like anything being imported it takes a while to arrive. It took about 3 weeks for me but it depends where you live. Shipping was $6 to the UK which isn't too bad considering the distance. I'd definitely use iHerb again though. I heard some people had to pay customs charges but I got lucky and didn't!

Real Techniques Travel Essentials Brushes (L-R | Essential Foundation Brush | Domed Shadow Brush | Multi Task Brush) - RRP £20.99 Feelunique/Beauty Chamber or $17.99 on iHerb (£12.02)
Anyway, the brushes themselves...well. The Travel Essentials was my favourite out of all that I bought. The best brush is the one on the right of the final picture, the Multi Task Brush. I have been using this for blusher, bronzer, highlighter or even powder if I forget other brushes. I wouldn't use it for any sort of foundation personally though. I've been using the middle brush for concealer which is my new go to brush, although I have also used it for shadow too a couple of times. The foundation brush isn't my favourite. I've accumulated  3 flat Real Techniques foundation brushes and I'm not quite sure how...I prefer the RT Buffing Brush - it's amazing for blending liquid foundation perfectly!

Real Techniques Flawless Brush - RRP £8.99 Feelunique/Beauty Chamber  or $7.99 on iHerb (£5.32)
The RT Angled Foundation Brush is better than the one in the Travel Essentials set however I haven't really used this much. I find it really streaky so I've used the Buffing Brush after using this from time to time, to make sure I don't get any foundation death lines (aka orange line of death). It's generally quite a nice brush but I won't really use it enough to warrant the price. I added this just to make up the $40 on iHerb so all is not lost in my eyes!



Real Techniques Your Eyes/Enhanced Starter Set - RRP £21.99 Boots | $17.99 iHerb (£11.98)
Last but not least is the Your Eyes/Enhanced Starter Set which I wanted to try the most. There are a few good brushes, a few not so good. Again it was a massive bargain at £11.98 for the set! The Base Shadow Brush isn't that great for applying the shadow onto my lid and I find a lot of fall out but maybe I'm just not used to using it yet! The Deluxe Crease Brush is a good size for concealer or blending the crease. It's not as fluffy as I'd like though for blending but I make it work. I've not tried the Accent Brush yet or the Pixel-Point Eyeliner Brush so I can't comment on those. The Brow Brush is really good, the size is handy for doing the brows (obviously) and it picks up product well. The 2 sets come with a handy case that also acts as a stand too.

Overall I'm pretty impressed with iHerb and I love Real Techniques brushes but if I was to choose I'd definitely recommend the Core Collection and the Travel Essentials sets.

Have you used iHerb before? What's your favourite make-up brushes?

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12 comments:

  1. I've heard of iherb before for supplements and stuff but not RT. I want to invest in the eye set so much! i have a £10 boots voucher though so I think it will still be boots.
    xx

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  2. Amazing discounts! I really want the foundation brush!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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  3. The RT eyes starter set was a bit hit and miss with me too, but I love love love my RT buffing brush!
    Use it daily :)


    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  4. I really want to try the pointed foundation brush! This set looks fab!
    x

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  5. Apparently their new duo fibre set is going to be on iHerb so i'll be looking when that comes out!

    Jade | Beauty Butterfly Blog

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  6. wanted to try real techniques for ages! must invest xo
    http://jadegillett.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I have not tried any Real Techniques brushes. I keep seeing great reviews, so I'm not sure why I haven't. It looks like you did get a pretty good deal!

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  8. Love Real Techniques brushes, for the price they're amazing! :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. i bought practically all of their individual brushes from iherb and i adore them! they're so good for the price

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // youtube

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  10. These are some amazing discounts, I'm going to have to check out their website!! XX

    Hannah; Glitter And Sparkle

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  11. I have bought some of my real techniques brushes from iherb and some from the US Amazon site and they are very affordable. I recently ordered the travel set and am excited for that to arrive!

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  12. I have been hearing amazing things about these brushes! Thanks for sharing, great post!!

    Kendra

    www.beautybykendrac.com

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