Real Techniques Eye Shade & Blend Duo Review

Real Techniques Eye Shade and Blend Duo by Sam and Nic Review

Real Techniques recently revamped a huge part of their line with new brush sets, improved products and more.   The Real Techniques Shading Brush is one of my faves, I use it almost every day so I was excited to try out the Eye Shade + Blend set.  It is part of their new lineup of duos that make their best selling and customer favourites more accessible.  At just $15 and available from Walmart, they did an amazing job with this duo.  The brushes are soft, versatile and affordable.

Real Techniques Eye Shade and Blend Duo by Sam and Nic Review - Brushes

The Real Techniques Eye Shade + Blend set includes a nice size deluxe crease brush that gives a nice wash of colour in the crease. The size is perfect for blending and getting the right amount of product in the crease and above the eye socket.  The other brush is the base shadow brush which is longer and less dense than my regular shading brush.

Real Techniques Eye Shade and Blend Duo by Sam and Nic Review - swatches compared with old Shading Brush

Swatches of HollyBerry Ursula using Real Techniques Shading Brush, Base Shadow Brush and Deluxe Crease Brush (from bottom)

My old shading brush packs on a little more colour with a shorter denser brush but the others give a more blended look.  The Real Techniques Eye Shade + Blend duo set is just hitting Walmart stores over the past few weeks and will be in London Drugs, Uniprix; select Familiprix, Jean Coutu, Lawtons Drugs, Pharmasave, Rexall Pharma Plus, IDA Guardian and Walmart.ca over the coming months.

What Else Is New From Real Techniques?

Real Techniques Eye Shade and Blend Duo by Sam and Nic Review - compared with old Shading Brush

Other Real Techniwue duos available now or soon include

  • Eye Smudge & Diffuse ($15) with a smudge brush, precision smudge brush and bonus sharpener
  • Eye Detail & Define ($15) with a slanted liner brush, square detailer brush and bonus eye liner pick for precision lines
  • Lip Colour & Blur ($15) lip brush and lip blurring brush to give a soft focus look perfect for ombre lips

What Else Is New From Real Techniques?

Real Techniques Eye Shade and Blend Duo by Sam and Nic Review - Deluxe Crease and Shading Brushes with HollyBerry Ursula

Real Techniques changed up some of their brush sets and introduced some new ones.  Watch for these amazing Real Techniques sets over the coming weeks.

  • Flawless Base Set ($28) similar to the old Core Collection. Contains a square foundation brush and buffing brush (oh how I love their buffing brush).  Plus a detailer brush and contour brush and a cup to store your brushes
  • Enhanced Eye Set ($28) similar to the old Eye Essentials Kit. Includes a medium shadow brush, essential crease brush, shading brush, fine liner brush, lash separator and storage cup
  • Brow Set ($33) is new and includes a brow highlighting brush, brow brush, spoolie, brow scissors, slanted tweezers and a storage case
  • Sculpting Set ($28) has a wide angled sculpting/contour brush, fan brush and setting brush in a storage cup
  • Real Techniques Essentials Set ($28) has been revised.  It now includes their essential foundation brush, domed shadow brush, multi task brush that can be used for powder, blush and/or bronzer plus a drying case
  • Prep & Prime Set ($32) is new and includes a spatula to get products out of jars without introducing any bacteria on your fingers.  Plus under eye domed applicator, a primer brush, miracle complexion sponge and sponge stand to allow it to air dry.

Most of these Real Techniques sets will be available from Walmart or buy direct from FarleyCo here.  If you are in Western Canada, London Drugs carries a large selection of Real Techniques brushes, sponges and sets.

Disclosure Press Samples

3 thoughts on “Real Techniques Eye Shade & Blend Duo Review

  1. Real Technique brushes are my fav. In my opinion there’s no need to spend a lot of money on brushes because RT has got that down pat! I love this brush set and want to pick up another!

    1. Agreed! I don’t need any more brushes in my collection, but if I did, I’d be reaching for Real Techniques in a heart beat! (I do have a few of them).

  2. Oddly I use these brushes the opposite way haha. I find the crease brush much too big, but I like to use it for a wash of shadow on the lid or entire eye. And I like to contour with the shadow brush. But they are indeed good brushes. I got the anniversary set, so glad I snagged that 😀

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