REVIEW: Real Techniques Limited Edition Duo Fiber Collection

I’ve raved about Real Techniques brushes on the blog ever since their release in the United States. While the Limited Edition Duo Fiber Collection has been out for months now, I’m just now getting around to being interested in them! As with all the brushes in the line, the Duo Fiber Collection seems to have received great reviews online, for sure.



I like the white and black handles and packaging, and it goes well with the duo fiber bristles as well. Upon opening the packaging, there’s a strong plastic-y smell (kind of like rubber flip flops). Before use, wash them really good and let them dry completely.

For $20, you get three brushes. The Duo-Fiber Face Brush is perfect for a lightweight application of powder or highlighter. It’s also great for blending over-done blush as well. It’s big and fluffy, but not as dense and tightly packed as the Real Techniques Blush Brush. That’s why it’s good for portion control and applying powder products sheerly onto the skin. The Duo-Fiber Contour Brush is great for controlled contouring and sculpting. The size is perfect for under the cheekbones along the sides of your nose. Personally, I like to use this to add highlighter to my skin after I’ve applied my base makeup and blush. The Duo-Fiber Eye Brush is good for adding finishing touches to the eyes and for blending colors out that have produced a harsh line/edge. It’s perfect for doing the “windshield wiper motion” along the lids.


Even if you own the other Real Techniques basic brushes, this Limited Edition Duo Fiber Collection is worth looking into — simply because these brushes “allow you to create soft layers [and] add texture. In general, the brushes are perfect for “building color from light to dense” and can add definition as well. I’d recommend this collection and suggest taking advantage of the holiday sales going on right now at Ulta!

Retails for $19.99 USD.