I recently bought this limited edition brush set from Real Techniques and have used it every day since I bought it! Included in the set is a massive fluffy powder brush, a smaller contour brush and a blending brush. As with all Real Techniques brushes I’ve tried, they don’t shed and keep their shape well after washing. The handles are very sturdy and they have the added benefit of having a flat base, so you can stand them up straight if that’s how you want to store them.
Overall, I love the fluffiness of these brushes. They’re really soft and great for blending, which is perfect for their specific uses because contour shades, powders and eyeshadows all need to be blended well to create a natural, even look. The only down side I would point out is that the brushes aren’t particularly versatile. I tried using the smallest one for blending in my concealer, but because it was so fluffy it felt like the liquid concealer was clogging the brush. The description says these can be used with liquids or powders, but personally I think I will stick to powders because of the sparse fibres. I prefer to use a dense brush if I’m going to blend liquids because I think they lend themselves better to it.
For blending powders though, these brushes are a great little set, and when you consider you’re getting 3 brushes for your money, they work out at pretty good value too. They are limited edition, so if you’re wanting to get your hands on them, move quickly!
P.S. Apologies for the dirtiness of the brushes – as I mentioned, they get daily use! They ends of the fibres are white when clean.