Real Techniques Duo-Fibre Brush Review!

I’m already a massive fan of the Real Techniques Brush Range so when I heard they were launching a Limited Edition set I was very excited.  I’ve already featured them in my August favourites, but read on to hear more about what I think about the Duo-Fibre range!

real techniques duo fibre
duo fibre review 

The bristles on this brushes are very sparse and not dense at all, meaning the colour pick-up is very sheer and light.  When I first used these I was a little disappointed that it didn’t coat eye shadow and powder on as thickly as it should, but then I realised I had been using them entirely the wrong way.

These products work best (in my opinion) for creating a completely flawless, natural face.  I now use the duo-fibre Face Brush religiously for applying blusher or bronzer and it does THE most incredible job (more so than any other blusher brush I have used).  I often have the problem of applying a little too much blusher and it completely ruins the look.  With the Face Brush however, as it picks up the most tiny (yet even) bit of product and I am able to build up my blusher to create the most incredible glow – I literally look glowing when using these brushes.  This goes for highlighter as well (the smaller Eye Brush being perfect for adding a flush of shimmer on cheek & brow bones).

The Eye Brush is also great for blending out eye shadow (rather than applying it) and the Contour Brush works well contouring (obviously)!  Duo-Fibre brushes in general are great for both powder, cream an liquid products so they are great for experimenting with to work out what works best for you.

These will not be everyone’s cup of tea but I for one am a massive fan.  This limited edition range retails for £23.99 in all Boots stores, check them out if you can!  I thank Sam Chapman for releasing these!

Are you a Real Techniques fan?  What do you think of Duo-Fibre brushes?




  1. September 11, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    I have not tried Real Technique before but I want to after reading this! (:

  2. September 11, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    I've just added these brushes to my collection and so far I'm loving them. As you say they're great for going for a bolder blush but if you're heavy handed like me you can build the colour up till it's right – as they say you can always add more but never take it away!


  3. September 11, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    I own the duo fibre collection too! I was a little disappointed with them too when I first tried them. They have grown on me a bit. I love the way the powder brush gives you sheer coverage.

  4. September 11, 2013 / 7:59 pm

    I love RT brushes but I haven't bought this set yet due to the bad reviews! But after reading yours, maybe i should give them a go!

  5. September 11, 2013 / 8:07 pm

    I like a really natural look so i find these work perfectly for me! Im not so keen on the eye brush though as i find it a bit scratchy but i do still get some use out of it occasionally so the set was very worth the money! x

  6. September 11, 2013 / 8:42 pm

    Absolutely love these brushes as they are so versatile and do a really great job and what's best of all is their price tag!!

    Have recently reviewed these brushes on my blog, would love it if you could check out the post!

    Louise xxx

  7. September 11, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    I just got these too and there sooo good!

    Following you, would love you to follow mine back.

    Frankie xXx

  8. September 11, 2013 / 9:04 pm

    I really need to get some more of the RT brushes 🙂

  9. September 11, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    I am in desperate need of a really good blending brush and contour brush. I have the two original sets from RT, and while they're my favorite, I really want more. I find that the original contour brush is a little harsh for me. I feel like this one would really do the trick!


  10. September 11, 2013 / 9:33 pm

    ah ive always wonder what makes them different compared to the original one. thank you for the review 🙂


  11. September 11, 2013 / 9:40 pm

    I love RT brushes but I haven't tried these 🙂

    Annie |

  12. September 11, 2013 / 9:45 pm

    When I was on holiday in England I stood hours in front of those finally deciding not to pick them up. Now I really really regret it :-/ Perhaps I'll be able to get my hands on them another way.


  13. September 11, 2013 / 9:49 pm

    I love these brushes!

  14. September 11, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    I have picked these up so many times in Boots and put them back because I have too many brushes already, but they sound so good! May have to invest!

    B xx

  15. September 11, 2013 / 11:07 pm

    I really need to get some RT brushes! They seem wonderful! xx

    // Inês Paúl //

  16. September 12, 2013 / 1:22 am

    I really want to try these! I have a lot of the RT brushes – got them from as they have great international shipping and affordable prices – I saved even more money with coupon code FFM227 at checkout! 🙂 Great review!

  17. September 12, 2013 / 1:24 am

    my dream brushes!

  18. September 12, 2013 / 5:26 am

    Thanks for your review!I'm more eager now to save for this one!The whole packaging is cute as well.Very sophisticated! 🙂

    Cj of

  19. September 12, 2013 / 6:06 am

    I have not seen these around. They look quiet interesting!

  20. September 12, 2013 / 7:53 am

    Thanks for sharing this great best beauty products info 🙂 good work keep it up 🙂

  21. September 12, 2013 / 9:01 am

    I've had my eyes on them for so long. I already own the core collection, a powder brush and the eyes kit and I love them all,I might have to get this set as well. Thanks for the amazing review!

  22. September 12, 2013 / 9:26 am

    I love RT! I have the Travel Essentials, Starter Set, Expert Face Brush and Stippling! :))

  23. September 12, 2013 / 10:06 am

    Can't wait to pick these up! I love rt

    Roshni’s Journey

  24. September 12, 2013 / 11:36 am

    I really want to get these brushes! I love all the real techniques brushes!

  25. September 12, 2013 / 12:29 pm

    I bought the basic RT set last Christmas and I loved them so much I flaunted them at everyone. I came back to England over summer vacation and I was outside Boots at 9 am the next day just so I could pick some more brushes up! I really don't think I'll need any more makeup brushes after discovering these babies!

  26. September 12, 2013 / 12:39 pm

    Love the idea of these, never heard of these kind of brushes before with the purpose of only applying a little amount of product but it totally makes sense! x

  27. September 12, 2013 / 4:55 pm

    I really want these brushes! I don't like the white handles though 🙁
    Laura x

  28. September 12, 2013 / 6:58 pm

    I've never seen those brushes around before, this review is really helpful. As someone who loves intense pigmentation, I don't think I will enjoy them as much.


  29. September 12, 2013 / 10:53 pm

    I am a huge Real Techniques fan but these have never really appealed to me!
    From just looking at them, they look scratchy! But all RT brushes are soft so I'm sure that's not a problem?
    You've convinced me that I want these now, damn!
    alicekatex ♥

  30. September 13, 2013 / 3:10 am

    I will def check this out. I have used real techniques and I so love them. Now they are releasing this duo and I just can't wait to try it out.

  31. September 14, 2013 / 12:36 am

    I'm a big fan of Real Techniques! But I've read so many mixed reviews of these. But you got me at natural look! haha

  32. September 14, 2013 / 9:30 am

    Looks like a great purchase. Following you now! You have a great blog. Hope you follow back too 😀 xxx The Beauty Bloggers

  33. September 14, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Might have to give these a go, I'm so in love with my stippling brush from this range I'm sure these will be worth a look. Your review certainly sounds like they will be, I have the same problem as you, sometimes get a little bit blusher happy lol. Great blog 🙂

    -Lisa @

  34. September 16, 2013 / 12:05 am

    I've always wanted to try the expert face brush XD
    I even once had a dream about using it… awks lol

  35. September 17, 2013 / 6:36 am

    Recently I had used this brush. It’s calmly spreads & applies foundation very nicely. I love this one and I think it is one of the best brushes.

  36. September 19, 2013 / 8:26 am

    These brushes look so nice!

  37. September 20, 2013 / 9:13 am

    I'm so excited to try them!

  38. September 28, 2013 / 1:45 am

    Love real techniques brushes! Going to upload a review of the expert face brush to my blog soon! Thanks for this review, definitely thinking I need to pick this trio up now!

  39. Melanie
    October 2, 2013 / 8:38 am

    I love these brushes! Got them from Iherb.You can use code GOC867 to get $10.00 off your first iHerb purchase.
    Great review:)

  40. October 5, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    I need to get these, they sound amazing!:)

  41. October 5, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    I need to get these, they look amazing!:)


  42. October 10, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    I LOVE real techniques brushes! I haven't tried the duo fibre brushes yet, but after reading this I may have to pick some up!

  43. December 24, 2013 / 9:42 am

    I've been a bit loathed to spend that much money on a blush brush up until now, however I recently bought it, and I must say I really like it. Its incredibly soft, and my colour disperses nicely. Great review lovely x
    Heroine In Heels

  44. June 5, 2014 / 11:10 am

    Lovely review! I wish I can buy this brushes in my country (Turqie)



  45. September 30, 2014 / 4:14 am

    I am having a difficulties on deciding whether should buy this or essential one. My purpose is to create a great complexion, as a fan of rt, could you please gimme further suggestion? Pls email me to

    Gracias 🙂

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