REVIEW / EXCLUSIVE: Real Techniques Limited Edition Nic’s Picks Set!

You all know how much I love and adore my Real Techniques brushes. I’ll admit I get way too excited when I hear about new products launching in the range.  

Last week Sam and Nic Chapman (the brains & beauties behind Real Techniques) announced their newest Limited Edition Collection ‘Nic’s Picks’.  At a first glance, these brushes are absolutely stunning and so I couldn’t wait to put them to the test!


The set contains 5 brushes, 3 of them being new set exclusives, never before sold in the range (these are the three I’m most excited about).  The brushes have a gorgeous, expensive looking and feeling silver handle.

Duo Fibre Powder Brush – I adore my original duo-fibre face brush and love it for applying powder for an airbrushed effect to set my makeup, or for bronzer.

Cheek Brush (exclusive) – This is very similar to the Expert Face Brush but the hairs are more dense and the shape is rounder.  I’m desperate to try this out with foundation but it’s perfect for building up a good pigment on cheeks (either it be with blush, bronzer or highlighters).

Angled Shadow Brush (exclusive) – According to Pixiwoo, this has been designed to fit into the crease of the eye – perfect for those who want to add depth.  I can see myself using this a lot when accentuating my eye crease with a neutral brown shade, daily.

Base Shadow Brush – This is my all time favourite eye shadow brush and so it’s great to have another back up!

Eyeliner Brush (exlcusive) – SO excited for this!  It’s a thin, angled brush perfect for creating flicks with powder or gel liner.  I think the slant will make it really easy to perfect the cat eye look.

These are available worldwide from 1st October for a limited time. I think they’d make a fantastic Christmas present or even a treat to yourself.  I adore mine and can’t recommend them enough!!

Will you be picking up Nic’s Picks?




  1. August 17, 2014 / 11:04 am

    Cant wait to try these!
    Emma xo | |

  2. August 17, 2014 / 11:14 am

    oh wow these look amazing! a great range of face and eye brushes xx

  3. August 17, 2014 / 11:37 am

    These look amazing, i can't wait to get my hands on them! The eyeliner brush is the one I'm looking most forward to though! thanks for sharing x

  4. August 17, 2014 / 11:39 am

    I can't wait to get these! They'll be a little present to myself.

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  5. August 17, 2014 / 11:46 am

    These look great, I'm intrigued by the cheek brush! Do you know the pricing on this set?
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  6. August 17, 2014 / 11:50 am

    I can't wait to get my hands on these! Gemma x
    Beautiful Life as I know it

  7. August 17, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    This set looks like a really good one, they look lovely and I would actually use all of them! I will have to treat myself to this in October.
    Style Affinity

  8. August 17, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    They look like amazing brushes! 🙂 x

  9. August 17, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    I'm so excited for this set! always worth the money and such good quality, your review has only made me want them more :') x

  10. August 17, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Oh wow, these look lovely! I'm looking for my next selection of make up brushes… These seem like a good set! 🙂 My favourite is also the base shadow brush, and I'd love to add the cheek brush and angled shadow brush to my collection the most!

    CAT xo
    What Cat Says | BlogLovin'

  11. August 17, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    Yes yes YES! I want them RIGHT NOW! SOOOOO excited!!!!

  12. August 17, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    I love the new silver part of the handles making them look quite luxurious. This is going on my brush wish list (as if i didn't have enough on there already :D) x

    Beauty with charm

  13. August 17, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    Really need to buy this esp since they are limited great blog post. I have a recent blog post on How To Get Kylie Jenner Makeup at

  14. August 17, 2014 / 3:03 pm

    I don't need this set but I want it sooo much! I love Real Technique brushes, the silver handle looks really nice too! xx

  15. August 17, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    I am dying for these to come out in Australia! Such a big Real Techniques fan! xx

  16. August 17, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    these brushes look incredible

    This Gir Loves Chic



  17. August 17, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    This brushes look amazing and I really love how much more sleek and professional they look. I just got a brand new brush set that I'm in love with so, I wont be purchasing. Although the one thing I am left without, I just noticed, is an eyeliner brush. Guess I'm on the hunt for that now haha.

    -briannaly xo.

  18. August 17, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    This set looks really good, especially the angled shadow brush. Can't wait to pick this up xx

  19. August 17, 2014 / 5:41 pm

    Definitely! I just love their brushes!


  20. August 17, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    Love the look of these brushes..the shiny handles do it for me. I will definitely be grabbing this limited edition set in October!

    Rachel xx

  21. August 17, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    I definitely need these in my life! Such a fan of the pixi woo ladies and their brushes!

    Kirstie || A Yellow Brick Blog

  22. August 17, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    I need to get more of the Real Techniques brushes, never been interested in a whole set before but this one looks perfect. Can't wait for the release.

    North of London – Beauty Blog

  23. August 17, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    Yes, definetely! I have 2 sets and some indivudual ones and they are great! This set looks even better 🙂

  24. August 17, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    oooh lovely packaging and look like a great set of brushes from the range!

  25. August 17, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    I can't wait to buy these, I'm so excited for the exclusives!

  26. August 17, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    Oooh I really want these, they look sleek and gorgeous! The cheek makeup brush looks great 🙂

  27. August 17, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    These look brill! I love real techniques brushes!

  28. August 17, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    This looks like a great set! Thanks for sharing.

  29. August 17, 2014 / 10:59 pm

    OMG!! This brush set looks amazing! Will definitely buy it! X

  30. August 18, 2014 / 1:41 am

    Such an exciting new release! The base shadow brush is my absolutely favorite, so glad they have it in this collection as well!


  31. August 18, 2014 / 2:04 am

    I have been looking for a great brush set, thanks for the recommendation!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  32. August 18, 2014 / 2:37 am

    These look so lovely! Nothing beats the Real Techniques brushes, such amazing value for money 🙂
    – C
    Claudine Converses

  33. August 18, 2014 / 7:33 am

    They look absolutely gorgeous! Although I can't say I'm at all surprised you've been enjoying them since all their other brushes they've come out with so far have been so crazy on point. Can't wait to get my hands on them that's for sure!

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

  34. August 18, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    They look really good and the packaging is absolutely gorgeous!

  35. August 18, 2014 / 2:34 pm

    They look really good and the packaging is absolutely gorgeous!

  36. August 18, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    I'm a massive fan of Real Technique brushes too! They are soo good, worth the money :)x

  37. August 18, 2014 / 11:07 pm

    Oh my, I definitely need these in my life!

  38. August 18, 2014 / 11:36 pm

    I'll definitely get them ! Real techniques have such amazing brushes 🙂

    Andrea //

  39. August 19, 2014 / 3:17 am

    Oh my gosh I need these! I swear by the duo fibre and the face expert brush xo

  40. August 19, 2014 / 9:27 am

    They look really lovely, all of them! I have yet to try my first RT brush… It's just that I have so many brushes already.

  41. August 19, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    I am so excited for these brushes to come out!! I'll be heading straight to Boots 🙂

  42. August 19, 2014 / 3:21 pm

    These look BEAUTIFUL!


  43. August 20, 2014 / 11:02 pm

    Ohhh they are being released near to my Birthday, great timing, haha! x

  44. August 21, 2014 / 9:55 am

    I love Real Techniques brushes, so I will definitely be getting these

  45. August 22, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    Real Technique brushes are my all time favourite, so will definitely will be getting these ♥

  46. Anonymous
    August 26, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Hiya! Do you know if we can preorder these?xo

  47. September 5, 2014 / 11:03 am

    You can now buy from these 2 websites that offer free worldwide delivery. I've just ordered my set today :

  48. September 5, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    Yes I will be!! I can't wait till they come out! ekk 🙂 x

  49. September 7, 2014 / 12:03 pm

    I just bought them at ! Cant wait until they arrive ��

  50. September 7, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    Lookfantastic *

  51. Anonymous
    October 30, 2014 / 12:19 pm

    can you use the cheek brush to apply foundation?

  52. February 20, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    I'm so late on this but I might actually get it now; I've heard just so many great things about it!

    x Kat

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