Real Techniques Buffing Brush Dupe For Less Than £2? Must Read!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Real Techniques Buffing Brush Dupe (Style 02) £1.84 Available Here

I'm not usually one for buying copies of things; like most beauty bloggers I have an outrageously long 'wishlist' of products I want at any one time, and will usually just buy things from that (even if I know fine well I'm paying well over the odds). I can't be alone in thinking that you just don't get the same warm and fuzzy feeling from buying a less expensive version of a product than what you do from buying the original, but this was too good to pass up! I know people rattle on about Real Techniques brushes being 'budget' and 'inexpensive' but come on guys who are we kidding; yeah they're a lot cheaper than what you'd pay at any department store makeup counter but a full set will still set you back £100 or more. Seeing as you can only buy the Real Techniques buffing brush as part of the £20 odd pound core collection, it seemed stupid paying that again when all I wanted was one brush from the set.

Two weeks later (a very speedy timescale if you're used to ordering from Hong Kong eBay sellers) the postman popped this through my letterbox. I really wasn't expecting much, but could hardly believe it when I opened it up. It's SO similar to the original, although the design of the handle is slightly different, the quality and feel of the bristles are almost identical. When I was ordering it I was half expecting horrible scratchy fibres, but the bristles feel the same as those on the super soft original brush. Because the  eBay brush is ever so slightly less dense than the original, it actually feels softer on the skin. I'd imagine that a slightly less dense brush would be better for a lighter coverage, but in all honesty I found the application of both to be identical. I washed both brushes for this picture, and just like the Real Techniques brush there was zero shedding from the eBay one and it dried equally as quick- it's extremely well made!

Seeing as this costs roughly five times less than a single Real Techniques face brush (including postage!) I'd recommend it to anyone. Whether you already own a full set of RT brushes and just want a couple of spares, have been wanting to try out the buffing brush and don't want to purchase the entire Core Collection or are just looking for a high quality, low cost foundation brush to put in your handbag/travel bag this really is just the thing. I've got a couple of other variations on their way to me already but after feeling this I'm going to order the rest of the set (edit: the tapered brush (style 01) and flat top brush (style 04) are also amazing, but the stippling brush (style 03) was rubbish as the bristles were too long).

The brush shown in the picture above is 'Style 02' from this seller HERE and costs just £1.84 including postage (they're here if you're in the U.S). Have you ever found a really great dupe of one of your favourite products? Will you be giving these brushes a go? 


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29 comments

  1. Wow, I haven't even gotten my RT brushes (they're in the mail), and I'm already looking at dupes! Lol! Great post! I think it's important to have options from all price ranges. :)

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  2. What a great find! Thanks so much for sharing :) Will have to check it out!

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  3. Wow what a great find, so similar xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. the bristles actually look better but it may be just because your RT one has been loved and used :P I'm very tempted to try this for that price xxx

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  5. Just ordered this :D so excited!!!

    http://kimberley-xxx.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Just stumbled on your gorgeous blog,
    What a coincidence i just purchased a couple of these eBay brushes just last night!
    I've heard so many good things!

    Stefy ♥ x
    Fashion + Beauty
    TWEET ME! @stefpuglisevich
    www.StefyPuglisevich.com

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  7. Great post, thanks for sharing Hun! For that price I'm defo going to try this out.
    Megan xx

    www.maybeitsmeganleigh.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I will definitely be looking into that. I just got some Sigma/Sedona Lace dupes from Royal Care Cosmetics for a steal. There's a couple of minor issues (a few stray hairs that weren't cut to the correct length and a bad smell when they first arrived), and they are a little less dense, but I'm really enjoying them! I think I might like them better than my Sedona Lace brushes (I don't own any from Sigma), and for a fraction of the price. I'm also considering purchasing a brush set off ebay that has the cup brush holder like Sigma/Sedona Lace. Now I'm looking at Real Technique dupes. :-)

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  9. wow, when i first saw this post i thought it was going to say how bad the dupe was! I might have to have a look on ebay and have a cheeky order :)

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.com

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  10. Haha, just ordered this thank you so much for this post! I was going to buy the real ones for my holiday but the ebay option is better! x

    www.aleelily.blogspot.com

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  11. This is so awesome - I agree with you about the cost; everyone says how affordable they are but if you want to buy a full set of brushes for every-day makeup you're spending upwards of £50 - I just don't have that kind of money to spend on anything, let alone makeup brushes! Definitely going to look into these brushes though, thanks for such a great review!

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  12. I saw these the other day and thought it was too good to be true, but I think I'll pop over a nab a few!

    Laura x
    http://pale-girl-reviews.blogspot.com

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  13. ooo I may have to check this out. I've been wanting the Buffing Brush but not the entire Core collection.

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  14. Wow.. the eBay one looks better than the RT :O xx

    Gemma ♥ | MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

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  15. Awesome, just got it! Have been after a good foundation brush for ages! Thank you :)

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  16. thanks so much. I really want to try the buffing brush but don't want another set (as in sold here in Canada). Will definitely have to check it out.

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  17. I actually spotted today how many Real Techniques dupes there were about on eBay xxx

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  18. Oh wow SUCH a good dupe! They look exactly the same and it's like a fraction of the price too - amazing!
    Saadiya x

    www.thatgirlsaadiya.blogspot.com

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  19. soooo glad I found this!!!

    xxx

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  20. Great post!! I've been the RT dupes on eBay for awhile =)
    Xx
    Penny
    parsimoniouspenny.wordpress.com

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  21. Wow, I would deffinetly give these dupe brushes a go now. Off i go to ebay!
    Thanks hun xx

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  22. Great post! It`s good to know, that there are dupes to RT brushes :)

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  23. That RT one is ace! x

    http://yougottabegorgeousx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. The cheapest RT brush you can get ladies!!!! I got my Real Techniques brush sets from iHerb.com and used a discount code! You can use my discount code JGS688 (no expiration!) and get $10 off your entire purchase! They do ship worldwide for only $4 =)

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  25. Great post, I'm getting the full set in pink! Thanks for sharing with us x

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