February 20, 2017

Real Techniques Prep + Color Lip Set Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Real Techniques Prep + Color Lip Set ($19.99) is a new, limited edition makeup brush set dedicated to lips and lips only. So, I’m totally a basic kind of girl when it comes to lip anything. If someone asked me what I’m most obsessed with in the makeup world I likely wouldn’t say lipstick nor lipgloss. I’m more of a palette kind of girl. I like big giant eyeshadow palettes with endless rows of colors. But lipstick and lipgloss? Mmmm, sure I like ’em, I wear ’em, but am I obsessed with them? Not really.

So, do I really need the Real Techniques Prep + Color Lip Set?


I’m not exactly an artist when it comes to applying lipstick. It’s an uncap, smooth on, and go situation. But you might be a little more artsy once you try this set. Real Techniques includes some interesting tools (as well as a video by Sam and Nic Chapman to use these to create a variety of looks) in this set to create a variety of looks.

The set comes with four different lip brushes as well as a brush canister with a mirror located on the lid to store your brushes in. The Lip Smoothing Brush is one I’m utterly in love with. I tend to have drier lips and this dense, circular brush can be used to gently buff lip scrub into your lips to whisk away flakes and dryness. Another interesting brush is the Lip Fan Brush which is a tiny fanned brush with soft bristles that can be used to perfect the outer edges of your lips and highlight your Cupid’s bow. Does it sound gimmicky? Maybe. Does it work? Yes! Due to drier lips my lip color tends to look a little uneven at the top of my lip line this little brush actually smooths and evens out color for a really flawless finish. Who knew I’d be raving a lip brush?

You also get a Lip Lining Brush that’s great for ombre shaping or detailed lip art and a standard Lip Brush with a flat side and a tapered tip to load color up from either a tube of lipstick or your favorite lipstick palette!

I’m not much of a lip person and I don’t get too technical with my looks but these lip brushes can come in handy even for folks like me. As for experienced lip artists, these will be a god sent.

Real Techniques Prep + Color Lip Set is available now and on sale at realtechniques.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Colleen

    So glad these got a good review. Ordered them yesterday as I wanted the fan brush. Real techniques website is doing 25% off of everything today.

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t think I’d make any use of the set and I started using the buff brush constantly and than the fan brush totally rocked my world too 😀 Who new!? 😀 Yes! They are!

  • Nat

    YES A MILLION TIMES YES! I was so hoping that Real Techniques would bring out a special lip set! 😀

    I’ll be buying this as soon as it is out in the UK! 😀