Review | Real Techniques Modern Natural Make Up Kit

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I got super excited when i saw that Sam & Nic has released some palettes in their Real Techniques line and I'm actually really surprised that there has barely been any reviews of them, i thought they would have been a really popular topic on beauty blogs. The website that i ordered this from was an American one which actually put me off ordering for a while but one night when i was feeling rather sorry for myself, i decided to order it in an attempt to cheer myself up.

There are two palettes altogether and i picked up the Real Techniques Modern Natural Make Up Kit as i felt this range of colours was the one I'd get the most use out of. I was also really surprised at the price; i don't know why but i expected them to be quite expensive but they retail for $25.00 which converts to £14.90 and the shipping on the site was ridiculously cheap - altogether it cost me less than £16 and that is including the cost of the palette too.

The palette consist of 4 eyeshadows, a gel eyeliner, a blush, a highlighter and 2 lip glosses - a perfect on the go make up kit, its so handy having products combined especially for people who might travel alot because it's a real space saver and its much easier having everything all in one. Unfortunately, the packaging is quite bulky so it kind of lets it down. I also think the packaging is quite cheap looking, despite how nice it looks the plastic 'window' is quite weak and would easily be damaged so it's not very practical in that respect.

The eyeshadows are definitely the stand out part of this product; they are really nice quality. They have great colour pay off, blend together really nicely and they are last well without creasing (i do use an eye primer underneath) - i also really like the range of shades; they are really beautiful colours and it covers all bases for the perfect neutral eye look. It has a light beige/yellow tone shade to highlight the brow bone and inner corner, a shimmery taupe for all over the lid, a matte brown for the crease and a lovely chocolate brown with slight shimmer for the outer corner. They look so nice together and the very first time i used it i loved the way the eye look turned out.

To go compliment the eyeshadows their is a brown gel eyeliner - I've only used it a handful of times and it really lets the palette down. It has a really weak pigmentation and once applied it looks quite faint and almost like it's been watered down. It's not very easy to build the colour up either because when you apply it on top it just doesn't stick to it. It's really disappointing because i think the brown eyeliner would look so nice with the eyeshadows but this just is the quality i was expecting it to be.

The blush is a really pretty light pink shade that would compliment most make up looks because it's very light so it just gives a hint of colour to the cheeks without being overly noticeable (if that makes sense) this would be the perfect option to wear if you was going for a really heavy eye or lip look because it would still give you colour without making you look like a rag doll. The cream highlighter is equally as nice; it's feels really smooth and blends into the skin really nicely - it's applies quite lightly but i really like that because it just gives a really subtle healthy glow without looking too much like a disco ball. Like the blush, i think this would be a great option to use when you're going for a really heavy make up looks because its nice and subtle.

I don't really have much to say about the two lipglosses - they are alright lipgloss and don't have a sticky formula which is always a good thing but I'm just not interested in using them to be quite blunt. Don't get me wrong; they are nice lipglosses but I'm just don't find myself wanting to use them and i think I'd have preferred a different product in their place. The two shades you get are a soft pink with subtle shimmer running through and a shimmery golden brown. The both apply quite sheer with only a hint of the colour to them - if i was to use them, the only one that would probably get any use is the pink one as i don't really like the golden brown shade, its just not i could i would go for nor is it one i think I'd personally suit.

Some aspects are hit and miss but it still surprises me that it hasn't had that much coverage on blogs - i do have a couple of issues with it that I've mentioned above and it does really annoy me that they haven't give the shade's names but i love the eyeshadows in this palette and just those alone make this palette worth it for me as they are really good quality.

When i ordered this, this also sent me a little free gift which was a Real Techniques Pointed Liner Brush which you apparently can't buy anywhere else which i thought was really nice - i don't actually use this for liner, i use this for applying eyeshadow under the eyes because it's a really good size for that, like all Real Techniques brushes it's really good quality, really soft and easy to clean without ruining it.

Did you pick up one of the Real Techniques Palettes?
Natalie xx


  1. Looks like a nice pallete besides the lipgloss - slightly weird colours! Great review!

    1. It is nice, but i agree the lipgloss let it down!
      Natalie xx

  2. I agree, I haven't heard any reviews on this! I thought it would be a huge thing!
    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

    1. I honestly thought it would have been on all blogs :/
      Natalie xx

  3. Weird lipgloss...and here was me thinking RT couldn't do anything wrong! The rest of it's great though. Perfect for an every day neutral look.

    1. Yeah definitely! Its still a great palette regardless of the lipgloss haha
      Natalie xx


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