Tonight, I’m excited to finally tell you all about Kalm Cosmetics — the first and only official distributor for Real Techniques and EcoTools makeup brushes in the Philippines! The business was started by neophytes in the beauty & wellness industry. Just like me, and some of you, their love for all things beauty & makeup, watching tons and tons of YouTube videos and stalking international beauty blogs and being exposed to different products is what started their business of bringing in Real Techniques and EcoTools into our country — where, unfortunately, we never seem to get the cool, sought-after brands like the US/Europe do!
All hail Kalm Cosmetics and the team for stepping up and bringing guru-favorite products within our reach, making it thrice more convenient and cheaper! Before I found out about Kalm Cosmetics, I was back and forth debating if I should order Real Techniques brushes from Amazon and pay the huge amount in shipping… I held off, and then found Kalm Cosmetics. Cue the choir of angels.
(L-R: Real Techniques Core Collection Set, Real Techniques Starter Set, Real Techniques Duo Fiber Collection, & Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge)
After expressing my interest in collaborating with Kalm Cosmetics to help myself gear up for makeup school and my future makeup artist career, they were kind enough to send me the four products above.
The Core Collection set includes 4 brushes: a buffing brush, a contour brush, a liquid foundation brush and a detailer brush; while the Starter Set includes 5 brushes: a base shadow brush, a crease brush, a fine liner brush, an accent brush and a brow brush. I believe that the two important sets you should start with are the Core Collection set and the Starter Set, one focuses on the face and the other the eye area, respectively. These two have served me well in the past few weeks in achieving any makeup look I’m going for. If you buy one set, you just have to buy the other. It also comes in a very useful case which I use to have the brushes stand on my desk while I do my makeup or to hang my brushes upside down to have them dry after I’ve washed them! So useful!
I also talked about the two sets and also used them in a No Makeup Makeup Look video I did last month, which you can watch here :)
I have yet to open and try the duo-fiber collection because it’s mostly for HD makeup, which is something I’ll be learning when I attend makeup school this month. As for the Miracle Complexion Sponge, I’ve used it more than a few times now and have noticed a nice result in blending. I actually prefer it much better than using my buffing brush when applying sheer foundation. The sponge gives me a light coverage finish, hardly any streaking, and is very light weight, compared to a generic dupe of the beauty blender I bought a few months ago! It also cleans really well, meaning any gunk of makeup washes off when I clean it, and I dont have to attempt cleaning it twice! I think this would last me a good 6 months before it starts to need replacing.