By now you probably know that Camilla and I are huge fans of the gals at Pixiwoo. Sam Chapman, one of the sisters that make up the dynamic duo, has her own line of high-quality make-up brushes under the name Real Techniques. Sam has been a pro make-up artist for over 15 years and, together with sister Nic, boasts nearly one million YouTube subscribers. People like me eagerly await their twice-weekly uploads for great make-up tutorials and product reviews.
With all this experience and beauty knowledge, Sam’s range of brushes was always going to be fantastic and I have not been disappointed. Not only do they work like a dream but they’re affordable and you can now get them shipped to SA.
A bit about the line
- The bristles are made from an ultra-plush, synthetic material called Taklon that is 100% cruelty-free. The soft fibers help create a flawless, high-definition finish in any type of light.
- The color-coded system corresponds to the key steps of makeup application so they’re easy to use. Brush names on the handles also make for easy reference when creating your favourite look.
- Each brush head is hand-cut to the perfect shape, allowing for precise application from dense coverage to a soft, delicate finish.
- The collection is suitable for a wide range of products and every makeup need – from powders, creams, and liquids to mineral makeup, highlighter, and shimmer. Natural-hair brushes absorb liquid and cream products, which can make application uneven and is why synthetic brushes are more versatile.
I have almost the full complement of Real Techniques brushes because I’ve been so impressed with them. Here are my favourites:
The best foundation brush I’ve ever used, this brush allows for smooth, flawless application of any kind of base – liquid, cream or powder. Comes as part of the Core Collection which costs approx. £20 and includes four excellent face brushes.
Dual-fibre brush that gives even, light coverage when used for foundation and also great for applying cream blush without disturbing the base underneath.
A big, fluffy brush with a slightly tapered tip that deposits the perfect amount of product while the surrounding bristles softly blend it out. I use it for blush and bronzer but it also makes a great powder brush for all over mattifying.
You can buy Real Techniques brushes from Boots.com or Feel Unique and Look Fantastic, both of whom offer FREE worldwide delivery. I also highly recommend subscribing to their YouTube channel and following Nic and Sam on Twitter.
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