Real Techniques

I am pretty positive that many of you will have heard of Real Techniques brushes. If not, then most definitely you will be familiar with Samantha Chapman, the sister who puts the woo in Pixiwoo and is quite a big deal on YouTube! I am not really one to gush over YouTube gurus as such, but Sam and Nic are by far one of my favourite people to watch on YouTube. I admire them as makeup artists and avidly watch their tutorials and reviews because of their professional, yet lovely, friendly nature. I just think they are brilliant and their foundation reviews are absolute gospel in my eyes and have helped me many a time when seeking out a new foundation.

Real Techniques are a collection of hi-tech makeup brushes designed and used by Sam; neatly colour coded and offering a concise range for all aspects of your makeup application. Real Techniques have a blog which Sam actively writes for and keeps updated with tips, tricks, trends and tutorials. I was really honoured when asked if I would like to write a guest post and contribute to the Real Techniques blog, given the freedom to write about whatever I fancied, based around the brushes of course.




I was sent the complete range of Real Techniques brushes to have a little play with and to help inspire my guest post. I was instantly drawn to the Travel Essentials kit, a perfectly portable brush case housing three essential brushes; a foundation brush, a shadow brush and a powder brush. I decided to create a simple, natural look solely using these three brushes, proving that makeup on the go can be as easy as 1, 2, 3.


And this was my finished look!. If you want to see how I achieved it and what products I used, then my guest post is now live on the Real Techniques blog. I am no makeup artist by any stretch of the imagination but really enjoyed writing this post so I hope you like it.

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  1. 22nd December 2011 / 10:10 pm

    the powder brush looks quite big to apply bluster (im used to the MAC 109), was it good and precise for applying or would you say it was better for all over powder application?
    lovely make up 🙂 x

  2. 22nd December 2011 / 10:16 pm

    i love the look of the powder brush! if theres one lady whose going to make superb brushes its Sam!xxx

  3. 22nd December 2011 / 10:32 pm

    i have some real techniques brushes too and i absolutely love them! i'm looking to get more soon and would recommend them to anybody looking for affordable brushes 🙂 xx

  4. 23rd December 2011 / 12:44 am

    you are gorgeous! & your eyelashes are amazing, so jel! xx

  5. 23rd December 2011 / 6:04 am

    I didnt like the foundation brush as much as the powder one. I love that it's tapered so that it applies just the right amount of product.

  6. 23rd December 2011 / 9:16 am

    thank you for the comments girls.

    @irmx – the powder brush is definitely moe suited to applying powder and bronzer, but is perfectly fine to sweep some blusher on your cheeks too. It is too big though if you wanted to precise apply blusher to the apples of your cheeks say.

    @max – i actually have eyelash extensions on here but usually I use MAC's Haute and Naughty mascara.


  7. 23rd December 2011 / 11:20 am

    I have the stippling brush which is perfect for applying flawless liquid foundation 🙂 want to try more of the brushes soon!

    Hayley x

  8. 23rd December 2011 / 11:33 am

    Loved this post. What wonderful brushes! am now following x

  9. 23rd December 2011 / 12:25 pm

    Your lashes are super long! How?

  10. 23rd December 2011 / 12:34 pm

    LOVE Pixiwoo! And I'd really love to try out these brushes!! You look gorgeous btw! And I too hope we see more in 2012! 🙂 xoxo

  11. 23rd December 2011 / 9:37 pm

    I love the Pixiwoo videos- I always trust their reviews 100%. So talented too. Really want to try these brushes soon x

  12. 23rd December 2011 / 11:36 pm

    I like the look of the multi-task brush 🙂

  13. 16th January 2012 / 11:17 pm

    i love this makeup look but cant seem to find the product list on the pixi blog….can you tell me what you used please, thanks x

  14. 16th January 2012 / 11:21 pm

    ooops found it in dec archive, sorry hun x

  15. 20th April 2012 / 10:53 am

    pearls and poodles are looking awesome I think it must be in different colors.
    freshwater pearls.