Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Product Review : REAL TECHNIQUES™ by Samantha Chapman 'Core Collection' Brush Set

Hey Pretties,

as part of my promise to review products in my new haul. Here is my 1st input. These brushes i ordered through my very wonderful Sister & Talented Makeup Artist, KK(Kemi Kings). Having been an avid fan of Samantha & her sister,Nicola (The Pixiwoo Sisters) on You-tube, it would definitely be no surprise that i would want to try my hand on Sam's Brushes & so the 'Core Collection' was what caught my fancy.

Samantha Chapman (Co-Founder Pixiwoo)

The brushes arrived last week & i must say,i couldn't wait to try my hands on the brushes, most especially the Buffing Brush (which i must confess was my primary target,lol).

In it's Packaging

Panoramic Case
 The 4 brushes contained in the set are : The Contour Brush, the Foundation Brush, The Definition Brush & The Buffing Brush

  • The Contour brush - I use this to Contour & Highlight areas on my face i want definition in as well as setting my undereye concealer & it does a swell job as so
  • The Pointed Foundation brush - For best results, use with a Liquid Foundation
  • The Detailer brush - It's actually a Concealer brush, but can be used as a Lipbrush & precision eye brush
  • The Buffing Brush - It was actually created for Full-coverage application of Powder & Mineral Foundation, but i particularly love to use this for Liquid Foundation & i find that i use less product with this brush.

L-R Contour Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush, Detailer brush & Buffing Brush

  • The Buffing & Contour brushes are super dense and gentle on the skin
  • They are Great Quality for their affordable price
  • The taklon bristles are hand-cut & 100% cruelty-free
  • For new makeup artists or an average woman, the brushes have names written on them for easy recognition.
  • All the brushes have Self-standing bases for easy display
  • The aluminium ferrules are so light and are easy to hold and handle
  • The ergonomics of the brush is well thought out, I love the copper color too
  • On washing, the brushes didn't shed hairs, which made that super cool and the taklon bristles turn as white as new after washing
  • The Brush case doubles as an organizer for pencils, like i did below
My New Pencil Organizer ;)

  • For now, i see no cons :)
 Online, the brushes can be obtained in the US at ULTA  & in the UK at LOVE MAKEUP ; Victoria Health  & Cocktail Cosmetics

I hope this review was helpful

Pretty K

Ps :

" Samantha Chapman lives outside London, England and is a mother of two. She is in high demand as a makeup artist and is a top-rated YouTube beauty guru with 40 million hits and counting. The press acknowledges her as an expert in her field; she is frequently quoted and regularly appears in national and regional press. Sam’s makeup artistry has appeared in publications including Harper's, Tatler, Brides, Elle, and Cosmo. In the last 15 years, she has worked with top photographers including Nick Knight and Lord Snowdon. Sam also works with celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney, Peaches Geldof, Ashley Tisdale, Charlotte Church and more. Sam is in constant demand by private clients and students seeking training in her Pixiwoo beauty bootcamps. 


    1. Lol, i will be sure to keep the case cum pencil organiser in mind cos iv been looking for something for my pencils too.
      nice post Kunbi.

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