If you are a YouTube addict like we are at TNL, you must know Pixiwoo. Gorgeous sisters Samantha and Nicola Chapman are incredibly talented UK based makeup artists that have over five hundred videos!
Aside from being stunning, the sisters are incredibly talented, experienced and knowledgable about cosmetics and skin care. I often look to the Pixiwoo videos for product and tool ideas because these girls know their stuff, and it shows in the incredible looks that they have created.
So, when I heard that Sam from Pixiwoo was partnering with Paris Presents ( they also make Eco-Tools brushes) , I knew that they were going to be a great product. Having watched Pixiwoo videos over the years, it’s obvious that Sam and Nic take care in ensuring that they do not endorse a product that they wouldn’t stand behind completely. Simply put , I don’t feel like either of them would ever put their name on a garbage product.
Sam’s brush line is called Real Techniques. The brushes are all cruelty free and make of synthetic taklon. Each brush is hand cut to allow for precision application.
Soon after Real Techniques brushes launched , positive reviews could be found all over the internet. Makeup artists, bloggers and vloggers were finding that the brushes were affordable, easy to work with and provided a great finish.
Until recently , Real Techniques brushes were difficult to find in Toronto. They could be ordered online from a number of different websites but I really hate paying shipping (and waiting) so I held off.
I recently spotted Real Techniques at my local Wal-Mart and wanted to share this amazing deal. Wal- Mart carries three sets of brushes; Travel essentials ( 3 brushes), the core collection ( 4 brushes) and the eye starter set ( 5 brushes).
All of the sets are $17.99!!!!!!!
This is a fantastic value. If one were to purchase all three sets (which would truly be more than you’d ever need for your own makeup), it would cost less than some of MAC’s single brushes!!!
I picked up the core collection brush set.
This Real Techniques set comes with four brushes that can be used to create a flawless base. I choose this set because I really wanted to get my hands on the buffing brush.
Although this brush is made for powders and powder foundation, it also applies liquid foundation beautifully.
The contour brush delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish.
The pointed foundation brush is for use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage.
The detailer brush is precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas. It can also be used as a lip brush or for the inner eye tear duct highlight.
All of the brushes are full-sized with aluminum handles. The handles are colour coded so that you will be able to differentiate face brushes from eye brushes at a glance. It is these little details that I really appreciate.
They also come in a carrying case that doubles as a brush stand when folded. I love this case and will be utilizing it for travel.
So far , I am really enjoying the Real Techniques brushes. They do a great job of applying product on my face in thin, buffed layers, so that I can build coverage naturally.
They are super soft, and the price is definitely right.
If you are looking for some new brushes that are excellent quality and value , run ( don’t walk) to your local Wal-Mart and scoop these up!
Have you tried the Real Techniques brushes? Planning to pick them up?