Samantha Chapman describes herself as a “makeup artist, vlogger, blogger, beauty bootcamp instructor, mom, and more!” I feel slightly silly writing about her since I bet everyone knows who Samantha (Sam), and her sister, Nicola (Nic) are! However, for those completely out of touch…Pixiwoo: Sam and Nic are famous makeup artists and sisters; Sam has been a professional artist for fifteen years. Samantha believes that great artistry is only as good as your techniques and tools, and that’s why she created Real Techniques, a makeup brush collection. Real Techniques’ mission: “high-tech brushes and industry-quality makeup tutorials make you the expert.”
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I purchased two Real Techniques brush sets, and one brush that was not part of a kit. The first of the posts to share with you is the “your eyes/enhanced, Starter Set.”
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Notice the toggle at the top of the case
That toggle allows for this to be used/positioned as a panoramic brush case.
The Real Techniques 2-in-1 case and stand from another angle:
The eye definition starter kit has five brushes. They all have aluminum handles, which makes them incredibly lightweight. All of the brushes have Taklon bristles, which are synthetic. That means they are 100% cruelty-free. They are all very plush and soft, and after several weeks of testing them, none of the brushes have shed!! I also like that they all have the brush names on them for those just starting.
Below is the base shadow brush. This was the perfect size for my eyelid to apply an eye shadow base.
Here is the crease brush, which is perfectly shaped for contouring.
The accent brush was designed by Samantha for the following: precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging. Yes, it really is a multi-purpose brush and is able to it all!
As you can see from the photo, the eyeliner brush is tapered cut. It was designed that way to be able to apply your eyeliner very fine, or very densely.
The fifth brush in the set is the brow brush. It’s advertised as being able to easily define eyebrows, and I would agree. The bristles are just perfect to easily shape your brows.
I can’t think of any cons. They are priced competitively, and when they’re on sale, in my opinion, they’re a real bargain! Excellent quality and cruelty free. I had high expectations from brushes that were designed by Sam, and she did not disappoint. I love the brushes, and recommend!!
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