Monday 30 September 2013

Real Techniques Sam's Picks Makeup Brush Collection

Now I am sure you all know of the Real Techniques Brushes, if not then they are Makeup Brushes which the gorgeous Samantha Chapman of Pixi Woo brought out. She already has many brushes/brush sets that have been available in stores for a long while now and she also has a new Makeup Brush Collection which is to be available from November called 'Sam's Picks'.

Sam's Picks are a selection of the Real Techniques Brushes that are Sam's favourites out of her collection. These brushes are already available in other sets or some can be purchased on their own apart from one brush within this collection which is an exclusive just to this set. Altogether there are 6 brushes within this collection.

 The first two brushes are the Multi-task Brush and the Setting Brush.
 Multi-task Brush - for effortless application of powder, blush and bronzer.
Setting Brush - Complete any look with a controlled dusting of powder or highlighter. 

The Multi-task Brush is just the right size for powder application, it isn't too big and isn't too small either. The Setting Brush I think is great for just adding a tiny amount of powder to your face, perfect for those that don't really like to use too much powder, you can just pick up a small amount of powder with this and slightly powder your t-zone if you go shiny throughout the day, it would also be perfect to use to set your concealer under your eyes as it is the perfect size for that.

The next two brushes are the Buffing Brush and the Pointed Foundation Brush.
Buffing Brush - Ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation.
Pointed Foundation Brush - Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage.

The Buffing Brush I have seen many people use on YouTube and it looks like such an amazing brush. I have seen YouTubers using this brush to apply their liquid foundations so you could use this brush for applying that too as well as powders and mineral foundations. The Pointed Foundation Brush I think is perfect for applying concealer, I personally wouldn't use it for applying my liquid foundation as I think it's too small for that but I suppose it depends on which size of brush that you like, But it is definitely perfect for concealer.

And the last two brushes are the Essential Crease Brush which is exclusive only to this set of brushes, and the fine liner brush.
Essential Crease Brush - Soft, Tapered design for effortless contouring.
Fine Liner Brush - Ultimate tool for precision application of liquid or cream eyeliner.

The Essential Crease Brush is really soft like the other brushes so will be good for it's purpose which is for effortless contouring and for blending eyeshadows too. The Fine Liner Brush is just the right size for applying eyeliner and would be perfect for those that are just starting out with using liquid or cream eyeliners.

I am super excited to use these brushes, especially the Buffing Brush as I have seen so many people raving about it online and saying how fantastic it is and also the Essential Crease Brush as I don't actually own a crease brush and have been looking for a good one for a long time plus this is a set exclusive which is amazing. I do already own two real techniques brushes, the powder brush and the blush brush, I purchased both not long after Sam had released her brushes and haven't stopped using them since. Before trying the Real Techniques Brushes I was just using cheap brushes that done the job but transitioning from those to the Real Techniques made a whole lot of difference to the way my makeup looks.

I highly recommend the Real Techniques Brushes to anyone who loves doing their makeup and are looking for good quality brushes. This set is priced at £29.99 (totally worth it) and is available to buy from and from November. 


* Pr sample



  1. Nice packaging. Is the setting brush the exclusive one?
    My Beauty Junction

    1. No it's the Essential Crease Brush that is the exclusive one. You can buy the setting brush its in with a set that Real Techniques brought out a while ago :)

  2. The RT brushes are amazing and I can't wait to get some new ones! Xx