I’ve been a big fan of the Pixiwoo gals for some time now, after I discovered their Youtube channel and fell in love with their chatty tutorial style and mostly do-able looks. When Sam announced she was collaborating with Real Techniques to bring out her own range of makeup brushes, you can bet I was peachy keen to snap up a few choice picks from the collection. As Priceline is currently taking 20% off all RT brushes (until September 10), I thought I’d take you through my favourites from the range in case you were thinking of picking up a few for yourself. Hot tip: You won’t regret it if you do.
Expert Face Brush: Let’s start with my favourite shall we? I’m a liquid foundation gal and had always been a finger-applier, but the Expert brush changed all that. There’s some sort of magic involved in the densely packed bristles of this brush, and liquid foundation just blends like a dream into my skin. I apply foundation little by little with this brush, as it works best blending out small amounts of product into an even, streak-free finish, which means I always end up using way less foundation than I think I need. I could go on about my love for the Expert brush until my fingers get tired and your eyeballs ache, but let’s just say if you are going to grab any of the base brushes from the range, make sure it’s this one.
Buffing Brush (part of the Core Collection): Just to really perfect the finish of my foundation when I want to go the extra mile, I’ll go over with the Buffing brush, which just polishes everything off and creates the ultimate just-like-skin base. It’s also pretty nifty at applying powder and mineral foundations, if those are more your thang.
Blush Brush: The bristles of this brush are SO incredibly soft, and it just happens to be perfectly shaped for my cheekbones, which makes applying blush or bronze a super-speedy process.
Stippling Brush: I can never go past a pretty cream blush, and the dual-fibre Stippling Brush does a beautiful job of blending in the product and giving you that glow that cream blushes are so good at doing.
Pointed Foundation Brush (part of the Core Collection): I actually love this brush for it’s multi-tasking ability. Yes it’s great for getting foundation right into the nooks and crannies of your face, but it’s also come in very handy as a liquid highlight brush (say with Benefit’s High Beam and BECCA’s Skin Perfector) and as an applicator for my liquid-based primers, such as Napoleon Perdis’ Auto Pilot, or Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer. Or even use it to precision-contour around your nose. It’s a multi-talented brush that one!
On my own sale wishlist is the Setting Brush, which I think will complete my ultimate RT collection.