Real Techniques Nic’s Picks – Nic and Nicci Concur

Hello Lovelies, how’s your September going? Whether it’s back to school, back to the grind, or just another season, there’s great stuff brewing. For our readers in the southern hemisphere, you’ll have to excuse this digression, but we have to rave a little about the season. It’s autumn! In Canada, that means apple picking, layered fashion and fall makeup. Makeup? Well, that means brushes…!

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Real Techniques Singles Have Arrived!

We know you’ve heard of Real Techniques brushes (If you haven’t, check out our post about them!). These brushes are sleek, cruelty-free and all sorts of amazing. The Real Techniques Brush Sets have taken the world by storm (see reviews of them here and here), and now it’s time for the single brushes to take the stage. Let’s have a look…

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Real Techniques – Your Eyes Starter Set review

A few days ago we shared an in-depth review of the Real Techniques Your Base core collection with you, and today we’re sharing the Real Techniques Your Eyes Starter set. As the name suggest, this set features everything you need for eyeshadow application and everything to do with eye make-up. Let’s take a look!

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The Real Techniques brushes are extremely high quality and made from synthethic Taklon brushes that are incredibly soft. The density of the brushes will enable you to blend and apply your makeup to perfection! The Real Techniques Your Eyes Starter Set comes with five brushes and the 2-in-1 case + stand.

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The handles of the brushes are very sleek and stylish. Each range has a distinct colour, the purple colour refers to the Enhanced Eyes range of brushes. The ferrules are smooth matte aluminum and the ends have a soft matte rubberized finish. The matte finish of the handles makes these very pleasant to hold. They are lightweight and sit comfortably in your hands.

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The brushes that come in this set are: base shadow brush, accent brush, brow brush, deluxe crease brush and the pixel-point eyeliner brush. Let’s go over each of these brushes individually and discuss what they do best!

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Real Techniques – Deluxe Crease Brush

This brush is an amazing blending brush. It’s round, really dense and blends eyeshadow like no other! It looks fairly large at first but you’ll soon notice how easily this blends the eyeshadow in your crease. We adore this brush!

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Real Techniques – Base Shadow Brush

This is a great brush for applying color to your lid. Use it with a patting motion to apply eyeshadow on your lid. Its pointed shape leans itself towards precise blending as well. Another great mutli-tasker!

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Real Techniques – Accent Brush

This is a nifty little brush. It’s perfect for a whole range of tasks! Smudging eyeliner close to the lashline, applying highlight to the inner corners of the eyes, even applying lipstick or eyeliner! It’s just the perfect amount of stiffness while still being soft and non-scratchy.

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Real Techniques – Pixel-Point Eyeliner Brush

This brush is your friend when you need to apply eyeliner or lipstick. Samantha cleverly shows us how to use this brush in her video. She uses this brush with a gel eyeliner to apply a perfect winged eyeliner.

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Real Techniques – Brow Brush

Finally we have the brow brush. This one is, as the name suggests, great for applying powder to shape your brows. We also like it for eyeliner application and even for applying eyeshadow underneath the lower lashline. A great brush that’s very soft too!

That concludes the break down of all 5 brushes included in the Real Techniques Your Eyes Starter set. We’ve noticed again that these brushes are all great multi-taskers and suited for a whole number of different types of products. With this set you’ll guaranteed flawless eye make-up application.

You can find the Real Techniques Your Eyes Starter set available for purchase at Phoenix Beauty Lounge! Have you tried Real Techniques brushes or are you a fan of Pixiwoo? Let us know in the comments!

Real Techniques – Your Base Core Collection

Hi everyone! A few days ago we announced a new brand that was added to our store, Real Techniques. This is an amazing brand of high quality make up brushes that is much loved in the blog community! Created by make-up lover and pro make up artist, Samantha Chapman, famous from YouTube channel Pixiwoo.

We promised you an in-depth review of the brush sets and today we’re sharing the first one! Let’s take a look at the first set we have in store for you, Real Techniques Your Base Core collection.

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The Real Techniques Your Base Core collection comes with four brushes and a 2-in-1 brush case+stand. The case is extremely practical and is great for on-location or for when you’re traveling. Throw it in your bag to protect your brushes, and pull open the case to reveal a stand.

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The packaging of the brushes is very sleek. Each range has a distinct colour, the orange colour refers to the Flawless Base range of brushes. The ferrules are smooth matte aluminum and the ends have a soft matte rubberized finish. The matte finish of the handles makes these very pleasant to hold. They are lightweight and sit comfortably in your hands.

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The brushes are made out of synthetic Taklon hairs which are extremely soft! The Taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free which is great. Synthetic fibres will also hold their shape much better over time. The soft fibres will help you create a super smooth finish!

Let’s take a look at each of the brushes individually.

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Real Techniques – Buffing Brush 

This brush is large and flares out on either side. The buffing brush is perfect for, as the name suggest, buffing your foundation into your skin. You can use this with liquid, cream, even powder. It’s a great multi-tasker!

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Real Techniques – Contour Brush

This contouring brush is so soft! It’s really smooth and perfect to help you create an airbrushed finish. We love to use this for blusher, bronzer or highlighter.

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Real Techniques – Detailer Brush

This pointed brush is perfect for concealer application or for lipstick. We prefer it for the latter! It’s just the right amount of stiffness for lipstick application while still being soft and giving a smooth finish. Applying lipstick with a brush will not only make your lipstick last longer but also give a nicer finish!

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Real Techniques – Pointed Foundation Brush

This pointed foundation brush is perfect for liquid foundation application. It’s pointed shape will help you reach all the corners of your face, under the eyes, around the nose, etc.

That concludes the break down of all 4 brushes included in the Real Techniques Your Base Core Collection set. We’ve noticed these brushes are all great multi-taskers and suited for a whole number of different types of products. These brushes cover almost all tasks to do with application of base products like foundation, blush, powder, concealer, etc. A definite must-have!

You can find the Real Techniques Base Core Collection set available for purchase at Phoenix Beauty Lounge! Have you tried Real Techniques brushes or are you a fan of Pixiwoo? Let us know in the comments!

Real Techniques Makeup Brushes

We are incredibly excited to announce a new brand that we added to our range this week! It’s Real Techniques make-up brushes by pro make up artist Samantha Chapman (Pixiwoo). If you are unfamiliar with these makeup brushes, we’ll introduce them to you in this post.
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Real Techniques brushes are incredibly high quality. Made from soft synthetic Taklon fibres these brushes are 100% cruelty free. Real Techniques brushes combine high-tech materials with innovative design to make creating a pixel-perfect look easier than ever.

We’ve added their three top-selling make-up brush sets to our range. The Real Techniques kits come with 2-in-1 cases. The brush rolls double as stands, perfect for on-the-go!

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Real Techniques On Location Travel Essentials Kit: This set comes with three high-quality brushes. It includes everything you need to create flawless looks at home and away.

  • Essential Foundation Brush – Build flawless custom coverage with liquid foundation or concealer.
  • Multi-task Brush – For effortless application of powder, blush, and bronzer.
  • Domed Shadow Brush – Tapered design smoothly shades and defines eyes.

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Real Techniques Your Eyes Starter Set Kit: this set comes with five full-size brushes. Eye definition goes high-definition with this essential set.

  • Base Shadow Brush – Applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color.
  • Deluxe Crease Brush – Soft, oversized design for effortless contouring.
  • Accent Brush – Designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging.
  • Pixel-Point Eyeliner Brush – Tapered cut is ideal for dense or fine eyeliner application.
  • Brow Brush – Distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows.

real-techniques-core-collectionReal Techniques Your Base Core Collection Kit: this set features four unmissable brushes. Create a perfect canvas with this collection of coverage essentials.

  • Detailer Brush – Precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition.
  • Pointed Foundation Brush – Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage.
  • Buffing Brush – Ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation.
  • Contour Brush – Delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish.

That concludes a quick overview of all three Real Techniques sets we have available at Phoenix Beauty Lounge. We’ll have in-depth reviews of each set for you very soon so make sure to keep an eye out on this blog. We highly recommend you to check out Real Techniques Brushes, they are affordable, soft and incredibly high-quality. You’ll be amazed and impressed when you try them!

If you are unfamiliar with Pixiwoo, make sure to check out their channel! It’s the famous Youtube channel of sisters and pro make up artists Samantha Chapman (creator of Real Techniques) and Nicola Chapman. They feature Real Techniques in many of their videos so you can see them “at work”. 🙂