So, I was introduced to an online beauty vlog on Youtube called Pixiwoo about a month ago by my friend Farai and can unashamedly say I am now addicted to them. The girls who present the beauty tutorials are professional make-up artists and are proper lovely and bubbly. They really talk you through the products and best ways to use them and recommend products within different price ranges so whatever your budget you can find something to suit you. I saw that on pretty much every tutorial they were using the Real Techniques brushes and thought as I could not remember the last time I bought a new brush that I would give them a go and do a little review of them. Price wise, they are much cheaper than the average brush from any well known make up counter you would find in John Lewis or Debenhams so that the first thing I liked about them. There is a great variety of brushes and they all have glowing reviews on Amazon where I got them from so I just went for three at first to cover all bases. Was hard to choose though, you'd have thought I was choosing the name of my first born!
First off, I chose the Expert Face Brush which is marketed as being the ideal brush to create a flawless base using cream or liquid foundation. I squidged my foundation on my hand and went for it. I applied it in circular motions quite quickly to really buff the liquid onto my skin and it created a uniformed and polished finish. It was great for buffing in the foundation on the edges of my face to avoid the dreaded tide line and I noticed that it hardly looked like I was wearing make up, no lines or gaps in coverage. I was really impressed and would say the only negative is I did use more foundation than usual as it absorbs into the bristles quite quickly. You can build up coverage with this brush too so if you wanted a more obvious make up look, just keep layering.
Next up was the Blush Brush, this looked like a larger sized brush than my normal blusher brush so I wanted to give that a go. The first positive with this brush is that is is extremely soft and feels great against your skin. It is ideal for setting powder for the whole of your face, for bronzer and highlighting powders and also blush so it does a number of jobs. It really diffused my blush well onto my skin so there was no blocky looking colour on my cheeks, it made the colour look subtle and natural. Obviously you can layer this up if again you want a stronger look. It was ideal for highlighter too, just sweeping it across my forehead, nose and cheekbones. Highly recommended!
Finally I went for the Shading brush which is meant for the eyes. I had seen on a Pixiwoo tutorial that they sometimes used this to apply concealer so I gave it a go and loved it. It really covered up the breakout on my cheek, as the brush is quite small you can really cover up blemishes with precision. It did it's actual job of applying eyeshadow well too, but no better than any other eyeshadow brush I've used before. I'd say it was a must have for concealer application though for sure.
Overall I was well impressed with this range and felt like such a professional using them, if you watch the Pixiwoo turorials you will really be able to make the best use of them. At such a reasonable price it's not too much of a hefty investment either so you can afford to experiment.