Real Techniques is a partnership between professional makeup artist Samantha Chapman and Paris Presents, a company that makes a number of beauty products including Eco Tools.
In 2011 Samantha was asked to be involved in the production and design of a makeup brush line and she happily agreed.
As well as being a professional makeup artist with over 15 years’ experience, Samantha is also a beauty blogger and vlogger. She started making YouTube video tutorial in 2009 with her sister Nicola who is also a makeup artist, under the name of pixiwoo. The videos are on makeup application and techniques. So far the channel has had millions of hits and they have produced more than 500 videos. Sam also has a separate channel for Real techniques where she gives tips on the range of brushes and shows how to use them to create a variety of looks. She also runs regular makeup courses with her sister. She has worked on publications such as The Sunday Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Cosmo and has done makeup for many celebrities including, Ashley Tisdale, Mylene Klass, Paul McCartney and Peaches Geldof. Samantha attended the College of West Anglia and studied for a BTEC in makeup and hairdressing. When she finished her course she freelanced for a while then went to work for Cosmetic a la carte. She has worked for the UK M.A.C pro team and has done Milan and Paris fashion shows.
All Real Techniques brushes are cruelty free meaning they are not tested on animals and are made from synthetic Taklon. Taklon fibres are very soft compared to most brushes and are great for creating a flawless, high definition look. All brushes are individually hand cut for precise application and can be used with a variety of products from powders to liquids and creams. They are colour coded for each step of the makeup process making them easily identifiable. Gold for the base, purple for the eyes and pink for the perfect finish, they are also all named for quick reference, e.g. blush brush, powder brush and shading brush.
The base of the brushes are flat so they can be free standing and brush sets come with a panoramic brush case for storing or displaying them. Real Techniques brushes are an industry favourite and raved about by other makeup artists and experts in the field. However they are also extremely popular with everyday makeup lovers. They are also very affordable.
Samantha currently lives in Norwich near London, England. She is married to Danny and has two children.
Some of Real Techniques best sellers include:
- 1. Samantha Chapman Real Techniques Starter Brush Set
- 2. Real Techniques Duo Fibre Collection
- 3. Samantha Chapman Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
- 4. Real Techniques Stippling Brush by Samantha Chapman
- 5. Samantha Chapman Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush
- 6. Samantha Chapman Real Techniques Core Collection
- 7. Samantha Chapman Real Techniques Travel Essentials
You can visit Samantha’s website at www.samanthachapman.com You can search for her YouTube channels suing the key works realtechniques and pixiwoo