Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Brush Collection - Eyes Starter Set

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Brush Collection - Eyes Starter Set
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129 reviews

82% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

It's an okay starter set

on 2/3/2017 11:36:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine

Eyes: Grey

i am generally satisfied with my purchase of these brushes, but they are not exactly what i was expecting.

the brow brush is nice. very big, so it makes product application pretty quick! but i prefer a more tapered brow tail. i didn't realize how big the brow brush would be as i ordered these online. i would not purchase a brow brush like this individually if given the opportunity, it's far too large for my liking. but if you have a much larger space to fill with product, you'll probably love this brush. it is well-made, just not my personal favorite.

the liner brush is very stiff and seems to be a good size, however i prefer a smaller, more angled brush to apply eyeliner. sometimes i use this brush to line my lips precisely with a lipstick before filling everything in. but for my eyes, i don't get much use out of it.

the small smudge brush doesn't really excite me either to be honest. it's incredibly small and so stiff as to be uncomfortable...the only purpose i can see this brush serving is to do some very targeted brow or liner cleanup. but for smudging, it hurts to use! i don't like it to smudge my eye makeup.

i also consider the large eyeshadow brush to be bit of a waste of money. i don't know how you could possibly pack color on with it, the bristles are so long and flexible. i prefer to use mine to further diffuse the edges of eyeshadows as it's large and soft and i like a very diffused application of color on my crease. if you're looking for a budget eyeshadow brush, i like the large one from wet n wild. the bristles are a bit shorter and denser so you can really pick up color and put it where you want it to be.

the blending brush is the only one i'm really happy to have purchased. it's quite soft, and i appreciate the stiffness of it (it's not so soft that it has no power to move your colors around, but it's also not so stiff that it's painful to use). this is a really nice brush that i feel like can be adapted to many users' makeup application styles.

the problem with this set is that it doesn't allow for a lot of precision for the most part, but it does feature a variety of brushes that you can pretty easily figure out how to work into your routine. what i've discovered with this kit is that even though you can definitely find a use for each and every brush, you really just have to ask yourself - do i NEED a new brush to be able to achieve that? to be honest, i wish i hadn't spent the money on this set as even though the blending brush is nice, all the other brushes just take up space in my collection. i can find uses for them, but i could do all the things before with my old brushes that i'm able to do now with these. i don't need a dedicated inner corner highlight brush, and i didn't need another lip brush, especially one that can't fill in my entire lip.

real techniques makes some dope brushes, but i'd say you can skip this set, especially if you already have a few eye brushes of your own.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

on 8/23/2016 8:04:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I bought this little set at Kohl's and have utilized them all for different purposes. I find them a great deal for the price. I do not find them scratchy either. I suppose that is a relative thing. They really are decent and well made brushes.

1. Especially I like the larger Shadow brush for laying down base shadow all over. I use this daily.

2. The larger Crease brush I use to blend out eyeshadow above the crease and sometimes as a buffing brush for my concealer.

3. The Liner brush I use when I don't necessarily need a fine line for my lid or under eye.

4. The Accent brush is great for getting in small places like the inside corners of the eyes and at times on the lid.

5. The angled brush is useful for making finer lines and I also use it for my brows when my other angled brow brush is drying.

I would say I would recommend these for those who are starting a brush collection or for those on a budget. They have been very durable. I have not had any shedding from them yet and I have had my set for over three years. I use at least one of them daily.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Just wanted a good basic set because I'm not an eye makeup person but this turned out to be incredibly horrible. The bristles are tough and pokey in my eyes. The brow brush is way too bushy to apply brow gel well and the eye liner brush is really laughable for a fine line. Overall quite disappointed with the experience. And man! They're expensive in Singapore.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I only use two out of three brushes, since the eyeliner brush is WAY too thick and chunky and the eyebrow brush as well. One of the other brushes has been loosing bristles. Not worth the money.

4 of 5 people found this helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I've had this brush set for a couple of months now, and I'm really liking the quality. I have to admit I only use 3 out of 5 - the deluxe crease brush, the base shadow brush and the accent brush. The two others - the fine liner brush and the brow brush - I see pretty much no point in, as they feel too stiff/ for their original purpose. But hey that's just my experience.

I don't use the panoramic case in ways that it is recommended, I just keep the brushes there when I dont use them. Still it is quite handy for when traveling, so thumbs up right there!

Overall pros:
- applies smoothly
- blends really well
- no shedding or breaking
- easy to clean, dries quickly without drying out the hairs
- pretty design
- OK for beginners

Overall cons:
- the fine liner bristles are not dense enough
- a single brush cannot be purchased alone

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I got these for my bday & I'm loving them!! I've been on a RT brush kick--I have 6 RT face brushes (blush/powder/folding bronzer/folding kabuki/2 stipple brushes), now these & I find them to be high quality & I love the stand they come with, that was a nice bonus. The eyeliner brush is really gr8, I used that today w MAC Dipdown Fluidline gel liner & it turned out perf! It's very similar to the MAC pointy eyeliner brush I got w the MAC Dipdown holidays 2015 set. I'm slowly collecting some better brushes (not necessarily $$$ but just good quality DS brushes eg RT, ELF studio black handle brushes, the new wnw vegan brushes I own others a couple HE & the rest are Coastal Scents or ELF white handle, Sonia Kashuk a couple Eco tools I've kind of got a menagerie of low end brushes from various DS exploits). The slant brush is perf for brows, the other brushes are excellent too I don't know the technical names for them lol. Brushes aren't my area of expertise! But to my untrained self these are excellent I'm no beginner but these are useful no matter where u r in ur MU knowledge. Practice makes perfect!! :-)

on 2/9/2016 7:15:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is a mixed bunch, ranging from "I love it" to "meh" to just "nah".

First of all, the eyeliner brush I haven't used much, simply because I haven't had a gel liner to apply with it. I have my doubts though about how it'll perform, as it feels strangely soft and has long bristles. I'm used to applying gel/cream eyeliner with short and dense brushes. I've found a different use for this though, which is to apply castor oil to my upper lash line/directly onto my lashes at night.

The brow brush is alright. It's thicker than any other brow brush I own, which makes for quicker applying. I find that its denseness helps in taming your brows a bit, at least when using it with Anastasia's dip brow pomade. When I have the opportunity to take my time with my makeup I go for a thinner brush, to get a little bit more control over the shape of my brows, but this works for everyday use.

The accent brush is just perfect for the small details. I most often use it to add a highlighting shadow to the inner corner of my eyes. Since it's so tiny you get the shadow exactly where you want it right away. That means I can practically just dot it on, and then go over with a blending brush to blend it out a little bit.

The base shadow brush would be the "meh" part of the collection, at least for its intended purpose. There's nothing monumentally wrong with it, I just find that I have better (and coincidentally also cheaper) ones. I think the bristles are a little too long. The softness of the brush is lovely, but combined with the length of the bristles I find it hard to really "pack on" the eyeshadow. I much prefer a denser eyeshadow brush. Especially since I think those result in less fallout. When playing around with it though, I've found that I like to blend my crease with it, so it definitely comes in handy for that.

The one brush I can't get along with is the crease brush. It's just way, way too big. This one is dense for sure, but it's also just so ridiculously big. I may not have the most eyelid to work with, but I don't know how big eyes/how much eyelid space you would need to have for this to be an accurate size. If I use this brush I won't be adding a crease shadow, but rather a shadow over the crease, up towards the brow bone and half way down to the lash line. You lose all precision and mess up the work you've done so far. Works well as a concealer brush, though. I use it under my eyes (which I've actually seen the pixiewoo girls to as well).

So, why the 4? Reading what I've said so far makes me feel like I've not raved about this collection nearly enough to warrant a 4/5 rating. Here's why: this is a brush set that in theory includes everything you need for your eyes, and every brush is of great quality. I'm pretty damn thorough with cleaning my brushes, and after months of use I still haven't seen them shed a single bristle. So even if all of them didn't work wonderfully for me, this is a solid purchase to me. And you can find new ways to use most of them, if you don't stare yourself blind on the way they're "supposed" to be used - I know I did initially.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

on 1/23/2016 4:10:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I've had this set since 2012. The brushes have held up well & are good quality w/ no shedding. I love the travel case, it's really nice for drying brushes after you wash them. I did end up swapping out the fine liner brush for the pixel point (?) liner early on, but I think they've done away w/ the two liner styles & just adopted the pixel point as the fine liner style. At least I hope so, anyway. I also don't ever touch the brow brush, it's way too large for my brows. The case & other 3 brushes were still well worth the price of admission. I kept thinking for the last two years that I'd like to have a second set on hand, so I finally got another one ordered when IHerb generously credited my account w/$7.68 during the launch of their Loyalty Credit program. Overall, the Deluxe Crease, Base Shadow, Accent brush, & case are an excellent value. The brushes are good quality & I repurchased not out of necessity, but because I wanted a set to alternate when I'm lazy about washing or doing a friend's makeup. To get $5 off your 1st order, plus 5% off & free shipping to the US w/purchases of $20 or more follow this link:

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I purchased these brushes in the January sales in superdrug for £13.99 which I think is a good deal considering they are usually £20.99. I was looking at getting these brushes for a while but wasn't to sure because of the price but now that i have tried them i would definitely have paid £20.99 for them.The brush set comes with 5 brushes and a travel case/stand. The case is really good to store your brushes in to keep them protected whilst travelling but i don't really use as a case i just keep them in a brush pot.The first brush in the set is the base shadow brush.I like to use this brush for base shadow as the name would suggest this brush is really soft and slightly domed so it is easier for application.The next brush in the set is the deluxe crease brush. I like to use this brush to buff in eyeshadow or blend out eyeshadow. It is a domed shape which i think makes it easier to buff in eyeshadow and the bristles are very soft.The next brush is the brow brush. I use this brush for filling in my brows it is an angled flat brush, the bristles are dense but soft because this brush is angled it makes it easier to fill in your brows.The next brush is the accent brush.
I use this brush for applying darker eyeshadows to the outer v and crease this brush is very small and dense the bristles are also very soft.The last brush and probably the most disappointing brush in the set is the fine liner brush. For me this brush does not really have a use i have tried to use this brush for liner but found it does not work very well because the bristles are not dense enough maybe i will find i use for this brush but for now it is my least favourite of all the brushes. I would definitely recommend these brushes to any one because they have pretty much all the basic brushes you need for creating good eyeshadow looks

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