Sunday, December 4, 2011

Real Techniques Blush Brush + A Fav Lip Combo!

Natalie Sunday, December 4, 2011
Real Techniques Blush Brush

Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
Self-standing for easy storage
Extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use

If you're a fan of the Pixiwoo sisters on YouTube, Sam and Nic, you're probably already familiar with Sam's line of makeup brushes, Real Techniques.

Real Techniques Makeup Brushes can be found at ULTA stores (in-store and online) throughout the USA. There are also a few online retailers that cater to International users. (click here for a location list)

What really stands out about the brushes are the unique designs. They have a professional look and most of the brushes have a tapered tip, for a perfectly airbrushed finish. The fibers are also incredibly soft, and the brush seems very sturdy. I've had mine for three months now, and the brush doesn't show any signs of wear and tear. The best part of all, the brushes are very affordable. The blush brush retails for $8.99, and ULTA always has $3.50 off $10 coupons, which is always a plus.


The reason I chose purchasing the blush brush over any of the other brushes, was that I didn't own any other brush like it. It has a really unique tapered egg shape, which deposits just the right amount of product on the cheeks and the fluffiness and softness of the brush diffuses the color, so there are no harsh edges.

All of the RT Brushes are synthetic, and although I prefer natural bristle brushes for powder blush, I really like this brush for blush and bronzer. It works specifically well for bronzer, as it gives such a natural finish. I'd assume it would work well with creme blushes, as the bristles don't shed.

If you're in the market for a new blush brush, I'd definitely recommend checking this brush out. I'm really interested in trying out the stippling brush next!

To view all of the Real Techniques Brushes, click here.

And, here are a couple photos with my little munchkin. Isn't he so goofy? He loves sitting on his bum. Any dog I've ever known would leap out of my arm in one second, but Rocky just goes along with whatever. haha!

And just for fun.. 

I'm loving this lip combo at the moment. It's MAC Morange mixed with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Cha Cha. It looks a lot like MAC Vegas Volt, but slightly more orange. 

Hope you all are having a good weekend! 

I'm feeling a little down because it will be my Dad's birthday this Monday. I think my Mom, Brother and I will go out to dinner, and maybe still have a cake. Like others told me, it doesn't have to be a sad thing, it will be a celebration of his life and being happy and thankful for having him for as long as we did. I am remaining strong, but it is pretty depressing, especially during the holidays.


  1. love the lip combo! looks gorgeous on you. i was looking at mac's morange the other day when i was back to mac-ing but i thought i wouldnt find good use of it. drat! :)

  2. cute photos! definitely loving the lip combo! :)

  3. Miss Natty, I think you should totally have some cake - and eat a piece for your dad too. I'm sure he'd want you to.

    And the brush looks super nice. Your lipstick has a great color.

  4. I'm glad you're trying to push through. people really don't understand it is an everyday struggle. I lost my baby earlier this year in January. She was 2 years old. It completely changed me and there really is no looking up for me. Her 3rd birthday passed 5 months later. Now that the holiday season is here it is the most depressing thing in the world and it makes me wish I was not alive. The only thing keeping me going is not knowing where I'll end up if I leave this earth early. At least alive I can still see her. Then I lost my baby neice as well she was only 4 months. Anyways sorry for the sob story I'm just really proud of you and I wish god could grant me that strength.

  5. Hey babe,
    I've always been meaning to get these brushes they look really good. Great review and pictures too!!
    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad passing away. I remember when my uncle died I didn't even want to get out of bed, but I had to be strong for my mom and till this day I will never forget him. Stay strong hun.

  6. hi, i love your lips its a good combo.
    you are so beautifull.kisses.

  7. Real Technique brushes is definitely topping my Christmas wishlist. :)

    LOVE that lippie combo on you! :)

  8. My sister has the Pixiwoo brushes and she's always going on about them. I've been eyeing off the blush brush too!

    Love that you mixed a MAC lipstick with an OCC lip tar. It looks stunning on you.

  9. Lip combo looks great on you! Thanks for the review - I think I'm going to put some real techniques on my Christmas list!

  10. Cute Combo! :P i soooo want the brushes! <3

  11. Hi Natty,

    You look beautiful as usual.

    I just want you to know that you are such a strong young woman and I am praying for strength, peace and happiness to be sent in your direction. Thank you for being such a positive individual, it really inspires me.

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  12. I so wanna to try them! thanks for sharing!

  13. The stippling brush is amazing!! I use it everyday to apply my foundation, GREAT buy!

  14. Thanks for sharing! I definitely have looked at this brush and passed on it a number of times due to uncertainty. Reading a positive review from you makes all the difference.

  15. Hi Natalie!
    I am actually looking for the new blush brush so
    I will definetly check this one out! MAC 109 seems so small to I also love the lips combo that you are wearing and was wondering which shades from occ lip tarts would you recommend for NC15/20. I wanted to get them for the longest time, but was wanted your suggestion first!

    Lots of warmth


  16. i wanted to ask wat breed is ur dog??

  17. I just got this brush last week and the stippling brush cuz ulta had "buy one get one 50% off". I am in love with these brushes and now want all of them lol.

  18. Those sunnies!!! I DIE!! so so so cute!


  19. I agree - the lip combo looks awesome with your skin, which is looking flawless by the way! Gorgeous!! :)

  20. very cute pics!

  21. I love your lip combo and you got me interested in that blush brush! I wish you strength during the holidays, and you have my support :)

  22. Hugs for your dad! That lip combo is gorgeous. It looks so great with that top :) I want to go get these brushes (I only use synthetic!) you enabler!

  23. Ooh that brush looks nice! And your little doggie is so adorable!

  24. Love that lip color! I need to step out of my comfort zone and try something bright like that. And thanks for the review, the brush looks pretty awesome and I could really use a new one. Def a plus that it's affordable.

    Wishing you and your family strength and happiness through your dads bday and holidays!

  25. I LOVE your sunnies! Where did you get them?

  26. I'm kinda getting the Lady Gaga vibe with those sunglasses of yours! It looks good, along with that lippie combo! I think I could pull something like that off, thanks for the idea! I hope that you & your family had a lovely dinner together and had many wonderful memories to share of your father. *Hugs*

  27. What cute pics! Lip combo looks AMAZING on you!
    And Rocky is adorbs!
    You look beautiful Natty... Hang in there!

  28. Looks like a great brush! Have you tried any of the others? like the shading brush? I am looking for some different inexpensive ones that work GOOD. Great post!

  29. What kinda dog is that?

  30. Ive been wanting to try this brush! My ulta is always oos :/

  31. Wow! That's nice blog. Your little doggie is very adorable! Above all photos are looking amazing. Thanks for sharing product detail with us. In picture pink Blush brush is looking nice. I need this product.

  32. You looking so beautiful. I attract by that. Every thing looking great she looking so pretty and also the doggie is very adorable!


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