## Disclosure: This post sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions are my own##
Discovering beauty tools created by makeup artists, is always inspiring. I have to admit that if I am going to sit through a YouTube makeup tutorial, typically I will favor learning from a working makeup artist almost every time. Enter Nic and Sam Chapman known to the world as the sisters behind the brand they created, Real Techniques brushes and beauty sponge. These two British makeup pros have tons of easy to follow videos on how to create different makeup looks using their line of makeup brushes and sponges. Every brush and sponge has a how-to video. Their videos range from very clean looks to more sophisticated red-carpet worthy creations.
Real Techniques brushes and sponges are available at Walmart stores nationwide and come in a accessible price range. While perusing at Walmart, I picked up a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, a Real Techniques Expert Concealer Brush and a set of two Miracle Complexion Sponges. Since I also do makeup professionally, I have have quite a bit to say about working with sponges and synthetic brushes to buff skin. With a little practice and patience, a sponge can help apply, blend and buff your base beautifully. Creating skin that looks and feels like skin is one of my favorite things to do when I apply makeup, on myself and on clients.
The Real Techniques sponge comes in a flat surface, which is unique and serves a purpose. This sponge can be used wet or dry (I like using mine wet). The shape of Real Techniques sponges makes it easier to get into the inner corners of my eyes, around the nose and the edge of the neck/ chin. The Real Techniques sponge is a handy tool for creating a beautiful finish to your foundation and or concealer application.
Also I should note the Real Techniques Expert Face and Real Techniques Expert Concealer Brushes are excellent choices for applying your favorite complexion products. These brushes offer an additional alternative to creating a lovely finish (if you don’t feel like using your sponge regularly).
I love creating looks that are “no makeup but I am wearing makeup”, this always gets me the most compliments and it is what I love to do on myself (and my clients). Having the right tools is essential! Stop by your local Walmart’s beauty aisle, and you’ll earn 15 kicks on Shopkick [click here for iOS] and [here for Google] for scanning Real Techniques products plus 150 for uploading your receipt when you purchase Real Techniques products.
Do you own any Real Techniques brushes or sponges? Tell me your experience with them.