Review: – Real Techniques Brushes

Hi Glamifys!

As many of you may know, Samantha Chapman released her brush collection named Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman.

She is a YouTube beauty guru commonly referred to as Sam. I have been following their channel, Pixiwoo, which features Sam and her younger sister Nic for more than 2 years now. They offer fantastic advice and tutorials on a range of looks n ability levels.

I was extremely delighted to try her brushes. However as many Singaporeans beauty addicts like me realize, it takes ages for such items to be available in stores here. Plus ordering online would result in crazy shipping charges too.

Initially, the brushes were only available in the Uk and none of the online websites offered international shipping at a reasonable price ( to me, shipping should not cost more than the actual item, agree?!).

So I always kept checking for other Lobangs and I chanced upon a shop in Tampines Mall called Shins. They are a Malaysian company and the brush sets cost about SGD $65-79 each according to the sales lady. The price was just ridiculous in my opinion especially with each set costing less than 20 GBP online.

And then one day…….. I was looking through and came across this US based online supplement shop, Guess what! Dhl shipping is a flat fee of USD 12 for purchases more than USD 80.

First time customers get 5% off and USD 5 off for purchases that are USD 60 and above with the coupon code buy123. * You can always google for coupon codes if you would like to purchase multiple times. I even found one that is 10% off*

The brushes ranged from USD 17.99 for the sets and the individual brushes were from USD 5.99 to 9.99. The shipping includes tracking and I am very pleased to say that DHL updates the status very frequently.

I ordered them on Thursday morning and the package arrived in a neat little brown box on Monday morning. So it’s really fast, safe and no brushes were harmed in transition. 😉


Here is my order:

1. Flawless Base core set USD 17.99
2. Eyes Enhanced starter set USD 17.99
3. Travel Essentials set USD 17.99
4. Stippling brush USD 9.99
5. Fine liner brush USD 5.99
6. Eye shading brush USD 5.99
7. Expert face brush USD 8.99
8. Angled Foundation brush USD 7.99

Stay tuned for full review of each brush coming up soon.

Just a glimpse of my savings


Its also a plus when the customer service is very prompt in answering my many questions haha


Glamify Sg

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2 Comments on “Review: – Real Techniques Brushes”

  1. January 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    iherbs sounds nice..were you chrged by customs?


    • January 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

      Hi Dear,

      Nope I was not charged by customs. It also helps that the order is less than 200 usd and there were no supplements or active ingredients in the shipment.

      Hope that helps.

      Glamify Sg


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