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  • Festive Holiday Makeup Tutorial

    We all could use a little sparkle in our life. Whether you're attending a cocktail party or a casual soiree at home, a dazzling holiday makeup look is always on-trend and this one doesn't require a lot of time or products. Nic shows you how to get p [...]

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  • Real Trend: Jewel-Toned Smokey Eye

    If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then sapphires, emeralds and rubies are definitely her rich and sophisticated cousins! Nothing dresses up an outfit like a little bling, so this holiday season decorate your eyes with a jewel-toned smokey eye. T [...]

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  • Halloween Tutorial: Easy Clown

    If you're looking for a simple Halloween makeup in the spooky-but-pretty genre, check out Sam's new Sparkly Clown Tutorial! Don’t have enough time to watch the whole thing? Check out the highlight reel: Here's what you'll need: medium to full co [...]

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  • Perfectly Plum Fall Look

    We've always recommended deep plum shades on the lips for fall. But, for those who prefer a muted lip or like to pull focus to the eyes, try switching to mid-tone plums and dusky pinks for a soft look. Then create interest with a mix of textures. [...]

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  • 3 Steps to Transition your Makeup into Fall/Winter

    Saying goodbye to the summer season can be tough, but transitioning into your fall/winter makeup routine doesn't have to be. Ease into the season with a few simple tweaks: Complexion Before we get into makeup changes, it's crucial to evaluate your s [...]

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  • Red Carpet to Real: Red Lips with Minimal Makeup

    One of our favorite red carpet trends of the 2017 season is minimal makeup with a red lip. Stars like Lilly Collins, Priyanka Chopra and Brie Larson chose an eye-catching lip color with an understated eye to achieve an overall standout look. An [...]

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  • Two-Toned Eye Trend

    Smokey eyes and winged-out liners are red carpet staples, but we noticed a lot of celebs switching it up with a new two-toned eye trend—applying a different color on the top and bottom lids and lash line line to create an eye-catching contrast. W [...]

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  • Meet the MultiTech Collection

    Our new MultiTech Collection gives you one universal cut in multiple sizes, so you can choose the size that works best for your unique look and style. The proprietary MultiTech bristles have a brilliantly tapered cut for optimal color pickup and eff [...]

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  • Real Trends: No-Makeup Makeup

    If the no-makeup makeup trend sounds like an oxymoron, that's because it is. But calling it the how-to-look-great-without-your-makeup-being-noticeable is a little wordy, so the shorthand will have to do. The key to no-makeup makeup is to find the sw [...]

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  • Flawless Summer Skin

    Hello sunshine!  While it's great you're getting more vitamin D than a few (cooler) months ago, we don't want you to get caught with any visible makeup lines (VML). Your makeup may look blended in ambient, inside light or when you snap a well-lit s [...]

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  • The Power of Powder

    There's no better time than the hot and humid days of summer to talk about the power of powder! Why is powder so powerful? Whether you want a "natural" look or full out glam, everyone wants their makeup to last longer without smudging, creasing or lo [...]

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  • The New Sponges: Beyond Makeup

    Each new sponge in our makeup sponge collection was designed with unique sides and edges to help you unleash all your favorite looks. Whether you want to embrace your inner #bossbabe, channel your bronzed goddess or rock red carpet glam, our 8 *new*  [...]

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  • Runway to Real: Eye Gloss

    The high-gloss eyelid has been an aspirational look for decades. We've loved it on the runway, in magazine editorials, and in music videos (like this one). And, with an influx of eye gloss products hitting the beauty aisles, shiny lids are quickly be [...]

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  • Red Carpet Trend: Upside Down Eyeliner

    The 2016-17 awards show season has beyond wrapped up, but the makeup looks that rocked the red carpet continue to pop up. One of our favorite trends of the season was the unexpected upside down eyeliner trend. Pulling focus to the bottom of the eye [...]

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  • Makeup Must-Have for the Holiday: Glitter Paste

    Wearing glitter makeup isn't just a look. It's a lifestyle choice. Because, while we all love that shimmery dust, it does have a tendency to float and fall onto everything— your clothing, furniture, dog, significant other and the stranger that sat ne [...]

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  • The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

    Nothing can completely eliminate the stress of holiday shopping, but we just made it a whole lot easier! We put together 3 unique brush sets, suited for a variety of personalities, so you can find the perfect gift for everyone in your beauty crew (an [...]

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  • 6 Ways to Wear Peach this Fall

    Are you tired of beauty trends that look great on the runway but aren't quite, um, ready-to-wear? If you're nodding your head yes, then we have a pretty and practical runway trend to rock this fall... Peach tones! While we tend to think of peach as [...]

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  • All About the Blush!

    We love blush! No other product brightens the skin, adds dimension and gives a healthy glow all in one step. So let's get back to basics. Blush comes in a variety of formulas and textures, but regardless, we have a few brush recos to help you get t [...]

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  • Cheshire Cat Halloween Makeup Tutorial

    Halloween is supposed to be scary, but there's no reason you can't be spooky and adorable! Sam shows you how to transform into a Chesire Cat (creepy smile and all!) in her new video with the help of her adorable daughter, Lily. Don't have enough mi [...]

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  • Halloween Makeup Hacks

    We spend a lot of time teaching makeup techniques that enhance your beauty, but around this time of year, we love to roll up our sleeves and get our gore on. Whether you want rotting zombie flesh or bulging bloody head wounds, we have two basic gore [...]

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  • Prolong your Summer Glow

    For many of us, the warm summer weather will soon be a thing of the past. Sigh... However, we still have some time to show off our summer color (real or faux) before we don our turtlenecks! Transition into your fall beauty look and get the most of [...]

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  • Sandbagging

    While the name may be confusing, sandbagging is a technique that's been used by makeup artists (and drag queens!) for years. At first glance, the layer of powder looks just like "baking," but the difference lies in the purpose. Baking creates a long- [...]

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  • Real Tips: Makeup for Bridesmaids

    The bride may be the star of the show, but being a bridesmaid is definitely a supporting role. Whether you're doing your own makeup or hiring a pro, here are some tips and techniques to help you look great from the first Instagram pic through the las [...]

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  • Brush Alter Ego Tutorial

    Every Real Techniques brush is color coded and labeled to serve as a guide for beginners, but that doesn't mean the brushes are basic! Sam and Nic designed each brush to work in multiple areas of the face. The versatile design, paired with all-purpos [...]

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  • Real Skin: Ready, Set, Glow

    Forget swimsuit season, if you're like us you just want to show off your perfectly bronzed arms and legs without any of the all-too-real damaging effects. Don't sweat it! We have several strategies to get your skin looking summer ready in a snap. Fa [...]

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  • 5 Years of Real Techniques Brushes!

    In 2011, we launched our first batch of original brushes. Unbelievable brush quality (cruelty-free) was paired with professional, interesting, fun education from our beauty gurus, Sam and Nic. The mission was to offer high-tech brushes and makeup [...]

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  • Spring Trend Swap

    As we transition into warmer weather, we'd like to show you how to take a dramatic trend and lighten it up for everyday.  Beauty blogs and social media sites are filled with images of elaborate makeup applications, but it's important to realize that [...]

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  • Real Trends: Festival Season Makeup

    Unless you live under a rock without a smart phone, you're probably aware that festival season has officially begun (thanks Coachella!). Even if you know nothing about any festival, you're sure to spot the festival trends: a little boho, a few tempor [...]

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  • Top-Rated Brush: Concealer Brush

    At Real Techniques, your opinion means everything to us, which is why we want to give you a little something for taking the time to share your thoughts with our team. Submit a review of any of our brushes before March 31, 2016 and you'll have a chan [...]

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  • Award Winning Brushes

    With U.S. Award Season in full swing, we thought what better time to celebrate our own beauty awards! We’re thrilled to announce that some of our most-loved brushes are also your most-loved brushes. Below are our recent editor and fan favorites, alo [...]

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  • 5 #ProTips to Speed up Your Beauty Routine

    Love looking glam, but lacking time? Try streamlining your routine by taking inspiration from the experts, who make a living by applying beautiful makeup as quickly and as cleanly as possibly. While each makeup professional has their favorite makeup [...]

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  • Skin Series: Protect and Cleanse

    The summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you can stop protecting your skin. Beyond sun exposure (which you still get in the wintertime!), pollution--dirt, diesel exhaust, and soot--creates free radicals, which wreak havoc with our skin, causing [...]

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  • Real Tips: New Year Beauty Resolutions

    New Years' resolutions don't have to be one big change—sometimes doing one small thing a day is all it takes to make a difference! Check Expiration Dates. All cosmetics have a production date and a period after opening date (PAO). Though cosmetic [...]

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  • Winter Makeup Swaps

    For those of us who are "lucky" enough to experience every season, switching up your skincare routine for cold weather is an obvious must. But, don't forget to winterize your makeup routine too! It only takes a few simple product and brush swaps to m [...]

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  • Real Tips: Caring for the Miracle Complexion Sponge

    If you’ve ever used our miracle complexion sponge right out of the package, then you’ve probably experienced that fresh, flawless face feeling. Wonderful, isn’t it? Here are a few Dos and Don’ts to help that feeling last, while extending the life an [...]

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  • New Beauty's Monthly Subscription Deal

    If you haven’t heard of New Beauty Magazine’s beauty sampling program, TestTube, you’re missing out on one of the beauty industry’s best subscription services. Yes, we all love a good beauty box, but we’re especially obsessing over TestTube because [...]

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  • Tutorial: Holiday Look

    White coffee cups are turning red and our t-shirts are turning into turtlenecks, the holiday season is here. And with it, comes our two new exclusive holiday sets: the Bold Metals Collection Essentials and the deluxe gift set. These beautiful brushes [...]

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  • Halloween Tutorial: Vampire

    This Halloween, Nic creates a simple vampire look that you can create with your everyday makeup—you don't even have to buy fangs! Nic takes you through the steps in her new video. Here are Nic's tips, tricks and product picks: Bloodless Base St [...]

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  • Tutorial: Halloween Pointillism

    This Halloween, Sam uses pointillism (dot art) to create a whimsical skull look that is super easy to replicate.   Sam takes you through the steps of this creative look in her new video. You need quite a lot of different brushes to paint dots of d [...]

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  • In the Bag: Bachelorette Weekend

    The bachelorette (or hen) party has morphed into a weekend get-away made infamous for it's boozy affairs and cheeky party favors.  Whether you love or hate these girl's night events, it's important to show up, have a laugh and be a good sport.  We pu [...]

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  • Tutorial: Deep Cleansing Gel

    It's here... the Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel! Use once a week for a thorough clean, and your brushes will work better, feel better, and last longer. Nic shows you how easy it is in the new Deep Cleansing Gel Tutorial Part One:  Clean Pop [...]

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  • Real Trends: Peachy Cheeks

    Why choose a peach blush instead of a pink blush this summer?  Regardless of your undertone, complexions can warm up in the summer and our clothing tends to be much more colorful than during the winter.  Wearing a blush that's more orange than pink w [...]

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  • Tutorial: Beach Look

    Who says you can't wear makeup to the beach?  There's nothing wrong with a little coverage, definition and glow! Sam shows you how to apply a simple, long-lasting natural look in her new video. Sunscreen Note:  Layering your SPF products doesn't gi [...]

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  • Real Trends: Cool Summer Blues

    Love experimenting with color, but need to keep your day job?  We understand that being on-trend doesn't always translate to a work-appropriate makeup look, so here are our technique tips for wearing a cool blue shade this summer. Here are the tips a [...]

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  • Real Trends: Strobing

    In the heat of the summer, the contour trend can look and feel heavy.... so, lighten up with the new "strobing" trend.  No strobe lights are necessary, just strategically placed products that bounce light off of the skin. Here are 4 ways to "strobe" [...]

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  • Real Tips: Face Shape Contour Guide

    The current contouring makeup trend can look a little extreme, but it doesn't need to be as dramatic as many of the photos and videos out there.  We put together a guide for 5 common face shapes to illustrate how to subtly enhance or "sink" areas of [...]

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  • Frosted Holiday Tutorial

    Whether going out or staying in, get in a festive frame of mind with a sparkly eye this holiday!   Nic shows you how in her new frosted holiday makeup video. Here are Nic’s tips and tricks: Flawless Face Create a lovely glowing finish, prep ski [...]

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  • Gift Guide: Minimalist

    Finding the perfect gift for The Minimalist in your life can be a difficult task—they always look so pulled together and chic, what could they possibly need?  Don't worry, she will always appreciate another classic item to add to her collection. H [...]

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  • Gift Guide: The Trendsetter

    You know her, the gal who is up on every trend but her style is so “I just threw this together”!  Selecting a gift for the effortlessly chic woman can be intimidating, so this holiday season if you can’t beat her, impress her with one of our 8 on-t [...]

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  • Real Gifts: Suitable & Stylish

    The Christmas season has officially begun in the U.S., as shoppers hit the stores on Black Friday searching for great deals.  For those who prefer to avoid the crowds, take advantage of online discounts (or at least free shipping) from your favorite [...]

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  • In the Bag

    Attending holiday parties may sound like fun, but for those who have countless client soirees to attend, it is just another part of the job (done in very high heels!). We reached out to one of our PR "it" girls and asked "What's in your bag?"  She [...]

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  • Tutorial: Death Becomes Her

    Halloween is just a few days a way... Do you have your costume yet? If not, check out Nic's new Death Becomes Her Tutorial and see how to recreate Helen Sharp's (Goldie Hawn) unearthly beauty using products that you may already have in you makeup k [...]

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  • Tutorial: Nic's Picks Brush Set

    Nic's Picks Brush Set pairs 2 of our classic brushes (in a shiny new finish!) with 3 new exclusive brushes.  Check out Nic's new video to see brush technique and benefits of this limited edition set. Here are Nic's tips and tricks: Base Shadow Br [...]

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  • Back to School

    As you go through you back-to-school supply list, don't forget about our favorite subject....beauty!  A quick and simple routine will have you out the door looking like a polished and perky pupil, even when you feel anything but! Here are 9 items [...]

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  • Real Tips: Customize Foundation for Summer

    Learn how to customize your foundation like a pro this summer!  A medium- to full-coverage liquid foundation can be adjusted daily for complexion changes due to weather, sun exposure and physical activity.  Add one or many products to create your p [...]

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  • Real Trends: Colorful Cat Eye

    Thinking about buying a bright color palette or have one and don't know how to use it?  Take inspiration from the runway!  Karl Lagerfeld staged a grocery store-themed runway show for Chanel Fall/Winter that features bright color combinations for a [...]

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  • Become a Real Techniques Guest Expert

    Do you love Real Techniques brushes?  Love to recreate looks by Sam and Nic?  Have a signature makeup look achieved by the brushes?   You could be featured as a Real Techniques Guest Expert on our Behind the Look blog! How to enter:     Send your [...]

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  • Travel Tips: Ski Vacation

    Whether you are swishing down the slopes or snuggled up inside by a fire, here are 6 must-have items to keep you protected and pretty on your next high altitude vacation: Protection: Sun Block.  UV intensity increases with altitude because there [...]

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  • Runway to Real (Affordable!)

    Look no further than NYFW runways to find a fresh and affordable ready-to-wear makeup style just in time for Valentines' Day. Makeup artist, Gucci Westman created a look that she called "sporty and boyish but still glamorous and rich" using only Rev [...]

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  • Real Tips: Winter Skin Woes

    Sam and Nic answer your winter skin questions in their new new video: My skin gets really dry in the winter, how do I stop this? Constant temperature changes—moving from the cold outside to dry heat inside—will cause your skin to lose moisture w [...]

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  • Real Trends: Spring Eyeliner Trends

    The cat-eye or winged-out liner is a classic way to pull focus up and out from your lash line giving the appearance of a larger eye.  This spring, liner trends spotted on the runway play with proportions and focus to modify the natural eye shape. [...]

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  • Retractable Lip and Silicone Liner Brush Tutorials

    Bring in 2014 with a new brush or two!  Each new Real Technique brush offers a twist on the original collection. The retractable lip brush, is a mess-free way to touch-up-on the go and the silicone liner brush is a high-tech way to apply gel or li [...]

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  • Tutorial: Iridescent Holiday Makeup

    There's still time to rock a great holiday look before the end of the year.  Check out Sam's new video and learn how to create a multi-dimensional eye look in a festive green hue. Flawless Face Select a light coverage foundation and work onto sk [...]

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  • Real Retro: Bonnie and Clyde, 1930s

    Love retro style?? Check out the Bonnie & Clyde TV miniseries this Sunday and Monday (12/8-12/9) on A&E/Lifetime/History.  The early 1930s are brought to life again during four eye-feasting hours, that happen to tell the story of two of t [...]

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  • Halloween Tutorial

    Don't choose between being a beauty or beast this Halloween... be both!  Check out Sam's new tutorial to learn how to apply an enchanting yet evil sorceress makeup look. Get the tip, tricks, and makeup picks below: Flawless Face Create a eerily [...]

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  • Buy Pink for Bright Pink

    In honor of breast health awareness month, for every pink brush purchased on realtechniques.com, or for our international fans any new pink brush shared with #RTPink, we will be donating $1 to Bright Pink. We spoke with Lindsay Avner, founder and CE [...]

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  • Tutorial: Job Interview

    First impressions are crucial, especially for a job interview.  If you are wondering how to look pulled together without looking overdone, check out Sam's simple and professional look in her new tutorial. Get the tip, tricks, and makeup picks belo [...]

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  • Real Travel Tips: The Mediterranean

    Guide books may suggest appropriate clothing and shoes, but what about a packing list for your makeup bag?  When embarking on your adventures, which beauty products and tools are really necessary and what can we leave at home? When one of our coll [...]

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  • Real Tips: Cover a Blemish

    Whether it's a blemish, scar, red patch, or tattoo everyone has had something they wanted to make "disappear".  With the right technique, tools, and a little patience, even the most offending blemishes will recede into the background. To create an [...]

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  • Affordable Summer Must-Haves

    We are always on the lookout for skin and makeup products that work like a million bucks, but don't cost it! Here are 6 ways to look and feel healthy this summer season without going over budget: If your skin is looking more greasy than glowing, [...]

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  • Real Tips: Spring Skin

    Exposing your body in summer clothing can be a bit daunting for those who spent the winter all covered up.  Get ready to reveal your skin confidently with the help of these new skin products. Here are 4 tips to get glowing skin: Enhance and Prot [...]

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  • Emerald Eye Makeup Tutorial

    Inspired by Pantone’s color of the year, Sam pairs green and teal to create a look that’s strong but completely wearable…not to mention completely head-turning. Get the tip, tricks and makeup picks below: Flawless Base: Choose a sheer coverag [...]

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  • Real Trends: Cherry Lips

    With Valentine's day around the corner, red is definitely the color-of-the-moment. We are loving the cherry red lips that are popping up on the red carpet and runway. This skin-brightening shade works on most skin tones and can be worn day or night [...]

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  • Tutorial: Little Black Dress Makeup

    A red lip paired with a flick of black liner may be the "little black dress" of your makeup wardrobe, but there is always room for another go-to look!  Sam shows us her fresh take on this old classic in her new tutorial. Get the tip, tricks, and mak [...]

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  • Real Inspiration: Aurora Borealis

    The aurora borealis is an awesome sight but seeing it in person can take a lot of travel, a little luck, and a very warm parka!  Let the northern lights inspire an ethereal makeup look all from the comfort (and warmth) of your home. Here are 3 tip [...]

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  • Real Tips: Golden Globe Makeup

    The Golden Globes 2013 red carpet was full of beautiful actresses and stunning makeup looks, however it was the understated eye paired with a pretty pink lipstick that caught our attention. The "less is more" adage comes to mind, but more specific [...]

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  • Real Inspiration: Ice Caves

    Try a new palette this holiday season inspired by the awesome beauty of an ice cave.  Whether in a warm or cold climate, these cool tones will have you feeling like an ice princess. Here are 3 ice-inspired makeup looks: Evening Frost.  For an et [...]

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  • Real Tips: Hostess Gifts

    Show your gratitude and get invited back next year with a simple yet thoughtful hostess gift.  Skip the pricey food baskets and flowers and opt for something more personal. Candle lovers will be thrilled with a beautiful and aromatic candle like  [...]

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  • Real Icon: Elizabeth Taylor

    This week, The Lifetime Movie Network premiered their biopic "Liz and Dick", with Lindsay Lohan cast as Elizabeth Taylor. Ms. Lohan was not an obvious choice, but the transformation through hair and makeup was impressive.  So, if Lindsay can resemb [...]

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  • Real Trends: Graphic Cat Eye

    If you love a winged-out liner, but are itching for a look that is a little more sexy, edgy or rebellious, go graphic!  This bolder take on the classic is as limitless as your imagination. Here are 3 ways to play up your eye liner: Double Defini [...]

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  • Tutorial: Phoenix Eyes

    This Halloween season take inspiration from the mythical Phoenix rising from the flames.  Learn how to create fiery wings for an immortal and exotic look in Sam's new tutorial. Get the tip, tricks and makeup picks below: Enhanced Eyes: Note: [...]

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  • Real Tips: Back-to-School Beauty Must-Haves

    Back-to-School shopping isn't just for students!  It's a great time to get stocked up and organized with some of this season's must-have beauty products. They will help you transition into the fall and make it easy to touch-up or pump-it-up on the [...]

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  • Stippling, Buffing, and Expert Brush Tutorial

    Love our multi-functional brushes, but unsure when to use one versus another? No worries!  Sam breaks down the differences between the brushes and how to use them in her new brush tutorial. Here are Sam's tips, trick and makeup picks for getting t [...]

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  • Real Travel Tips: Alaska

    Guide books may suggest appropriate clothing and shoes, but what about a packing list for your makeup bag?  When embarking on your adventures, which beauty products and tools are really necessary and what can we leave at home? When our colleague j [...]

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  • Real Tips: Light Brows and Lashes

    If you're fair-haired, fine-haired, or just got a little too friendly with the tweezers lately, beauty's current love for thicker brows and lush lashes might seem like it's not for you. True, adding definition to your brows and lashes without lookin [...]

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  • Real Tips: Head to Toe Glow

    There’s no need to be a sun worshipper to look like a bronze goddess—a little bronzer in the right places can carve out your bone structure and create a healthy glow for face AND body - all without leaving your home! Follow these 4 steps for goof- [...]

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  • Real Tips: Last Minute Mom's Day Gifts

    Mother’s Day is coming up here in the US this Sunday ... and why choose between practical or pretty when you can find a gift that does both? Here are six last-minute gift ideas for our well deserving moms: 1. Pretty organzied: Tech savvy moms can [...]

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  • Real Skin Series: Olive

    Spring/Summer is a great time for olive skin tones to shine!  Getting a natural looking glow comes easy for this earthy skin tone. We continue our Real Shade series with 4 tips for Olive Skin: 1.Conceal and Perfect: Even out any under eye darknes [...]

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  • Real Trends: The HD Ready Face

    We loved this recent New York Times article on the HD ready look. We weren't surprised to hear that so many stars and non-celebs alike are paying special attention to foundation before heading out!  When the possibility of going worldwide on the we [...]

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  • Get the Look: Radiant Bridal Tutorial

    Whether you're walking down the aisle this year (congrats!) or just looking for a polished, sweat- and tearproof event look that puts the focus on your radiant beauty - not your makeup - you'll be inspired by the latest Sam Chapman bridal tutorial! [...]

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  • Real Skin Series: Porcelain

    Spring/Summer can be a frustrating time for those that prefer to remain a lighter shade of pale. While everyone's breaking out the bronzer, you may be simply looking for a pretty way to glow that doesn't involve sun rays or faux tan shades. We beg [...]

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  • Real Inspiration: Runway Warriors

    The Fall-Winter 12 European runways featured creative looks that were positively fierce! Strong makeup "shapes" were a key theme, whether created across the brow at Chanel, or simply painted as a wash of shadow, as at Dries Van Noten.  Though we'r [...]

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  • Real Inspiration: Purple's Positively Wearable

    New York’s Fall-Winter 2012 Fashion Week is in full swing, and we’ve been scouring the backstage coverage for fresh inspiration.  Fall always ushers in richer makeup tones like mauve and purple, but we’re often stumped as to how to wear them withou [...]

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  • Real Looks: Show Us Your Retro Glow (Inspired by Prada SS12)

    This week, we're excited to add a new feature to our blog that lets you upload your Real Looks snaps with a link back to your page (whether it's your blog, Facebook page, Twitter etc).  We can't wait to see how you use your Real Techniques brushes to [...]

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  • Real Tips: 3 Steps for Winter Bronzing

    In the depths of February, we can't help dreaming of Spring and wishing we could jet off to warmer climes for a touch of sun! If you're struggling to embrace the porcelain-pale look this Winter, Real Techniques brushes make it easy to get a bronzed [...]

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  • Real Picks: 5 New Beauty Finds

    If you're hitting your local shopping center for some post-season sales this weekend, consider stopping by the beauty aisle for some new additions to your kit for 2012! The Real Techniques team has rounded up 5 new beauty favorites to pair with your [...]

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  • Real Inspiration: The Silk Scarf

    Fashion's hottest accessory trend for Fall/Winter is an easy one to wrap your head around - and vice versa!  Silk scarves don't have to be expensive ... check out your local thrift store, or raid your elders' closets when you're home for the holidays [...]

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  • Get the Look: Cocktail Party

    'Tis the season ... to party!  Sam's exclusive glamorous cocktail party makeup tutorial is an easy way to create the perfect festive look.  Tone it up for your holiday bash or take it down a notch for a professional get-together, with these simple st [...]

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  • Real Great Gifts Part 2

    Today's gift guide is for the glitter gals and "sporty spices" in your life ... and of course, for you, there's another chance to enter to win all 3 brush sets and 5 blush brushes for your friends! For the girl that loves to shine: 1 ) She's her [...]

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  • Real Great Gifts Part 1

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