Beauty Picks: Pixiwoo's Favourite Products
Makeup artist sisters Sam and Nic, AKA Pixiwoo, share their inside knowledge and pick their favourite makeup products
1. Mac Plushglass
MAC Plushglass,16.50, is a sheer lipgloss that contains soft plumping ingredients that will gently tingle the lips but not give that scary bee stung mouth! It feels silky, not tacky, and has a soft pearlised shine that wears well without leaving any dry residue around the edges of the lips.
2. Mac Face and Body Foundation
As a make-up artist this is an essential kit product but fantastic for the everyday consumer too. This water based, water-resistant foundation gives a sheer natural coverage and it's perfect for every day use. Great for the face but amazing to use on the body to cover any veins, marks or bruises that also will not rub off on your clothes. 120ml is priced at £25.50
3. Bourjois Fast and Perfect Mascara
A new innovation in mascara that actually works. The auto rotating brush allows even coverage and separation without the heavy build up of a volumising mascara. Rotating both clockwise and anti clockwise Bourjois Fast and Perfect Mascara,£11.99, allows both top and bottom lashes to be coated evenly. No need to dip twice as one application is all it takes and 30 seconds later you will have amazing lashes.
4. MAC Studio Finish Concealer
MAC Studio Finish Concealer, £13.50, is the ultimate concealer for people who require a full coverage due to scarring, acne or pigmentation marks. It's creamy and it sets instantly. It contains an SPF 35 to protect from UVB and UVA rays.
5. Nars Foundation
This is an absolute favourite foundation at the moment. It leaves skin with a glowing flawless finish but without a heavy feel. Over time skin clarity and brightness is improved.This foundation also photographs really well without a harsh flashback effect. Available in 19 shades and priced at £29.50 for 30ml.
6. Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliners are extra soft so they never drag the skin and give a real bold intense finish. These liners are great for using in the waterline of the eye as they will not budge They come in a variety of colours and are priced at £6.00 each.
7. Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel, £16.50, is a must for groomed perfect brows. Available in 5 shades it sets unruly brows with a hint of colour but remains all day with no flaking or sticky feeling. A lightweight gel that contains botanical extracts to condition hairs.
Pixiwoo is the collaboration of sisters and established makeup artists, Sam and Nic Chapman. After a successful fifteen years in the industry, including working on the MAC Pro team and behind the scenes at many of the best fashion shows, the sisters created a YouTube channel by chance just short of half a decade ago. The Pixiwoo YouTube channel began as a way to demonstrate easy to create looks, and has now branched out to celebrity-inspired tutorials as well as fashion makeup. Their YouTube channel is still going strong, it now boasts close to half a million subscribers – a figure which is growing rapidly by the day. Of their work, Sam says “we believe in what we do and want to offer other people the trade secrets to create their favourite looks for less.” The sisters also run a successful blog that attracts many readers due to their honest and informative reviews. Sam and Nic recently joined the Avon Professional Makeup Artists team and write a weekly beauty column for The Mirror.