Pixiwoo’s beauty lessons to live by

If you’ve ever watched a beauty tutorial video online, chances are Pixiwoo created it.

Sister duo Sam and Nic Chapman from the UK were recently named Glamour Magazine’s YouTubers of the year and it’s not hard to see why.

They have more than 2 million subscribers to their make-up blogging channel, have launched a range of make-up brushes called Real Techniques and have developed a make-up cult following.

Here, the girls tell Lifestyle YOU their dos and don’ts when it comes to make-up.

How do you choose the right make-up brushes for your skin?

Nic: It really depends on your skin and what look you are going for.  When I am going out with my girls, I go for a fuller coverage look so I’ll use a more dense brush.

If I am just picking up my kids from school I may just use something that will give me a lighter finish like the stippling brush.

What’s the golden rule to using make-up sponges?

Sam: You can use them damp! Try it, it will give you a beautiful sheer finish.

You are surrounded by beauty products every day, but for you, how do you define what is beautiful?

Nic: When we do someone’s makeup we want them to look and feel like a better version of themselves.

Name three make-up items you carry with you at all times?

Nic & Sam: Mascara, powder and a setting brush.

What make-up item can't you live without?

Sam: Mascara.

What's the biggest make-up mistake people make?

Sam: Not blending in their makeup! That’s why brushes are SO important, you don’t want to leave home with a line across your face.

What beauty trend are you loving right now?

Nic: It changes constantly. Since it’s summer here in London we are gravitating more towards glowy skin.

What beauty trend do you hate?

Nic & Sam: Stencilled on brows.

Which Hollywood icon inspires you the most?

Nic & Sam: Elizabeth Taylor.

Which classic make-up look is always in style?

Nic & Sam: The red lip.

What’s the most important thing you consider when creating an iconic make-up look?

Nic: Cater the look to YOUR face shape and features.

See more of Sam and Nic Chapman on Pixiwoo Presents: Hollywood Icons, premiering on Lifestyle YOU on July 25 at 9:30pm.


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