Samantha Chapman

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Samantha Chapman is a makeup artist based in London and Norwich.

Born in August 23, 1977.


Chapman attended the College of West Anglia, taking a two year BTEC in Make-up and Hairdressing tutored by Louise Young.[1] In addition to her work as a freelance make-up artist, she runs make-up courses with her sister, Nicola Haste. In October, 2008, Samantha started a channel on YouTube under the name of 'Pixiwoo' on which she and her sister post hair and make-up tutorials from Avant Garde to Natural looks as well as reviews on various beauty products.[2] She is a mother of two and lives in Norwich, England with her partner Danny. She has two brothers whose names are John and Jim, they both have youtube channels called Jim Chapman and The Lean Machines. Her brother Jim, is currently engaged to fellow make up artist and YouTube star, Tanya Burr.


Chapman has been a make-up artist for more than a decade. She was part of the UK M·A·C Pro team, often traveling for shows such as the Milan and Paris fashion weeks. She has worked with photographers including Tony McGee and Lord Snowdon. Her work has appeared in Harpers, Tatler, Brides, Elle, Cosmo, Company, The Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph.[citation needed] Chapman has also worked with celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Peaches Geldof, Ashley Tisdale, Charlotte Church, Myleene Klass, Liberty Ross, Val Kilmer, Zac Efron, Neve Campbell and Lily Cole

Real Techniques[edit]

Chapman was contacted by Paris Presents (the makers of Eco Tools and other beauty products) to develop an affordable make-up brush line called "Real Techniques." The brushes are cruelty-free, made of synthetic Taklon and not tested on animals. Each brush head is hand-cut and the brush collection works with a wide variety of make-up products from powders to creams and liquids.[3]



In October, 2008, Samantha Chapman began producing make-up tutorials on YouTube under the name, Pixiwoo. Her sister Nicola joined her soon after. Together, they have produced over five hundred videos for this channel. The videos include tutorials and reviews of various beauty products. The Chapman sisters are also currently running five day make-up courses from their Norwich make-up studio.


The Chapman sisters created a separate channel named 'Pixiwoo Madness' to which they upload various videos that they did not want on their main channel. The videos on this channel also include a few make-up tutorials, most of which were developed for Avon.[citation needed]


Chapman began another channel specifically to promote and provide information concerning her Real Techniques brush line. On this channel, she demonstrates how to use each brush and how to create various looks with the brushes.


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