I’ve got to admit, when it comes to makeup brushes I will always recommend the Real Techniques brushes with out fail. They are of really good quality, they are very affordable and have a huge variety of brushes for all different things. When I heard that about their new Bold Metals Collection, I just knew I had to get my hands on them and I thought i’d do a mini review/first impressions post all about them.
When I first heard about this collection I was really excited, as Real Techniques hadn’t really added any new brushes to their main collection, other than limited edition sets so I was excited to see what they would do differently. Of course when I heard the price to go along with this new collection, even I questioned whether to pick them up or not but after hearing some rave reviews I picked up the two brushes I thought would benefit me the most.
As soon as I set eyes on the 301 Flat Contour Brush (£22) I knew that I needed to add this to my collection, as I don’t have a brush anything like it in my collection and I knew i’d get a lot of use out of it. As the name suggests this brush is best used for contouring, as the brush shape allows you to really get into the hollows of your cheeks to give a defined and precise contour. So far I love this brush and had replaced all previous brushes that i’ve used for contouring, if you were to get one brush from this collection, this is the one to get!
I also picked up the 100 Arched Powder Brush (£25) as I preferred the look of this compared to the Tapered Blush Brush as it’s slightly bigger and I thought it would work great for both blush, powder and contour if needed. I’ve been using this brush for blush mainly and so far i’m enjoying it but I do find it’s a little big but the shape of the brush makes applying blush really easy. I wouldn’t say this brush is overly needed if you already own a fair few blush brushes but it is lovely to have, especially as it’s gold.
I love these brushes mainly for how luxurious they look and I love the rose gold brushes especially, I LOVE rose gold at the moment! I also like that they are weighted compared to the brushes in their main collection as it just adds to the luxuriousness of them. I really do want to try out the other brushes within the collection, but my bank account won’t allow it for a few more months just yet.
Have you picked up any of the brushes from this collection?