Real Techniques Bold Metal Brushes


First off, sorry for the major blogging fail recently – I don’t even have an excuse as to why i’ve been neglecting my blog! But I’m back and I’m talking about one of my obsessions – make-up brushes!

I’ve been lusting over the Bold Metals collection from Real Techniques ever since their launch, but I never seemed to get round to picking some up. Compared to the original Real Techniques line, they are on the higher price end, having said that, the quality of these brushes are insane. Firstly, the handles are stunning (especially the rose gold ones). They’re designed in a pyramid shade, enabling them to lie flat once placed on your dressing table – such a simple yet great idea!

Out of the whole collection, the powder brush has to be my favourite. The bristles are so soft and disperse powder like a dream. It’s also big and fluffy enough to be perfect for applying bronzer. I do love however the contour brush also. It’s dense and neatly packed meaning it gives you a great sharp contour. It would be the ideal brush to use for cream contour because of this.

The most unusual brush out of the collection has to be the foundation brush. It’s like no other foundation brush I’ve come across before because of it’s shape. It is shaped like a pyramid meaning you have a flat side to ‘paint’ on the product, with narrow sides making it easy to get into the contours of the face. The tip can also be used to buff the foundation into the skin. It has taken me a while to get used to, but so far I’ve been loving it. Because of the fact that it doesn’t really buff the product into the skin, I find that it gives a higher coverage than the Expert Face Brush for example.



The eye brushes are also gorgeous. There are 3 in the collection all with silver accents. The base shadow brush is the one I have probably got most use out of so far, however, the crease brush is also great for defining the crease. The eyeliner brush is also really good – i’ve been enjoying it to apply black eyeshadow as a more smokey liner along my lash line.


If you’re unsure or having doubts, I would defiantly recommend you to pick up these brushes. If not all of them, then at least one. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!


5 thoughts on “Real Techniques Bold Metal Brushes

  1. I have a few of these brushes and think they’re fab! Great for Christmas presents too!
    Love your photos – and glad to see another post from you! I’ve missed reading them!! xx

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