So Real Techniques are basically the best affordable brushes out there. The question was always – what can they do to better excellent? Enter Real Techniques Bold Metals… Well, if anyone knows makeup and the brushes to do it perfectly it has to be the awesome Pixiwoo girls. Without a doubt, Sam & Nic are two of my all time favourite You Tubers. Through all the growth and craziness of You Tube – they’re still totally down to Earth.
It’s safe to say the Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection is a serious game changer of the beauty brush world. Gorgeous stuff that manages to combine amazing brush shapes with sleek style. Oh and they’re not just gorgeously sleek and metallic but they’re weighted beautifully too.
The collection features three colours of brush – gold, silver and bronze (or rose gold…depending how you look at it I guess). With each metal grouping the type of brush so you have gold brushes for face, silver for eyes and bronze to ‘finish’. The gold collection has two brushes – a triangle foundation brush and an arched powder brush.
The silver eye brush collection includes an oval shadow brush, a pointed crease brush and an angled liner brush. Then lastly there’s the bronze collection – the tapered blush brush and the flat contour.
For me, the ones that caught my eye the most are the flat contour and the triangle foundation brush. In person I decided the triangle foundation brush looked a slight step beyond my amateur application skills! But the flat contour – it had to be mine. So I made sure I tracked one down at Boots because it really is unlike any other brushes I already have.
The bristles are all artificial hair – as Nic and Sam are both passionate about being cruelty free. The handles are weighted in a way that only a proper make-up artists truly knows.
If I’m being really picky – the design doesn’t lend itself to being really portable. But then they’re designed to be the sort of brushes you have on display – not ones you tote around in your hand bag. But that is being seriously picky. Other than that, these really are a work of beauty.
Price wise, they start at £10 (the angled liner) and go up to £25 (arched powder). So they’re fairly varied. For day to day, I still honestly lean towards my few favourites from the Real Techniques original collection. But for sheer beauty and something unique these are just beautiful and I’m really glad I bought the flat contour… now just to manage to nail the art of contouring!
Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection * available now from Boots (£10-25)
*Indicates PR sample or gift – some brushes bought but me, others provided by PR.