Real Techniques Bold Metals

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.

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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. 



  1. Josiee
    March 10, 2015 / 9:23 am

    Its such a fabulous collection, I’ve been loving the powder brush!
    Josie XOXO
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  2. March 10, 2015 / 10:54 am

    Wow these make-up brushes are to-die-for. I love real techniques brushes and own loads already but I really must add these to my collection too.

  3. jas
    March 10, 2015 / 11:54 am

    I really want to get my hands on the contour brush, i love the look of it!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  4. March 10, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    I’m so in love with the look of these brushes! Especially the flat contour brush caught my eye, since it looks very unique. Can’t wait ’til I can get my hands on these internationally. Great post, thanks!

  5. March 10, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    The packaging is absolutely gorgeous, but I wish it wasn’t so limiting on travelling. Maybe a travel size of this collection should be created!

  6. March 10, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    Love the look of the flat contouring brush. Must try it.

  7. March 10, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    I love these brushes, definitely impressed with them, and love the eye brushes especially.

  8. March 10, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    I’ve not seen a beauty product divide opinion as much as this since the Benefit eyeliner last year – some people love them and think they’re 100% worth the price whereas some other people actually prefer the original line! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  9. March 11, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    I haven’t had a chance to get my hand of these brushes yet but they are so beautiful, I need them in my collection.


  10. March 31, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    These brushes look amazing I’ve just brought the luxury collection brushes by Zoeva which are lovely. Will def give these a try too.

  11. April 23, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    OMG I love looking at pictures of these brushes. I just ordered these online and I cannot wait for them to arrive!

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