Real Techniques Bold Metals Brush Collection

When the Real Techniques makeup brushes were first launched onto the beauty scene a few years ago they really were the game changers in terms of affordable yet fantastic brushes for your eyes, face and lips. The beautiful Pixiwoo girls, Sam and Nic Chapman, had really found that perfect balance between affordability and quality and finally we had a great range of brushes we could all easily pick up after pay day from our local Boots store. I was in love from the very moment I got my first set of foundation and contour brushes and one of my all time favourite brushes, like ever, is the Real Techniques Stippling Brush. It buffs your base product in like a dream!

Having pretty much amassed most of the current collection of Real Techniques brushes over the last few years I was seriously excited to hear that the girls had been hard at work cultivating a brand new, slightly more premium line entitled the Bold Metals Collection* – a beautiful array of modern-looking brushes with the flashiest of silver, gold and rose gold handles. Pretty and practical, the angular handles have been cut specifically so they sit on your makeup table without rolling off – brilliant! They are slightly weighted so they feel comfortable and controlled in your hand and help you apply your makeup like a pro and the hand-cut, shed-resistant bristles are synthetic yet feel so so soft on your skin when you apply your product.

The new collection consists of seven new brushes – two for your base (gold), three for your eyes (silver) and two for your finishing products (rose gold). I have the Tapered Brush (no.300) which feels very luxe and is great for sculpting and highlighting, applying that final flourish of blusher or delicately layering highlighting powder onto the high points of your face. The Arched Powder Brush (no.100) is perfectly domed and sweeps softly across the face to apply pressed or loose powders for a flawless finish. Finally the Angled Liner (no.202) is a firm brush with a slanted head that fits close to the lash line for a smooth, even application of gel or powdered eye liner. This is a great brush to use to apply Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner for perfect feline flicks.

This luxury line within the Real Techniques range is a great option if you are still after something affordable yet slightly more superior to treat yourself to. Available from Boots and ranging from £10 to £25, these metallic beauties are definitely worth checking out next time you are perusing the aisles of Boots and I would recommend the heading straight for the Tapered or Arched Powder Brush first!

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  1. 13th March 2015 / 12:43 am

    I love the rose gold!

  2. 13th March 2015 / 1:03 am

    The stippling brush is my all time favourite, definitely a staple!

  3. 13th March 2015 / 5:29 am

    These brushes look really beautiful, I'm always so weary of trying new brush collections whenever I'm so used to using my trusted ones, but I'm definitely going to try the arched powder brush first to see how they are, great review very informative! šŸ™‚

  4. 13th March 2015 / 8:57 am

    I have the fluffy shadow brush from this collection and love it. Will defo be getting more as they are so great to use with the longer handle xoxo

  5. 13th March 2015 / 9:07 am

    These brushes are gorgeous!! I have always heard good things about Real Techniques brushes but their usual packaging puts me off a bit because they don't look the most luxurious in my opinion haha Might get these a try though! šŸ˜€ xx

    Sail Away to Neverland

  6. 13th March 2015 / 10:51 am

    These are such stunning brushes, and there are definitely a few I wouldn't mind adding to my collection.

  7. 13th March 2015 / 4:41 pm

    These look lovely! Want to treat myself to these!

  8. 13th March 2015 / 8:08 pm

    I really want some of these! SO pretty xx

  9. 13th March 2015 / 8:16 pm

    I love the look of these brushes. They look so expensive but for an (almost) drugstore price.

    GreyWalls ļ»æ

  10. 13th March 2015 / 10:15 pm

    I'm looking forward to the release of these brushes in Australia, they are very beautiful. I love my RT brushes and have been rarely disappointed with any I've tried.

  11. 14th March 2015 / 12:57 pm

    The brushes look too beautiful to use and get dirty!
    Kelly's Journal

  12. 14th March 2015 / 8:39 pm

    I don't think I could get tired of looking at these beauties. They look gorgeous and real techniques never fail me on quality- Desperately need to get my hands on a few in this collection.

  13. 14th March 2015 / 9:57 pm

    These brushes look amazing and super soft, I really need to try them, I only own some of the normal RT brushes x