Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes

Real Techniques Bold Metals CollectionReal Techniques are one of my favourite brands for makeup brushes. They offer incredibly affordable brushes that offer the most amazing quality. For anyone looking for good makeup brushes I really couldn’t recommend them enough. So obviously when I heard they were bringing out a new range of brushes I couldn’t help but feel excited. The Bold Metals collection by Real Techniques is essentially the more luxury brush line from the brand with a more expensive price tag and the most gorgeous appearance of metallic hues in gold, silver and rose gold (every bloggers dream!). I’ve picked up some of the brushes from the range and thought I would give you the lowdown on whether these are worth the hype or not.

The first brush I picked up when the collection launched was the 301 Flat Contour Brush which was probably one of the more popular brushes from the range. I picked this up with the hopes of finding the perfect contour brush and it has definitely lived up to my expectations. The brush has a square shape to it with very dense packed bristles. It fits perfectly in the hollows in the cheeks so works as a perfect fit for contouring. Due to the shape it only really works as a contour brush but it is great for creating neat lines and really packing the product on.

I picked up a few other brushes from the range recently as part of their Christmas gift set which includes 3 brushes with one being exclusive to the set. I picked this up for the bargain price of £30 whilst it was on offer with the usual price being £64 which is really a fantastic deal. The first brush is one I’ve been desperate to get for a while now, the 300 Tapered Blush Brush. I’ve been looking for a good blush brush for a while now and I may have found a perfect one. Like the 301 brush this one also has rose gold aesthetics which just makes it even more perfect. The brush has a small tapered shape with a set of fluffy soft bristles. The brush is dense enough that it picks up and distributes a perfect amount of product but is also beautifully soft on the skin.

The original Real Techniques eye brushes weren’t really my favourite eye brushes but I have always had an interest in the Bold Metals eye brushes. Obviously I was excited to see the 200 Oval Shadow Brush included in the gift set. I love a good fluffy brush for blending out eyeshadow so this makes a great addition to my collection. Compared to the likes of the MAC 217, this brush is pretty big with a more rounded shape. It works great at really blending out the whole lid as it fits so perfectly across the eyelid.

Lastly, the exclusive brush to the holiday set is the 103 Angled Powder brush which is the largest brush from the collection. As you would imagine from the name, its like your typical big fluffy powder brush with an angled shape. The brush is so incredibly soft and fluffy and works great for powdering large areas of the face. Also as it is angled it can work really nice with bronzer too to warm up the skin.

Overall, a really great set of brushes that I would all really recommend. Whilst the price range is a little higher than what you would expect from Real Techniques you do feel a much higher quality in these brushes compared to the original and they also look pretty darn beautiful!

Have you tried the Real Techniques Bold Metals range?


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April Favourites

April Beauty FavouritesI probably say this every month when it comes to monthly favourites… but where has the time gone! It’s crazy to think we are in May already *gasp*! Anyway on to some of the beauty bits I have been loving this month, if you read my blog regularly then you may find some of these a little predictable haha!

Benefit Majorette Blush – No surprise here really! After lusting over this blush for quite a while I finally picked it up and fell in love. Its a beautiful coral cream-to-power finish blush that just adds such a nice boost of colour to the cheeks, perfect for spring! You can see my full review on this beauty here.

Real Techniques Bold Metals Flat Contour Brush 301 – Quite the long name there! I picked this rose gold beauty up after Real Techniques launched their incredibly anticipated higher-end brush line. Compared to other RT brushes, this one was a little on the pricey side at £22 but its pretty damn beautiful. It’s the perfect contour brush, the brush is quite dense and really picks up product well and also distributes it well on the face. It’s hard to think how I ever contoured without this one!

Chanel Rouge Coco Cecile Lipstick – There was no escaping this one when it came to this month’s favourites. There is nothing more exciting than picking up a new lipstick (that sounds so tragic but ever so true!) especially a Chanel one. They are a must have in any beauty lover’s makeup bag! The newly reformulated range offer great pigmentation whilst also having a good level of hydration on the lips. The shade ‘Cecile’ is such a pretty neutral rosy pink that I have been loving paired with MAC Soar lip liner – dream duo right there! Check out my full review here.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Do I even need to explain why this is a favourite. The UD Naked palettes are widely coveted and with good reason. I am pretty sure I mentioned this exact palette in a previous favourites post which pretty much sums up my love for it. I am sure you are all aware of the fantastic quality of the shadows so I will refrain from discussing that side of things. The colour range is just perfect. Its such a versatile palette, berry, pomegranate shades for Autumn and light rosy pastel pinks for Spring. I am having a bit of an obsession over light pinks and lilacs when it comes to eye-shadows and this palette has it covered. To stop myself writing a full essay on this one, you can simply check out my full review here.

Nivea Lip Butter Raspberry Rose – A lip balm/butter, not the most interesting product but hella good. The scent of this is incredibly dreamy, a raspberry scent which feels rather nostalgic some how, I am thinking some sort of candy but no idea? It is incredibly creamy and I like layering this on overnight for a full boost of hydration on the lips to keep them soft and moisturised. The great news here too is that its as cheap as chips and comes in other scents too including an ever popular blueberry, mmm!

Chanel Tenderly Nail Polish – Another post, another Chanel Tenderly mention. When will it stop, never! I finally buckled up the courage for a Chanel splurge on this beauty and so far no regrets (thank god!). This shade is just so my colour, a beautiful plum taupe-y colour that is just so versatile and looks ever so sophisticated. You can take a further look into my thoughts on this one here.

What have you been loving this month?