I don’t know about you, but when I heard that Real Techniques was coming out with a new line of brushes I might have squealed. The Bold Metals Collection is a line of luxury brushes in their range. In comparison to their regular line of brushes, the brush hairs are much softer and the handles are weighted to balance nicely in your hand. The handles are also designed to not roll away when placed on your table. There are seven new brushes…
The face brushes are a beautiful gold color. The hairs themselves have a golden gradient to them. The Arched Powder Brush ($25.99) is extremely soft. It has a pinched ferrule so it is not overly fluffy, but it is designed well to press powder into the skin. The Triangle Foundation Brush ($23.99) is not as soft as the previous brush. I felt that although I liked the unique shape of this brush to get around my eyes and nose, using it all over my face was annoying. I’d rather use my OMG! Foundation Brush all over the face. I might use this brush for detail work around my eyes and nose if I want to spend the time. Overall, I feel this brush is a pass for me.
The eye brushes are all a silver metallic color with a grey gradient on their bristles. The Oval Shadow Brush ($15.99) has a pinched ferrule and can be used as an all over lid shader and the tip easily blends out the shadow. This brush reminds me of a bigger version of the MAC 217 Brush. The Pointed Crease Brush ($15.99) is perfect for blending shadow into the crease just as its name suggests. I was most excited about Angled Liner Brush ($15.99,) since their previous angled liner was too big. This brush makes very precise lines and is quite easy to use to make the perfect winged eye.
The finishing brushes are a beautiful rose gold color with a pink gradient on the hairs. The Tapered Blush Brush ($23.99) is a wonderful brush for precise application on blush. The brush is smaller in size than any of their other blush brushes and has a pinched ferrule. When applying blush with this brush you have more control over placement of the blush. The Flat Contour Brush ($25.99) was a surprise favorite. It’s bristles are soft yet dense and perfect for buffing in product. The rectangular shape of the brush head is perfect for carving out your cheekbones. I simply adored these two brushes!
The Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection can be found at Ulta in USA. These brushes are a wonderful addition to any collection. They are beautiful to look at but smudge easily. Be prepared to buff them to keep their pristine shine. These are certainly not luxury brushes. You are also not paying luxury prices for these brushes. It is also important to note that these brushes are made using synthetic hair. These are the softest synthetic hair brushes I have ever felt.
My favorite brushes from this collection are the Flat Contour Brush, the Tapered Blush Brush, and the Angled Liner Brush. DId anyone pick up any brushes from this collection? Which were your favorites?