Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Bold Metals Collection.

Can we all just take a moment. The holy grail of brushes Real Techniques just got even better. The Bold Metals Collection has finally arrived, and they are to die for. Not only are they now the prettiest brushes on the market now, but the quality is up there with the best too.

I'll start off by telling you how gorgeous they look. Gold, rose gold, and silver. The packaging is clear with a back drop to match the colour of the brush. The brushes are actually colour coded too, with the gold ones being more for the base, so foundation and powder. The rose gold are more for detailing, so contouring and concealing, and the silver brushes are for eyes. So far I have purchased a gold and a rose gold. I say so far because I know it's likely I will be adding to my collection very soon haha. 

So firstly, my gold brush..the 100 Arched Powder brush. Does exactly what it says on the tin, and does it very well. This brush has a huge surface area, making it easier to powder every aspect of the face, without missing anything out. The brush is weighted, which acts as a sort of guide in how to hold it, helping you to create the perfect glide. Also, being ergonomically designed means that each finger has an edge to hold on to, giving you the most secure grip possible. It means they won't roll off the dressing table too haha. The hairs on this brush are something else. Seriously. Real Techniques have always been my favourite anyway as they never seem to shed hair, but these bristles are on another level. 

My second brush is the rose gold 300 Tapered brush. Now I don't know whether it's because I love rose gold that I'm tempted to say this is my favourite of the two I purchased, but it's just so pretty! The tip of this brush is angled to create the perfect highlight, and if used for contouring is great for really sculpting the cheekbones. Think Angelina Jolie in Malificent haha, yes, it is that good. The weighting in this brush makes it so comfortable to use, and helps to give you maximum control to avoid getting carried away when contouring. 

As with everything, the better quality comes with an equivalent price tag. Although they can still be bought in Boots, they are definitely at the higher end of the market, setting me back £49 for the two. I justified buying these because I do think of my brushes as an investment, and looked after in the correct way will mean they last me a long time.

As daft as it sounds, after watching the video Sam and Nic posted on their Youtube channel, I was slightly hesitant to purchase them. They spoke about how magnificent the brushes were, but then said they were aimed more to make up artists and professionals. I couldn't help but think, hold on a second girls, just because I don't make a living through make up, surely that shouldn't mean they're not for me? I love a bit of luxury as much as the next make up artist haha! I have decided to only use these brushes when going out with friends or on date nights, the lavish feel of them will give me that extra feeling of glamour before a night out. For work though, I will stick to my Duo Fibre Collection.

I would say overall that these brushes are worth the more expensive price tag, my only downfall of them is that with them being metal I can see every fingerprint on them! I suppose that's nothing a quick wipe after use won't fix though. 

Let me know if you've tried any of the Bold Metals Collection yet, do you think they're worth the hype?

Thanks for reading x

Find the collection here

1 comment

  1. those look amazing!!


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