Real Techniques // Bold Metals brushes review

Real Techniques - Bold Metals Brush product review
Real Techniques – Bold Metals brushes


First of all, can we all take a minute to marvel at how beautiful these brushes are. They were displayed on my dressing table for a good week before I dared even open them in their shiny and perfect packaging.


But now I have opened them, I best talk about the brushes themselves.


There are actually seven brushes in the bold metals collection, which are split into 3 catergories;

  • Gold [base] : 100 Arched Powder, 101 Triangle Foundation
  • Silver [eyes] : 200 Oval Shadow, 201 Pointed Crease, 202 Angled Liner
  • Rose Gold [finish] : 300 Tapered Blush, 301 Flat Contour


I’ve been wanting to splash the cash and buy some of these Bold Metals brushes for a really long time, but I have children who keep growing out of all their clothes quicker than I can wash and iron them. Thankfully though, it appears someone (thank you Mr. C) took one of my very many hints and bought me some for Christmas. Yay!!


In this post I’m only going to talk about three of the seven brushes; 100 Arched Powder, 200 Oval Shadow and 300 Tapered Blush.



100 Arched Powder

Some brushes have a incredibly uneven distribution, which is a huge pet peeve of mine. There is nothing worse than clumpy, cakey looking make up. That look belongs back on 2004, with my 14 year old self and her bad highlights. The Bold Metals 100 Arched Powder brush however has a really smooth application, which makes for effortlessly perfect make up. The brush is cut into a dome shape and the bristles are really soft which help slowly build the powder up, making it a lot easier to create a flawless look.



200 Oval Shadow

I’ve mainly used this brush to apply the base of my eyeshadow and for that purpose it has been great. The brush is quite large and dense, which makes it perfect for a quick application. I don’t think I would use this brush to create any definition as it is too large to create a desired shape easily. I personally don’t think this is such a bad thing though, considering there are other brushes in the collection that are designed to do this.



300 Tapered Blush

I love this Bold Metals brush. This brush is great for adding layers of colour, which makes it particularly good if – like me – you prefer a natural looking rose on your cheeks. I find using it with Benefit’s Dandelion is a great combination for this. The lightness of this brush does make it easy to create a natural look, but it also makes it easy to add layers of colour to create a more sculpted look as well. This bold metals brush has quickly become a favourite of mine.



One thing about these brushes that is both a blessing and a curse is the fact the bristles on each brush are lightly coloured. This is great for seeing how much make up is on the brush, but it also highlights when they desperately need a clean (something that isn’t easy to find the time for when you have two children to look after). But I’ll let that go because overall these are fabulous brushes that I absolutely love. They have a very luxurious feel to them too, which is very much needed from time to time when you are a Mum. They are a little pricey, but are worth the cash. If I had to pick one out of the three it would be the Tapered Blush, so if you are wondering which one to start with, I’d recommend going for that one.


What do you think of the Real Techniques Bold Metals collection? I’d love to know, let me know in the comments, on Twitter, Instagram or on Facebook. You can now also follow me on Pinterest.


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