Saturday, 10 January 2015

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Review

If you saw last week's haul, you will know that as soon as I spotted the Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection in my local Boots, I bought every single variation they had in stock! A lot of people have requested a review so that's exactly what I have for you today.

The brushes I was able to get my hands on are a mixture of all three metals and they are 101 Triangle Foundation, 200 Oval Shadow, 201 Pointed Crease and 300 Tapered Blush.

The gold brushes are for base products, silver for eye makeup and rose gold are cheek brushes. They are all synthetic.

The 101 Triangle Foundation brush is flat on one side and builds up to a triangle on the other side. The tip of the brush goes into a point too. I really like this brush for applying foundation! At first it felt a bit weird using a longer, thinner brush after using buffing brushes for quite some time now but I really like the flat side for covering the majority of the face, the triangular side for applying foundation around the nose area and the tip is perfect for smaller areas like around the eyes. The brush applies foundation smoothly and blends it in perfectly.

I love the 200 Oval Shadow brush for applying eyeshadow all over the lid. It is easy to pack on the shadow all over the lid and blend it out. I hardly had to do any work to get the colour all over! I would say it's the best eyeshadow brush I've used for all over colour on the lid. It looks quite big but I think that helps you to get the right amount of product and it helps you to apply it quickly. It doesn't smudge colour in the wrong places or anything like that.

The 201 Pointed Crease is the brush I didn't realise I needed! I don't think I've got any pointed crease brushes in my collection (apart from maybe in my new Zoeva set that I haven't used yet!) but I think I might finally be able to do proper eye make up looks with this. It seamlessly blends eyeshadow into the crease and it makes the job very easy to do. It picks up the right amount of product and helps you to put it exactly where you need it without much effort. I'm looking forward to using this a whole lot more!

The 300 Tapered Blush brush is the perfect size for applying blush as it fits nicely on the apples of your cheeks. It applies just the right amount of blush and blends really well. It's great at adding highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones too.

I am so impressed with all of the brushes I've tried from this range and wish I could have bought all of them. The contour brush particularly interests me! All of the brushes are very comfortable to hold and the bristles are lovely and soft. They all pick up the right amount of product too. I think this is down to how densely packed they are. I'm really happy with the quality of these.

Are they worth the money? Yes, I think so! Definitely in the case of the eye brushes that I've tried. They aren't too expensive and I think they are really going to improve my eyeshadow looks. The face and cheek brushes are a little on the high side but for the amazing metal casing and quality bristles, I'm glad I bought them!

The Bold Metals range is exclusive to Boots in the UK ranging from £10-£25. If you're reading this from America, they are exclusive to Ulta.

Have you tried any of the brushes from this range?
Are you looking to buy any?


  1. This collection is SO stunning! I really like how each colour is for a certain feature!

    Style Sunrise ☀


  2. I do think if I am going to pick any of these brushes up it would be the eye brushes or the contour brush. I am still on the fence about them though. Great to hear you are loving them though. :) xx

  3. Great post, very informative. I really want to try some of this new collection, lots of the brushes are sold out on line - I will get my hands on some of them sooner or later though

    Gemma x

  4. These look lovely, I may invest in a couple later in the year, I have so many brushes already!

    alice xo | beautybyalicee

  5. I need some of these in my life!

    Katie x

  6. Which Boots did you find these in? I've been looking everywhere!

    Vicky xo

    1. I got them from the big Boots in Eldon Square but they weren't on the main makeup brushes shelf. They were hiding down near the pharmacy end on a small stand next to the weighing scales! xx

    2. THANK YOU! I looked in that one but it was like the 30th when I looked so it might of been a bit soon but I did only checed where make up brushes are. What a weird place to put them!

      Vicky xo

  7. Ah these brushes are stunning!

    Sophie x

  8. The tapered blush brush looks wonderful, I can't wait to get my hands on these now. x


  9. Great review. I like the sound of the blush and contour brushes. Not sure about the eye ones... if they're expensive I'd probably rather get one from MAC xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  10. Such a fab review! I am intrigued by these and if you say they are good then next time I'm near Boots I'm gonna check them out! xx

  11. Wow I didn't even know these brushes existed, I can't wait to have a look for them in boots - great post.

  12. Haven't seen them in store yet. None of the brushes have really sparked my interest apart from the contour brush but even then I don't know if I'll buy it because I have others and don't contour that often. X

  13. I really want to try the contouring brush and the crease brush but due to the prices of these ones I don't think I'll be getting them any time soon. I expected them to be a little more expensive than the current range but I wasn't expecting some of them to be up to £25 x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty


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