Bold Metals

Real Techniques Bold Metals CollectionReal Techniques Bold Metals Collection Review (c/o)

I consider the original Real Techniques brushes a staple in my everyday routine, even more so than my expensive brushes (gasp).  They blend beautifully, they’re affordable and best of all, they don’t shed.

So when the Pixiwoo sisters decided to release premium brushes, I was all over it.

I think the metallic handles sold me (especially the rose gold!) and I really like the unique angular handles so they don’t roll off the tables.

At first I hated the white bristles, but it helps to show how much product is on the brush before you apply.

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Arched Powder Triangle Foundation ReviewArched Powder | Triangle Foundation

I enjoyed using the Arched Powder brush for finishing powder and the Triangle Foundation brush was just okay.  I’m a fan of buffing brushes for applying foundation, so I’m hoping they’ll expand the line in the future.

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Tapered Blush Flat Contour ReviewTapered Blush | Flat Contour

Out of the entire collection, these two brushes are what I was most excited for.  I’m a sucker for blush and contour blushes since it’s not easy to find ones that blend and apply perfectly.

The Tapered Blush brush ended up being the winner out of these two since it helped precisely apply blush to the apples of my cheeks.  I hate it when blush brushes are too big and I end up applying blush in a radius too large for my face.

The Flat Contour brush instantly reminded me of the famous NARS Ita Brush that I’ve been eyeing for months now.  It helped applying a defined contour, but I’m still working on my technique for blending it out.

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Angled Liner Pointed Crease Oval Shadow ReviewAngled Liner | Pointed Crease | Oval Shadow

The size of the Angled Liner Brush was great at applying eyeliner and because the bristles were dense and stiff, it was easier for me to apply a precise line.  I’m still working on my gel liner technique (I use liquid liner usually), but this brush will help speed up the learning process.

The Pointed Crease and Oval Shadow brushes were no-brainers to use and they did the job at blending.  I was hoping for some sort of flat brush to pack color onto the lid – crossing my fingers this type of brush will be added onto the collection in the future.

The entire collection was a big upgrade to the Real Techniques original collection and they are so beautiful on my vanity.  I think these 7 brushes are a great start to the collection, but I think it’ll be even better when more brushes are added.

Have you tried the Real Techniques Bold Collection yet?  If not, which brush would you wanna try?