I have been a big fan of Real Techniques brushes for a while now, they are such good quality without the hefty price tag! So when I heard they were launching a new luxe collection called Bold Metals I couldn't wait to try them out. The collection is a little more expensive starting at £10 for an eye liner brush to £25 for a powder brush, however they promise to be much better than the originals. 

The collection includes seven new brushes - two gold for your base, three silver for your eyes and two rose gold for finishing products. 

I first bought the Triangle Foundation brush 101 (unfortunately I had already used it before taking this picture so its a little discoloured) and I have to say it didn't live up to my expectations. The angled edges of the brush help get to all those had to reach areas, however I found that this could be a little too rough on my skin and the bristles weren't as soft as I was expecting. I also bought my mum this brush and the bristles did start to fall out of her's, luckily boots exchanged it straight away and we haven't had the same issue again. I think i'll be sticking with my Expert Face Brush from now on to apply my foundation as I seem to get a much better coverage.

The collection redeemed itself for me when I bought the Flat Contour brush 301,  this brush seems to be a lot softer than the foundation brush. The tightly packed bristles and flat edge allows you to perfectly create shadows and highlight the targeted areas of the face. I'm so glad I purchased this brush as I was sceptical about purchasing another from the Bold Metals collection.

The brushes are available from Boots.





  1. Thanks for the honest review - I now trust you enough to buy the contour brush on your recommendation - great post x

  2. Those brushes are gorgeous!

    xo, Liz