I'm a big fan of Real Techniques Brushes and highly recommend them as you can see in my Beginner's Guide to the Perfect Makeup Starter Kit post. The Pixiwoo sisters have built their reputation as bloggers and youtube gurus who then took the next step of creating their own line of high quality yet affordable makeup brushes. I admire their success and dedication to blogging and vlogging; they are my heroes!
Hence I am always on the look out for new releases of Real Techniques Brushes and this latest release is the Bold Metals Collection. It is a selection of 7 brushes sold individually. In the collection are 2 gold brushes for base makeup application, 3 silver brushes for eye makeup and 2 rose gold or copper brushes for 'finishing' applications. I have the two rose gold brushes to share with you today, which I have compared to some of the MAC and Real Techniques brushes I already use.
The Real Techniques Brushes Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush Brush has super soft yet firm synthetic bristles. It is flat on both sides with a domed tapered tip. It works well for blush, contouring and highlighting purposes. It is about 50% thinner than the Real Techniques Multi Task Brush and the MAC 129 Brush and smaller than either of them. With each tap, this rose gold brush tends to pick up a lot more product than the other two so I would advice against a heavy hand with this!
The Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush is a very unique brush, I don't have anything like it. It is a densely packed flat brush with a flat top that allows precise application of product to contour the cheek. Take your contour product and apply it on the hollows of the cheeks just underneath the cheekbones to slim the face. Like the blush brush above, the bristles are super soft yet firm and hold their shape. I've compared it to the MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush above. You can clearly see the blunt edge of the Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush compared to the rounded edge of the MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush. When picking up product from the pan I would suggest a light hand and then build up strokes as necessary. You will probably need a separate fluffy brush to blend out your contour.
On top of the fantastic high quality bristles, I adore the rose gold handles. They light up my dressing table and the sight of them makes me feel more excited about putting on makeup!
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