Real Techniques Bold Metals: 301 Flat Contour Brush
As soon as the girls at Pixiwoo revealed their Bold Metals collection, a new set of premium brushes from Real Techniques, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them. There are seven different brushes which come in beautiful gold, silver and rose gold packaging and are made with ultra high grade synthetic bristles, which are hand tied and glued for shed resistance. They are also weighted so that they sit better in your hand and make it much easier for you to do your makeup. Sounds promising!
However along with all of this of course comes a pretty steep price tag too, and the entire collection will set you back £130.. eek. It's a good job they came out whilst my student loan was still fresh I’ll tell you haha. I let myself purchase one of them and the one that caught my eye the most was the 301 Flat Contour Brush.
I don’t own any brushes like this one which is essentially why I convinced myself I needed it. The only other brush I know of to rival it, is the Nars Ita brush which has now gone up to an extortionate £43 (?!) in the UK, so at least I don’t feel quite as bad about parting ways with £22 for this one.
The brushes have sparked quite a debate about whether they are worth their price tag, but I personally love mine and it is definitely high quality! It genuinely feels so soft and it's super simple to get flawless, defined features with it. The shape of the brush fits perfectly in the hollows of the cheeks and works nicely on other parts of the face too, like the nose, which I usually find quite tricky to contour. It's really easy to blend the product out with it and it gives you a much more precise and perfected look. I've pictured it next to my Nars Laguna bronzer which I daren’t open and show you because I've hit pan on it so bad that it actually hurts my heart a little *weeps*. I do however have a full review here if you’d like to see it back in its former glory.
What do you think of the Bold Metals collection? Will you be purchasing any?