Saturday, 10 January 2015

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?

xoxo

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  2. Great post! I'm still abit unsure whether or not I wan to purchase any of the collection because of the price! Its a shame they can't be the same prices as the other RT brushes!
    -Annie x
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    1. Thanks! Yeah a lot of people have said that but personally if we're going to be getting a much high quality brush then unfortunately it's going to be more expensive. Tbh I'd happily pay extra as long as it is actually high quality which I totally agree they are :) xo

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  3. I really want to try the new collection but won't be buying them all in one go! I love the look of them though and I have heard nothing but good reviews! Can't wait to get one!! Xx
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    1. Yeah same that's why I only bought one to begin with! Really impressed so far though! xo

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  4. I love the look of the new brushes but I'm not sure I love the price so much haha! I think like you I might buy this one at first as it sounds really good and the rose gold brushes are my faves x

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    1. Don't think I've ever been so excited about getting a makeup brush before haha but I do kinda wish they were all in rose gold even though the others look beaut too! xo

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  5. I'm sooooo jealousss - they are sold out in Boots! Haha, I like how I would rather purchase this brush than one from MAC. Weird, right? haha. Do you think there is a difference between the quality?
    Anjna Harish

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    1. I did kinda stalk Boots website until they came back in stock haha. I know same, I think I like the pretty packaging of these over Mac. I couldn't really say as I haven't tried the rest of the collection, but you can tell it's high quality by the way it applies and blends the product really well :) xo

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  6. This is the brush that really stands out for me in the collection! It helps that its rose gold ooh.. x

    duggydimples

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    1. I think it's because the contour shape of it's quite unusual compared to the standard powder, blush, eyeshadow brush etc. Yes the rose gold looks gorge! xo

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  7. I am a sucker for anything rose gold, but this brush immediately stood out to me. I will definitely be buying some of their new brushes as I was so in love with the others. Lovely post, I agree, I cannot believe the Nars Ita Brush has gone up to £43, I'm all for high end brushes, but I don't think I could part with that much money x

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    1. I know I couldn't believe it, I already thought it was expensive before it went up but now I definitely don't think I'll be buying that one anytime soon haha xo

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  8. I really wanted this when it was first released but then I saw the price and it put me off a bit! I've loved all the Real Technique brushes I've tried in the past though so may just have to save up for a while :) x

    JordanAlice

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    1. Yeah they are kinda pricey but I suppose that's what you get if you want good quality brushes! Plus it costs them to import to the UK :/ xo

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  9. I'm abit unsure whether I'm gonna fork out to buy any of these, I think out of all of them this would be my first choice, gonna read some more reviews and see how everyone gets on with them xx

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    1. I just couldn't wait haha loving mine so far! xo

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  10. This is the one I'm desperate for! I've also convinced myself I need it. The bristles just look so soft and the colour just makes it look so high end x

    Through New Eyes | Beauty Blog

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it! I'm definitely glad I purchased it before it went out of stock again! xo

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  11. Have you tried this product with any highly pigmented products? There have been quite a few reviews on this which say the brush is really dense and makes it hard for really strong coloured products to blend out easily. I know the laguna bronzer is one of those you can easily blend because it's such a high quality product. If you so try this i would be very interested to know what you think. It does a look a good brush but i am bit wary because of the price tag, though saying that is it way cheaper than a lot of Mac and Bobbi Brown brushes i've had my eye one.

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    1. I have only tried it so far with Laguna and a Topshop bronzer and both have blended out really nicely, although I would agree that the brush is quite dense. If this did happen I would probably just run over it with a fluffy brush to perfect eveything! I think the Real Techniques original collection have a new contour sculpting brush coming out soon so maybe wait for that if you're not sure? xo

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  12. I love the look of these brushes and have been sooo tempted to buy them!

    Emma | The Fashion Six

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    1. They look good don't they! I'm tempted to buy more but I think my purse would be very empty haha xo

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  13. Really want to get my hands on a couple of these brushes! I think it's always worth spending a little more on good quality ones, although I must agree that £43 is a little too steep, eek!

    pippibee.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Yeah same I think usually if you want good quality you generally have to pay a bit extra, although £43 for the Nars brush is pushing it haha xo

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  14. Since I saw these were being released this is the brush I've been lusting over most. I might spend my birthday money purchasing it as I love their other brushes.

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  15. I have a similar contour brush like this from Zoeva which I love. I'm not too sure on the prices just yet to be honest think they are too high but the brushes are beautiful and I might treat myself to the blush one at some point x

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    1. I really want to try some from Zoeva! Personally I didn't mind paying what I did for this one as I love it and I think it's worth it but obviously it would be great if it was cheaper! Ah yeah the blush one looks gorge! xo

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  17. Real Techniques new collection looks stunning!

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  18. As soon as they got released this is the brush i knew i wanted. I was just waiting for reviews on them - i think i will def. purchase this xx

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  19. Really want this now!!! Beautiful pictures! And lovely blog, good work!

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  20. The Bold Metals Collection is gorgeous! I really want to purchase at least one of them, but they are expensive. I'm going to wait for a sale to purchase them.

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  21. Oh this brushes looks so tempting.....

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  22. They are very beautiful but I felt they should've been £15-18 max - going to see if my boyfriend can get me 1 or 2 when he's in the US as they're considerably cheaper over there xx

    Magpie Jasmine || Palette Giveaway: Urban Decay, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, Too Faced

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  23. They are literally the prettiest brushes I've ever seen!

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  24. Very envious! I can’t wait to get my hands on these come payday!

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  25. Your blog is so lovely. I love the background to your pictures. I am totally lusting after these brushes and even though I love the RT brushes I have, I'm going to hold off to buy one. My friend seems really intent on buying them so I think I'll have a look at hers and suss out the situation lol #thatswhatfriendsarefor

    I love these kinds of first impression posts. Now following- thanks for sending me your link on twitter.
    Julz Obsessions xx

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  26. Ohh this is gorgeous, but might need to wait till pay first!

    Annabel ♥
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  27. I don't love the prices but these brushes look fantastic. I love the metallic handles too, especially the rose gold!

    She Likes to Shop

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  28. I love the look of this new collection & have had my eye on the flat contour brush too as I don't own anything like it. Just trying to decide whether I want to part with my money. I've read so many good reviews so it's very tempting! xo

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  29. This is the brush that I have been most tempted by since they announced their new collection, it not only looks lovely but sounds fab. I have to agree the fact that there is nothing else like this at the moment, and very tempted as Boots are offering my triple points if I purchase any ;)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  30. These are definitely the prettiest brushes I have ever seen! Although the price isn't as appealing! Great post !
    Aislingsbeautybytes.blospot.com xx

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  31. Great post. I'd like to purchase one of these brushes, or two, or three.. ;)
    The design is really amazing. Can't wait to try these out.
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