The Bold Metals Collection by Real Techniques, freshly launched at The Mondrian at the end of this January 2015, was love at first sight for me. The launch could not have taken place at a more glamourous location – The Mondrian is absolutely gorgeous and I would highly recommend it for city skyline views and the delicious array of cocktails on offer.
Everyone from Tanya Burr to Pixiwoo (Real Techniques founders Nic and Sam Chapman) were there to ring in the launch of the Bold Metals Collection, the latest in brushes from Real Techniques.
So what’s different about these brushes? For starter they are very luxe – coming in silver and rose gold so they certainly add a touch of glamour to your make-up case. There are seven new brushes in the collection with powder brushes, contouring brushes and eyeshadow brushes. The bristles are also softer than ever before and they feel lightweight on the skin – as light as a feather in fact. The brushes are also shed-resistant and have advanced pick up and release of make-up on the skin.
I was given three to try out (from left to right): the Pointed Crease, Oval Shadow and Triangle Foundation brushes.
The first brush I tried was the Triangle Foundation brush which is slightly angled. The flat edge covers large areas of the face and angled edges contour around the eyes and nose. I do like this brush and it’s a great foundation brush for smoothing out any streaky bits and ensuring a smooth application of foundation.
The next brush is the Oval Shadow. This is great for sweeping across the entire eyelid in one go and is a real time saver because you don’t have to dip the brush over and over again in the eyeshadow. It only takes a couple of swipes of eyeshadow to cover the entire eyelid perfectly. These brushes would also be great for sensitive skin because they are so gentle on the face.
The last brush is the Pointed Crease. This brush is great for creating a smokey eye because the bristles are densely packed and tapered. Again, this is a real time saver because it picks up the eyeshadow very easily and the application is also seamless. It also means you are not pulling or dragging the delicate skin around your eyes during the application process.
The Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection are available at Boots or online at http://realtechniques.com/bold-metals-collection.