Monday, 8 June 2015

Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush Brush

I am a massive fan of Real Techniques brushes and I use their standard range every time I do my makeup. Easily the best brushes on the market. The latest addition to the RT brush family is the luxury Bold Metals collection and it is simply stunning! More on the pricey side, but the quality is insanely good (judging by the blush brush).

The new brushes come in 3 different colours: silver (for eyes), gold (for the base) and rose gold (for finishing touches). The prices range between £10.00 and £25.00, with the eye brushes being the cheapest and the powder brush being the most expensive one. Considering the price of MAC brushes, Real Techniques offerings feel and look like they are actually worth the money. 

I only have one brush from the collection, the Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush Brush* (£24.00), but I am assuming that the rest of the brushes are of the same quality. The handles are weighted for optimum control and comfort and they also have little edges to stop them from rolling off surfaces (also perfect when you want to photograph them, haha :) #bbloggerproblems).

The bristles of the brush are extremely soft and feel very luxurious. I absolutely love them! I caught Zachary stroking his cheek with the brush and he agrees about the softness. Amazing! 

I personally find this brush to be a real multi-tasker and I am not sure why it was called a blush brush, as it does sooo much more. Yes, it is ok for applying blush if you want a lot of control, but I prefer using it with cream and powder highlighters, contour products and even for foundation. It works wonders with all formulations and I am seriously impressed. 

Overall, I am absolutely in love with this brush and I might treat myself to another one from the collection for my birthday (probably the flat contour brush). I've read a couple of bad reviews of the pointed foundation brush and some of the eye brushes (apparently the bristles aren't as soft), but I can't tell you if it's true or not, because I only own the blush brush. I wish I could actually feel all of the brushes before buying them. Most reviews are positive though, so I think it's just down to your preferences. If there is one brush I would definitely recommend , it is this one.

You can buy Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes from Boots.

*PR sample



  1. All the brushes from this collection look beautiful! I think Real Techniques has definitely step up their game with these brushes! Xx

  2. I still need to try out some of the bold metals brushes from RT, this one looks incredible!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

  3. This brush looks gorgeous and sounds amazing x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  4. This look so pretty and sounds lovely to use. I need to save up for these brushes.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  5. Dying to try this brush!

    Lauren x |

  6. Such a pretty brush...I think I'd love putting on makeup even more xD

    Rosie's Life

  7. i'm actually in need of a new blush brush and this one looks so gorgeous! i'm quite surprised by the difference in price between this range and the basics line though x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

  8. I have one of the eye brushes and I love it, definitely worth the money compared to the normal line - you've got me wanting this one now! x

    Amy / srslylou

  9. Ahhh now I want this! It sounds so versatile!

  10. I'm so in two minds about this range! Some people rave about them (plus they're gorgeous!) but other people have told me not to waste my money. I keep flip flopping over it! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. I am not sure about the other brushes, but this one is amazing. Yes, it's a bit overpriced, but if you look after it it will last forever. If there was one brush I had to pick from the collection it would be this one as you can use it for so many purposes. I've heard that the pointed foundation brush and some of the eye brushes are not as soft. I wish I could feel them all before buying to be honest. I was in two minds too because of a couple of bad reviews.

  11. The prettiest brushes! I haven't tried any of the bold metals but have heard a lot of mixed reviews.


  12. I love Real Techniques brushes so much, but the Bold collection just seems so pricey!

    Stephanie xxx

  13. I really want to try out these brushes, I don't need any new ones so I keep putting it off but they're just so pretty! x

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

  14. Think you may of just sold me on this, and I was trying so hard not to cave!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  15. This is such a stunning and luxurious looking brush! The quality sounds incredible as well. x

  16. This is so so beautiful!
    -- / / x

  17. This brush looks so luxurious! I really want to give it a go :)

    Neelam // x

  18. I didn't get on with a lot of these brushes but reading this review has made me want this one nonetheless! This and the powder one sound lovely and are on my list!

    Charlotte - x

  19. I've wanted to try a brush from the Bold Metals collection for a while as a lot of people seem to love them. The only thing that's stopping me is that they're more expensive, but if they're worth it I may just go for it!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog



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