Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials Collection

Hey beaut's!

You may have seen if you read my What I Got For Christmas post that my Mum and Dad generously got me the Limited Edition Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials Collection for Christmas. I'm a huge fan of the Real Techniques brushes and have quite a collection of them now but I was yet to try any of their gorgeous looking Bold Metals brushes, so I was super excited to get some for Christmas to try. The set is actually on sale now in Boots for just £25.00 which I think is an absolute bargain considering how much these brushes are usually when sold singly so snap a set up whilst you can beaut's!
The Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials Collection contains three full size brushes, one of which is a set exclusive and theres also a clutch bag which is in an envelope style which can be used to store these three brushes in if you wish or you can just use it on nights out, I personally find the clutch pretty useless but hey ho. The brushes included are....

103 Angled Powder Brush - The Angled Powder Brush is the exclusive brush within this set and has a very large slightly angled head and a gold coloured handle. The bristles of this brush are very full and very soft making it the ideal brush for setting your base makeup into place, it picks up powders easily and lightly and blends onto the skin without leaving behind a horrible layer of powder. I've also been using this brush with my bronzer, I love a huge brush to bronze with and I find the Angled Powder Brush blends out bronzer an absolute dream leaving me with a nice even glow.

300 Tapered Blush The Tapered Blush Brush is an absolutely stunning brush with its Rose Gold design, super soft bristles and it's ability to blend blusher like a boss! The Tapered Blush Brush has a specially-designed tip which can be used to highlight with or to add blush across the cheeks for a seamless finish and I have to say I enjoy using this brush for both. The tip of the Tapered Blush Brush is great at blending highlighter down my nose and the top of my cheekbones and the side of the brush fits my cheekbones perfectly and literally blends my blush within seconds.  

200 Oval Shadow Brush - The Oval Shadow Brush is quite large for an eyeshadow brush but it's brilliant at either applying eyeshadow across the lid or my favourite way to use it for for crease blending work, it honestly blends eyeshadow out amazingly to the point of which I can say it's the best eyeshadow blending brush I own, it's incredible. I've also used this brush to blend out concealer underneath my eyes and it worked great at that too, I seriously need to buy a couple more of these bad boys.
I've found all of the brushes within this Bold Metals Essentials Collection are utterly lust-worthy and feel so luxurious, each brush has a weighted brass ferrule which makes each brush super comfortable to hold, and all of the handles go down to a thinner diamond shape which stops the brushes rolling off your dressing table or makeup station when your applying your makeup. The brushes are made with ultra high grade synthetic bristles which can be used with cream, liquid and powder products and are so super soft and incredibly dense, providing all the support you need to pick up and apply product with ease. I have given the Oval Shadow Brush and the Tapered Blush Brush a couple of spot cleans with my MAC brush cleanser and I haven't experienced any shedding what so ever which is a major plus. Overall I absolutely love these brushes and am so happy that I've finally be able to try them, I was put off by the higher price points before but I can definitely see and feel that these are so much more luxurious and the overall finish to my makeup is so much better. 

Have you tried any of the Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes? What one is your favourite? I'd love to know beaut's!



  1. This post has come at such a great time, I've literally just been looking at the Tapered Blush Brush! I've not tried any of the Bold Metals brushes yet.

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent (formerly Kimamely Beauty)

  2. The 103 brush is such a lovely brush for powder and they wash so well.

    Parie x

  3. The tapered brush looks amazing!!! Love love love!
    Daisy Walters

  4. Had no idea they were on offer so I just bought the set! So excited to try them, they are so beautiful! x

    laura | lauzylouu

  5. I need these brushes!!
    Alisha ♥ |

  6. I got these on that sale offer! Such good value - they're lovely and soft too :-)


    Warsaw's World

  7. I have to admit I've been drooling over pictures of these brushes since I first saw them. They're just beautiful, and I'm so glad you think they're brilliant as brushes and not just something pretty to look at haha. I was debating buying them but for the price was hesitant, but you've convinced me. Plus that sale price is amazing! Love the post Hun xx

  8. These are so beautiful! A little too on the pricey side for me but they're on my wishlist

    lovely post,

  9. aaaah I got this set for Christmas too and I agree with everything you said! great post!


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