You might think that I was born with a lipstick in one hand, a foundation bottle in the other and a fabulously applied smokey eye and while I am more than happy to take such compliments, I must contest their validity. My relationship with make-up has definitely been a journey and everyday I’m learning something new, having a blog and reading other blogs has helped me learn some tricks of the trade. Similar to the tradition of BC and AD, my life is split in to two sections, BB (before blog) and After Blog (after blog), my love of make-up brushes is something that falls in to AB.
Back in the day before I had my own money and my own make-up knowledge, brushes were a luxury I couldn’t afford and I was quite happy to use my own fingers as tools. Yet then came along the original Real Technique line, an affordable lustworthy and perfectly function range that just happened to tick all the boxes and since then I have been utterly sold. So earlier this year when creators and youtube stars Pixiwoo announced that they had designed a new “Bold Metals” collection, I knew that I had to get my hands on them.
This luxe collections is more expensive than the originals, retiling at between £10-£25 each but in the grand scheme of the beauty world they still remain at the lower end of the price scale. Similar to the main line the Bold Metals Collection is split in to three colours and this time, as the name suggests, they are differentiated with a different colour metal. The basic foundation brushes are a traditional gold, the contour blushes are on trend rose gold and the eye brushes are silver in colour. I love that Real Technique differentiate their brushes in this way and the metal theme just adds a really gorgeous luxe feel to the line. This time around the brushes are made with softer bristles and have added weight to get a more professional looking application. So when you take all that in to consideration, you can really see the reasons behind this new drop.
It’s January so of course money is tight and I therefore decided it best to only initially start with one brush from the new collection. I have my heart set on all the brushes in the collection, they are both functional and look amazing on your make-up table. After much thought I decided to start with the triangle foundation brush as I’m already a fan of the previous Real Technique foundation brushes (I use the buffing brush for literally everything). This is a really cleverly designed brush and as per standard it is perfectly shaped and perfect for applying your product.
As the name rightly suggests the brush itself is a clever triangle shape and is perfect for applying foundation evenly to every area of your face. The flat side is perfect for dragging your product across the centre of your face and the point of the triangle is perfect for reaching those generally problematic area’s. The new handle design sits perfectly in between your fingers and the weight helps it to balance better, making application that little bit better. The brush is sheer make-up perfection.
However as someone that usually prefers a thickly packed buffing brush when applying foundation to my skin, I didn’t find this particularly good for buffing and once I had finished applying the product I did feel the need to use my buffing brush on top. However this is definitely a personal preference thing and not a comment in the negative column.
What can I say, other than that Real Techniques have done it once again and have firmly hit the ball out of the park. I cannot wait to pick up the rest of this glam collection!
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