Monday, 5 January 2015

New Release | Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes | Review


The Bold Metals make up brush Collection by Real Techniques® pairs unbelievably soft bristles with striking metallic detail. Handles are weighted for optimal control and comfort. 
Artistry cuts offer high performance.
  • Softer than ever bristles, for our most luxe feel to date
  • Weighted for optimal control and comfort. The brushes are engineered for perfect weight distribution when tipped toward the face for use
  • Refined artistry cuts offer high performance for ultimate application of makeup.

The long anticipated for the new Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes came to an end last Wednesday as they became available for us all to purchase online in the UK, rumours also had it these had been stocked in some stores before then too. In the states these are exclusively available from Ulta and not even available from Real Techniques website itself. For the past month or so we've all been seeing teasers from the Chapman sisters regarding these brushes including pictures. I guess they've already built a good rep for themselves and are known to sell some of the best yet affordable brushes and must I admit quite a few of the brushes are my staples too.

So when news hit the beauty world went crazy about this luxurious range well before its release and in all fairness in the teaser pictures we were shown these looked nothing but luxurious. As they became available in America everyone was hit with a shock now we knew a luxurious range only means a higher price tag it was expected, some understood this news and some didn't take so well to it bluntly putting it. So the brushes themselves come in 3 different colours; gold, rose gold and silver, the colour coding is to group them of according to what they are to be used for, a bit like the brushes they already have. Each ferule has RT engraved on one side and brush number on the other side. The bristles themselves are white and synthetic with a little colour of the handle lightly coated at the base of the bristles and finally the handles aren't round but have a four way edge to them.

I received an email from Boots as soon as they were available I ordered them all except the Pointed Crease and the Angled Liner as I felt I already have too many of them brushes so didn't see the point in getting them and lets not forget the bill was over £100.00 without them. In all honesty I didn't read much about these just had nosy at pictures before I ordered them and I won't even lie my excitement was not containable every time I saw them I got a little happy inside. They came 3 days later through the post, each one packaged in plastic casing. Once I received these it wasn't til later that evening I managed to pull them out and have a proper look and I really have to say I was shocked that the handles are of some sort of plastic material this alone made me feel the price tag they carry is well over-priced I mean the previous brushes are made of some sort of metal so I don't understand why not with these specially when they are heavily priced. The bristles on the brushes I will admit are undoubtedly soft but I can't so much vouch for the fact they are densely packed as the previous brushes are much more densely packed than these. What I do like is all the brushes released are brushes they haven't actually designed or made before so thats a plus point, my favourites being the rose gold ones. Now the brushes come with number coding such as the silver ones are 200, 201, 202 and the rose gold start from 300 and then 301 now this only leads me to believe they will be expanding this range. Overall the full set of these cost £120+ whereas you can buy a high end branded set such as Zoeva for £50+.

In all honesty if I had seen these in person for myself before purchase I would have probably only bought 2 at the max, I definitely think they are over priced for what they are, the fact the handles are plastic definitely takes the feel away of them being luxurious, other than that I like the fact the bristles are white, I also love the designing of the handles they've definitely got what they aimed for there regarding 'weight distribution' I am not sure I will be purchasing more from this range if it was to expand as I believe the pricing range should have started from £16-£18 at the max. These are all currently sold out on Boots website except the Angled Liner brush. I definitely want to hear your thoughts if you picked any of these up so please leave a comment below.

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26 comments:

  1. I think for the price they cost, having a plastic handle isn't good. I don't think the packaging really reflects the price either? Even if I had the money, I don't think I would buy these after reading your review. I will stick to my normal Real Techniques brushes which I love! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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    1. I love RT too so had really high expectations on these specially for the price tag, I didn't mind paying the price but I just expected a lot more in return x

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  2. I really haven't taken a fancy to these at all and I own a lot of Real Technique brushes. I would never pay £20 for a single brush unless it was something very unique and game changing. The only brush I've liked the look of is the contour brush but I have others that work just as well and don't cost so much. I'm glad I've read your review, got rid of any temptation I had to buy these. x
    Speckled Beauty

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  3. There has been SO much controversy around these, thanks for sharing your thoughts now you've actually tried them! I think I will stick to the main lines, but I do love the look of the powder brush and the contour brush so I might end up getting just them two.... we'll see! But like you say, may as well buy Zoeva for that money!

    Kat x
    KatHorrocks.com

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    1. I wouldn't say steer right away like I mentioned if I had seen these in person theres still a couple even I would of picked up. Im glad my review helped u I guess with a higher price tag u expect more x

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  4. Wow! I've been so excited to get some of these, especially the blush brush but I had no idea the handles were plastic. I think I'll leave them now and buy something else like MAC or Illamasqua. x

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    1. I just think they could've stuck to the same material they use on their main line rather than plastic handles it would've worked just as well with the weight distribution x

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  5. The only thing I can compare to this are those fancy dishes 'More beautiful than tasty'... The only brush I consider buy is the 301 but I'm still in doubt, these definitely don't seem to worth the money they ask for. Thanks for sharing your thoughts xx

    Mary Bloomy

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    1. Thank u for appreciating my opinion, I personally would've only picked two up if I'd seen these in person x

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  6. I can't believe that it's called a metals collection and they are plastic! It would have been amazing to have held a weighted metal brush, that would have definitely screamed luxury. I have never really spent much on brushes, and do rely on the original RT line for most of my application, but the Rose Gold set from this line really did appeal! Don't think I'll splash out now!

    Thank you for the honest review, and sorry that you feel disappointed by them!

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for appreciating my opinion and I couldn't agree with you more, also great point regarding them being called metals collection I never even thought of that x

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  7. The more I see of these the less excited I have got. I think the only one I may pick up is the contour brush but I am not in any rush to get it. x

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    1. I just don't see why many other bloggers aren't so honest with their reviews about these x

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  8. Thnk you for the honest review - I though the price was eye-watering for a non-premium brand and so I was waiting to hear more off people who got them to see if they were worth it. The more I hear abut them the more it seems they aren't! xx

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

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  9. These do look gorgeous but I don't think I'll be splurging out on them...I'm happy with the current RT brushes I have! Great review :) x
    Natalie | The Floral Republic

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  10. I just love RT brushes. Great post. xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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  11. I just blogged about these today. I really like them however they are a little expensive. I really think the eye brushes are worth the money though as they make eyeshadow application effortless. I think they are going to help me be more adventurous now haha xx

    http://www.suzyheartsbeauty.co.uk

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    1. What did you think about the handles and packaging do you think they're worth the price tag? x

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  12. I have pretty much all of the Real Techniques brushes up until this collection. I'll only be buying 301 if I do as it's different to any other brush in my collection, but other than that I don't think they're fully worth their price tag and look prettier than they actually are.
    Love, Rebecca-Louise
    Autumn Leaves - Blogging Tips & Beauty Blog

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    1. To be honest there is a few in there that are different to the usual brushes available but I haven't even used mine much at all since purchasing these x

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  13. These brushes look gorgeous, I love the metallic style of them too :) Definitely going to be purchasing a few of these :D great photos!

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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  14. Amazing! I found these Real Techniques brushes online at iherb, this page has it all: CLICK HERE, And they ship almost everywhere!

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