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.