Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection - 300 Tapered Blush Brush

The Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection really has taken me by surprise! 
I originally wasn't going to get anything, and now own three of the brushes in the collection. My most recent purchases are the 300 Tapered Blush Brush, and the 201 Pointed Crease Brush. 

Much like the contour brush, this brush is beautiful. Yes, the price is very, very high (£24). But just from the feeling alone, I am sure that these brushes will endure years of use. 
The brush is a rose gold colour and is very shiny and metallic-looking. The bristles are a pale pink nearest the ferrule, and are bright white at the tip. The bristles are tapered to a point, but are rounded in the middle. I'd never used a proper blush brush before this (I'd been using my Sigma stippling brush before - not good!), and can honestly say I'd never go back. I use the flatter part at the top of the brush the apply blush to the apples of my cheeks, and the rounded part to drag it along my cheekbones. It definitely aids in a variety of blush applications. 
The handle itself tapers down into a square at the base, and it beautifully cut. The ferrule is engraved with the Real Techniques logo, and the number of the brush on the opposite side.  The handle feels nicely weighted, and very substantial. I wouldn't say that the way it is cut/weighted has changed the way I hold the brush significantly, but it feels heavier and more substantial than my other brushes. 

The bristles themselves are so, so soft, and because they are white it's really easy to see how much product you've picked up. We all know that crazy neon blush should be left in the 80's! 
I don't have any other 'proper' blush brushes to compare this one to, but so far I'm pretty happy. I really enjoy using this brush, and whilst it is expensive, it is very, very good and easily rivals my Sigma brushes. Plus, you've got to admit it looks so much more majestic than a regular MAC brush! As you know, I like to spend money on things that look a little 'different', and this fits that brief perfectly. So if you're looking for something a little bit special, I'd definitely recommend trying these brushes out, you can buy these in Boots here in the UK, and in Ulta in the USA.  

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