After 7 long weeks, my Real Techniques Bold Metal Collection dupes are finally here!
They are lighter in weight than the official RT brushes but oh honey, they’re just as soft and just as fluffy. There are minor differences when looking at them but the major cut in costs make it a bearable sacrifice. I paid a total of R178 for all 7 brushes and needless to say I’m happy with my purchase.
I’ve been online shopping for the past 3 years and it’s something that I was initially apprehensive about the whole thing but once I got into it you’ll love it. Enough about my love for online shopping, let’s get onto the review!
100 Arched Powder Brush
My favourite brush has got to be the paddle-shaped powder brush. I love how big the bristles are and the rounded, curved edge carries a lot of its weight in the ferrule area. Perfect to use as a powder brush but equally efficient as a bronzer brush or even blush brush. The bristles are soft and silky. I found that this brush was ideal to press and pat powder into my face as swirling gave a patchy finish.
101 Triangle Foundation Brush
I was immediately drawn to this brush when I opened up the package it came in. The unconventional shape makes it perfect to apply foundation to the face. It is also perfect for packing on powder under the eyes and even applying a soft contour along the cheekbone. I like the brush for applying foundation evenly around the face before pouncing it perfectly with my beauty blender. I found the brush to be extremely soft and comfortable to use.
300 Tapered Blush Brush
Another gorgeous brush in the collection but I didn’t end up using it for what it’s intended. I preferred using it to diffuse my contour since I prefer a fluffier brush when applying and diffusing my blush. The bristles are packed tightly in the ferrule, making it the ideal tool to swipe highlighter across your cheekbones or to give yourself an eye-lift by dusting the tops of your brows.
301 Flat Contour Brush
The perfect contour brush. The dense bristles and flat edge make it ideal for chiseling out the hollows of your cheeks. This brush is also great for baking as the rectangular shape ensures a sharp line and cleaning up your contour. It picks up quite a bit of product so go lightly when packing powder and applying it to the face or you might end up with a poop line across your cheeks.
200 Oval Shadow Brush
Domed edge paddle brush that awesome for packing colour on the lid. If you’re the type of person who likes a small flat brush to apply concealer then this might just be what you’re looking for. This brush is also perfect for carving out a nose contour or laying down your cream contour across your cheeks, chin and forehead. Not ideal for blending but perfect for packing product.
201 Pointed Crease Brush
This is essentially a large pointed pencil brush but a few times bigger. This brush is perfect for packing colour in the crease or highlighting the inner corner of the eye.
202 Angled Liner Brush
I already own quite a few angled brushes so the one I got in the set was really not anything spectacular. The brush is soft, smooth and the bristles are packed nicely together. I tend to use it to fill in bald areas in my brows rather than it’s original purpose, liner. Don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely thin and sharp enough to deliver a fierce wing but I use a felt tip liner pen by Glamore Cosmetics and it’s my favourite way to slay.
My experience purchasing via ebay has been phenomenal. I’m so happy with my Real Techniques Bold Metal Collection dupe brushes and my package arrived securely, undamaged and within estimated delivery time without extra shipping/handling costs awaiting me at the post office. I’ve already ordered more items and will be sharing them at a later stage in an ebay haul.
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