Saturday, 17 January 2015

I used to have a series, if you could call it that, called Want of the Week. I've stopped doing that now but I want to change it up a little. Instead of just beauty products or clothes, I want to include lifestyle places: restaurants I want to go to, places I want to visit, books I want to read etc. But saying that, the first in this series is a beauty product(s). It's the Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection.

I want to start off by saying that I love Real Techniques brushes. I own the core collection and the one for eyes. I never used brushes but I completely converted since my make-up collection grew and matured. Now, I use them on a daily basis and they are my go-to brushes.

Sam and Nic Chapman brought out their bold collection, inspired by more luxury brushes for a more premium feel. There's 7 brushes in the collection - two for face, two for base and three for eyes.

Going from left to right in the photo:

100 Arched Powder
Designed for application of loose or pressed powders

101 Triangle Foundation 
Application of foundation, and the angled edge is for contouring around eyes and nose

300 Tapered Brush
For cheeks, applying blush

301 Flat Contour
Used for contouring on the cheeks

202 Angled Liner
Eye liner application

201 Pointed Crease
Smokey eye shadow effect

200 Oval Shadow
All-over lid application

These aren't the cheapest brushes so I can't see myself going on a spree in Boots just yet. Prices range from £25 for the 100 Arched Power to £10 to the 202 Angled Liner. 

I'm eyeing up the Arched Powder brush, Flat Contour and Oval Shadow, maybe even the Pointed Crease. I pretty much like them all! 

You can buy them in Boots HERE

What do you think about these brushes?


  1. These brushes look amazing however they are pretty expensive for drugstore brushes.


  2. I love the design of these brushes, they really look amazing. However I'm a little put off by the price to be honest, especially with the way they are packaged meaning you can't go into Boots and feel the brush before buying :(

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  3. Oh they are just so pretty, i wish i could afford them-might have to save up ;) xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs