Real Techniques Bold Metals Cosmetic Brushes Review
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again I’m no beauty expert but I think I’m like many women who are either at a point where they want to wear make-up or need to wear it or just want to learn more about how to put it on and get the look they want. Also what cosmetic brushes should you use, what brand and so much more. For me I only started to wear foundation the last few years because when I turned the magical 40 it brought along with it the lovely roseacea. I can get some red bumps that itch and of course always show up in the most annoying places, you know what I mean, it’s like those nasty pimples or just anything that shows up on our face that we don’t want to be there.
Say hello to my MUST HAVE brand of cosmetic brushes Real Techniques. How did I ever live without them these last few years?
One of my learning moments in this journey from going from never wearing foundation to finding the perfect foundation is that I’ve learned the importance of having an arsenal of good quality cosmetic brushes! I owe this discovery in large part to London Drugs, one of my all time favourite stores since I was a kid! I learned about the brand Real Techniques at a recent London Drugs event and it’s like a light bulb lit above my head.
Well gee you mean I don’t have to have the bristles of the cosmetics brushes be left behind all over my face after I apply make-up, who knew? Okay okay I did know but seriously I didn’t know where to start as I never made the time to look into something as simple as the cosmetics brushes. When I saw and touched these brushes I was surprised at how soft they were and I was told the bristles would not come off. I love that you can see how much make-up is on the brush before you put it on your face.
If you’re a total newbie like I was here’s a bit about this brand Real Techniques”
Samantha and Nicola Chapman grew up surrounded by makeup. Their aunt was a top makeup artist in London, working with clients like David Bowie and Princess Diana. Their mum was makeup-involved too, always trying out the latest trends and being creative with her looks. As young girls, they experimented on one another, and of course Nic was the test subject, since Sam was the older sister. When it came time to choose their career path, it was clear that makeup artistry was the way to go. They were talented, creative, and keen to follow in the footsteps of their successful aunt. But, most importantly — they were passionate about beauty.
In 2011, the Real Techniques brush collection was launched. Unbelievable brush quality was paired with professional, interesting, fun education from Sam and Nic. Today, the brand has taken off in the US, UK, and around the world. Sam and Nic continue to grow as top makeup artists, writing columns for national magazines and newspapers, appearing on major network television as beauty experts, and editing their own digital magazine. Through Real Techniques, women everywhere are transforming their makeup routines, and themselves, with the approachable expertise, friendship, and tools from Sam & Nic.
I love these Real Techniques Bold Metals cosmetic brushes because they are soft on my sensitive skin, the bristles stay on the brush, the handles are easy to hold on to and you can just feel the premium quality of the brushes. They help me, the newbie put on her foundation, blush and more on smoothly and with ease. They live up to the goal of the line to deliver amazing results.
- Tapered tips for advanced pick-up and buildable finish
- Tapered handles easily slide out of pro brush belts
Weighted handles engineered for optimal control + comfort
Strong brass ferrules for maximum durability
- White bristles show exactly how much makeup is on brush before application
Refined artistry cuts offer high performance for ultimate application of makeup
The Real Techniques cosmetic brushes I received from London Drugs are now the only cosmetic brushes I’m using. As you can see below you can see how much make-up goes on the brush.
Don’t worry I’m not such a newbie that I don’t know to clean the brushes 😉 in fact that’s the other part I’d like to share, how easy these are to clean and how well they clean. I’ve had other brushes after I tried to clean them they either fell apart or were stiff, no matter what I did. With these ones I just washed them with a bit of gentle baby shampoo, rinsed and air dried. They’re good to go the next day.
In case you’re wondering how well these brushes clean take a look below, they were washed the same day I took the picture above. They were dried the next morning and still as soft as ever.
BEFORE BEING CLEANED
AFTER BEING CLEANED