Real Technique Brushes and Where to Buy Them

I have watched Sam and Nic Chapman on YouTube (their channel is Pixiwoo) and love their content! While I was a bit slow on catching onto them (they have been around for years), I am a fan. They have a makeup tutorial for nearly every look possible and are so down to earth and relatable in their videos.  When I discovered they were the faces and brains of Real Techniques brushes, I knew I had to try them.

Real Techniques brushes are stocked at Priceline in Australia, however I do encourage you to shop around online as you can get some excellent prices if you are willing to wait for shipping. I purchased my Real Techniques brushes from a UK online stockist, Look Fantastic. Yes, it is based on the other side of the globe but they offer Free Worldwide shipping which usually occurs within 10 days of placing the order.

At the time I was shopping around for two brushes from the Bold Metals range. These were discounted by 20% at both Priceline and Look Fantastic (I took this as confirmation from the world that I needed to buy them now!). However the latter still saved me almost $15.

Here is a breakdown of the prices (listed in AUD):

The Bold Metals brushes are a pricier range from Real Techniques and the higher price point means better quality materials. The brush handles are weighted and have a prism shape. This makes for better control of the brush and prevents it from rolling off the table when you put the brush down. While the bristles are synthetic, they are very dense and soooo soft (so soft!). In the few times I have used them since their arrival, there has been zero bristle fall out. And did I mention how soft they were? I could sit and stroke my face with the powder brush all day long!

The Flat Contour Brush is very dense and fits perfectly into the hollows of my cheekbones. I love using it with cream contour products and I could also imagine this being a good brush for buffing foundation. It is a little too big for contouring around the nose but that is my only negative point regarding this brush.

The powder brush is domed in shape and I find it great for applying pressed or loose setting powders.  The bristles have a slightly variegated tone with the colour of the handle seeping into the base of the brush head. This fades into white, which does mean you are going to see just how dirty your brushes are. In my case, this may be good in preventing me neglecting cleaning them for weeks on end.

The Bold Metals range also contains eye shadow brushes (silver handles) and foundation brushes. However I narrowed my choice down to a much-needed powder brush and a not-essential-but-I-bought-it-anyway contour brush.

So if you are in the market for new makeup brushes and would like something slightly fancier than the regular Real Techniques brushes but don’t want to be paying the price tag of Nars or Charlotte Tilbury brushes, I would recommend the Bold Metals Range.
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