Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

by Sarah

The first exciting launch of 2015 is from the Pixiwoo sisters Sam and Nic – aka Real Techniques. With their original line of brushes being a massive hit amongst makeup lovers and pro artists, the sisters have decided to take their venture one step further and release a “premium” line of brushes.

So in all their shiny glamorous glory, introducing…Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

Real Techniques Bold Metals


Bold Metals Collection is quite different from the original line of brushes. Although the color coding concept still exists with silver, gold and rose gold handles categorising the brushes, the design (and the price point) completely set this collection apart from the original line.

There are 7 brushes in the Bold Metals collection ranging from powder/blush to contouring, foundation and a set of eye brushes. The handles are “weighted” and taper to a point at the end to give the user full control of the brush. Bristles, as per the original line, are synthetic – though at a much higher quality making the brushes even softer. Most of the brushes have been cut in a rounded shape so to make blending as easy and professional as possible. The triangle-cut foundation brush makes foundation application a breeze as it’s designed to fit flat against the nose and harder to get into corners of the face.

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

#301 Contour Brush ♦ #300 Tapered Blush Brush ♦ #100 Arched Powder Blush ♦ #101 Triangle Foundation Brush ♦ #201 Pointed Crease Brush ♦ #200 Oval Shadow Brush ♦ #202 Angled Brush

As for the pricing, the sisters have explained that they wanted Bold Metals to be “premium” using higher grade bristles and of course the handles. The brushes range from $15.99 to $25.99 each.

Currently the brushes are only available at Ulta in the US and Boots in the UK and online via Real Techniques website here. As with the original line, they will slowly be distributed to other stores/online stockists and be made available worldwide.

Personally, my original line of Real Techniques brushes have been the ones I reach for over majority of my other brands. I still wish for better blending brushes (eyes) but they continue to grow their brand so I’m sure there will be more options added to both lines in the future.

Do you currently use Real Techniques brushes? What do you think of the Bold Metals Collection? 


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Trisha January 5, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Hi Sarah…Happy New Year!! I don’t use the brand, but this collection looks very nice, I love the handle design. I will check them out the next time I am in Ulta. As always, thanks for the post!! : )

Sydney January 5, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Such a big fan of the affordability and quality of Real Techniques brushes! I am loving the updated look, however I won’t be able to add them to my Magnet Holder since the bottom isn’t flat :(:( (I followed your steps to create a brush holder for my makeup counter).

Any suggestions on how to create a cute storage area for the new brush line?

Sarah January 6, 2015 - 6:47 am

Awww Sydney you’re too cute!! I’m glad you were able to make the stand for the brushes, isn’t it so much easier to store them!! Great point about this new design though, I’ll have to put my creative cap on and see if I can DIY a new alternative :) Until then, the narrow tapered handles of these brushes would look beautiful in a nice glass jar though. They would fan out on top…almost like a bunch of flowers :)

Jeanette January 5, 2015 - 2:20 pm

The brushes look incredibly beautiful, and all look like a winner in terms of usefulness and quality.


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