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Real Techniques Bold Metals Cosmetic Brushes Review

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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?

real techniques brushes

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.

real techniques bold metals brushes

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.

bold metals cosmetic brushes

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

Before being cleaned

AFTER BEING CLEANED

REAL TECHNIQUES

The brushes as I mentioned clean nicely, still as soft as ever and they still look new, I love them.  As you can see I highly recommend these brushes, make sure to check them out at London Drugs either in store online at LondonDrugs.com!
By on December 24th, 2015

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114 thoughts on “Real Techniques Bold Metals Cosmetic Brushes Review”

  1. I recently tried a new cosmetic brush for the first time! It is only a little one, but I was amazed at effective it is, and also, how pampered it makes you feel, the softness. I’d love to try these, it would be a wonderful way to feel special and look great.

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  2. Wow! I’m amazed at how easily/how much these brushes get cleaned off. I’ve started to use brushes more this year and I need to try a foundation brush! I’m always worried about how the foundation will apply or how much it will dirty the brush but I see now that there is no reason to worry 🙂 I’ve also heard nothing but good things from this brand.

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  3. Wow ,I learned so much here like how soft the bristles are and how they don’t fall out and I like the fact of the handle being tapered,seems like a really good bunch of brushes

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  4. thanks for the review and the tips on cleaning brushes. i love the white bristles, as you mentioned, it makes it so much easier to clean as you can see just how much makeup and residue is left on them.

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  5. thanks for the review and the tips on cleaning brushes. i love the white bristles. as you mentioned, it makes cleaning so much easier as you can see just how much makeup or residue is left on the bristles.

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  6. So very informative. Nice to see that these brushes have been tried and tested with a positive review. I appreciated the cleanliness response as this is significant to me . Bring it on. I want these brushes

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  7. I could really use a good set of makeup brushes and these look wonderful! Thanks for the cleaning tip my old brushes are dark and I can’t really tell if I’ve cleaned them well or not.

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  8. These sound like really good brushes. I don’t use make-up so really don’t know much about brushes but I know my sister is always looking to find good brushes, will have to tell her to check these out.

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  9. I think its great that you mentioned that they are tapered. Don’t tend to find many makeup brushes that are like this

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  10. I’ve seen these brushes before but I haven’t had the opportunity to try them out. London Drugs is one my favourite stores as well –they have such a great selection of beauty products and some great sales.

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  11. I am always watching you tube tutorials on make up application, good brushes are so important, glad I now know which ones to buy 🙂

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  12. i learned that White bristles show exactly how much makeup is on brush, i never really thought about that before ,i always had black bristles on my brushes .

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  13. I see there are many positives to the brush. My most important thing is that the bristles stay on the brush. Great review. I really appreciate it.

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  14. I learned alot from this review as I am very much a makeup newbie having veered away from wearing it for the past 8 or so years while my health declined. Facing a new era of returned health, I need to learn makeup tricks over again. This review has taught me that a good makeup brush does not lose its bristles on your face or in your makeup. They should be soft, easyto clean, and in a variety of tapered shapes for different purposes.

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  15. I’ve been way more into make up recently than i ever was and I’m also learning about many wonderful products and accessories along the way. I think Real Techniques is a great brand and I’m happy that London drugs carries their products!

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  16. I’ve had my make-up brushes for a while yet. They clean easily but my daughter has commented that my foundation looked streaky. It’s time to buy new brushes. I’d love to try these brushes but there isn’t a London Drugs where I live. I do like that the bristles on these brushes are white so it’s easier to control the amount of product being applied.

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  17. I never realized that cosmetic brush bristles could be an irritant to the skin. I like that you have reported that the brushes are soft and gentle on sensitive skin. I also like how clean the brushes were after cleaning.

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  18. I too am nearing forty and have a lot of redness. I have decided to start wearing ‘real’ makeup and these brushes look great. I am worried about putting too much product on, so these seem a good fit!

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  19. I like that the bristles and soft and gentle and learned that they have Weighted handles engineered for optimal control + comfort

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  20. Wow! There are so many brushes that all perform in different ways…here I was just using a shadow and blush brush…now that I’m getting older I needed a little more help to step up my “game” . Interesting article! Thanks for the read!

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  21. I am 45 and I really need to start stepping up my game when it comes to makeup. I have been contemplating buying some brushes and your review has been very helpful. I am glad to hear that the bristles stay on the brush and not the face. As well, I can’t believe from the photo how clean they are after washing – definitely a plus for me!

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  22. i would love to get some of these brushes for my teen daughter — i liked reading about the importance of cleaning makeup brushes – i think this is often forgotten and needs to be reiterated!

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  23. I would love a set of great make up brushes. These look fabulous and I too have sensitive skin. I definitely want to get more out of a few of these. My daughter and her friends are all into contouring and highlighting and I want to achieve those great looks too.

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  24. I learned that these brushes are soft and their bristles won’t fall out. I like that they clean so well. They look brand new after cleaning!

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  25. Can you imagine having your aunt work on David Bowie or Lady Diana..oh my gosh, talk about amazing! Glad to hear that cleaning them doesn’t break them down..nothing more maddening than trying to clean brushes and they fall apart.

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  26. My wife only has one brush in her arsenal and I have been telling her to not feel bad about spending a bit more cash if she needs anything. I had her read this article. She will be heading out this week to pick some up haha.

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  27. Nothing beats a good set of makeup brushes!! So worth the investment. I need new ones thanks for the review I will check thee out 🙂

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  28. I don’t wear much makeup and don’t have any fancy brushes to apply what I do wear. I often wondered if the brush made a difference and now I know. I might invest in a few good brushes and see if it helps me apply what little makeup I wear. Thanks for the tips.

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  29. Thanks for the review learnt a lot about the brushes and can’t wait to try them out. Like they are white so you can see how much make up you have on them and they are easy to wash.

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  30. I am a relative makeup newbie too so I like that these are easy to use and that they are white so you can tell when they are clean.

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  31. I was pulled into the world of make up kicking and screaming; I only apply it now when I go to the office or attending a fancy event. So my ability to apply make up is limited (I’ve had to take lessons); and the one thing I have learned is the importance of having good quality brushes. I loved your review because it was brief, succinct and to the point; covered all the things I look for in brushes like cleaning and how easy it is and how well the brushes stand up to that. Thanks.

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  32. I always wanted to have a massive makeup kit . I like the look of the brushes and would look into these ones. Love that they clean beautifully .

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  33. i am a total newbie of brushes being used at all with foundation, i always used liquid foundation with a sponge..but i have seen powdered versions and im guessing the brushes could be used for that..

    i also assumed the smaller ones were for eyeshadows…

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  34. Right now I’m using make up brushes that lose bristles all the time…I didn’t realize either that this wasn’t necessary! I love that they’re really durable and easy to clean!

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  35. Love the fact that they are white since I apply a lot of dark colours and its hard to to determine how much is actually on the brush. Love how they look too! Very fancy!

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  36. I’ve recently acquired a good brush for applying mineral powder foundation. And it does make a huge difference if you have a good brush. I have a set for eyeshadow, but still tend to use the foam applicators that come with the shadows. Because I’m a bit impatient in the morning, and can’t be bothered to get the brushes out of their case :0

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  37. I must say that I know diddly about make-up but my wife always looks her best when we go out. I know that she was looking at these brushes when we were Christmas shopping. These brushes have the look of real quality and would last her a lifetime. Great contest Hope I can win these for her.

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  38. These Real Techniques brushes are Gorgeous !!!!! I have never had good quality make up brushes but now you have me feeling I need them in my life 🙂 You are right, when I wash mine the bristles are never the same. These look Brand New after you washed them. It’s probably like the difference in brushes of a good artist, they wouldn’t use Dollar Store paint brushes.. Thank you for this Fantastic Giveaway and Happy New Year !!!

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  39. I’m a newbie as well when it comes to using make up brushes. I like how easy they are to clean and the style is unique. I was also nervous about applying foundation and I realized that having the right tools help! Also keeping your oily fingers off your face is key… I would definitely buy. Thanks for your review!

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  40. I love the metallic handles, so much nicer than the black plastic ones I’m using now & I love that the bristles are pale so you can tell if you’ve got them clean or not.

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  41. Love that metallic collection & I’ve been wanting to try them for a while. I have the other real techniques brushes and I’m happy to hear that this collection does not disappoint as well 🙂

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  42. I learned that after cleaning the brushes they are just as soft as they were in the beginning which is very important to me as I have had to throw away brushes after cleaning them. After I have cleaned them they are hard and stiff. Love these brushes.

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  43. I am attempting to apply more make up. Presently. I only use mascara and lipstick. This set of brushes would certainly make it easier to get good results.

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  44. I love the colour of them. I like that you can see how much you have on the brush, especially when it comes to blush or bronzer so you don’t go overboard.

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  45. I never saw brushes that came out so clean so easily. I like to have quality brushes because it makes my foundation go on so much more smoothly.

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  46. The Real Technique makeup brushes would inspire me to wear makeup more often. The tiny brushes that come in compacts are so hard to use and makeup goes on way to heavy. These brushes look very functional. I appreciate that the bristles are white so you can see how much makeup is on them before you apply, and also so you are reassured that they are clean. the bold metal handles appeal to me as well.

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