This review will be on the Real techniques Bold Metals Collection Brush 100 Arched Powder Brush.
About Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Brush 100 Arched Powder Brush:
Exclusively at ULTA! Introducing a new line of luxury makeup brushes designed with sisters Sam &Nic Chapman, the stars behind the top-rated YouTube channel Pixiwoo. The Bold Metals Collection by Real Techniques pairs unbelievably soft bristles with striking metallic detail. Handles are weighted for optimal control and comfort. Refined artistry cuts offer high performance and mastery of any look. Let your brush do the work of perfect makeup application. Color-coded system corresponds to the key steps of makeup application
Real Techniques Bold Metals 100 Arched Powder Brush domed-cut, powder brush sweeps perfectly across the face for flawless application of pressed or loose powders. Bristle tips start low on the brush head to optimize product pickup, allowing you to blend flawlessly.
• Bristles: Softer than ever for the most luxe feel to date. White bristles show exactly how much makeup is on the brush before application.
• Ferrules: Premium quality brass ferrules for maximum durability.
• Handles: The brushes are weighted for perfect in-hand balance, optimal control, and comfort. Unique geometric handles help brushes stay still on your dressing table without rolling away. Handles taper to a diamond tip that easily slides out of pro brush belts.
• Cuts: Refined, hand crafted artistry cuts offer high performance for ultimate application of makeup.
• Tips: Individually tapered, synthetic tips allow for advanced product pickup and a buildable, pristine finish.
• Ideal for: Pressed or loose powder
• Coverage: Light to medium coverage
• Primary use: Finishing powder
• Secondary use: Bronzer
Price : $26
My Experience with Real techniques Bold Metals Collection Brush 100 Arched Powder Brush:
I previously reviewed The Real Technique’s Bold Metals 101 Triangle foundation brush and was not very impressed by it. This brush on the other hand is completely opposite.
For those who are unaware, Real Techniques has recently released their “Bold Metals” collection which has a total of 7 brushes. There are specially marketed as a luxurious and prestige line of brushes, hence they are much more expensive that their regular core collection.
All of the brushes from the Bold Metals collection are color-coded. The golden brushes are base brushes and contain 2 brushes which are the 101 triangle foundation brush and this 100 arched powder brush.
The handle is a long, but not too long so as to be an uncomfortable length in the hand; it is a bright reflective liquid gold color. It looks very luxurious from the first glance and also feels luxurious in the hand. Also it is designed in such a way that the brush will not roll of when placed on a flat surface.
The bristles on this brush are incredibly soft. I own a couple of the Real Technique’s basic collection brushes and as we are all aware they are incredibly soft too. These bold metals brushes are marketed as being much much softer than those but honestly, I don’t feel a vast difference. Both feel very similar in softness to me with the bold metal brush feeling maybe 5-10% softer, not a huge difference. The biggest difference lies in the density of the bristles.
This brush has dense bristles (not too tightly packed though) and has a pinched ferrule which gives the bristles a narrow appearance from the side. It has a domed arched shape. Because of it pinched bristles, it work better when used in a paddle style sweeping motion. The dense bristles pick up a good amount of powder and the big size helps spread it evenly on the face.
The bristles don’t feel scratchy on the skin at all. I can even use this powder to apply bronzer lightly all over the face and neck to give that sun kissed appearance and the domed end easily gets around the hairline.
This brush does wash up easily and retains it shape even after washing. I did not see any shedding with this brush. The bristles are synthetic and cruelty free hence I can use even alcohol based cleaners without worry about damaging the bristles.
Overall, this is a very well made, luxurious brush. It does come with an expensive price tag, which honestly I cannot justify in terms of the performance of the brush as I find the Real Techniques core collection brush does just as effective job at it. So technically you are paying more for the look and the “luxury” tag of the brush. If you have to splurge on a brush which will enhance the beauty of your vanity when displayed, while giving you good performance, go ahead as you will not be disappointed with this brush. If you are on a budget, I advise you to go with the Real Techniques core collection and honestly you won’t be missing out on much in terms of performance.
Pros of Real techniques Bold Metals Collection Brush 100 Arched Powder Brush:
• Luxurious looking.
• Bright gold handle is eye catching when displayed on the vanity.
• Bristles are very soft and silky and do not scratch skin.
• Distributed powder and bronzer evenly on face.
• Does not shed and washes easily.
• Sits comfortably in hands due to weighted handles.
• Synthetic and cruelty free bristles.
Cons of Real techniques Bold Metals Collection Brush 100 Arched Powder Brush:
• Handle attracts fingerprints.
• White bristles may stain over time.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
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