This review will be on the “Real Techniques Bold Metals 201 Pointed Crease Brush.”
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Introducing a new line of luxury makeup brushes designed with sisters Sam and 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:
- Gold = Base.
- Platinum = Eye.
- Rose Gold = Finish.
Real Techniques Bold Metals 200 Oval Shadow Brush offers the “one-sweep” brush with a full, round shape for all-over eyelid application, and seamless blending of powder and cream eyeshadows. It can also be used for detailed highlighting of the brow bone.
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- 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.
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My Experience with Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection 201 Pointed Crease Brush:
All of the brushes from the “Bold Metals” collection are color-coded. All the eye brushes are silver in color and they have 3 brushes in this range. I own 2 of these – #200 and #201. The handle is long, but not too long so as to be of an uncomfortable length in the hand and end to a point. The brush is of a bright reflective metallic silver color. It looks very luxurious from the first glance and also feels nice in the hand. Also, it is designed in such a way that the brush will not roll out of place when placed on a flat surface.
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Usage: The #201 pointed crease brush is a very dense rounded tip brush. This brush is very good for precise placement and packing of shadow in the crease and outer V, not so much for blending it out. It does not perform as efficiently as a fluffy blending brush which you would use to diffuse harshness in your crease hence you might need to use a separate brush for that. You can get a really strong crease with this brush and it is also good for packing eyeshadow in the inner corner of the eyes. It also holds a good amount of shadow in one tap.
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The bristles are soft and not scratchy. The issue I have with this brush is that the bristles are too dense and tightly packed and it does not have a lot of flexibility. It would have been fine if it were a little smaller in size. It’s too big to smudge eyeshadow on the lower lash line hence I am very restricted in how I can use this brush.
Since the bristles are synthetic, it can also be used with cream products. This brush works well to do spot concealing on the face.
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It does wash nicely. I have not seen any shedding from this brush.
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Overall, I don’t think this brush is a must have. I do think it’s a quality brush but the shape and design does not make it seem too practical for me to use on an everyday basis when I go for softer eye looks. I can only create very harsh lines with this and always need to pull in other brushes to supplement this brush. I would not recommend this only because there are better brushes in the market in terms of functionality and this brush doesn’t seem worth the money.
Pros of Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection 201 Pointed Crease Brush:
- Soft bristles.
- Sleek design.
- Does not shed.
- Synthetic bristles, can be used with cream products too.
- Perfect for those who love to heavily pack color in their crease first and then use another brush to blend it out.
Cons of Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection 201 Pointed Crease Brush:
- I feel very restricted in how I can use this brush.
- I can never really create a look with just this brush. I always have to pull in more brushes to diffuse the crease.
- Very densely packed and non-flexible bristles.
- Too big to use on the lower lash line.
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