Beauty News NYC was recently invited to the launch of Real Techniques’ new Bold Metals Collection, which is the brainchild of YouTube beauty gurus Samantha and Nic Chapman. As their YouTube followers have evolved and matured over their years, the Chapman girls have awarded diehard fans with an upgrade in the professional brush world, thanks to this new, seven-piece set. The brushes are wonderful in many ways.
The luxe brushes in this collection offer high performance and infinite possibilities for every makeup artist.
But I am also going to tell you how to use them!
Let me nerd out here, since these are the technical reasons the brushes are so amazing. Softer-than-ever bristles have shed-resistant properties and offer advanced pick-up and release of makeup. The handles are weighted for optimal control and comfort. The brushes are engineered for perfect weight distribution when tipped toward the face for use, and the design of the handle ensures your brush won’t roll of the counter!
Wow, wow and wow!
Visually, the brushes are also beautiful, with the handles coming in Rose Gold, Gold and Platinum. So, yes, they are a very aesthetically pleasing functional product, as well.
I myself have been a very proud fan of Real Techniques for years, and have introduced the brand to hundreds of my clients, as well. Their reputation for professional and quality, along with insanely affordable prices, has caused word to spread like wildfire, and they deserve all the love they get.
Here’s a rundown on the brushes.
101 Triangle Foundation: This brush is dual function and flat edge, so it covers large areas of the face and the angled edges allow for contouring around eyes and nose. I love using this tool to apply my moisturizer and primer beforehand as well.
100 Arched Powder: The domed shape means the brush sweeps perfectly across the face for flawless application of pressed or loose powder. It is mighty, mighty soft, and I might find myself using it stroke my face while unwinding on the couch at night. Ahhh!
300 Tapered Blush: The specially-designed tip lets you to highlight and sculpt across the cheeks for a seamless finish. It seems slightly smaller than a standard blush brush, but I think it’s perfect for applying product to the apples of the cheeks, which is where it belongs.
301 Flat Contour: The dense head lets you create shadows and highlights in targeted areas of the face to play up features. Want cheekbones for days? Grab your favorite matte bronzer or cream bronzer and sculpt away!
200 Oval Shadow: The full, round shape allows for all-over lid application and seamless blending. It’s slightly larger than a standard eye shadow brush, but you will understand the genius in the design when you use it. I can absolutely see myself using this for other areas of the face, such as highlighting cheekbones, sculpting, setting and more.
210 Pointed Crease: The densely packed, tapered bristles let me apply eye shadow while creating a smoky effect. As is always the case with Real Techniques brushes, they are meant for more than one purpose, and can be used with all product formulas, from cream and powder. I can use this for spot-covering blemishes with concealer, contouring and even shaping or cleaning up around lips. This is such a unique brush.
202 Angled Liner: The firm, slanted head lets you get close to the lashline for smooth application of eyeliner. Use it with powder for a softer definition or create the perfect cat eye with a gel, or use it when you want some brow definition. Just make sure you keep this brush clean after you use different types of products.