Review: Real Techniques Bold Metals collection - Contour Brush

The Product: Real Techniques Bold Metals collection flat contour brush
The Price: £16.50 was £22

Quick Picks:

The packaging: 5 stars
The product: 4 stars
Value for money: 4 stars

If you've seen my mini beauty haul then you'll know that other day I did a small amount of retail therapy. Amongst other things I picked up this stunningly beautiful contour brush from the new Bold Metals collection at Real Techniques. I've used many brushes from RT before so I wasn't too worried about the quality or feel of the actual bristles, but what drew me to this was, of course, the ostentatious rose gold packaging. Naturally it reminds me a little of the Zoeva brushes but of course less expensive! 

I did spend a little while dabbling over which brush to get, but settled on this one as I don't actually own a flat contour brush - I know, shock horror!! It was also on offer and for some deluded reason £16.50 sounded much more reasonable than £22! 

I also wanted to say thank you to the lovely Lauren for asking me to do this review!

The Packaging 

5 stars for sure! It's beautiful, metallic rose gold handle is frankly one of the most delectable things I've seen in the world of beauty. The actual brush is good quality and very dense, great for picking up a lot of product!

The Product

So I tried this today for the first time with some of my The Body Shop's Honey Bronzer. Naturally this is an orange toned bronzer which personally I think works better when you're dusting it over your face to achieve a warm glow. However for some reason I decided to have a go at contouring with it. Overall I wasn't that impressed but I think that was more down to the product than the actual brush. With my Hoola bronzer I imagine the contour would look a lot better because the brush did pick up a fair amount of product and was easy to use. 

Value for Money

Makeup brushes are expensive. I think that's one fact I've become obliged to recognise. However £16.50 for a beautiful brush isn't that bad! Sure, it's not cheap, but unlike a makeup product it's never going to run out and need replacing... I like to think of it as an investment! I would definitely recommend trying these brushes and can't wait to pick up another soon! 



  1. I've been eyeing this brush up for some time now it looks incredible. I'll definitely have to have a look next time im in boots and put it in my basket!
    Charlotte // charbeautypicks.blogspot.com

  2. Thank you so much for doing a review on this!
    I really like how in depth you went to talk about it, and honestly I think it's persuaded me to maybe get it! I don't own a contour brush yet so maybe this one would be a great first one to get! Also, I love love love rose gold. Thank you again :) I'm loving your blog!
    Love Lauren xxx

    1. I love rose gold too! Like 80% of my nice jewellery is rose gold! And that's okay, I really like doing product reviews! I was going to do an outfit post but it was raining so I couldn't go outside to take the photos!! Xxx

    2. Aw well at least you can save that for a day when it's nice outside! :) xxx

  3. How late am I haha, I wasn't even aware that they had new brushes out but I'm a sucker for rose gold so on pay day I'm definitely gonna have to pick this up, looks lovely in your photos.

    Love, Hannah

    1. They came out a little while ago but tbh they weren't really promoted that well!! I think I saw them on YouTube or something! But they're beautiful for sure!

  4. I've been dying to try out these real techniques brushes! Also I just wanted to let you know I have also nominated you for the Liebster Awards! I have fallen in love with your blog and its layout and think you really do deserve so many more followers! Hope you enjoy taking part :) All of the information is on my most recent blog post!



    1. Aw thank you, that means so much! I've literally spent days agonising over CSS to try and make my blog look pretty!! And thanks for the nomination too!! x

  5. Love these brushes, and your pictures!


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