Real Techniques is a makeup brush/tool brand owned by sisters Sam and Nic, whose Youtube channel Pixiwoo was among one of the earliest in the beauty-influencer world. Their brushes promise to deliver professional results at a fair price, which seems pretty ideal.
Most Real Techniques brushes have fatter, soft-touch handles and come in bright colors like pink or orange. The Bold Metals Collection is the luxury side of the Real Techniques brand, though they still fall into a pretty affordable price range when compared with brands like Sephora, MAC, or It Cosmetics. I purchased mine at Ulta when they were buy 1 get one 50% off, which brought the price down significantly.
I love these brushes. First of all, they’re just flat out beautiful looking. I love how long the handles are, and they fit comfortably in my hand. I like using the diamond sponge for my foundation (it’s right on par with the Beauty Blender and the classic Real Techniques sponge). The brush blush is ideal for patting on a precise blush application, and I love how fluffy the powder brush is. The angled liner brush pairs beautifully with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. It creates fine lines without depositing too much product. The tapered Shadow Brush blends eyeshadow out beautifully, and the Oval Shadow brush is perfect for applying eyeshadow all over the lid. The only brush I didn’t purchase in the collection is the Triangle Concealer brush, because I didn’t have any use for it. Now, this brush set isn’t a complete set by any means, but it is a great starter pack (and probably sufficient for any normal girl, who doesn’t hoard makeup like myself).
I also own the Limited Edition Magic Wands brush set, by Tarte which isn’t available anymore. If you missed out on that brush set, and want something similar, the Real Techniques brushes are very comparable. The two sets look similar, and they also have similar brush types (the blending brushes are almost exactly the same). I also think they’re all synthetic hair brushes.
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