Friday, 15 May 2015

Real Techniques Contouring Brushes: Which One?

Contouring is a skill that I really want to master, not to the extent of Kim K, but rather using a light hand to make my face look a bit more chiseled. An essential to trying to achieve this look that I desire, I believe are makeup brushes. Both of my tools of choice are by Real Techniques as I'm sure you can see, with both brushes being in completely different price brackets. 

Remember how crazy everyone went when Real Techniques went and launched the Bold Metals Collection? I jumped on the bandwagon and decided to buy their Contour Brush. Literally it changed the way I contoured and just made it so easy! Not to mention the fact that the brush just feels so much softer. Anyway I like to pick up some contour on my brush and swipe it where I want to contour. Then I blend it all in. It just makes the whole application so much easier. Yet I prefer to use both of these brushes to contour. I like to use the original contour brush to blend everything in and I find it doesn't move my makeup round and just makes everyone look much more seamless. If you had to pick one, I'd pick their Bold Metals Contour Brush. Honestly who can resist a brush as pretty as that?! It is rose gold after all! I know, I know, it is rather pricey, but it just feels so nice to hold something so pretty and better balanced. If you want to splurge then buy the Bold Metals contour brush, if you want to save then buy the Core collection and get 3 other high quality brushes you can use. Although they just work so much better as a pair, so why not just get both and live the best of both worlds? Kinda like Hannah Montana I guess! 

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  1. I own the basic contour brush - it works quite nicely, but I'd like to try this new one. ;)
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  2. I am totally inlove with RT brushes I have the core collection and definitely craving for more

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  3. I have had my eye on the bold metals version and you may have just swayed me!
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  4. I've been on the hunt for a contour brush, but have no idea which one to get, i think ill be getting the Real Techniques one

    lisa | lisaxbeauty

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  5. I have Real Techniques core collection and I should definitely start using them more! The packing of the bold metal brushes are just perfect! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  6. Hahah I'm loving the Hannah Montana reference. ;P I'm on the hunt for a good contour brush, so I'll definitely have to check these out!

    xx Alyssa — fragments of memories

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  7. I couldn't bring myself to buy one of the Bold Metals brushes but now they're on the US site I might as the price is a lot more appealing in $ ! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  8. The bold metals brushes look divine!!!!

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  9. I have the original but have been eyeing the Bold Metals brush, so I'm definitely going to purchase it now :P

    Sarah x
    Sarahinwonderland.co.uk

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  10. It's such a wonderful brush! xo

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  11. Exactly like me!

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  12. I think I want them all now!

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  13. They're such wonderful brushes, although I have heard mixed reviews on the foundation brush! xo

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  14. The Hannah Montana reference was just so apt haha! xo

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  15. The rose gold makes me all dreamy eyed!

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  16. It's just divine!

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  17. RT brushes are always amazing!

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  18. I apologise for enabling you haha!

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  19. RT brushes are always amazing!

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  20. I love the packaging of the bold metals! xo

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  21. I just love Real Techniques brushes and I need some of the bold metals collection! They look so pretty! :)

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  22. I have a couple of real technique brushes but neither of these ones I love the look of the bold metals one ☺️ May have to be a pay day treat
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  23. This was such a great post. My favourite contour brush is actually the sculpting brush in the Sculpt Set that was recently released! Great photo hun x

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  24. The Bold Metals brush collection looks amazing, very luxe and minimal. I have been looking for a brush just like the contour brush. I was considering to splurge on the NARS Ita brush or the Zoeva 109..

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  25. Got to love a Hannah reference ;) and I do agree...why pick?!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  26. What great post!

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  27. I would simply like to have every single Real Techniques brush. They always work amazing for me!

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  28. I can't bring myself to part with the money for the real techniques contour brush from the bold metals collection - the price is considerably more compared to the original brushes, I feel like I'd rather spend more for a Nars brush.

    Love this post though, the picture is beautiful!

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  29. These two make such a good contouring combo! I have a similar, fluffy contour brush from MAC that I use to give a subtle definition to the cheek with a slightly warmer shade (I spy the Seventeen Define and Conquer palette pictured, and I love using that one!) and then go in with a cooler shade (NARS fits the bill perfectly) with the Bold Metals brush, just to sharpen up the crease. PHEW that was a long sentence- but great post and I also love the RT contour for targeting specific areas of my face so its a great all-rounder!


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  30. both of them look gorgeous, don't think I could pay that much for the bold metals one though! x

    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  31. It's perfect!

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  32. They are both perfect! xo

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  33. Isn't it the best palette?! I have a review of that coming tomorrow and what's the Nars shade you use? I'm always on the lookout for new contouring products!

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  34. The Nars brush is double the price of the bold metals one, I don't think I could ever pay £43 for it!

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  35. Haha, these brushes are just too good to make a decision!

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  36. So tempted to get the Zoeva brush!

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  37. I really do want to try that! and thank you! xo

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  38. Who can resist Rose Gold, Silver or Gold coloured brushes?!

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  39. Yah its brilliant, I use the contour palette in Paloma but i'm about to hit pan so I need to find a new sculpting product and Im thinking MAC this time :-)

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  40. I haven't tried these brushes yet but the sound great!

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  41. it is always a challenge between them and the zoeva one! can't decide!!(;

    xx from Italy

    Cate ღ kate/idoscope |
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  42. The bold metals is one I have been meaning to pick up for ages...although I must admit the packaging is the main thing drawing me to it! Haha x

    lanaalicewilman.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. I haven't tried the bold metals brushes, but I really love the good ol' contour brush. I love using it to contour :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  44. The shape of the contour brush bold metals is really interesting but I think I would prefer using the core collection version :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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