Thursday, 23 July 2015

Which Real Techniques Contour Brush?

Contouring seems to be a word on everybody's lips right now, and without the right tools it can look a little shoddy (no hate, I swear). I'm all for self improvement, and when every beauty bloggers favourite makeup brush brand launched that bold metals collection, it was like music to my ears. The contour brush just had to be mine, and I knew I had to see how it compared to their more budget friendly option.

Let's start with the Bold Metals Contour Brush. Just look at that rose gold handle, and those really white bristles. It's just beautiful to look at. It also works a treat, and really does work whatever product you choose to contour with, to make for a flawless yet natural finish. The brush is dense and that obviously works to it's favour, just like the shape, which fits snugly in your cheekbones. It also has a weight to it, not that it's heavy, but it just feels more luxe, and fits ever so right in your hand.

The Original Contour Brush obviously comes as part of a set, in case you didn't know but I'm sure you did. It's far sparser and works rather well at providing the light hand for you. It's almost impossible to be heavy handed with this, but I imagine there will be a few exceptions. It's far lighter and smaller, and since buying the Bold Metals brush, I've found the better use for this brush is for powdering my face, or even to blend out my contour or blush for a far more subtle look. 

If you had to choose one then go for the Bold Metals brush, it's pretty damn good and also pretty darn beautiful. But if price is a concern then go for the Core Collection which features another 3 brushes alongside the contour one. If you're indecisive like me, and prefer a wide array of options, then add them both your collection.


  1. I've been eyeing up the Bold Metals brushes for the longest time but £22 for a single brush is a little absurd for me, I have the RT Nic's Picks and the cheek brush in that collection is amazing for contouring too.
    Dalal x

  2. This is such a good review. I have been dying to get my hands on brushes from the Bold Metals collection since they came out and I have heard such amazing things. Just my student budget just cannot justify it *sob* xx

    Abi |

  3. These RT brushes are amazing !! Definitely want to add more to my collection

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  4. I've got the original contour brush and have been looking for something a little different lately - I'll definitely have to give the Bold Metals one a go!

    Kelsey |

  5. Love RT brushes! But I def need more of them!

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  6. i love RT brushes!! i cant wait to try them!! great review! xxo

  7. I would love to try both of these brushes, the smaller one looks great for blending in concealer or applying powder just like you said:)

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  8. I've heard some really polarised reviews on the Bold Metals so I never made the splurge in the end but I do really like the contour brush - I agree it's perfect for a subtle, everyday look. Not sure if you've tried it but the RT Sculpting Brush is amazinggg xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  10. It is absurd, but it looks so pretty and the brush itself feels so much softer! x

  11. I think I have near enough the whole collection!

  12. It's the perfect brush for powdering!

  13. I've heard great things about that set, I'm so tempted to buy it! xo


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