I was provided this Real Techniques Bold Metals Pointed Crease Brush by Real Techniques via Klout to review. However, all opinions are my own.
If you’ve been a follower for awhile, or have seen any of my past makeup tutorials then you know that I love Real Techniques brushes. With the exception of my Sigma Brushes, Real Techniques makes up the majority of my brush collection. So when I found out that I was receiving one of their new Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes I was super excited. The Real Techniques Bold Metals line consists of seven brushes, four face and three eye. The face brushes are the Tapered Blush Brush, Triangle Foundation Brush, Flat Contour Brush and the Arched Powder Brush. While the three eye brushes are the Pointed Crease Brush, Angled Liner Brush and the Oval Shadow Brush.
As I mentioned in the disclosure, I received the Real Techniques Bold Metals Pointed Crease Brush to review. To start out with the handles of the Bold Metals collection are of course metal but they’re also way longer than usual. I really don’t see the point of the handles being so long or pointed the way that they are. I get that it probably looks pretty but honestly, especially since I have small hands, they are not practical. For me, the long handles just get in the way and make it hard to work with.
Another problem I have with the metal of the brushes is that they look dirty fast! As soon as I pulled this out of the package it had fingerprints all over it and just looked horrible. To take the pictures I actually had to get some cloth to wipe down and then hold the brush as I moved it around to keep it from having nothing but fingerprints. Seeing as how the metal handles are more for show than for practicality I found this to be a strong negative.
However, the bristles of the Real Techniques Bold Metals Pointed Crease Brush more than make up for those two negatives. The bristles are compacted which makes for better pickup of eye shadows it also makes the application more pigmented. The bristles are also super soft which I love and the pointed aspect of the Real Techniques Bold Metals Pointed Crease Brush makes it super easy to apply and blend out colors in the crease.
Ultimately, while I don’t like how long the brush is or how the metal keeps finger prints the benefits of the bristles far outweigh that. I will for sure be heading to Ulta to get some more of the Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes.