Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

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I adore the Pixiwoo sisters. I must have watched every tutorial on their YouTube channel and trust their advice when it comes to matters of beauty. Their Real Techniques Core Collection consists of some of my most-used brushes, especially the Buffing brush which is such impressive quality for the price, feels really soft, washes well and is one I will always have in my collection.

Recently, the Pixiwoo sisters announced the launch of their new premium brush line, Bold Metals. As soon as I saw the aesthetics of the brushes, I knew I needed one in my life ASAP and after a dedicated hunt one Friday afternoon, managed to find them in a Boots in central London.

I opted for the 300 Tapered Blush brush – let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this. The gorgeous rose gold handle is diamond shaped so it doesn’t roll on your dressing table, with the lush colour stemming up through the lower part of the bristles. The weighting in the handle really does make a difference – I’ve never owned weighted make up brushes and it just feels so natural in your hand.

The brush itself is so soft, to the point where you can barely feel it touching your face, and is made with the highest quality of synthetic bristles. Its tapered shape means the perfect amount of product is applied exactly where you want it – it is much smaller than the Blush brush from the original line so it is easier to target specific areas of your cheeks.

Bold Metals consists of seven brushes – Arched Powder, Triangle Foundation, Flat Contour, Oval Shadow, Pointed Crease, Angled Liner and the Tapered Blush pictured above – and come in gold, silver and rose gold. In the UK they will be sold exclusively in Boots and you can read more about them here (although most are sold out online) and you can watch the lovely ladies themselves discuss the line is more detail here.

A premium product has to come with a premium price tag and in this case, I think it is completely justified. The brush I have is £24, which I would say is reasonably priced compared to other similar tools on the market. I really love this line, especially its availability in a drugstore. Many make up lovers who are looking to expand their brush collection to something more high end usually struggle to find any in store if they live outside bigger cities. Now to decide which one to buy next…

Which brush from the Bold Metals line are you looking to add to your collection?



  1. Helen G
    January 10, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    i love the idea of these brushes but i must admit the prices are putting me off a little!from helen at

    • Kirstie Pickering
      January 11, 2015 / 8:45 pm

      They are much pricier than I would expect but the quality is impressive, as soft as my Bobbi Brown brushes!! x

  2. Liv Cheryl Williams
    January 13, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    I can't wait to try the new range!! It looks so nice and the price is high but like you said nothing compared to other things on the market!

    • Kirstie Pickering
      January 13, 2015 / 11:12 pm

      I really recommend them! Also they're just soooo pretty on your side! x

  3. Eleanor Mae
    January 13, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    Such a gorgeous brush, and a stunning collection! Although the price is way out of my range! xxELEANORMAES

    • Kirstie Pickering
      January 13, 2015 / 11:12 pm

      They are pricey, maybe you could save up your Boots points to help! 🙂 x

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