Being part of the core collection Real Technique brush craze it was time to invest in the Bold Metals collection to advance my brush collection. My makeup brush collection is very extensive, with over 20 brushes so it can be difficult to choose which ones to use, but these have now become my go to. All these brushes have been purchased from Boots. The main reason for buying them was in fact the packaging since it is absolutely beautiful and incredibly light-weight so great for traveling.
I will start with the ones I have had since June last year:
301 Flat Contour Brush: £22.00 – Rose Gold
Since the craze of 2015 was contouring I had to join the hype and find the perfect brush. The 301 is incredible! Its short bristles make it easy to be precise and have that clean-cut contour line. Nevertheless, the short bristles collect a huge amount of product so it’s important to be light handed when applying the product. For the best application apply one stripe under the cheek bones and brush upwards (applying no additional product) or alternatively buff, but if the cheeks are a problem area then the first method is best.
200 Oval Shadow Brush: £15 – Silver
In actual fact I know have two of these brushes and use them every day with my Topshop Shuffle the Cards eyeshadow. It works brilliantly to apply your base and main colour and can also be used as a crease brush.
Boots had a promotion over the Christmas period for £30 which included:
200 Oval Shadow Brush
103 Angled Powder Brush – Gold
In a previous blog I mentioned my love for the L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique Anti-Redness CC Cream which I use on those days where I don’t feel the need for foundation. The size of this brush makes application super easy and gives it multiple purposes: buffing-in foundation, applying powder and quickly blending concealer. For all lazy makeup doers invest in this brush.
300 Tapered Blush – Rose Gold
Being one of those people who rarely uses brushes for their original purpose, I use this brush as a bronzer brush. For a more everyday natural look I tend to grab this one instead of the 301 contour brush just to give a more natural finish.
This £30 gift set also came with a clutch bag and in total would have been worth £64! I believe it may still be in a few stores but not online.