A couple of weeks ago i posted about some possible make up brush dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal Brush Range that I'd found on Ebay - see here. A lot of you seemed quite interested and wanted to know how i got on with them so after using them for a couple of weeks, here's my verdict.
As i mentioned in the previous post i can't compare on how good they are in comparison to the Real Techniques Bold Metal Brushes because i haven't tried those however, in terms of them being a general set of brushes - i can confirm that for £5.59 they are pretty good. They wash really well too, i half expected them to shed a lot but with a little drop of Johnson's Baby Shampoo they've cleaned really well, they look as good as new and they dried into their normal shape really well too.
My favourites are the Flat Contour Brush and the Arched Powder Brush, these have both become staples in my make up routine. The flat contour brush is the perfect shape and size to contour with and it's really soft too. I love the arched powder brush because it's quite big and fluffy, it's perfect for applying face powder - it's really soft and even though it doesn't pick up a lot of product it means there's very little chance of me caking on the powder.
The Triangular Foundation Brush is also pretty good, the shape is a bit bizarre but every time I've used this - it's applied my foundation flawlessly. I've mostly used it with lighter coverage foundation so i don't know if something heavier would change the way it applies the product. It's not my most favourite foundation brush that i own but it's definitely up there. I've not really used Tapered Blush Brush as much because I've mostly been using my Laura Gellar Cheek Sweeps which you apply straight onto the cheek but i have been using this brush to blend it out and it's been working well with that, it's really lovely and soft. It's quite small compared to any other blush brushes Ive used before but i really like it.
As i suspected the Oval Shadow Brush is perfect for applying a wash of colour all over the lid, it's big and soft and feels lovely on the eyes and paired with the Pointed Crease Brush you can get a lovely eye look. The pointed crease brush is great for applying your crease shadow, the point allows you to get a precise application and because it's so fluffy, it blends it out at the same time - together these are a great little duo. The Angled Liner Brush is also a great, it works great for applying liner but i much prefer using it to fill in my brows as it's quite small but the angle allows for a more controlled application.
Overall, i think for £5.59 you really can't go wrong if you're in need of some new make up brushes. They look beautiful, they're great brushes and I'm really enjoying using them. The seller that i used no longer has them listed but you can find them pretty easily if you type 'Bold Metal Brushes' and sort it by 'Lowest Price & Postage. You can also buy the brushes individually if you don't want the full set.
Will you be picking some up?