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I recently came across some make-up brushes on Amazon that I have seen a few bloggers mention and I just had to order. A set of 7 brushes that are dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes. I already own and love the original Real Techniques make-up brushes and do keep looking at the Bold Metals. But they are so expensive and I can’t justify spending that amount on them at the moment. I’m not usually a fan of fake / dupe products but these seem too good not to try at just £5.65.
My dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes come from China but only take around 10 days to get here. Just like the original Bold Metal brushes there are 2 gold coloured base brushes, 2 bronze finishing brushes and 3 silver eye brushes. The dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes all have the same numbers as the originals.
Dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes – first impressions
On first inspection the brushes are all so soft. The bristles feel really secure in the handles and they are all cut perfectly with no stray hairs. The handles of the dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes aren’t weighted like the original brushes and the handles do feel cheap and tin-like.
Dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes – eye brushes
From the top 200 is an oval shadow brush, 202 is an angle liner brush and 201 is a pointed crease brush. All 3 are really soft, pick up products well and blend out easily. The shadow brush is now my go to eye brush.
Dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes – the finishing brushes
Brush 300, at the top, is a flat contour brush and 301 is a blush brush. Again both of these are incredibly soft and both pick up products really well. The contour brush fits perfectly into the hollows of your cheek. I’m hoping this brush means I’m able to actually contour well enough to be able to go out with it on now! The blush brush blends powder blush out across the cheeks perfectly.
Dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes -the base brushes
100, at the top, is an arch powder brush. It is my favourite of all the dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes. This is just beautifully soft and fluffy and is perfect for applying powders. I use it to add my setting powder. 101 is a triangle foundation brush and is the only one I haven’t used yet as to be honest I don’t know how much I’ll use this one as I prefer to apply foundation with a sponge but that’s just my personal preference.
Dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes final thoughts
I’m really happy with all of my dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes. All of the brushes pick up the product perfectly and apply well. After using and washing them there has been no shedding and they dry back into shape perfectly.
If you’d like to buy these brushes you can find them here