There has been so much buzz about the new Real Techniques Bold Metals Brush Collection that their two new brush releases appear to have gone unnoticed. I am a massive Real Techniques fan, and I own every single one of their brushes but I have absolutely no interest in paying high-end prices for their brushes, so I’m very happy to see that Real Techniques are still adding to their original brush line up. The two brand new brushes to the collection are the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush £9.99* and the Real Techniques Concealer Brush £7.99*; both of which are available to purchase from Beauty Chamber. The Sculpting Brush is from the ‘Your Finish’ collection with a pink handle, and the Concealer Brush is from the ‘Your Base’ collection with a gold handle, and both brushes have cruelty free, synthetic Taklon bristles.
The Real Techniques Sculpting Brush is the answer to your contouring prayers, and I know this is going to be a massive seller for Real Techniques. The bristles are shaped into narrow oval, which is what makes it so effective for contouring as it fits into the hollow of the cheek perfectly. The bristles are quite dense so it can both apply your contour powder or cream of choice as well as being able to blend it in too. What I particularly like about this brush, is that the head is quite small (if you squish the bristles into a circle, it’s only the size of a £1 coin), so you can go as subtle or intense as you like and you can even use it for all over bronzing, or precise blush application.
If you’re a contouring newbie, I think this brush is definitely worth a shot as it’s pretty foolproof as it does all of the hard work for you and you really can’t go wrong. You could even use this brush to apply powder or highlighter due to the precise shape so it’s a real multi-tasking brush and a total steal at just £9.99. Just like all Real Techniques brushes, the bristles are incredibly soft and they’re so quick and easy to wash and dry which is always a massive bonus.
The Concealer Brush is essentially identical to the Foundation Brush except it’s maybe a fifth of the size. Just like the Real Techniques Foundation Brush, the Concealer Brush has long flat bristles which are softly tapered. The bristles are quite shiny which stops the brush from absorbing any product, and only sitting on the surface of the bristles. The small size lends itself well to applying concealer under the eyes, or around the eyebrows and lips for a cleaner, more precise finish. I don’t think this is the best brush for blending concealer, truth be told.. I much prefer to use a small fluffy brush like the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush.
I think this brush could also be used for contouring too as it’s so small.. you could use it to ‘draw’ in your contour areas, before going in with the aforementioned Sculpting Brush, or any other fluffy face brush. This brush would give a more dramatic effect, but you could also use this to contour the nose as it’s so narrow and slim. If you had to choose just one of these two new brushes to try, I’d definitely recommend the Sculpting Brush as it’s such an amazing brush and you can use it in so many different ways.