Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Pointed Crease Brush | Review

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I recently qualified for a Klout perk and the item I received is a Real Techniques Bold Metals 201 Collection Pointed Crease Brush. This newer offering from the Real Techniques line is meant to give a more luxe and professional feel and experience. From the packaging, which was a fun bit of overkill which I shared on my Instagram feed, to the sleek, angled platinum toned handle and ferule and the soft, snow white synthetic bristles this brush is very different from anything else I own. 


Once removed from it's too large, too much plastic retail plastic retail packaging the brush feels weighty but not heavy and sits comfortably in my hand. I like the balance, it is easy to manipulate and work with. 

The angled handle means that the brush, when laid down on an uneven surface won't roll away from you. I like that. My dressing table is an old piece, it is not perfectly level and all of my eye brushes roll around on it. This one stays where I set it down. 


The synthetic bristles, themselves are very soft, the brush head is densely packed, giving it a firm feel. The diameter is a bit on the large side for a typical crease brush and I know that that is something that some people are not all that crazy about. I don't mind it. I have a lot of lid space and hooded eyes, this brush shape and size happens to work very well for me. As does the dense bristle pack. I can use it to create a crease and shade and define my orbital bone, a crucial technique for applying shadow to hooded lids. 

Love or leave of a particular makeup brush is definitely a very personal thing. I know that this one is getting very mixed reviews but personally, I love it. This brush, from the design to the performance works for me. If I hadn't received it as a Klout perk, I'd buy it. I have my eyes on a few other brushes in this line. I'd very much like to get the oval eye shader and the powder and blush brushes. 

The Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection 201 Pointed Crease Brush retails for $15.99 and is available at Ulta. 

Do you own any of the Bold Metals brushes? What do you think of them? Please share in a comment, I'd like to hear your thoughts. 

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35 comments

  1. Allison @neversaydiebeautyMarch 30, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    It looks beautiful! I like a slightly pointed crease brush like that. Two of the reasons for the overly large box is the manufacturer usually makes an outer package that's one size which saves them money, and also it's a fairly large box so it's more difficult to steal.

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  2. I own a ton of Real Techniques brushes. I also received this one and felt like the bristles were a bit pokey

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  3. I received the angled liner brush and really like it. I'm not convinced these are worthy of the higher price point though.

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  4. I want this brush! I'm jealous of everyone who has it. I am going to try and see if I can pick it up.

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  5. Yay! I hope that you do like it. :D

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  6. It's a nice brush is you like a firm, larger crease brush.

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  7. I wouldn't have minded the angled liner brush... I can't have too many. I dirty them up so fast!

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  8. They are spendy. I'm going to wait for a sale and when I have a coupon and pounce. :D

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  9. The price is high, for these brushes. I figured I'd wait for a sale and when I have a nice, fat coupon and go for it.

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  10. I don't find them pokey. But my skin isn't as sensitive as I think your skin is. :) I have a handful of RT brushes and I plan to get a few more. They are so good.

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  11. Yeah, I get that. I just have to be a jabber jaw about it! ;) lol I love the sleek look of these brushes.

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  12. Great review on this brush. It sounds really nice.

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  13. I got this one too! I freaking love it!

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  14. I wish I got this one! I got the angle one which I still like!

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  15. I would have been good with the angled brush, also. I can never have too many on hand.

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  16. I wish this one came to me! I got the the flat shader

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  17. I went to Ulta looking for this new collection and they didn't have it. I really want to get at least one to try out. This looks like a great one to start with too.

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  18. A good brush is a pleasure to use. Sounds like you got a real winner! I'll have to check these out.

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  19. I own the orig RT brushes. I should check out the new collection

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  20. I own some original RT brushes and love them. I have a few more on my must get list. I don't want the whole new collection, just a select few.

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  21. They are worth giving a look see.

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  22. I hate it when a store doesn't have something they are supposed to! It's so annoying. I think this was a god intro brush for this line for me. I'm ready to try others, now.

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  23. I was kind of hoping for the oval shader! I have large, movable lids and I like big shader brushes. This crease brush is good, tho. I'm not complaining! :D

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  24. I got this one too! I haven't used it yet but now I'm excited to try it. If I like it I'll pick up the flat contour & the angled liner too.

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  25. I am planning to get a few more from this line. I'll wait for a sale and coupon, tho. Those babies are spendy!

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  26. This is the one out of the collection I want most I think!

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  27. It's a very nice brush. Check it out!

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  28. My first thought was "wow, that's one swanky brush." I have several of the original Real Techniques brushes and love them. I'll have to check out this line!

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  29. That's a great price for that brush!

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