September 29, 2015
As promised last week, I’ll be demonstrating how I use the brushes new Real Techniques Bold Metal collection. If you’d like a little bit more information on the collection, then you can read more about them here. I call the look I’m sharing in this post the “All Matte Look”, and only because the products I’ve used have a matte finish. Nothing special really, just something I thought of on the fly.
While the aim is really to use all of the brushes in the Bold Metals collection, I realised I left out one brush in this demonstration and purely because I didn’t do any highlighting to my face plus the fact that I used a creme rather than powder blush. Like I said, it’s more of an all-matte look.
I’ve used the flat contour brush (301) to buff in my foundation. This was also the first time that I’ve used the ^Maybelline Fit Me Matte foundation that I recently purchased during the Chemist Warehouse 50% off sale. The shade I bought was 310 Sun Beige.
I simply used my fingers to apply Benefit Boi-ing onto the inner corner of and underneath my eyes.
Using the arched powder brush (100) I then applied the HourGlass ambient lighting powder in dim light all over my face to set the base.
With the eyeshadow colours, I’ve opted to use the neutral colours from the Sleek makeup i-Divine Ultra Matte palette. With the oval shadow brush (200) I applied a light cream shade as a base all over my eyelids. Next, using the pointed crease (201) I applied a slightly darker brown shade on the outer corners of my eyes right up to my crease. I further enhanced the outer corner of my eyes with a much darker shade in dark mauve. The pointed crease brush was a very lovely brush to use. It got into the corners easily and was dense enough that I could easily shape the outer corners of my eyes. I used the oval shadow brush again, this time to apply a very light cream shade onto the inner corners of my eyes. It would have been good if they designed a slightly smaller brush for this purpose though.
With the angled liner (202) I managed to easily line my eyes with the Melli gel liner, something that I have found to be rather tricky with other angled liners I’ve used previously. This particular one was not as soft, making it easy for me to line my eyes with precision.
While not in the video, I did curl my lashes and applied some mascara to enhance my eyes.
For my contouring, I used the triangle foundation brush (101) using the angled sides. The size of each side meant that I was able to easily focus on the specific area. Because it was dense meant that the application was a lot more precise as well.
Using the same triangle foundation brush, I now used the flat side to apply the creme to powder blush from *Sleek makeup (Amaryllis). I would normally opt for the tapered blush to apply my blush but seeing that this was a creme blush, I needed something a lot flatter and not as fluffy.
Finally, for my lips, I’ve used ^Maybelline’s Color Drama in Berry Much, yet another recent purchase from the 50% off sale.
That’s it! Pretty quick and easy when you’ve got the right tools and makeup. My verdict after using these brushes for the first time? I really loved the eyeshadow range as the bristles were just the right length, density and hardness. It made application really quick, easy and precise. I would have liked it if the flat contour brush was slightly less fluffy or at least shorter in length. But then again, maybe it was meant more for contouring rather than buffing in my foundation. The angled foundation brush was amazingly easy to use as a contour brush, definitely an unusual creation.
Have you tried any of the brushes from the Bold Metals collection yet? What do you think of them? Where do you normally purchase your brushes from?
*Item was given as part of a goody bag.
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