Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Launch: real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

 For those of you who haven't already heard the good news, the latest real Techniques make up brushes from Sam and Nic Chapman of PixiWoo are officially here!  The pair made a special appearance via Skype at their exclusive launch party here in NYC, where guests sipped on signature cocktails and got the juicy deets on the brand new Bold Metals Collection.       

Sam & Nic via Skype!
"The luxe brushes in this collection offer high performance and infinite possibilities for every artist.  Softer then ever, bristles feature shed- resistant properties + advanced pick up and release of make up.  Handles are weighted for optimal control and comfort.  The brushes are engineered for perfect weight distribution when tipped toward the face for use.  Refined artistry cuts off high performance for ultimate application of make up"- As described by real Techniques.

The collection includes seven new brushes for eyesbase and finish.  Guests had the chance to experience them all first hand by receiving professional makeup applications.  This was nice for two reasons: 1.) I could see the how the brushes functioned and how they handled with the product and 2.) My true test for a soft or "luxe" brush is always when someone else uses it to apply makeup to my under eye area.  With the average brush, I will blink and flinch like a mad man... but with the Bold Metals brushes it was smooth, flinchless sailing all the way to the end.  No doubt they are some of the most plush brushes I've ever tried.    

They have so many great elements that I wouldn't typically think to look for.  For example, I love that the bristles are white because it lets me see just how much product I've actually picked up.  And aside from the gorgeous color scheme, the handles have a box-like shape that stops them from rolling around when you put them on the table in between uses.      
Sam and Nic were smart to point out that even though each brush has an advertised use, each is versatile enough to use whichever way is most comfortable to you.  The various angles and densities allow for a wide range of options and makes your overall application routine easier.  I'd definitely recommend snagging a few of these babies.  Their prices range from $16.00- $26.00 and are available here and at Ulta    

Have you tried the real Techniques Bold Metals Collection yet? What did you think?

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