This post was going to be called “A Contouring Match made in Rose-Gold Heaven” but I thought that was a bit of a mouthful, so…
The love I have for my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette is well known, certainly no great secret to my readers and my friends, many of whom I’ve recommended this to as my favourite go-to contouring duo. Up until now, I reached for a different brush each time, depending on what was clean and to hand, most often my little NARS brush that came with my NARSissist Cheek Kit, but all that’s now changed with the introduction of the new Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contouring Brush.
Before I talk about the application, can we just take moment to appreciate the beauty of the brush? Of course, it had me at rose-gold. Cover anything in rose-gold and I’m a sucker for it. The weighty, but not too heavy bevelled brush handle is beautifully designed; it’s as much a pleasure to look at it as it is to use it.
The super-soft bristles are densely packed to lay down enough pigment where needed, but long enough to make sure blending is a breeze. There’s been much raving about this brush, both on and offline, and having used it everyday this past week, I can see why. Quite frankly, it’s hard to go wrong with it, so it’s perfect for contouring newbies. It’s not as travel friendly as my NARS brush as the handle is longer, but thankfully it’s shorter than the rest of the brushes in the new Bold Metals collection; short enough for it to have made it’s way into my holiday make-up bag.
I’ll be reviewing the whole collection soon (late the to party, I know!) but in the meantime, this brush gets a huge thumbs up from me.
Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contouring Brush, £22, available here
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, £49, available here