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Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush

Real Techniques

Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush

Item #: 2283104

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Introducing a new line of luxury makeup brushes designed with sisters Sam & Nic Chapman, the stars behind the top-rated YouTube channel Pixiwoo. The Bold Metals Collection by Real Techniques pairs unbelievably soft bristles with striking metallic detail. Handles are weighted for optimal control and comfort. Refined artistry cuts offer high performance and mastery of any look. Let your brush do the work of perfect makeup application. Color-coded system corresponds to the key steps of makeup application:

  • Gold = Base
  • Platinum = Eye
  • Rose Gold = Finish


Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush has a dense, flattop head that creates shadows and highlights on targeted areas of face to play up your favorite features. Ideal for contouring and sculpting.

Features:

  • Bristles: Softer than ever for the most luxe feel to date. White bristles show exactly how much makeup is on the brush before application.
  • Ferrules: Premium quality brass ferrules for maximum durability.
  • Handles: The brushes are weighted for perfect in-hand balance, optimal control, and comfort. Unique geometric handles help brushes stay still on your dressing table without rolling away. Handles taper to a diamond tip that easily slides out of pro brush belts.
  • Cuts: Refined, hand crafted artistry cuts offer high performance for ultimate application of makeup.
  • Tips: Individually tapered, synthetic tips allow for advanced product pickup and a buildable, pristine finish.


Additional Info:

  • Ideal for: Creams, powders, and liquids
  • Coverage: Medium to full coverage
  • Primary use: Contouring and highlighting to create definition
  • Secondary use: Buffing and blending foundation



Buff cream and powder makeup into contours of the face for dimension. The unique bristle shapes allow blending out harsh lines, and light/dark colors. Apply contouring color in several areas, to create a defined, contoured look.
  • Under cheekbones
  • Along the bridge of the nose
  • Top of the forehead, along the hairline
  • Along jawline and blended into the neck

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Real TechniquesBold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush
 
4.5

(based on 147 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (75)
  • Soft bristles (41)
  • Great design (34)
  • Effective (31)
  • Functional (31)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (54)
  • Going out (34)
  • Daily use (30)
  • All skin types (19)
  • Travel (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Trendy style (31), Brand buyer (26), Natural style (25), Classic style (24), Budget shopper (15)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (29), 1+ hour (14), 10 minutes (3)

Reviewed by 147 customers

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5.0

Amazing! < 3

By HBP3

from Gaithersburg, MD

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

    I love this brush! Not only is it gorgeous but it does an amazing job contouring. Perfect for nose and side face contouring. I used this on both cream and powder contouring palettes. The soft bristles were a bit thicker than I anticipated, but the results were beautiful. Had to also order one for my mom. A must have!

     
    5.0

    Holy Grail

    By BeautifullyBlended

    from Yakima, WA

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Color

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

    This brush has rescued me from the horrors of badly blended contour, blush, and highlight. This soft dense short bristle brush will blend literally everything into smooth gradient perfection. I was wary about spending 20$ on a brush, but it was 100% worth the investment.

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Haileyannek

    from Toronto, Ontario

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Blends Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

      This brush is so beautiful I just had to try it. The bristles are very soft and make blending a dream. It's the perfect contour brush to get those nice sharp lines. This was the first Real Techniques brush I tried and I will be purchasing more in the future for sure!

       
      5.0

      I love this brush it's the best contour brush I have used

      By Christina

      from Swansboro,nc

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

        Great contour brush

         
        5.0

        love love love

        By Dj_SaeVis

        from Sacramento, Ca

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

          it contours very well with any texture whether it's cream, liquid or powder. I prefer to use powder to contour my forehead and cream on my cheeks. when using powder it's best to use a little bit of product and buff it out for a while because it picks up a decent amount of the powder.

           
          2.0

          not buy again

          By Toni

          from Salem

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

          Too little for such a big price not what i expected

           
          5.0

          I would 100% recommend this for contouring with brown

          By Marmar

          from Oak lawn

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

            Great brush! Blends very well and stays good if you clean it.

             
            5.0

            much better than angled contour brush

            By AnnieA

            from san diego ca

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

            I use this for application of bronzer under my cheekbones. It's perfect for that, and very soft. I just made a switch to slightly more expensive brushes and, unfortunately for my wallet, there really is a difference.

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Amps

            from NC

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

                Very soft.

                 
                5.0

                Love!

                By Hannah

                from Belleville IL

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

                    This is the best contouring brush I've used! It blends so well and is extremely soft! The gold handle is totally adorable as well. This is worth the money!

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                    7 Questions | 7 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      I was wondering if this brush can be used with cream products. I want to buy the ABH contour kit and I thought this brush could apply the contour colours.
                      Asked on 11/14/2016 by Lily from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Lily,

                        This is our best selling brush out of the Bold Metals collection and people say is it one of the best contouring brushes out there. While I haven't used the ABH kit specifically, I have used this one with a lot of other contour kits and I absolutely love it.

                        Hope that helps!

                        Answered on 12/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this brush to highlight to?
                      Asked on 10/22/2016 by Breana from PA

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Do these brushes shed?
                      Asked on 6/5/2016 by Ashley from Pittsfield ma

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Ashley,

                        Thanks for your question. One of the things customers say they love most about our brushes is the fact that they barely, if ever, shed! We've developed several different unique ways of ensuring that the bristles stay where they should - on the brush, not on your face!

                        I've had several of my brushes going on 3 years now and most have never even shed one bristle. That's not to say that it *never* happens, but it's very rare, when it does.

                        Thanks!

                        Answered on 6/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      is this brush used to apply bronzer? can if be used to blend creme contour?
                      Asked on 4/16/2016 by rose from california

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Rose,

                        Thanks for your questions!

                        This is one of my favorite brushes in all of our collections and it is perfect for blending creme contour to achieve that sculpted look. What this brush does for my cheekbones is nothing short of amazing!! :)

                        You also asked if it could be used to apply bronzer. I actually would point you to a different Bold Metals brush for bronzer. The Arched Powder is absolutely amazing at getting that sun-kissed look that a bronzer will give you. That brush can be found here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11831007

                        With a bronzing brush, you will want something that has bristles which are a little less dense, since you want the product to appear lightly applied on your face. The Arched Powder brush bristles are full, but light & airy. They are also some of the softest bristles in any of our brushes!

                        Thanks!

                        Answered on 4/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Hi. Is the bristles made from natural hair or synthetic?
                      Asked on 3/5/2016 by MJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi MJ,

                        The bristles on the Bold Metals brushes (as well as all the original Real Techniques bristles) are make from synthetic taklon fibers. Not only are they cruelty-free, but they are higher performing bristles than a lot of the natural ones that are out there on the market.

                        Thanks so much!

                        Answered on 3/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Hi. I wanted to know if the handle is actually plastic and just painted or if it is real metal? I have read reviews that has said over time of washing the handle turns black and doesn't keep it's rose gold coloring. I know it is weighted but is the handle actually made of plastic or metal? Please if someone knows will you respond and let me know? Thank you for your help.
                      Asked on 6/3/2015 by Love Beauty from Collinsville, OK

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The weighted handles of the Bold Metals Collection brushes are metal coated and UV coated using an electroplated liquid process to ensure resistance to rust and wear. The ferrules are brass (this is the part of the brush that crimps the bristles), which is stronger for less shedding. We hope this extra info helps!

                        Answered on 6/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      can I use this brush for liquid or powder foundations also?
                      Asked on 1/1/2015 by beeyes from Mooresville, nc

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes!

                        Additional Info:

                        Ideal for: Creams, powders, and liquids
                        Coverage: Medium to full coverage
                        Primary use: Contouring and highlighting to create definition
                        Secondary use: Buffing and blending foundation

                        Answered on 1/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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