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Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush

Real Techniques

Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush

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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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Reviews

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Real TechniquesBold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush
 
4.5

(based on 134 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 (47)
  • Daily use (30)
  • Going out (30)
  • All skin types (12)
  • Travel (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Trendy style (29), Brand buyer (26), Natural style (21), Classic style (20), Budget shopper (15)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (29), 1+ hour (14), 10 minutes (3)

Reviewed by 134 customers

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4.0

Great brush!

By Travis

from Knoxville, TN

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Travel

    Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

    The head of the brush is a little bigger than I would like, but it's definitely workable.

     
    4.0

    Beautiful brush

    By Lovelyleo

    from Santa Clarita, CA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Going Out

      Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

      I love this brush. The flathead works well for blending and the sleek, pretty design is awesome as well.

       
      5.0

      Love this brush!

      By Riss

      from Noblesville, IN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

          I used it for contour

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          1.0

          Pretty but awkward

          By Donna

          from South Bend, IN

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

            This brush is so beautiful to look at! The brush itself is very compact and you only need to use a small amount of product to go a long way. But the brush is so heavy. If you are trying to use a light hand, you can't with this brush.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love it

            By Abby

            from CT

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dense
            • Lightweight
            • Pretty
            • Soft

            Cons

            • A little too small

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

            This brush is really nice. I love the whole metals collection, but I'm a sucker for rose gold. The brush is multifunctional. I use it for contouring and buffing out foundation. It's a little smaller than I'd like, but the design of the brush and the color, as well as the softness, make up for it.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Surprisingly good for foundation application

            By The Pi Monster

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

                I've actually used this brush for foundation more than anything. It has densely packed bristles which gives greater coverage on your face for the same amount of foundation and blends the foundation smoothly into the skin.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                The best drug store brand contour brush!

                By -TheMusicNerd-

                from New York, NY

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

                  I use this product to contour my cheekbones. I love this product because it is beautiful and it gets the job done. Its easy to clean, sturdy, and I would definitely buy this again.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Great for contouring !

                  By Jenny

                  from Riverside ca

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

                    Love how sharp this brush leaves my cheek bones

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    i love it

                    By gutierrez0017

                    from laredo

                    Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

                    its easy to use i use it for powder contour and the bronzer and looks flawless everytime! would by this brush again and its soft!!!

                     
                    5.0

                    I absolutely love this brush. Gives the perfect contour

                    By Ray ray

                    from Lansing, MI

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush:

                      I use the brush to either do a light bronze or a harsh contour line and it works amazing for everything

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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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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