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Written on Friday, December 22, 2017



I love the Real Techniques brand very much for their good quality and versatile products. I’m sure that many of you have already heard of the Bold Metals collection from this brand.


The Bold Metals collection was specially designed for makeup artists and also for makeup junkies. The brushes are very thought out. They have a displaced gravity center, good brushes shapes, thinnest taklon - everything to make the makeup application not only beautiful but also very comfortable.


I have almost all the brushes from the BM collection but today I’ll speak only about one of them. It’s called the Tapered Shadow 203 blending brush. It was released a little bit later than the six other brushes from the collection. Why is it different?


The brush was housed in a conic box, as all the other Bold Metals brushes. The box is see-through and has the elements of white gold on it. I have to say that just like in the main collection there’s a division of “face” “eyes” “finishing brushes” here. So, the boxes are of three colors of gold: yellow - face, white - eyes, and pink - finishing brush.


On the box there’s the full name of the brush in three languages.



Inside the box you’ll find a stand with the stuck brush handle to it.

The brush handle was wrapped into a transparent tape, which is very wise of the brand to protect the brush from any accidental glue insertion.




  • the bristles are made of the thinner taklon than the bristles of main collection. They are so thin and soft thanks to the laser processing of the taklon. The blending will be way better, something between a goat bristle brush and squirrel brush.

  • The handle and ferrule of the brush are made of brass. It’s heavier, though very ergonomic.

  • In the handle there’s a weighing material (so called displaced gravity center) for the brush to be convenient to work with.


The shape is conic that becomes thinner towards the base. The bristles don’t take a lot of product. It doesn’t mean that the brush is bad, no. It only means that it blends the product into a soft smokey eye effect. You can layer the pigment and the feelings while use will be very pleasant.


You can wash off the brush with any brush cleanser or usual soap. Since the material is synthetic, the brush doesn’t require special care, washes off and dries out very quickly.

The size is fine for blending and for creating the transition of colors. I find it fine to work with both my upper and lower lids. The size allows you to work with at any face part.


You can also apply your concealer with it or any other cream-textured products.

And the result

My verdict: the brush is definitely worth buying!

No matter if you are a makeup artist or just makeup addict, this brush has to be a must in your makeup bag.

I think it’s truly worth its price!

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Lisa4ina recommends Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Bold Metals 203 Tapered Shadow Brush

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