Today’s post is an update on my Real Techniques Bold Metals Real vs Fake video that I uploaded last month.
I’ve had a good go of them, washed them a few times and can now report back on that side of things.
If you missed the video, you can watch it below. I cover the difference in their appearance, weight, brush cut and price.
I bought my ‘REAL’ Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes from iHerb (available here: iherb.com)
And I bought my ‘FAKE’ Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes from eBay (available here: ebay.com.au)
Lets start out with the Real Techniques Bold Metals Powder Brushes.
The one on the left is the Real version in number 103 and on the right is the Fake version in number 100
I have used these two brushes in rotation over the last month and a half and have noticed a huge difference. First off the Real version is much softer on the face (especially after washing them both every two weeks).
The bristles on the Fake version aren’t as precisely cut and I think that contributes to it not being as soft.
In relation to how they apply powder – I definitely prefer the Real one. It picked up more product and applied it more evenly on my face. I think this may have to do with the density of the brush bristles.
And after washing them every couple of weeks, the Real version certainly kept it’s shape better than the Fake version.
And unfortunately after a couple of weeks the Fake one broke….
Now onto the Real Techniques Bold Metals Tapered Brush in number 300.
Once again the Real is on the left and the Fake is on the right.
I use mine predominately for highlighting my cheek bones and have used these on rotation each day for the last month and a half.
I didn’t see much of a difference between the two when it came to applying my highlighter. They both applied and blended product very easily.
Although, as you can see, visually the bristles are a lot different.
After washing them every couple of weeks the Real one certainly held it’s shape, where the Fake one didn’t as much.
And now after using and washing them over this time frame, the Real one is much softer.
Onto the Real Techniques Bold Metals Oval Shadow Brush in number 200.
Real on the left, Fake on the right.
Now these two are the closest in comparison.
They have both held their shape, still both very soft and do apply product the exact same way.
I really like both of these and will continue to use both of them.
They both washed well and have kept their shape.
I don’t have the Real version of the Real Techniques Bold Metals Flat Contour Brush in number 301 but I have the Fake version.
So I thought I would report back on that one as well.
It applies my contour beautifully. I really like that it’s not too narrow.
The only problem is that when I wash it, as you can see, it doesn’t dry well and hold it’s shape.
I don’t have brush guards for when I clean my brushes but I always dry them upside down and haven’t had this problem with my other brushes.
I’m still going to continue to use it for my contouring but just thought I would report back on this one as well 🙂
So that is an update on my Real Techniques Bold Metals Real vs Fake video.
I hope this was helpful and if you have any questions, let me know 🙂
Have a great day/night,