On the hunt for a new contour brush, I was torn between splurging on a high-end brush or sticking to a more budget-friendly brush. In the end, I went with my gut instinct and picked up the brand new 301 Flat Contour brush from the Real Techniques bold metals collection in boots.

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301 Flat Contour Brush: Boots
The reason behind this was not just down to the stunning rose gold design and soft bristles, but the fact I’ve grown to have such positive results from my RT brushes that the money really does go a long way. My core collection has lasted me years and I still use it to this very day! That’s why I knew this was the right decision, to invest in a good high-quality brush that lasts. The brushes in the Bold Metals collection are made from ultimate high-grade bristles and they’re just so soft against the skin and easy to use and rotate for a professional finish. Another great aspect of this brush is the fact you can use it with powder or cream-based formulas for a natural finish, and they’re also super easy to clean and maintain. 
How I would use this is by dipping the flat end of the brush into my Anastasia Beverly Hills contour powder palette and stroke the brush up the underside of my cheekbone to really define and enhance this area. I will then glide the brush under the jawline to add definition and slim the face, for a more sharper, chizzled appearance. After this, I will then focus on my forehead next to the hairline to add colour to my face and make my forehead appear shorter. If you want to or have the time to define more you could also contour the sides of your nose for a much slimmer appearance, a great technique if you have a larger nose. 
After applying the product I will then go back in with the brush over the areas I’ve contoured, to blend in the product for a more natural finish and to remove harsh lines. I like to pull upwards with the brush when blending into the cheekbones and downwards for the neckline, as it gives a much nicer appearance. Not only can this brush be used to contour but you can also use it to highlight, making your money go much further if your thinking about taking the plunge like me to get one of these beautiful brushes in your collection. 
What’s your thought’s on this brush? 
xo, Jenny
  • Samileen

    I’m not a huge contour person, but its so so pretty that I need this in my makeup brush collection, But it’s always sold out at my local boots 🙁

    Sam|| Beautydetour

  • Bernadette

    my my how I’ve had my eye on this brush! It looks amazing!

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  • I agree with the longevity of the brushes! I’ve own the core brush set for many years toO~~~

    This looks sooo beautiful! I will need to try and get my hands on it ~ 😀

    Korean Beauty and Makeup Blog

  • Cristina

    I never contour so I don’t use contour brushes unless I apply my bronzer and normally I use a blush brush but I just press it to look like a contour brush… hashtag beauty hack?? HAHAHAHA. Anyway, it does look AMAZING and it’s such a BEAUTIFUL brush. I would buy it just to look at it, no joke…

    My Cup of Tea xx

  • I haven’t got a clue how to contour but this rose gold brush is lovely!

  • GORGEOUS!! I’ve never seen these rose gold brushes before?! I love Real Techniques stuff, these would be a lovely upgrade!! xx


  • This is so gorgeous I need it in my life! I’m a huge fan of RT but I haven’t tried any from the Bold Metals Collection! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  • The bold metals collections just looks so stunning, it makes me want to buy the whole range (my wedding budget on the other hand would not be impressed, ha!) Stunning photography lovely, really great post! 🙂


  • Amazing post dear!
    love your blog!♥


  • This brush collection looks amazing I bet they’re definitely worth their money

  • It upsets me how expensive these brushes are, they’re stunning.. Want them so bad :(((( x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

  • I`ve been looking for a nice contour pencil for a while now, but now I know that I definitely need to get my hands on this one!


  • Oh very gorgeous brush

  • This brush looks so chic and elegant !! (:

    Nati xx

  • Love the color!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  • Gorgeous brush! Love the color and the fact that not only is it pretty, it’s really good too!

    Reg of heyrocketgirl.com

  • It’s so pretty! I also love your tips on how you would use it!


  • I have been on the hunt for some new brushes for some time now and this one looks amazing!! It’s so pretty too!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  • Rafaela

    The brush is really beautiful!!


  • Cathy Amelia

    Such a pretty brush I wouldn’t want to use it!!


  • Kirsty Haynes

    I love the look of these brushes! The price is a tiny bit scary haha but do you think this brush could have any other use, such as, for foundation? I prefer rounder, flatter foundation brushes and the new angled foundation brush they have I don’t think I’d enjoy!

    Anyway! Lovely photos, great post! xxx


    • I’m not sure about foundation! I personally wouldn’t use it for this purpose as it’s finely compact making it difficult to use on larger areas. Its great for contouring and highlighting as it deposits the product in one place, making it easy to blend but for the whole face it would be difficult to work with this brush, your best buying one specifically for foundation I’d say xx

  • Kirsty Leigh

    I have been looking at this brush for so long, I’ve read so many different reviews about it it put me off a little, but i think i would love it and with your review it sounds right up my street. xxx

    KirstyLeighx// Bloglovin

  • Lucy Jane

    The way these brushes look sells it for me, they’re so pretty that I probably wouldn’t want to dirty them!

    infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

  • Sophie Jenner

    This brush sounds amazing! I love the rose gold too hehe! My core collection is still going strong also and I’ve never had issues with the bristles shedding like my Mac ones x amazing brushes!
    Sophie Jenner

  • Vina syah

    wow, it’s a new technique brush I’d say.. I absolutely will find something like this.
    thanks for the info my love xo


  • Aishettina

    I really want one of this brushes.. love this collection! But u can buy them only in store!


  • Jackie

    This is such a gorgeous brush and it sounds amazing to use too Jenny.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin’ |

  • This is such a gorgeous contour brush! I have wanted it since it came out, but I have a brush that does the job perfectly and I just can’t seem to bring myself to pay £22!


  • Zelda Hammond

    Oh my god does this brush look gorgeous! It’s so nice to hear that they actually do a good job of application too, it makes the price a little easier to justify haha
    Zelda // OhZelda

  • pretty brush !


  • This kind of looks like it would be an excellent, cheaper alternative to the NARS contour brush (that I don’t have). Maybe?

    Great post xx


  • Bárbara Santos

    I need that brush in my life! ♥ xo