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.
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’be 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 about 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 cheek bone to really define and enhance this area. I will then glide the brush under the jaw line 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 hair line 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 cheek bones and down wards for the neck line, 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?