Makeup Revolution: Ultra Metal Makeup Brushes

From the left: Sculpt Blush Brush, Flat Contour Brush, Flawless Powder Brush, Flat Contour Brush, Pointed Crease Eyeshadow Brush

A girl can never, have too many makeup brushes... right? Well either way that is what I told myself as these little beauties hit the basket. They reminded me so much of Morphes gun metal brushes and Real Techniques bold metals, but they didn't come with the same price tag. For a flat contour brush you are looking to pay £14.95 for Morphe metal one and £17.60 for a Real Techniques metal one whereas this collection which included one was only £34.00 in total for all five brushes. At that price it would have been just rude not to try them.

The first thing that I am going to say, even though it doesn't need to be said, is how beautiful these brushes are. The rose gold finish on them is just stunning and while they aren't as heavy as what the Real Techniques brushes are (not sure on Morphe), they still feel like they are a well made, good quality brush. The bristles are so soft and dense, and I think the fact that they are white makes them look like a high end product. I know I am going to struggle to use these to start with because those gorgeous soft, white bristles look way to perfect to use!

So lets do a quick run through of which brush does what:

The Sculpt Blush Brush is obviously for putting on your blusher, but it is also the perfect size for using as a highlight brush also. So if you already have a favourite blusher brush, this little baby won't be redundant. It could potentially be used for buffing in your contour, but I personally perfect a more dense and rigid brush like Real Techniques Buffing Brush which comes in the Core Collection.

Above: Sculpt Blush Brush

The Ultra Contour Foundation Brush is a gorgeous triangular shaped brush which some of you might have noticed is basically a dupe for the Real Techniques Bold Metals brush - they are pretty much identical. This brush is meant for applying liquid products such as foundation and cream contour. With this brush you use the flat edge to cover the larger areas on your face and then use the pointed tip for covering around the smaller areas such as around the eyes, nose and hairline. While I don't personally own a brush like this, I have used one and I am really excited to see how this fits into my daily makeup routine.

Above: Ultra Contour Foundation Brush

The Flawless Powder Brush is naturally the biggest and fluffiest of the collection and feels just amazing on the skin - it is honestly just so soft. I am not a huge powder user due to having really dry skin around my nose (for seemingly no reason) but since I have been doing some serious moisturising I have started using powder to set my contour and highlight. I think the size and softness of this brush are going to make not just perfect for a light dusting of powder, but also perfect for blending in my powder when I bake.

Above: Flawless Powder Brush

The Flat Contour brush is also another new style for my collection and unsurprisingly one that I am super excited to use. I've seen so many people raving about this style brush and the sharpness of the contour people are achieving with it are just stunning. I feel like I'm going to drag my cheek bones out of hiding by chiseling them in with this little beauty. The bristles are quite short and dense which is going to be perfect for being really precise for tracing the contours of my face before blending it in.

Above: Flat Contour Brush

Last but not least, we have the pointed crease eyeshadow brush. I have got so many blending brushes but as far as I am concerned until I have one for each eyeshadow colour that I own... nobody is allowed to complain. The pointed end means that the brush has some rigidity in it which I think will make it great for smoking out my crease, giving the perfect smokey eye.

 Above: Pointed Crease Eyeshadow Brush

Overall, I have to say that with these brushes it is love at first sight. They are just stunning and the quality is just amazing - so much so that I would honestly put them on the same level, if not above, the Real Techniques metal brushes due to the fact that they are so much more affordable. I absolutely love finding good dupes for higher end brands and Makeup Revolution just keep on delivering. I'm excited to start using these and will definitely do another post a few months in to let you all know how well they fair after regular use and being washed.

Do you own these brushes or ones like it? Do you have a brand preference? Let me know below, I'd love to hear what you think!

Much love,

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    1. Aren't they! I am so impressed with their quality!

      Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection

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  2. I thought I loved the RT rose gold brushes, but I have to say I think these look better and with such a great price tag! They're so pretty!! Love the idea of the contour brush, never tried that shape before, although I can imagine it'll achieve a fab finish.

    Love Hannah xx

    HannahHawes.com

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    1. They are such a fantastic dupe Hannah quality wise. I am excited to see how they get on over time but so far they are definitely scoring more points!

      Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection

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  3. They look amazing but I'd be seriously interested as to how these hold up with some use and a wash xx

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    1. I am interested to see this as well. I'd love to say I am going to wash them all the time but that just isn't going to happen so we will see how they get on with the same treatment as my other brushes!

      I'm hoping they will come (relatively) clean after being used!

      Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection

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  4. I've seen these in the shops and been so tempted to pick them up - I love RT brushes and these look so good in rose gold!

    sophee.co.uk

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    1. From starting to use these, I would definitely recommend them! I am not sure how they wash... yet, but they are great for applying and the flat contour brush is my new best friend!

      Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection

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  5. These brushes are so pretty! I'm definitely tempted to invest as they're a reasonable price too.

    Jess x | www.jessicajoseph.co.uk

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    1. I would really recommend them so far! I am planning on doing a more in depth review on them in the coming months of so once I have gotten some proper use out of them but I am so impressed right now with them!

      Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection

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  6. Zoeva are my favourite brushes for sure, they just released a collection like this and I got it! These are good for a budget though! Very well priced.

    Natasha Kendall

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    1. I've never actually tried any of Zoeva's brushes, but they are definitely on the list. You can never have too many brushes after all! Thanks for reading!

      Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection

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