Everyone has been going crazy for the Real Techniques Bold Metals collection brushes. They are so pretty on the vanity, but would you really want to fork out £64 for a set ? I managed to get mine on offer in Boots for £30, and even then I thought it was quite pricey! I know Boots have stopped selling the set now, but for those interested, you can buy it right here from Feel Unique for only £30. For some, £30 is still quite a lot of money to spend on a set of 3 brushes. Why not take the alternative route and cheat a little?
Word in the makeup community is that there was a full set of these brushes – a set of 7 available for under £10 from Ebay. I jumped at the chance because why not? They look like the real deal and you can buy double the amount for a good price. So I ordered through Ebay, and didn’t have to wait too long, I think it was around a week or so.
One thing I did make sure was to thoroughly sanitise and clean the brushes before using them, as they had come from China and they can get quite dusty in transit. That is one thing I recommend you do for all brushes anyway.
I started using these straight away and to my delight they worked really well. In total honesty, if you compare the two brushes (seen below) They are both exactly the same. The only difference is, the fake brushes do not carry the weight of the real ones and are not engraved with the ‘RT’ logo. They sit nicely on my vanity and no one can even tell they aren’t real!
The fake brushes feel so soft against my skin when I’m using them and I really cannot tell the difference.
So let’s see if you can notice any differences..
This is an image of the real set:
Here is an image of the fake set:
This is a fake VS real image. The brush on the left is fake. The only noticeable difference is the colour on the fake brush is a lot more Gold in comparison:
Here is another. The brush on the left is real, you can tell this because it has ‘RT’ engraved onto it and the fake brush has no engraving. The bristles on the fake brush are slightly more pink too. These are very small differences which do not affect application of the brush:
Real VS Fake fully side by side:
Still can’t see the difference right? Neither can I!
I always strongly advise people NOT to buy fake makeup as you don’t know what ingredients are going into the product, but brushes are absolutely fine. Just ensure you clean them first as cleanliness is key.
I’m really happy with my set and will even buy some more to add to my collection as back ups. They look really pretty on the vanity but they are also very good brushes to use.
You can purchase the Ebay brushes right here.
Do you have both sets? Which ones did you prefer? Comment below and let me know xo