I used to constantly hint to my boyfriend about buying me the Real Techniques Bold Metals contour brush and I think he got a bit fed up of it. He carried out his own research and found these brushes on Amazon for only £7.80 and with reviews such as 'the perfect dupes', I thought that they were definitely worth a try.
The set contains 3 silver brushes that are primarily for the eyes. The '201 Pointed Crease' brush on the right is perfect for applying a precise crease colour and also blending. In the middle is the '200 Oval Shadow' brush which is good at applying shadow all over the lid and finally the '202 Angled Liner' brush on the left which can be used for either liner or on the eyebrows.
The gold brushes seem to be for face products such as powder or foundation however I have yet to try both. On the left is the '100 Arched Powder' brush which will be good for applying powder all over the face. The brush on the right hand side is called the '101 Triangle Foundation' brush which personally I would use for applying powder under my eyes and not for foundation.
Finally the rose gold brushes are for applying other face products. The '301 Flat Contour' brush on the right is definitely the one which persuaded me to buy the set. It works well in applying a precise contour as well as blending. On the right is the '300 Tapered Blush' brush which I have yet to use as I do not apply blush.
So overall the brushes are a great deal at £7.80 however I cannot compare to the actual Real Technique ones. The reviews on Amazon are great and state that although the brushes are not as heavy or dense as the originals, they work almost as well. They have not persuaded me to not get the RT contour brush though, that is still definitely on my wishlist!
Have you tried the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes?