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Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set

Real Techniques

Core Collection Brush Set

Item #: 2229998

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Great looks start with a flawless base. Create a perfect canvas with this collection of coverage essentials by Real Techniques.
  • Includes 4 full-size brushes + case:
    • Detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
    • Pointed foundation brush: use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
    • Buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
    • Contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish
    • Panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • Extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use

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Real TechniquesCore Collection Brush Set
 
4.6

(based on 1136 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (548)
  • Soft bristles (496)
  • Functional (462)
  • Great design (423)
  • Good value (344)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (25)
  • Poor quality (10)
  • Stains easily (8)
  • Hard to use (7)
  • Sheds (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (505)
  • Travel (351)
  • Daily use (314)
  • Going out (310)
  • Normal skin (131)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (363), Classic style (309), Trendy style (213), Budget shopper (67), Brand buyer (29)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (207), Fair (159), Deep (22)

Reviewed by 1136 customers

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5.0

Love em

By Bee

from Dallas,tx

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Easy To Clean
  • Smooth Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring
    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set:

    Definately a good spend

     
    4.0

    Great price, great value

    By Christina

    from Lawton, OK

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Cruelty-Free
    • Easy To Clean
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Highlighting & Contouring
      • Multi-Use
      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set:

      I was really impressed with the quality of this brush. I felt that for the price, it is a steal! The shaft of the brush itself was put together well & I'm confident that it will hold the bristles in place firmly, while going through the normal wear & tear of brushes, to include cleaning & tapping off excess product. While the bristles are soft enough for the price, I feel they could be a bit softer, but that's to be expected for the price point.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Loved them

      By Ze

      from Virginia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • Cruelty-Free
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set:

          Recommend

           
          4.0

          Usefull tools

          By Heather

          from Seattle wa

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Evenly
          • Easy To Clean

          Cons

          • Feels Rough On Skin

          Best Uses

          • Highlighting & Contouring
          • Multi-Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set:

          I Use it for my concealer and blush.

           
          5.0

          PERFECT & AFFORDABLE

          By Rav

          from New York

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set:

          These brushes blend product VERY well and are not scratchy on the skin. Each brush is soft to the touch and are easy to clean.

           
          5.0

          I will buy more

          By Nora

          from San Antonio

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Smooth Finish
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multi-Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set:

            This is my first set and I love them

             
            4.0

            Love the two bigger brushes

            By Kat

            from Alabama

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • Easy To Clean
            • High Quality
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Highlighting & Contouring
              • Liquid
              • Powder

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set:

              Great for foundation and powder

               
              5.0

              Yes

              By MK

              from MN

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • Easy To Clean
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multi-Use

                Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set:

                I use it to put on my eye makeup. I like how it went on even and it was very easy to clean. I also use the it for my power makeup. Glad I got these makeup brushs.

                 
                5.0

                Brushes!

                By Starsz

                from Inglewood, California

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • Easy To Clean
                • High Quality
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Highlighting & Contouring
                  • Liquid
                  • Multi-Use
                  • Powder
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set:

                  Great brushes! *

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Terrible. Was not happy with this purchase at all.

                  By Gc

                  from Texas

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Causes Streaks
                    • Poor Quality
                    • Uneven Application
                    • Wastes Make Up

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set:

                      Poor quality

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                      Q&A

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                      42 Questions | 42 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        What are the differences and similarities between the contour brush in this collection and the setting brush that is sold separately?
                        Asked on 9/7/2016 by April from Dothan, AL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi April,

                          Such a great question! The Setting Brush that is sold separately has a smaller brush head overall, and the bristle length is a bit shorter. This is going to give you precision when applying product to create contour lines and highlight. The Setting Brush is also one of our most multi-functional brushes. Not only can you use it for contour and highlight, but it's also amazing as a concealer brush for larger areas (whether blemishes, discolorations or under eye) and you can use it through your eye socket to blend eye shadows - it's fabulous.

                          The contour brush that comes in our Core Collection has more bristles overall and the bristles overall are longer than the Setting Brush. This is going to give you a bit less precision (which is sometimes a good thing when you're new to a certain technique), but it does blend so wonderfully!

                          Overall, I would be hard pressed to choose which one is my favorite! :) I hope this info helps!

                          Answered on 9/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        How do i clean these brushes? Btw i loveee them.
                        Asked on 9/4/2016 by banny from bharatpur, nepal

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Can any of these brushes be used for mineral foundation application?
                        Asked on 8/17/2016 by Tabi from California, US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Tabi,

                          This is one of our most popular kits and actually contains my most favorite brush of all: the Buffing Brush. The great thing is that these brushes work so well on most foundation types. I think you will find that they do well with mineral foundation too.

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 8/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Which one is the contour brush ?
                        Asked on 8/8/2016 by Leila from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Leila,

                          When you're looking at the brushes in this kit, the one with the largest and fluffiest head is the Buffing Brush. The one that is a bit smaller and not quite as "fluffy" is the contouring brush. The one that has longer, more pointed bristles is the pointed foundation and the one with the smallest brush head is the detailer brush.

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 8/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        From left to right, can you tell me which brushes are which, because the description doesn't go in order (I don't think so at least).
                        Asked on 5/4/2016 by Clueless from Midlothian, VA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Clueless (you are definitely not clueless, btw - that's a great question you asked!!) :)

                          The Core Collection is one my my all time favorites overall, but it also has my most favorite brush ever in it (the Buffing Brush), so I love talking about this set!

                          The smallest brush in the Core Collection is the Detailer Brush. Taking the description from Ulta.com, this brush is precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition

                          The brush that is flat and pointy is the Pointed Foundation Brush. You can use this one with liquid foundation to build custom coverage

                          The brush with the biggest head is the Buffing brush. This one is my favorite. It's perfect for cream or powder foundations and to get that full coverage look. It's also one of the best blending brushes around.

                          Finally, the brush that is fluffy, but slightly smaller than the Buffing Brush is the Contour Brush. This one is perfect for applying highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish.

                          Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 5/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        I am looking for a good foundation buffing brush.can any one tell me how is the buff brush? I have very dry & sensitive skin.
                        Asked on 2/10/2016 by Debasmita from Chicago

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi there,

                          Thanks so much for your question about the Buffing Brush in the Core Collection. I have to tell you that this brush is actually my personal favorite and I absolutely can't live without it.

                          It's a lovely, soft brush with a full bristle head that is perfect for buffing liquid or pressed liquid foundation. You will want to make sure your skin is fully moisturized before applying any product or using any brush. That will help with areas that are dry.

                          What I do when using this brush to apply foundation is to dab a small amount on the brush and start on the area of my face with the largest "surface area" (my cheeks). I use a slow and even buffing motion, working the brush to all areas that need coverage. You don't want to press too hard (which you won't need to since the brush is perfectly designed to hold product in the bristles & transfer flawlessly to your face). You also don't want to go too fast since that may irritate sensitive skin.

                          I think you will find that the softness of the bristles will work very well for you!

                          Thanks so much and let me know if you have any other questions!

                          Answered on 2/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Are the brushes labeled with their usage?
                        Asked on 1/22/2016 by Char

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, each brush is labeled on its handle.

                          Answered on 1/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Would any of these brushes work with blending contour and highlight?
                        Asked on 11/29/2015 by Sarah from Alabama, US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The Contour Brush can be used with darker powders for contouring effects as well as highlighting powders for the cheekbones.

                          Answered on 11/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        is is the same powder brush I can buy seperate?
                        Asked on 11/21/2015 by eli from fremont,ca

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The Buffing Brush is not sold individually. The most similar brush that is sold individually is the Expert Face Brush:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4260015&skuId=2244502

                          The bristles are just as dense and will allow for great pickup/application, and it is meant to be used in the same way as the Buffing Brush in terms of applying product on your face. The difference is that the length of the bristles is much shorter. That allows more targeted application and slightly more coverage.

                          Additionally, the new Bold Metals Flat Contour Brush has a secondary use as a foundation brush:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11831013&skuId=2283104

                          It, too, has denser, shorter bristles, but the quality of the bristles on this brush is second to none! Additionally, the weighted handle allows for more control, leading to flawless looking skin.

                          We hope this extra info helps! :-)

                          Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is the foundation brush head large or small?
                        Which of these brushes can be used for concealer and blush?
                        Thanks!
                        Asked on 10/14/2015 by A MAC Fan from NY

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          At its widest point, the diameter of the Pointed Foundation Brush is just over 1.25".

                          The Detailer Brush is perfect for concealer application. Use the Contour Brush within this set to perfectly apply blush.

                          Answered on 11/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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