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Real Techniques Foundation Brush

Real Techniques

Foundation Brush

Item #: 2229997

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Great looks start with a flawless base. The angled cut lets you build the coverage you need for airbrushed, high-definition results allows for high precision coverage even under harsh light with this foundation brush by Real Techniques.

  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • Self-standing for easy storage Extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use


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Real TechniquesFoundation Brush
 
4.2

(based on 375 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (157)
  • Functional (133)
  • Soft bristles (124)
  • Great design (119)
  • Blends well (84)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (11)
  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Uneven application (7)
  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (153)
  • Travel (65)
  • Going out (63)
  • Full coverage (43)
  • Light to medium coverage (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (122), Classic style (69), Natural style (65), Brand buyer (47), Trendy style (34)

Reviewed by 375 customers

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5.0

i love this product, it smooths and blends in my foundation

By kayla

from Flat Rock, Mi

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Liquid
    • Multi-Use
    • Travel

    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

    I use this product for blending in my foundation, and my concealer.

     
    5.0

    love love love!

    By Ivy

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

      I love this brush! It's not expensive and it puts on foundation great!

       
      5.0

      A surprising Versitil Brush

      By Debrah D.

      from Jersey Shore

      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

        Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

        I had been on a mission to find a decent liquid foundation brush without having to pay big bucks for it. This is the brush! I use a medium coverage foundation with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye for my sun spots and it blends the two perfectly and with very little effort. It leaves even coverage and you can get into EVERY contour of your face with this angled brush. Stands up on its own too so it does not take up room in my makeup bag. I will definitely look into the other brushes available from this line.

         
        5.0

        Great brush for the price!!

        By Lovetoshop81

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Liquid
          • Multi-Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

          I bought this last weekend at ULTA and have used it every day since! It actually uses less makeup then the sponge I was using and my makeup goes on flawless now. I am definitely a fan of this brush and will be it again for sure! It's also very easy to clean!

           
          5.0

          Great brush for a bargan price

          By AKG

          from Tinley park il

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Liquid

            Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

            This brush works just as good as a 50.00 brush. No need to buy a exspensive one. I love this brush.

             
            5.0

            Great product for the value!

            By adickhoff

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • Easy To Clean

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Liquid

              Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

              I didn't feel like it was necessary to spend $30+ on a brush and I was right! This one works really well for the value. The bristles seem a little "cheap" but it doesn't really matter b/c it applies my liquid foundation evenly and perfectly. 5 stars because you can't beat the value for how well it works.

               
              2.0

              Not stiff enough

              By Jenna

              from Milwaukee

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Uneven Application

                Best Uses

                • Foundation

                Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                The bristles are softer than I expected so it doesn't provide a good even finish with my foundation.

                 
                4.0

                Excellent brush. Gentle on skin

                By Zzz

                from Colorado

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High Quality
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                    Liquid base application

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    I would not by this product again

                    By Sid

                    from Pantego nc

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Causes Streaks
                    • Too Small
                    • Uneven Application

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                    I used this for liquid foundation and it was very streaky and uneven.

                     
                    5.0

                    Loved it

                    By Car

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Applies Evenly
                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Smooth Finish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Liquid
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                      I thought the price was great for the quality. I use it along with a sponge for a smoother finish

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                      • Q:

                        Which brush is best for the Bare Minerals Gel Cream Foundation, the Foundation Brush or a round brush?
                        Asked on 5/18/2016 by Debbie from Dallas, TX

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Debbie,

                          Oh, that is an awesome question with so many amazing answers! It really all comes down to what you like best - which is what is so fun about using our Real Techniques brushes!

                          This is a great brush to use for a foundation like Bare Minerals Gel Cream Foundation, and this brush is actually made for creams and mousses. I use this brush when I want a bit more of an airbrushed look and full coverage.

                          If you want a lighter application, I would recommend either our Expert Face Brush (Ulta item 2244502), the Buffing Brush that is in our Core Collection (Ulta Item 2229998) - this one is my absolute favorite brush that we made, or our #1 selling item, the Miracle Complexion Sponge (Ulta item 2265607). I think any one of these would be perfect for getting that natural finish.

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 5/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Would you recommend this brush for the L'oreal infallible pro matte foundation or another real techniques brush?
                        Asked on 8/31/2015 by Cindy

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this brush is designed for use with liquid and cream foundation formulas of any brand.

                          Answered on 9/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Which is better for liquid foundation, the foundation brush or the expert face brush? What is the difference between the two?
                        Asked on 7/28/2015 by Cindy

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The Expert Face Brush Item #: 2244502 is for a lighter application of foundation and/or powder. The densely cut bristles and use of a "buffing" motion really push the foundation into the skin, leaving lighter coverage overall.

                          The angled cut of the Foundation Brush allows you not only to really get into the crevices of your skin, but it enables you to build the coverage that you need. The sweeping application also provides for more coverage than the Expert Face Brush since this brush wouldn't be used to buff the foundation/powder into the skin. Overall, this allows for more precise application of your foundations or powders.

                          Either brush can be used with liquid formulas!

                          Answered on 7/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        What is the best way to clean this brush and should it be cleaned after every use?
                        Asked on 4/25/2015 by Janet from Charlotte, NC

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Does this brush work will with a cream contour palette?
                        Asked on 4/20/2015 by Cristina from RI

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Rather than this brush, which is designed for all over application and blending of foundation, we suggest using either Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush (Item #: 2283104) or Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Item #: 2230003) to contour and highlight for definition.

                          Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        what is the difference between this foundation brush and the foundation brush from the core collections set?
                        Asked on 3/8/2015 by Gh from NY

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          There are several differences between the two foundation brushes. The brush that is sold on its own has a different bristle cut than the one in the Core Collection. This individually sold brush is cut on a bias, while the Core Collection brush is more tapered. Both allow you to reach the crevices in your face (around your nose, under your eyes, etc.) for maximum coverage. The individual brush has more bristles overall, which allows greater pick up and application of product. In terms of similarities, both brushes are made from the same cruelty-free bristles and both have the no-shed qualities that Real Techniques is known for!

                          Answered on 3/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this product supposed to be used with liquid foundation?
                        Asked on 12/30/2014 by rJn

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this brush is designed for use with liquid and cream foundation formulas.

                          Answered on 1/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Can this brush also be used for contouring?
                        Asked on 12/27/2014 by ReRe from Houston,Tx

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Rather than this brush, which is designed for all over application and blending of foundation, we suggest using either Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush (Item #: 2283104) or Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Item #: 2230003) to contour and highlight for definition.

                          Answered on 1/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Are these brushes made of natural animal hair or synthetic bristles?
                        Asked on 9/6/2014 by mmchie-fanofbeauty from Cranston, RI

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Real Techniques brushes feature ultra-plush, synthetic bristles that are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free.

                          Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Hello, I would like to know if this brush can be used with liquid foundation?? I'm thinking of buying Bare-minerals liquid foundation and I want to make sure that I have the right tools. Thank you.
                        Asked on 7/22/2014 by Kasey from Rhode Island, USA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this brush is designed for use with liquid and cream foundation formulas.

                          Answered on 7/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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