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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 400 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 (9)
  • Too small (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (153)
  • Travel (69)
  • Going out (63)
  • Full coverage (43)
  • Light to medium coverage (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (141), Classic style (69), Natural style (65), Brand buyer (52), Trendy style (34)

Reviewed by 400 customers

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5.0

Versatile brush!

By pinehillgirl

from Louisiana

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Liquid
    • Multi-Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

    I had one of these brushes that I used to apply liquid foundation. However, I bought a second one for the purpose of applying a facial mask. It works really well to spread the mask where I want it to go. The mask product washes out easily and the brush dries and is ready to use again 2 or 3 days later. I actually think it is better suited to this task than for applying foundation. I plan to give one of these brushes and a jar of facial mask to my daughter as one of her Christmas presents.

     
    1.0

    Too flimsy, too many lines

    By GomezK

    from San Antonio Texas

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Soft

    Cons

    • Causes Streaks
    • Uneven Application

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

      Used to apply cream foundation, bad buy.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      would not buy again

      By jess

      from SA,TX

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Feels Rough On Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

          Not a good feel...

           
          5.0

          Great cruelty free brush options

          By Michelle

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cruelty-Free
          • Smooth Finish
          • Soft
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multi-Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

            It says foundation brush but I actually use it to stamp extra powder near my eyes to catch eyeshadow fallout. The shape it perfect for this! It's angle allows me to stamp the powder in the perfect angled direction so the shadow applies in a winged out shape.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great option at a lower price.

            By Kate

            from Pennsylvania

            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:

              I bought this in store as a cheaper alternative to a foundation brush that had been used minutes prior to match me with a new foundation. I just couldn't bring myself to spend the $35. This was a cheaper alternative, cute, and it definitely works.

               
              4.0

              So far so good

              By M, grandma

              from Margaret, Alabama

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • High Quality
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multi-Use

                Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                Still learning to use this brush.

                 
                5.0

                Foundation brush

                By Srayda

                from Valrico, Florida

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Highlighting & Contouring
                  • Multi-Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                  Love this brush

                   
                  4.0

                  Eh

                  By Sbigs

                  from Gulfport Mississippi

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Applies Evenly
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                    I was on a budget but needed something that was easy to clean. This works for now

                     
                    5.0

                    Must have!!

                    By Brittany

                    from Royal Oak ,Mi

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Clean
                    • High Quality
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Liquid

                      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                      Before I bought this brush i previously used a beauty blender.This brush is 100 times better !
                      It uses less product and is easier to clean .

                       
                      3.0

                      Foundation Brush

                      By none

                      from IL

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Applies Evenly
                      • Smooth Finish
                      • Soft
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Too Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Highlighting & Contouring
                      • Powder

                      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                      good brush overall

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                      12 Questions | 12 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        does this work with compact powder foundation like Pur
                        Asked on 8/9/2017 by Kimberly from MI

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        What would be a good brush for a powder foundation?
                        Asked on 5/15/2017 by Dawn from Laguna Hills, Ca

                        1 answer

                      • 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
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