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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 388 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 (8)
  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (153)
  • Travel (68)
  • Going out (63)
  • Full coverage (43)
  • Light to medium coverage (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (134), Classic style (69), Natural style (65), Brand buyer (48), Trendy style (34)

Reviewed by 388 customers

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5.0

Awesome!!!!

By Ace

from St. Stephen, SC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Liquid
    • Multi-Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

    I use this brush to apply my L'Oreal foundation and it works wonderfully. The weight of it is awesome and it applies evenly.

     
    5.0

    Great Buy for a Great Price :)

    By Betty Nico

    from Clayton, NC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

      I have tried many brands of foundation brushes for years and have only been satisfied with the Cliinique brand foundation brush, which is over $20. Saw this brush at a great price, so decided to give it a shot and it was awesome!

       
      4.0

      Great Brush

      By Weesie1111

      from Mineral,VA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

        Great foundation or blush brush for the right price.

         
        5.0

        I use this for applying bronzer

        By Meg

        from Wilmington, DE

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Smooth Finish
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Highlighting & Contouring

          Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

          This works really well for contouring. Other brushes I have tried are too fat and apply way too much but this applies just the right amount.

           
          4.0

          nice brush

          By brit

          from Lakeland, FL

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Evenly
          • High Quality
          • Soft
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • a little hard to clean
          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Multi-Use
          • Powder
          • Travel

          Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

          Pretty good brush. It is soft and easy to handle. I feel it is somewhat small though for applying makeup. It is definitely easier to use with powder than liquid or smooth make-up.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Wasn't the right brush for what I needed it for

          By Chiva

          from Keithsburg Illinois

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

            Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

            I picked the wrong brush for the product I was using it for. My fault. But I did find use for it

             
            5.0

            Yes I like this brush. It was a good price.

            By Lucy

            from Evansville Indiana

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • Smooth Finish
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Liquid

              Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

              I was looking for a good foundation brush that was not $38.00 bucks! This is great for the price.

               
              5.0

              I like it

              By Old dog learning new tricks

              from Michigan

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Liquid

                Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                I like this brush, but I have nothing to compare it to since it's my first foundation brush.. ever.

                 
                5.0

                Yes

                By Anne

                from Wpb,fl

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Liquid

                  Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                  Love it

                   
                  3.0

                  Average product

                  By hannabanana

                  from Franklin,TN

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Causes Streaks
                  • Uneven Application

                  Best Uses

                  • Liquid

                  Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                  Doesn't evenly apply makeup and leaves streaks.

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                  Q&A

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                  10 Questions | 10 Answers
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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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