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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 354 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)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Hard to use (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (153)
  • Going out (63)
  • Travel (62)
  • Full coverage (43)
  • Light to medium coverage (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (108), Classic style (69), Natural style (65), Brand buyer (43), Trendy style (34)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (67), Fair (60), Deep (7)

Reviewed by 354 customers

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4.0

Nice brush

By Scotty Snow

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Liquid

    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

    Great product for a good price. I opted to get a cheaper brush to use with an expensive foundation.

     
    5.0

    i would buy again

    By sharon stone

    from greenbelt, md

    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
      • Liquid
      • Multi-Use
      • Travel

      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

      smoothes on foundation on the face well

       
      2.0

      Not recommended

      By Chris

      from Kansas City

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

      • Causes Streaks
      • Too Small
      • Uneven Application

      Best Uses

      • Highlighting & Contouring

      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

      I didn't care for this brush at all. Doesn't blend liquid makeup easily. Lots of streaks. It did work well for touchups or highlights.

       
      5.0

      Love my new foundation brush...

      By Michelle

      from dallas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Liquid

        Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

        Great price very pleased with my purchase.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not so great

        By Yvette

        from Miami, Fl.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Feels Rough On Skin
          • Uneven Application

          Best Uses

            Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

            Too rough on the skin. Brush is not flexible and does not apply make up evenly on the face.

             
            5.0

            Love.

            By Stephani

            from Kent, OH

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Liquid
              • Travel

              Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

              This brush is so great for applying foundation! I can't believe I haven't tried it sooner.

               
              4.0

              Would buy again

              By Purple Lady

              from Rock Hill SC

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Liquid
                • Travel

                Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                The brush does a great job of applying makeup, no complaints.

                 
                5.0

                Love this brush!

                By E.low

                from Washington D.C.

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Highlighting & Contouring
                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                  Use it for blush and cheek contour. Nice quality tool for a great price.

                   
                  4.0

                  I love these brushes these are the best ones I found so far

                  By Veronica

                  from Houston tx

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                  I use it for my concealer in my Foundation and it makes everything displayed all together perfectly

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice brush

                  By Dina6868

                  from Pass Christian MS

                  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

                    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                    Nice

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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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