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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 342 reviews)

85%

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 (58)
  • Full coverage (43)
  • Light to medium coverage (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (100), Classic style (69), Natural style (65), Brand buyer (42), Trendy style (34)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (67), Fair (60), Deep (7)

Reviewed by 342 customers

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5.0

Great brush!

By Dreamer050589

from Amarillo TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Liquid

    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

    I purchased this because it was cheaper than some of the other foundation brushes and I love it!

     
    5.0

    A really good brush for a good price.

    By Pressing On

    from Gainesville, GA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • High Quality
    • No Loose Bristles

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • BB Creme Foundation

      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

      After spending much time looking over the brush selection for a good foundation brush, I finally made this choice. It appeared that it would meet my needs as well as some more than double the price of this one. And, I have been extremely pleased. I have not had it long enough to speak on its longevity, but I am very satisfied with how it functions in applying a creme foundation.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Sara

      from Dallas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

          Like

           
          5.0

          I would totally buy this product again!

          By Gracie

          from Florida

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Liquid
            • Multi-Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

            I but the liquid on the back of my hand and then you the brush to evenly apply the makeup to my face. It applies an even about and doesn't make the makeup look cakie. You can also use the brush to create different looks, so if you want more coverage the brush works great or if you want less coverage it still works amazing.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I found an identical brush atanother store for half the pric

            By Melissa

            from El Paso

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Powder

                Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                With urban decay

                 
                5.0

                Like it.

                By Shivy

                from Elk Grove, Ca

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Liquid

                  Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                  Easy to use with my liquid foundation.

                   
                  4.0

                  Better used as a contour brush

                  By Kelly

                  from Missouri

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Causes Streaks
                  • Uneven Application

                  Best Uses

                  • Highlighting & Contouring
                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                  Very soft brush. Better used as a contour brush because foundation application is streaky. I still love it.

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Vonniegrace

                  from Austin TX

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Applies Evenly
                  • Smooth Finish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Liquid

                    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                    Like using with liquid foundation

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By Rebecca

                    from Vermont

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Applies Evenly
                    • Building makeup
                    • Easy To Clean
                    • High Quality
                    • Smooth Finish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Liquid

                      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                      I've never used a brush for foundation before but I didn't like getting foundation on my hands so I bought this brush. I am very pleased with it. It allows for precision and works really well for building more foundation if you want it. Overall a great dress

                       
                      3.0

                      Real Techniques Foundation Brush

                      By Cat

                      from Edinburg TX

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Applies Evenly
                      • Cruelty-Free
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Too Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Liquid

                      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                      Very good brush however I do believe I could have chosen a better brush

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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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