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Real Techniques Powder Brush

Real Techniques

Powder Brush

Item #: 2229996

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Great looks start with a flawless base. Evenly apply powders and mineral foundations for smooth, high-definition results:

  • 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 TechniquesPowder Brush
 
4.6

(based on 956 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (350)
  • Easy to use (305)
  • Functional (265)
  • Great design (256)
  • Blends well (243)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (85)
  • Wastes make up (15)
  • Uneven application (11)
  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Poor coverage (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (344)
  • All skin types (201)
  • Powder (137)
  • Going out (135)
  • Travel (84)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (321), Brand buyer (164), Natural style (161), Classic style (128), Trendy style (65)

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5.0

Super soft

By Vikkisue

from Denver

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

    This is great for the price. There's not too many bargin brushes that feel this soft

     
    5.0

    Great brush

    By Bvenable84

    from Longview, TX

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Highlighting & Contouring
      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

      I'm using this to blend after baking. It's great!

       
      2.0

      Not so happy

      By Janet

      from Ga

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Uneven Application

        Best Uses

        • Powder

        Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

        Not meet my expectations

         
        4.0

        Softness

        By Dam Dee

        from Texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multi-Use
          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

          I use this product for different thing. For setting powder or bronzer.

           
          2.0

          Pretty brush, but doesn't work too good with powder base

          By Britt

          from Denton Texas

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Uneven Application
          • Wastes Make Up

          Best Uses

            Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

            Pretty brush, but it doesn't work too good with base powder

             
            5.0

            Love!

            By H

            from Michigan

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Highlighting & Contouring
              • Powder

              Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

              Love real techniques. They are always super soft brushes and high quality. Some are kind of pricy but totally worth the money. Would recommend!!

               
              5.0

              Yes I would buy this again

              By Lissett

              from Florida

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Powder
                • Travel

                Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                It's very affordable

                 
                5.0

                I love this!

                By Tamjo614

                from Ky

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cruelty-Free
                • Easy To Clean
                • High Quality
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                  I use this for powder. It doesn't allow the powder to sink into pores and creases.

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Big Brush!

                  By ST

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • High Quality
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Multi-Use
                    • Powder

                    Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                    Love this brush for applying powder! Super soft and great quality for the price!

                     
                    5.0

                    Give me more!

                    By The Golden Goddess

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Multi-Use
                      • Powder

                      Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                      This brush is awesome and feels great on the skin! Applies loose and pressed powders like a dream and is good for setting all over the face! Very pleased with this purchase

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                      22 Questions | 22 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        can i use this to apply liquid foundation
                        Asked on 1/30/2017 by yzzaj18 from US

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        is this brush good for applying a face mask?
                        Asked on 1/6/2017 by Em from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Em,

                          Thanks for your question. I actually wouldn't recommend this brush for a face mask. I think the bristles are too soft and not densely packed enough for that kind of application.

                          There is a brush that I would recommend from our sister brand, EcoTools. It's our Flat Foundation brush: http://www.ulta.com/bamboo-foundation-brush?productId=xlsImpprod481496. I *love* this brush. I use it every day to apply my foundation, but as soon as you mentioned face mask, I thought this one would be perfect.

                          It's flat, it's bristles are densely packed and they are very smooth which would make applying a face mask much easier.

                          Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 1/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Can use this specific brush for Pressed powder?!??
                        Asked on 12/9/2016 by helenita05 from Beaumont, Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Helenita05,

                          This brush is great for pressed powder, if you want light, even coverage. If you're looking for a bit more coverage with your powder, I would recommend our Retractable Kabuki brush (http://www.ulta.com/retractable-kabuki-brush?productId=xlsImpprod6330143). The bristles on this brush are a bit more dense and angled, which gives you more coverage overall.

                          Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 12/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        I have this brush and love it for multiple reasons. Is there actually an exact same brush as this but with a shorter handle to allow for travel, purse use every day, etc.? Looking for something as big and fluffy as this powder brush, but just in a shorter version.
                        Asked on 10/16/2016 by rebecca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Rebecca,

                          What a great question! Right now, we have our Mini Trio that you can find here (http://www.ulta.com/mini-trio-brush-set?productId=xlsImpprod10521067). That has a travel sized brush with a larger head (but it's a bit smaller than the Powder Brush).

                          We will take this feedback to the company, though, and see if there isn't something we can do here! Because there's nothing better than having your favorite brush at home AND on the go!

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 10/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Both the powder and blush brush seem to be large and fluffy, and this is not a complaint. My question is do you need both brushes if both the brushes (blush brush and powder) have multiple uses?
                        Asked on 9/7/2016 by JJ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi JJ,

                          Thank you so much for such a great question! One of the things that people love about our brushes is that they are so multi-functional and it really comes down to whatever works best for you! :)

                          What makes the Powder Brush our largest and fluffiest head is the 1) the number of bristles we use in this brush; and 2) how hard the bristles are crimped in the ferrule (the "neck" of the brush). The harder they are crimped, the more they expand and the more fluff you get!

                          With the Blush Brush, we don't use quite as many bristles, and we don't crimp them as hard as we do the Powder ones, so it makes it less fluffy. That enables you to get a bit more precision in creating your blush look, but the fact that there is still "fluff" allows you to cover a wider surface evenly.

                          Hope that helps - and at the end of the day, we want you to use these however works best for you! And, above all else, that you're happy with them!

                          Answered on 9/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Hi...Should I blend after using the powder brush when applying a pressed blush? Thanks, Gayle
                        Asked on 7/2/2016 by none from Gardiner, Maine

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Gayle,

                          It definitely all depends on the look that you want! :)

                          If you are looking for a flawless, but natural look, then blending is your best friend. You will want to work your product into your skin and make sure that any defined lines from foundation, powder and/or blush are blended in. You can use the powder brush for blending your blush, but I love the Real Techniques blush brush (Item 2230002), or our Real Techniques Sculpting Brush. Those both blend like a dream. The Sculpting Brush (Item 2283194) is perfect if you are looking to define your cheekbones a little bit more.

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 7/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        This brush seems very large. For applying my mineral foundation, will I be able to get full coverage into small crevices, such as under eyes? If not is there a better brush for my mineral foundation?
                        Asked on 6/17/2016 by Make Me Up from Iowa

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Make Me Up,

                          What a great question - and thanks for the detail; that helps us point you to a brush that should work well! I think you're absolutely right - the large and fluffy bristles in the powder brush may not give you the coverage that you need.

                          In this case, because you are looking for full coverage, I would point you in one of two directions.

                          The first (individual) brush I would recommend is the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (Ulta Item #: 2244502). This is one of our best selling brushes and the density and shorter cut of the bristles will give you a better all-over look, especially with mineral foundation.

                          The second brush I would recommend for you comes in one of our sets, the Real Techniques Core Collection (Ulta Item #2229998). This set has my all-time favorite brush in it (the Buffing Brush) which is like the Expert Face brush, but has slightly longer bristles. It also has several other nice brushes for foundation application (Detailer brush, great for concealer or a secondary use for lipstick; a pointed foundation brush: use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage; and the contour brush which you can use to apply highlighter to contour or create a sheer finish). Plus, it comes with a standup case for organization or it's perfect for drying your brushes after you wash them.

                          Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 6/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Would the brush work well to buff self tanner onto the face and body since it's rather large and has synthetic bristles?
                        Asked on 4/28/2016 by Miya from Charlotte, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Miya,

                          Such a great question! That Powder Brush is one of my favorites!

                          As much as I love it for things like powder, bronzer, blush, etc, I actually would recommend that you use a brush with shorter, denser bristles to apply self-tanner. That is going to give you a bit more control and will enable you to really buff the product into your skin.

                          My top recommendation would be the Buffing Brush that is found in the Core Collection (that is Ulta Item # 2229998). That is my absolute favorite Buffing Brush ever! I honestly don't think I could live with out it! :)

                          The other one I would recommend (if you don't want to buy the set) is our Expert Face Brush (Ulta Item # 2244502). That is one of our best sellers and I think you would love it.

                          Either of those two brushes would be a great tool for you to apply self-tanner.

                          Thanks - hope that helps!

                          Answered on 4/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        What kind of coverage can you get with this brush?
                        Asked on 3/24/2016 by Nat727 from Panorama city, ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          HI Nat727,

                          The great thing about our Real Techniques brushes is that they are designed to be the ideal tool for whatever look you are going for.. The Powder Brush has synthetic taklon bristles, custom cut and crimped for ideal pick-up and release of most powders. The brush enables you to build and blend to your optimum coverage level, from either a natural, soft-powder look to a flawless, airbrushed finish.

                          Thanks!

                          Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 3/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Can this brush be used to apply bronzer or powder foundation?
                        Asked on 3/9/2016 by bengalibarbie from NJ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Bengalibarbie,

                          Such a great question! The wonderful thing about almost all of our Real Techniques brushes is that they have multiple uses. So, to answer your question, yes! You can use this for powder foundation, but also to apply bronzer.

                          I actually use mine to apply bronzer since it is so plush, it gives me that sun-kissed finish that I want.

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 3/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
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