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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 939 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 (14)
  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Uneven application (9)
  • Poor coverage (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (344)
  • All skin types (201)
  • Going out (135)
  • Powder (122)
  • Travel (82)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (309), Natural style (161), Brand buyer (160), Classic style (128), Trendy style (65)

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5.0

Buy the set!

By April

from Southern California

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

    My only regret was not just buying the set of brushes that includes this one!

     
    5.0

    SO FLUFFY!

    By Lexi Bird

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multi-Use
      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

      I've been on the look out for a big fluffy powder brush and I'm happy I found this! The bristles are so soft and the handle feels good in hand. And the bottom is flat so it stands up right.

      I use it primarily for applying powder before my foundation and it is super! Applies the right amount and quicker than my old brush. 11/10 would buy again!

       
      5.0

      The perfect brush

      By CocoShanelle

      from Arlington TX

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Highlighting & Contouring
        • Liquid
        • Powder
        • Travel

        Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

        I use this product to contour and blend. Great value and great brush,

         
        4.0

        Great value brush

        By Tamtam

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Blends well
        • Easy To Clean
        • Easy to use
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Powder

        Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

        I was in need of a new powder brush, but didn't want to spend too much money so I decided to try out this brush on my sister's recommendation. This is a great brush for the price, and works well. Just wish it was a little bit bigger, which is why it got 4 stars instead of 5.

         
        5.0

        So soft!

        By Franhciscoh

        from Richmond,Ca

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • High Quality
        • Smooth Finish
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multi-Use
          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

          Soft and great quality

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not good for powder

          By Zunebug

          from Riverside ca

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality
            • Uneven Application
            • Wastes Make Up

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

              Was recommended this product by an ulta crew member to use with the pur powder foundation I was also purchasing. Went to use it and the brush just sprays the powder around barely getting any on the brush and more on my clothes. Poor application also because of the low amount of product on the brush and low amount of bristles.

               
              5.0

              I would buy the rest of the brushes.. love how it glides

              By Lan

              from Vancouver Washington

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multi-Use
                • Travel

                Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                I'm not much of a makeup person. But I so love how the brush feels on my face, it doesn't make my face itch and it applies the power out evenly.. love it!!

                 
                4.0

                I love it!

                By Jenni

                from Pearland tx

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Too Small

                Best Uses

                • Multi-Use

                Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                Just a little bit bigger and it would be 5 stars

                 
                5.0

                Great Powder Brush

                By Jennifer

                from KnoxvilleTN

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multi-Use
                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                  This a great powder brush! It is high quality but at a good price!

                   
                  3.0

                  ehhh

                  By beauty on a budget

                  from philly

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Applies Evenly
                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                  • Feels Rough On Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Multi-Use
                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                  not as soft s I would like it to be

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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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