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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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Reviews

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Real TechniquesPowder Brush
 
4.6

(based on 867 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (350)
  • Easy to use (304)
  • Functional (265)
  • Great design (256)
  • Blends well (242)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (85)
  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Poor coverage (7)
  • Messy (6)
  • Wastes make up (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (344)
  • All skin types (201)
  • Going out (135)
  • Travel (79)
  • Powder (62)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (269), Natural style (161), Brand buyer (136), Classic style (128), Trendy style (65)

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5.0

Love this brush

By Becky

from Arkansas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

  • Wastes Make Up

Best Uses

  • Multi-Use
  • Powder

Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

Great brush! Very soft and applies my loose powder evenly. May waste a little, I see more on my shirt after applying, but a great brush nonetheless.

 
4.0

I would by this brush again.

By Laura's fan

from Champaign Il

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Easy To Clean
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

    Very soft, simple to clean.

     
    1.0

    Large brush head

    By Mystic6921

    from Temple, TX

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Soft

    Cons

    • Wastes Make Up

    Best Uses

    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

    Was not sure on which brush to buy for my pressed foundation powder.
    After using this product, it was returned for a smaller brush.

     
    5.0

    Perfect Brush!

    By jnvinc0016

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

      This brush has made such a HUGE difference in how evenly my powdered foundation is applied. It leaves a flawless, air-brushed look on my skin. The brush is also very soft.

       
      5.0

      Perfect for what I needed

      By TJay

      from Suffolk, VA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bronzer

        Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

        I got this brush to use for bronzer and I does exactly what I hoped for. Great even application!

         
        5.0

        Awesome brush!

        By Jwitt

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • High Quality
        • Smooth Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

          I was hesitant of this brush at first b/c it's so fluffy. I didn't know how it was going to apply blush BUT wow! It's awesome. I've always used a courser brush in the past and this one makes the blush look so light and flawless. I will definitely buy their products in the future!

           
          1.0

          Wasn't pleased

          By Liz

          from Port Orange Fl

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Soft

          Cons

          • Too big

          Best Uses

            Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

            Returned because it was too big and soft for what I needed it for.

             
            5.0

            Love this powder brush

            By Shorty Mac

            from TExas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • High Quality
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multi-Use
              • Powder

              Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

              Love these brushes for the price

               
              5.0

              Lovely

              By Bridget S

              from St. Louis, MO

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Powder

                Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                I have been looking for a large powder brush for a while and once I found this I will never look for another one again. handle is large but light in the hand, the bristles of the brush are soft and apply product evenly.

                 
                5.0

                Great Brush

                By Jan

                from Columbus,MS

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                  I would buy again.

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                  Q&A

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                  18 Questions | 18 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Can this brush be used for blending powder contour?
                    Asked on 2/28/2016 by Princess from New Orleans, LA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Princess,

                      Great question! Contouring & Sculpting are so on trend right now! I hadn't been asked this question before, so I went to our experts, Sam & Nic Chapman, the sisters behind the Real Techniques line, and asked them.

                      This Powder brush has quite a large, plush brush head and may not be the best brush for working to get the sculpted look you are going for. In terms of applying contour powder (and blending), I would recommend something with a smaller head, and possibly something with a bit more angle to it.

                      You could look to use our Sculpting Set (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12191293), which has the amazing Sculpting Brush (for contour product application & great blending), a Setting brush (for highlighting) and a Fan Brush for powder application, precision contouring and some blending.

                      You could also look to use the Contouring brush in our Core Collection (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3220069). This brush is ideal for applying contour product as well as blending. Plus, it comes with my absolute favorite brush in the collection, the Buffing Brush!

                      Hope all that helps! Thanks again for a great question!

                      Answered on 2/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Can this be used with pressed powder also or just loose powder?
                    Asked on 8/5/2015 by mymy123

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Absolutely! This brush can be used with loose powder, pressed powder, mineral powder, or for a sheer application of bronzer. Its large size also makes it ideal for applying product to the neck, collarbone, and body.

                      Answered on 8/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Is this brush good for light bronzer application?
                    Asked on 5/4/2015 by MelissaNYC

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I was going to purchase 2 of these, 1 for my bareminerals loose powder foundation and 1 for my mineral veil. Would this brush work for both of those products?
                    Asked on 3/3/2015 by Mel from Oregon, OH

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, the Powder Brush is ideal to apply and blend powders and mineral foundations including both bareMinerals Original/Matte and Mineral Veil!

                      Answered on 3/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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