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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 856 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)
  • Hard to use (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (344)
  • All skin types (201)
  • Going out (135)
  • Travel (79)
  • Powder (54)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (261), Natural style (161), Brand buyer (134), Classic style (128), Trendy style (65)

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5.0

Love the brush

By Crystal

from Ga

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • High Quality

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Powder

Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

.

 
4.0

Great Powder Brush

By Bails

from Bowling Green OH

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

    This is a great powder brush for finishing or translucent powder

     
    5.0

    Love this brush!

    By Aria

    from Miami, Fl

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

      this is a great brush for setting your whole face! it's wonderful and covers a lot of surface, so you use less product! amazing!

       
      5.0

      Love!

      By Becca

      from Destin Fl

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Powder

        Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

        I am very picky about powder brushes and I love this

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LORDYYYYY

        By Siovanna

        from Westchester, NY

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

          YO OK SO THIS BRUSH.....THIS BRUSH.....IS ...... AMAZINGGGG. Ok so I've heard so many beauty gurus talk about highly about this brush but you know you don't know if its good until you try it. AND OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING IVE EVER BEEN RECOMMENDED. Its soon soft and applies setting powder/ powder foundation like a dream. Honestly thank the heavens for this brush.

           
          5.0

          buy it again and again

          By Rabbit

          from Fayetteville, NC

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multi-Use
            • Powder
            • Travel

            Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

            super soft, easy cleaning

             
            5.0

            Large Powder Brush

            By Tina

            from Queens, NY

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • Easy To Clean
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Powder

              Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

              The size of the brush works well for my face.

               
              5.0

              Really great product

              By Brooke

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Powder

                Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                I love using this brush for applying powder all over the face to set my foundation. It works super well!!

                 
                5.0

                LOVE!

                By Nikki

                from New York

                Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                I love this brush along with every other real techniques brush I own. This one is super soft and durable. I love how big it is and the handle is great. Perfect for applying powder all over your face but I mainly use it to remove the excess powder after I bake my face and to blend my contour together. Great brush for the price!!

                 
                4.0

                First Time Buyer

                By Eevee

                from Chino, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                  This brush was recommended to me by all of my friends and I finally decided to try it out. I buy all my make up from "the drug store" because I live on a budget. This brush was SO affordable and definitely worth the money I spent on it. Just like my friends, I am now recommending this product.
                  Side note: It's perfect for beginners in make up!

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                  Q&A

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                  Get answers from in-house experts.

                  17 Questions | 17 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Is this a good gift for someone who likes makeup?
                    Asked on 1/25/2015 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, absolutely! This versatile brush is perfect to apply powders and mineral foundations and provides smooth, high definition results.

                      Answered on 1/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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