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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 1050 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 (18)
  • Uneven application (13)
  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Poor quality (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (344)
  • Powder (224)
  • All skin types (201)
  • Going out (135)
  • Travel (90)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (377), Brand buyer (188), Natural style (161), Classic style (128), Trendy style (65)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

Great brush!

By Lia

from New Jersey

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • High Quality
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring
    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

    This applies my powder really smoothly. I use it for contour but it can be used for powder too.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product over and over!

    By Drea

    from Ventura

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multi-Use
      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

      I use it to set my powder and it does the job very well, I never ussed to have a favorite face brush but now I do! it's very soft against the face as well

       
      4.0

      Nice

      By HJ123

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Too big to take with you in a purse

      Best Uses

      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

      Needed a brush for Bare Minerals Mineral Vail but did t want to spend a fortune in case I didn't like it. This is priced right and, so far, works very well and no shedding. Only issue is the size, which would be better if easier to take in a make up bag. The size is way too big for that. A travel version would be ideal!

       
      4.0

      Great brush

      By SugarPuff

      from Salisbury nc

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Powder

        Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

        Love it to apply my powder veil

         
        5.0

        love love love

        By Giraffe

        from Lawrence, KS

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Easy To Clean
        • Smooth Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multi-Use
          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

          LOVE. It's so soft and fluffy, but applies powder evenly and doesn't smear concealer or foundation. Not too heavy, not too light in the application either. Love the fact that I can use it for either my setting powder or powder foundation, and it applies perfectly for both. I've owned much more expensive powder brushes in the past, and this is my new everyday go-to.

           
          5.0

          great brush, fair price

          By Stephanie

          from Strasburg, VA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Evenly
          • High Quality
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

            i use this brush to kick off my bake from my under eye and apply translucent powder when needed. its perfect! love all real techniques brushes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Wasted to much product

            By Beautyqueen

            from Clinton Township, MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Wastes Make Up

            Best Uses

            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

            I returned. It wasted to much powder. Bought a smaller brush.

             
            5.0

            Great powder brush

            By Elena

            from Southington ct

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • High Quality
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Powder

              Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

              This powder brush is one of my favorites. It is big and fluffy and it's great for applying powder. I love it

               
              5.0

              will be purchasing more brushes

              By Scooter

              from Stockton

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Powder

                Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                I use it for powder foundation and I love this brush

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By Bells

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                  I love this brush! It's super soft, much softer than the other brushes I've tried. I use it to apply finishing powder and I absolutely love the finish- no streaks whatsoever and it applies very evenly.

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                  • Q:

                    Will this brush work for finishing powder to be applied all over the face? I didn't know if this brush was more for foundation rather than finishing powder.
                    Asked on 12/11/2017 by Sammy from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Sammy,

                      This brush is *perfect* for finishing powder - I think you would be really happy with it. Because of the "fluffiness" of the bristle head, this works really well with loose and pressed powders, and actually isn't the best kind of brush for Foundation. For foundation, I would definitely recommend our Expert Face Brush (it's amazing): http://www.ulta.com/expert-face-brush?productId=xlsImpprod4260015

                      Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 12/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Is this brush cruelty free?
                    Asked on 6/10/2017 by Madison from Redding CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Madison,

                      Yes, our bristles are synthetic (so, not from animals), and they are cruelty free.

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Do Real techniques brushes come in their original packages
                    Asked on 5/6/2017 by Dreamklozet.877 from Jamaica

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi there,

                      Yes, Real Techniques brushes come in their original packages.

                      Thanks.

                      Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • 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
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