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Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

Real Techniques

Retractable Kabuki Brush

Item #: 2269621

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Get "gorgeous on the go" with Real Techniques' new Retractable Kabuki Brush! The firm, full brush is an essential, on-the-go tool that evenly applies powders, bronzers or blush. And the retractable brush and lid protects the plush bristles and allows you to throw it in your purse or bag and use it while on the go! For perfect cheekbones, use with bronzer or highlighter to define and contour the hollows of the cheeks. Use with blush to fill out the apples of the cheeks.

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Real TechniquesRetractable Kabuki Brush
 
4.4

(based on 222 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (134)
  • Easy to use (125)
  • Compact (122)
  • Functional (109)
  • Great design (106)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Poor quality (12)
  • Heavy / bulky (7)
  • Hard to use (4)
  • Sheds (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (120)
  • Travel (108)
  • Going out (62)
  • Powder (28)
  • Multi-use (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (72), Classic style (61), Budget shopper (27), Trendy style (19), Brand buyer (11)

Reviewed by 222 customers

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5.0

KA-BANGIN' BRUSH!

By CRBontrager

from Columbia, MO

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring
    • Multi-Use
    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

    Great, great retractable brush. The bristles offer a soft feel and great coverage when working with powder. When contouring, the brush offers great powder application and buffing capabilities. Definitely recommend this brush to people, I actually bought one for a Mary Kay client! I think Real Techniques brushes are well worth the money and a much better buy than uber expensive brand brushes that will give the same or lesser result.

     
    5.0

    Made a huge difference!

    By Morgan the Mom

    from Jefferson City, MO

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Smooth Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multi-Use
      • Travel

      Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

      This made a difference. I had a 'all day foundation' that kept wearing off about 3:00pm. But I was applying it with my fingers not with this brush. It makes a HUGE difference.

       
      5.0

      First time using a kabuki brush

      By Sam

      from DE

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Liquid

        Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

        This is the first time I have used a kabuki brush for liquid foundation. I am currently using the Fit Me line from Maybelline. This brush works well with the Fit Me Dewey and Smooth liquid foundation. It covers my breakouts well and creates a smooth look to my makeup. I haven't had a chance to clean the brush yet to know if it cleans well. But I would recommend this brush to anyone who wants to try a brush instead of using a sponge.

         
        5.0

        Great inexpensive brush - cap stays on for clean storage

        By Vacaville 54

        from Vacaville, Ca

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Picks up powder evenly/well
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Highlighting & Contouring
          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

          I use the brush to apply bronzer/powder.

           
          4.0

          Lovely for applying blush

          By kaylieukulele

          from California

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Evenly
          • Colorful
          • Smooth Finish
          • Soft
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • The lid falls off in my makeup bag sometimes

          Best Uses

          • Blush
          • Highlighting & Contouring
          • Travel

          Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

          I bought this brush with the intentions of using it to apply blush and it works quite lovely. It is very soft and I love that it's retractable. I also love how bright and colorful all the Real Techniques beushes are! Sometimes the lid falls off in my makeup bag but that hasn't destroyed the bristles.

           
          5.0

          Great brush!

          By banana

          from San Diego

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multi-Use
            • Travel

            Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

            This is second time I have purchased this brush. I travel a lot. It is easy to slip this brush in it's plastic container and throw it in your bag - no worries about it losing its shape.

             
            5.0

            Great for travel

            By Brie J.

            from Midlothian, VA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Powder
              • Travel

              Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

              I love Real Techniques, and this is a great powder brush. I use it to apply finishing powder. Smooth, even distribution of powder.

               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Makeup User

              from Carbondale, IL

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multi-Use
                • Powder

                Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                I use this product for my Ulta mineral setting powder and my Ulta mineral foundation. I really like that the bristles do not fall out of the brush onto my face while applying the makeup.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                very loose

                By meggy

                from wa

                Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                I have a brush that I got for $8 (eco tools) that is way better. I wanted one for my purse and tried this and it was so loose it barely held any powder. I don't like it for my purposes

                 
                4.0

                I would probably buy again

                By Karly Tennant

                from La Crosse, Wi

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Causes Streaks

                Best Uses

                • Liquid
                • Powder

                Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                Use to apply liquid foundation. It works for the most part but leaves some streaks

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                • Q:

                  Would this be a great brush for a beginner
                  Asked on 12/6/2016 by ART

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  is this suitable for cream bronzer? if not, which brush is best?
                  Asked on 7/28/2016 by T

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi T,

                    Thanks for your question. With a cream bronzer, you will want brushes that have more of a concentrated brush head, so this Retractable Kabuki would probably work well. I like the fact that it is also angled and can work in the contours of your cheeks.

                    You can also check out our Expert Face Brush (http://www.ulta.com/expert-face-brush?productId=xlsImpprod4260015). This has a smaller brush head and is less angled, but is awesome for blending.

                    All in all, I think you would find that both will work well for you.

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 8/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                • Q:

                  I want to purchase a Real Techniques brush. Do you think that this is their best brush for contouring with bronzer? Should I choose this brush for contouring with bronzer or another one from the Real Techniques line?
                  Asked on 2/7/2016 by Beauty love

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    You can certainly use the Retractable Kabuki Brush for contouring. For perfect cheekbones, use the Retractable Kabuki Brush with bronzer or highlighter to define and contour the hollows of the cheeks.

                    We also frequently recommend the Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush for contouring, which has a dense, flattop head that creates shadows and highlights on targeted areas of face to play up your favorite features. It's deal for contouring and sculpting:

                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11831013

                    Answered on 2/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  what is the difference between this brush and the stippling or powder brush? I'm looking for light, all over coverage of a setting/finishing powder. I'm a beginner and not sure which brush is best to achieve my goal. thanks.
                  Asked on 1/25/2016 by SVDW from US

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    The great thing about your question is that you really can't go wrong with any of the brushes you mentioned for application! Since you are looking for light, all-over coverage, I would recommend either the powder brush or the stippling brush. They both are going to give you a beautiful, flawless finish that's light & airbrushed-looking. The Retractable Kabuki will give you more coverage, based on the amount of bristles, how densely they are packed and the angle that the bristles are cut (they are designed to hold more product).

                    o The Stippling brush is wonderful for achieving that light finished look you talk about. The duo fiber bristles are cut in such a way to hold the product, but disperse it in a lighter way than the Retractable Kabuki. This brush also is great for multi-tasking. You can use it for setting/finishing, but also for application of foundation, powder and blush. If you're a beginner, that might be a great option for you as far as being able to use it so many different ways.

                    o The Powder brush is just that – perfect for powder! It will also give you a lighter look, but perhaps based on the number of bristles and the cut, it is going to give you slightly more coverage than the Stippling. You can multi-task with this brush (using it for powder as well as blushes and bronzers), but it doesn't give you the option to use it for foundations.

                    We hope this extra info helps! :-)

                    Answered on 1/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can this brush be used for liquid foundations?
                  Asked on 8/8/2015 by Swang

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  How big is this brush?
                  Asked on 7/27/2015 by Destiny

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Here are the length measurements for the Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                    • With the cap on, brush retracted: 4.75" long
                    • Without cap on, brush retracted: 4.5" long
                    • Brush "out", cap off: since the brush has an angled bristle head, the length from the base of the brush to the longest bristle is just under 4.5" long.

                    We hope this helps! :-)

                    Answered on 8/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can you use this pressed powder? If you can, how would you recommend using it to apply pressed powder all over your face?
                  Asked on 1/24/2015 by Destini

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Can I use this brush for contouring?.
                  Asked on 1/3/2015 by sam from chicago

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, for perfect cheekbones, use with bronzer or highlighter to define and contour the hollows of the cheeks.

                    Answered on 1/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Can I use this brush to apply my bareminerals ready foundation? Can I achieve medium to full coverage with this brush?
                  Asked on 12/12/2014 by Adri20 from Kyle TX

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this brush is ideal to use to apply pressed and loose powder formulas. Its dense, firm bristles provide buildable coverage from sheer to full.

                    Answered on 12/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Love this brush (bought 3 at Ulta). How should I clean it?
                  Asked on 8/11/2014 by 401kgirl

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend cleaning with a mild hair shampoo or brush shampoo once weekly. You can also spray in between uses using a brush cleaning spray (recommended for acne-prone skin).

                    Answered on 8/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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