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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
 
4.3

(based on 193 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 (11)
  • Heavy / bulky (7)
  • Hard to use (4)
  • Sheds (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (120)
  • Travel (98)
  • Going out (62)
  • Powder (8)
  • Multi-use (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (72), Classic style (61), Trendy style (19), Budget shopper (9), Brand buyer (4)

Reviewed by 193 customers

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4.0

Great substitute

By C

from Texas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Easy To Clean
  • Soft
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multi-Use
    • Travel

    Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

    I use the Pur Minerals pressed powder and it applies the powder very evenly and gives an airbrush finish

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Its just ok!

    By Kushum

    from Fortworth, TX

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Causes Streaks
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring

    Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

    I bought this brush coz my sister-in-law recommended, but I am not to happy with it! I wouldn't buy it again!

     
    3.0

    Retractable Kabuki Brush - eh it's okay

    By BeanCounter

    from Muskogee, OK

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Wastes Make Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

      The lid on this brush is awkward and it's hard to partially retract the brush to concentrate the area of application.

       
      5.0

      LOVE

      By Erin

      from California

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Highlighting & Contouring
        • Multi-Use
        • Powder
        • Travel

        Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

        I LOVE this. I use it to blend my contouring when I make a fish face, and it works wonders. It does soak up a bit of product (I use a cream/stick type) but overall very good. Useful for powders too. The top makes it so good for travel.

         
        4.0

        Good Performer

        By mamaduke1

        from raleigh nc

        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 Retractable Kabuki Brush:

          This brush distributes wet and dry makeup very well. It's soft, and I like the small size. I really like the way the brush retreats into the handle making it small enough to travel and easy to clean. I also liked the price compared to other more expensive brushes.

           
          1.0

          Not a good kabuki

          By Glamgi

          from Tennessee

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality
            • Uneven Application

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

              Bristles are awful

               
              5.0

              Amazing

              By LMJC

              from Vacherie, LA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • High Quality
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Powder

                Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                Perfect.

                 
                4.0

                By Jt

                from Houston

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                  Cheap & does the job

                   
                  5.0

                  The Everything Brush!

                  By Texas Steph

                  from Arlington, TX

                  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
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                    I use this brush to apply my powder, bronzer and blush! I love the softness of the brush! I actually chose a more expensive one that wasn't in stock. I was helped at an Ulta store by a very nice woman who showed me this brush as an alternative. I don't buy brushes often so I try to buy quality when I do and was very pleased with this one!

                     
                    3.0

                    Bronzer Brush

                    By Ash R

                    from Buffalo, NY

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Soft
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Causes Streaks
                    • Uneven Application

                    Best Uses

                    • Highlighting & Contouring
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                    I bought this brush for bronzer I would not recommend this brush for that purpose. It is much better for contouring or powder. My ulta was out of the other brushes I normally buy the IT brand which are much better quality. This brush will do the job and it's travel friendly.

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Is the bristle part of this brush the same size as the bristle part of the Real Techniques Powder Brush?
                      Asked on 6/13/2014 by Indecisive...

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        From Real Techniques:

                        "Our brushes are all made of the same synthetic hair material. However, some of the hairs are produced slightly differently to create the best end result for the brush/product types. So, both the Kabuki and Powder have wavy hair and a slightly smaller bristle diameter in comparison to some of our other brushes like the foundation brush."

                        Answered on 7/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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