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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 233 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 (13)
  • Heavy / bulky (7)
  • Causes streaks (4)
  • Hard to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (120)
  • Travel (113)
  • Going out (62)
  • Powder (36)
  • Multi-use (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (72), Classic style (61), Budget shopper (33), Trendy style (19), Brand buyer (15)

Reviewed by 233 customers

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5.0

I would buy this item again.

By Moochie

from Orlando

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Cruelty-Free
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multi-Use
    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

    Doesn't hold a lot of make-up just enough for what you want and need

     
    5.0

    A must have

    By Aine_D

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Powder
      • Travel

      Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

      Great travel brush. Applies powder foundation smoothly. So far no issue with fibers falling out of brush during use.

       
      5.0

      Absolutely love this brush

      By Bebop

      from Knoxville, TN

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

        This kabuki brush is shaped different than the ones I have used before.
        It seems to work just as well or even better and is so soft.

         
        5.0

        This is the only Kabuki brush I use.

        By Rosie

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

          Easy to clean. I buy a make up brush cleaner to keep it soft.

           
          5.0

          I love this brush! I would buy it again!

          By The Vickster

          from Albany, Ny

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Highlighting & Contouring
            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

            Perfect for Blush

             
            5.0

            I love the fact that this product is retractable!!!

            By Trinity

            from Hacienda heights

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Causes Streaks

            Best Uses

            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

            the retractable aspect of this is amazing. This makes the product more sanitary and will last longer

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By purpleone93

            from long island, ny

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multi-Use
              • Powder
              • Travel

              Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

              I use as a blush and contour brush...just love it!

               
              5.0

              Love!

              By Kayla

              from Utah

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                I bought two, I use one for powder and one for liquid. they work amazing! goes on smooth and doesn't waste make up!

                 
                5.0

                Awesome buy

                By Ana8la

                from Los Angeles CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multi-Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                  Got this brush during the buy one get one promo and it blends in my foundation perfectly, so much so that even my co worker noticed. I love it!

                   
                  3.0

                  just no

                  By Amber K

                  from Phoenix

                  Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                  I enjoy real techniques brushes but this one just isn't it. it's scratchy and the angle of the bristles makes it difficult to use. it's not dense enough for my liking. I just can't find a way to use it that I like.

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                  11 Questions | 11 Answers
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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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