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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 246 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 (5)
  • Hard to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (120)
  • Travel (119)
  • Going out (62)
  • Powder (41)
  • Multi-use (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (72), Classic style (61), Budget shopper (42), Trendy style (19), Brand buyer (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 246 customers

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4.0

Great travel brush

By Chingy

from LA, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Soft
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multi-Use
    • Powder
    • Travel

    Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

    I wanted a small travel brush that I could use to apply my mineral foundation while traveling.
    A saleswoman recommended this brand as an inexpensive alternative to buying a prestige brand brush.
    So far, I have not been disappointed. The brush bristles are soft and dense. The brush is compact and fits in my makeup bag easily. I will try out other brushes by this brand.

     
    5.0

    High dollar brush with budget friendly price

    By Heather

    from Birmingham

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multi-Use

      Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

      Really shocked by this brush!!! It's very budget friendly but works just as well as other top dollar brushes I've use.

       
      4.0

      maybe

      By .

      from St. Louis

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Powder

        Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

        Haven't used many times. bought to reapply foundation or powder while on the go.

         
        5.0

        I love it!

        By Niamh

        from New York

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Liquid

          Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

          I love using it to apply liquid foundation. It is so soft and easy to clean. I find myself using less foundation because it doesn't waste product. I'd definitely recommend it!!

           
          5.0

          It was a nice product really loved it

          By Madiii

          from Pueblo,co

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Soft

          Cons

          • Causes Streaks

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

          I use this product with my powder. It very nice and creative.

           
          4.0

          Good for the Price

          By Kim the Critic

          from DeWitt, MI

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Evenly
          • Smooth Finish
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

            I wanted a brush that wasn't too expensive for use with a loose setting powder. This brush works well. It's not too soft like other less expensive brushes. It can be used as a foundation brush as well with liquid make up. I like how you can adjust the brush by pulling partially up on the cover. It's also useful for traveling because of the cap that fits securely on. It does the job, but it is not as good as some of the more expensive brushes.

             
            5.0

            I would recommend a buy this product again

            By Brinkley

            from Oklahoma

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

            Are use the brush to apply my powder foundation

             
            5.0

            its soft and blends out my product good

            By the cow

            from tyler, Texas

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Smooth Finish
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Highlighting & Contouring

              Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

              its amazing

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Amy-kins

              from Columbiana, OH

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • High Quality
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Highlighting & Contouring
                • Liquid
                • Travel

                Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                Concealer and foundation go on perfectly every time.

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By M&M

                from Costa Mesa Ca

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Liquid
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                  I am new to using brushes for cosmetics other than powders. This brush works wonderfully with the BB cream. It was a good buy at a very reasonable price.

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                  12 Questions | 12 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Would this brush be good to use with bare minerals matte foundation?
                    Asked on 5/15/2017 by MICHELLE from NJ

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Michelle,

                      I think this would be a great brush for the Bare Minerals Matte Foundation. The density of this brush head works well for powders, and the angle of the bristle cut is perfect for blending and ensuring that the product applies evenly.

                      Thanks.

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