skip to main content
ULTA
  • Home
  • / Makeup
  • / Makeup Brushes & Tools
  • / Makeup Brushes
  • / Setting Brush
Real Techniques Setting Brush

Real Techniques

Setting Brush

Item #: 2244504

Buy 2, get 1 FREE! Add 3 items to qualify!

Ask a Question

The micro Setting Brush is the key to completing any look with a controlled dusting of powder or highlighter.

Benefits:

  • Look pixel perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra plush taklon bristles


How to use:

Details+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Real TechniquesSetting Brush
 
4.7

(based on 535 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (339)
  • Easy to use (336)
  • Functional (283)
  • Great design (277)
  • Compact (102)

Cons

  • Sheds (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Uneven application (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (330)
  • Going out (148)
  • Travel (139)
  • Highlighting & contouring (78)
  • Powder (60)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (131), Classic style (119), Trendy style (111), Budget shopper (57), Brand buyer (39)

Reviewed by 535 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Best store brand brush!

By Victoria

from Memphis

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring

    Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

    Better than a lot of highend brushes!

     
    4.0

    good deal

    By vicky

    from salt lake city ut

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Cruelty-Free
    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

      Light and fits in all brush holders.

       
      5.0

      Love this for a flawless application of powder highlighter

      By Bryce Edwards

      from Pennsdale, PA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Highlighting & Contouring
        • Powder
        • Travel

        Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

        I love this brush for highlighting the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose! I couldn't be happier with this product!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Raynee

        from Colorado

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Highlighting & Contouring
          • Multi-Use
          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

          I bought this to use as a highlighting brush because it seemed easy to use and it really is. It's crazy soft and applies highlight very well

           
          4.0

          Loved it

          By SamRoberts

          from Virginia Beach VA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Liquid
            • Multi-Use
            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

            Incredibly inexpensive for such a great brush.

             
            4.0

            I would recommend this brush because it's really good

            By Malayah

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Powder

              Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

              I use this brush my nyx setting powder.The brush is small enough to get in the creases near your eye to apply the setting powder.Also big enough to sweep away the bake.This brush is easy to clean as well so I would recommend this to a friend.

               
              5.0

              This brush is amazing!!

              By Brittany

              from Beavercreek, oh

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Highlighting & Contouring
                • Multi-Use
                • Powder

                Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                This brush is amazing I used to put on my highlight with a blending brush for your eyes and now I use this! It picks up the perfect amount of product and makes every highlighter blend in perfectly!

                 
                5.0

                Love this for blending out my concealer !

                By Ash

                from Carson, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • High Quality
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • concealer
                  • Liquid

                  Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                  I love this brush for blending out my concealer. It is easy to travel with and for dabbing in under eye makeup. After this, I don't think I can change to another brush.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Love

                  By Soraya

                  from Bay Area

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Applies Evenly
                  • High Quality
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Highlighter

                    Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                    I love this for my highlighter and setting my eye primer. Super soft and perfect shape, but the one I bought was tilted a bit because of the bad packaging. Besides that it's amazing!!

                     
                    5.0

                    Love this brush

                    By Priscilla

                    from Houston tx

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Applies Evenly
                    • Smooth Finish
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Highlighting & Contouring

                      Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                      I loved it I usedon't it for highlighting.

                      Displaying reviews 1-10

                      Back to top

                      Previous | Next »

                      Q&A

                      Product Q&A

                      Do you have questions about this product?

                      Get answers from in-house experts.

                      13 Questions | 13 Answers
                      Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                      • Q:

                        is this brush good for bronzer?
                        Asked on 7/28/2016 by T

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi T,

                          Thanks for your question. I love the Setting brush for a lot of things: concealer, highlighter, blending out contour lines; however, I would probably recommend a different brush for bronzer.

                          Because you want to create a more natural, sun-kissed look, I tend to think that larger brush heads covering a bigger area is the way to go. I love our Bold Metals Powder Brush for a bronzer and use mine every day (http://www.ulta.com/bold-metals-100-arched-powder-brush?productId=xlsImpprod11831007).

                          I would also recommend our Real Techniques brush for a bronzer brush as well (http://www.ulta.com/powder-brush?productId=xlsImpprod3220077). Definitely something with a lot of bristles that are "fluffier" and less concentrated for bronzer.

                          Thanks! Hope that helps!

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

                        Is this brush good for highlighter and does it pick up a lot of the highlighter product on the brush
                        Asked on 6/20/2016 by Yarely

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Yarely,

                          Great question! This is one of our most multi-functional brushes and I, personally, don't know how I lived without it for all these years! :)

                          One of the best uses for this brush is to apply highlighter when you are going for a highlight/contour look. Because of the way the bristles are cut, it doesn't pick up too much product overall. Additionally, because the bristles are synthetic (cruelty-free), it doesn't have the porous nature that real hair bristles do and you will find more product on your face, rather than staying in your brush.

                          Overall, I think you would be really happy with this brush used for highlighting.

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 6/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Are the Real Techniques brushes synthetic?
                        Asked on 5/20/2016 by Beauty Buff

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Beauty Buff,

                          Great question! Our brush bristles are all synthetic, made from a taklon blend and are 100% cruelty free!

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 5/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        I was just wondering which brush is better for use with mineral veil. This one or the powder brush option.

                        Thank you
                        Asked on 4/12/2016 by Ang from Grand Rapids,US

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I'm planning on purchasing the "sculpting brush" from Real Techniques to contour my face with bronzer.
                        I was wondering whether the "sculpting brush" or this brush (setting brush) would work best to contour my nose, as well as blend? What would you recommend for contouring the nose with bronzer?
                        Asked on 2/8/2016 by Beauty love

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Beauty Love,

                          That is such a great question! I had to stop and think for a moment because I love BOTH of those brushes so much! The Sculpting Brush is going to be much better for the larger areas of your face (cheeks, forehead, chin) where you want that contoured look. But, I think you will want a smaller brush head for contouring your nose and you will probably see better, more precise results with the Setting Brush.

                          One other brush you might want to consider for contouring your nose is the Foundation Brush. It has angled bristles (like the Sculpting Brush), but is not quite as large. I think you would be happy with either the Setting of the Foundation brush - and please let us know how it works for you!!

                          Answered on 2/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Can this brush be used as a blending brush for eyeshadows?
                        Asked on 1/12/2016 by Sunshine from Kentucky

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          It is a bit too large to use for eyeshadow. It works best for a controlled dusting of setting powder or highlighter.

                          Answered on 1/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can you use this brush with pressed powder?
                        Asked on 1/2/2016 by JJ from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, it is ideal for use with pressed or loose finishing powder!

                          Answered on 1/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is this product recommend for concealer?
                        Asked on 10/10/2015 by LaneyLou419 from usa

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Are Real Technique brushes cruelty-free?
                        Asked on 4/8/2015 by Stephanie from Michigan

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Real Techniques products are 100% cruelty-free. They never test products on animals.

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

                        How long is this brush from the bottom of the handle to the tip of the bristles?
                        Asked on 1/4/2015 by Mrs. Math Teacher from North Dakota

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          From the base of the brush to the tip of the bristles, the Real Techniques Setting Brush measures 6".

                          Answered on 1/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                      Do you have a question about this product?