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Real Techniques Setting Brush

Real Techniques

Setting Brush

Item #: 2244504

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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:

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Real TechniquesSetting Brush
 
4.7

(based on 626 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (339)
  • Easy to use (336)
  • Functional (283)
  • Great design (277)
  • Soft (171)

Cons

  • Wastes make up (8)
  • Sheds (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Uneven application (6)
  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (330)
  • Travel (154)
  • Going out (148)
  • Highlighting & contouring (143)
  • Powder (114)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (131), Classic style (119), Trendy style (111), Budget shopper (107), Brand buyer (67)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 626 customers

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5.0

Excellent highlight brush

By Natalia MPR

from San

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring
    • Multi-Use
    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

    I truly love this highlight brush, it´s inexpensive, but effective.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Giulia

    from New York

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Highlighting & Contouring
      • Multi-Use
      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

      I wanted to get this mainly for setting by under eye with powder and it does it perfectly. I also set my eyelids with it.

       
      5.0

      Love this Brush

      By Natalia MPR

      from San A

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Highlighting & Contouring

        Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

        I truly love Real Techniques brushes and sponges!!!

         
        5.0

        Perfectly sized!

        By Raquel

        from Concord, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

          I had been looking for a highlighting brush for a while and finally came across this one at a decent price for a quality brush. I really love the way it feels and how it applies my Make up. I'm really glad I decided to go with this one. It fits perfectly foe my face

           
          5.0

          Would by again

          By Becca

          from Sacramento

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Highlighting & Contouring
            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

            Perfect for highlighter, and adding/removing powder under eyes it's the right size.

             
            5.0

            AMAZING FOR HIGHLIGHTER

            By Hailey

            from Ohio

            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 Setting Brush:

              Ulta worker showed this to me and said it works best if you wash it before using it the first time and omg it made it even better then it already was. I am so obsessed. I use mine with my glow kit and I love it!!!!!

               
              5.0

              Love it

              By Mandie

              from Brownsville,TX

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Highlighting & Contouring
                • Powder
                • Travel

                Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

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                5.0

                A Must Have Brush

                By Kenzie

                from San

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • High Quality
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                  Perfect for applying setting powder to concealer under the eyes and anywhere else needed.

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again!

                  By Ash

                  from Elizabethtown, IL

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  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:

                    Love it!

                     
                    5.0

                    Best setting brush ever

                    By Amber

                    from Clarksville TN

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Powder

                      Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                      This is my absolute favorite undereye setting powder brush. Nothing else is quite as good.

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                      Q&A

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                      16 Questions | 16 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Can I use this as a contour brush?
                        I have the sculpting brush but its too big and makes my contour look gross.
                        I want the contour brush from real techniques but they only sell it in a set and I don't want the full set. So this is the next brush I saw that looks similar to that one.
                        Asked on 4/22/2017 by celine from Miami, FL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          HI celine,

                          If you are looking for a smaller brush head, this will definitely do it. In terms of contouring, the Setting Brush does not have the angle that some people like in terms of getting into the hollows of the cheekbones, but if you blend and apply precisely, you should be able to create a well-defined look with this.

                          Thanks!

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

                        What is the highlighter called that the woman in the video used? I would like to get that highlighter and also this brush! Thanks!
                        Asked on 1/28/2017 by Renee from WI

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I was wondering what highlighter the woman in the video used? I would love to purchase that highlighter and this brush! Thanks!
                        Asked on 1/28/2017 by Renee from WI

                        1 answer

                      • 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
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