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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 617 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (339)
  • Easy to use (336)
  • Functional (283)
  • Great design (277)
  • Soft (162)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (330)
  • Travel (152)
  • Going out (148)
  • Highlighting & contouring (135)
  • Powder (106)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (131), Classic style (119), Trendy style (111), Budget shopper (101), Brand buyer (65)

Reviewed by 617 customers

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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.

     
    4.0

    very useful

    By kait

    from NY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Highlighting & Contouring
      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

      I use this brush to set my under eye concealer with the nyx HD finishing powder and it works great. Sometimes I use it to highlight my nose and cheeks. My one complaint is that the brush hairs shed onto my face pretty often.

       
      5.0

      Great brush for highlighting.

      By Priya

      from Orlando, Florida

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Highlighting & Contouring
        • Powder
        • Travel

        Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

        This is a great inexpensive packer brush. I use it with all of my highlighters for either a subtle glow, or an intense one.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best brush for applying primers and concealers.

        By Boomer13

        from Gloucester, VA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Highlighting & Contouring
          • Liquid
          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

          I needed a great brush to apply concealer and primers. With old age comes the cautionary task of concealing the wrinkles and this brush does it flawlessly. Tapping with this brush keeps the skin from pulling and applies the makeup primer gently.

           
          5.0

          Love this brush

          By blubuttrfly10

          from Warren, MI

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multi-Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

            I was in the store looking for a concealer brush. One of the make up girls recommended this brush to use as it's better than the store brand and it's a good buy. This brush is perfect for applying concealer under my eyes and I also use it to conceal acne marks and what makes this perfect for doing this, is that you can also blend the concealer around. I bought a few brushes when they were on sale and just recently bought another one of these setting brushes. You will not regret buying this brush!

             
            5.0

            I would DEFENTLY buy this product and its other choices!

            By Karley

            from Mobile AL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • Smooth Finish
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Highlighting & Contouring

              Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

              Its Great !!

               
              5.0

              I adore this brush!

              By Hannah

              from Tampa, Florida

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Highlighting & Contouring

                Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                I absolutely love using this brush to apply my powder highlight. I use this with a very pigemented Anastasia highlighter and this brush kinda makes my highlight look like a streak, so I go back in w a fluffy brush to soften it. It definitley packs on product, but I like it.

                 
                5.0

                Perfect brush for highlighting

                By Sarah

                from Orlando, Florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • Easy To Clean
                • Smooth Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Highlighting & Contouring

                  Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                  This brush is perfect for highlighting! It fits the tops of the cheeks perfectly and distributes product evenly.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love love love!

                  By Kam

                  from PA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cruelty-Free
                  • Smooth Finish
                  • Soft
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                    I purchased this product to apply highlighter and it works wonderfully! It is soft and applies the highlight very pigmented. Great brush for a great price!

                     
                    5.0

                    RT Setting Brush

                    By TJ

                    from Chicago

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Applies Evenly
                    • 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 because I love small brushes, nit big and heavy ones, and this brush has definitely been an asset to my brush collection, very light weight and easy to hold and use. AWESOME!!

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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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