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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 638 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (339)
  • Easy to use (336)
  • Functional (283)
  • Great design (277)
  • Soft (183)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (330)
  • Travel (156)
  • Highlighting & contouring (150)
  • Going out (148)
  • Powder (121)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (131), Classic style (119), Budget shopper (115), Trendy style (111), Brand buyer (69)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 638 customers

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5.0

Setting brush

By Sarah the Saver

from Alexandria, La

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Setting powder brush

    Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

    I use this to apply my banana (setting) powder
    I love it
    It's very soft and applies well

     
    5.0

    Love this brush

    By Emm

    from Bay Area, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Easy To Clean
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multi-Use

      Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

      This is my favorite brush, I use it to smooth out/set my concealer and it works beautifully every time.

       
      5.0

      Perfect for the Highlight

      By Alex

      from Seattle

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Highlighting & Contouring
        • Powder

        Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

        I loveee this brush!!! It applies the perfect amount of highlight to your face! Totally recommend, gives a really even blended glow compared to a fan brush.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        soft brush and perfect for undereye powder

        By I

        from Portland, OR

        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
          • Travel

          Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

          High quality brush! Definitely multi purpose! I love it so much I bought two of these. One to highlight all of my face. The second one to set my under eye concealer with loose powder and it's PERFECT!

           
          5.0

          Yes I will do buy this

          By Antonia

          from Urbanna va

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Highlighting & Contouring

            Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

            I used it for highlighting and it works perfectly

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It works

            By Williamkitty

            from Florida

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • Soft
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Powder

              Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

              Does its job.

               
              5.0

              Glad I decided to bite the bullet

              By Mommymakeuplover

              from Texas

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • Doesn't shed
              • Easy To Clean
              • High Quality
              • Soft
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Highlighting & Contouring
                • Powder

                Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                I finally bit the bullet and bought this brush after watching tons of youtubers rave about this brush. It is really good for higlighting the tops of your cheek bones and for setting your under eyes. It is really soft and my favorite part it doesn't shed. I can't stand when brushes shed it can be so annoying but not this brush or any of the real technique brushes. I own a few of their brushes like the powder brush and the stippling brush also the blush brush. They are all very well made. Bottom line go get you some of these brushes because they're amazing and affordable!!!

                 
                4.0

                Good Brush

                By Dana Z

                from Portland, Or

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Highlighting & Contouring

                  Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                  I use this brush for highlighter.

                   
                  5.0

                  Looooove it!

                  By LipstickJunkie

                  from Downey, Ca

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Applies Evenly
                  • Smooth Finish
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Setting powder

                    Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                    I was in need of a setting powder and when I seen Ulta had a sale on this brush. I had to get it, it is such a good brush. Just the right size, soft tip, and cleans out really nice.

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Little Brush

                    By AshCo

                    from Indianapolis, IN

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Applies Evenly
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Powder

                      Comments about Real Techniques Setting Brush:

                      Great for setting under eyes and small area baking.

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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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