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Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit

Real Techniques

Starter Brush Kit

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Boost your look with effortlessly enhanced eyes. Eye definition goes high-definition with this essential set:

  • Includes 5 full-size brushes + case:
    • Base shadow brush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color
    • Deluxe crease brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring
    • Accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging
    • Pixel-point eyeliner brush: tapered cut is ideal for dense or fine eyeliner application
    • Brow brush: distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows
    • Panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • Extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use

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Real TechniquesStarter Brush Kit
 
4.6

(based on 829 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (322)
  • Soft bristles (301)
  • Functional (269)
  • Great design (243)
  • Good value (221)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Heavy / bulky (13)
  • Sheds (9)
  • Hard to use (7)
  • Poor quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (311)
  • Travel (235)
  • Going out (194)
  • Daily use (179)
  • Special occasions (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (246), Classic style (187), Trendy style (158), Budget shopper (37), Brand buyer (13)

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5.0

LOVE

By ewrkjtgh2

from Seattle, WA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multi-Use
    • Travel

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

    These brushes are great, there is a lot of variety and the crease and application brush for eye shadows apply both smooth and beautiful.

     
    4.0

    Great for a minimalist like me

    By Budget buyer with brand aspirations

    from Chicago

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multi-Use
      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

      My only two tiny complaints are they are smidge difficult to clean & it didnt come with a blending brush

       
      5.0

      More than 5 stars

      By True Mountain

      from Colorado

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • eye make up
        • Multi-Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

        Have had this real technique brush set and a couple of others for three years ago and love them. They have great videos of how to use their brushes and sponges too. Watch them! All of my brushes are as good as when I bought them. Easy to clean and they do a super job. Just re-bought this set for a gift.

         
        5.0

        Very good brushes

        By Wanda

        from Virginia

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multi-Use
          • Travel

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

          Great brushes. Very soft, easy application, easy to clean

           
          5.0

          good

          By nuouona

          from Terre Haute, IN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

            good and easy to use

             
            5.0

            Great set of brushes!

            By Kris6571

            from Belleville,Il

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multi-Use

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

              Love this. I would buy this again!

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I totally recommend this

              By angelab1006

              from Uniontown ohio

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Eyeshadow, blending and highlight brows

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

                I first apply my base for my lids then I use the fat brush to apply my all over lid color in one swipe. Very little fall out. Then use the one to the left of it to put crease shade on. Use the details brush to add shadow in the corner. I use the brow brush to highlight and fill in. They are affordable and work like high end. Best product out there.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                love these brushes

                By Amin B

                from chicago, IL

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Liquid
                  • Multi-Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

                  This is my first time using RT brushes simply because I'm a newby at make-up. These brushes definitely made a difference in my ability to apply eye shadow. I would definitely recommend these to new make up users, it'll make your job ALOT easier!!

                   
                  5.0

                  good brushes

                  By SAM

                  from nampa id

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Smooth Finish
                  • Soft
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Multi-Use

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

                    like them work good

                     
                    5.0

                    It's really nice

                    By Lil Villain

                    from Boise, ID

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Wastes Make Up

                    Best Uses

                    • Multi-Use
                    • Powder

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

                    I bought this for my best friend and she really loves it

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                    • Q:

                      Would these eyeshadow brushes work with someone with hooded eyes?
                      Asked on 8/3/2016 by Taylor

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Taylor,

                        As someone with hooded eyes, I can absolutely relate to your question 100%! What i have found is that looking at tutorials online for hooded eye makeup is what has helped get me more of the look that I want. Our makeup brush artist experts, Sam & Nic Chapman, have a lot of tutorials on YouTube, and several specifically on hooded eye makeup. You can find them under their channel name Pixiwoo.

                        That being said, I do love this kit for eye brushes and have found that with the right technique, these brushes work really well.

                        Thanks!

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

                      are these brushes labeled like does it say what part of the eye u use each one for I'm new to this
                      Asked on 7/23/2016 by star from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Star,

                        Thanks for your question. You can find instructions on what each brush does on the packaging as well as on the product description page on Ulta.com (http://www.ulta.com/starter-brush-kit?productId=xlsImpprod3220081).

                        There also is a tutorial on YouTube that will help you understand and see how each brush works. Our makeup artist experts (who have a channel called Pixiwoo) have created a tutorial video on this particular set.

                        Hope that helps!

                        Answered on 7/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      About how tall are these brushes?
                      Asked on 6/19/2016 by at11 from Ledyard, US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi at11,

                        Thanks for your question! The length of the tallest brush, from base to tip of the bristle, is about 5.75".

                        Hope that helps!

                        Answered on 7/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Can any of these brushes be used for eye shadow? Thanks
                      Asked on 6/1/2016 by Alyssa from New Jersey

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Alyssa,

                        This is the perfect set for eye shadow, actually, since all the brushes are specifically designed for eye makeup application.

                        And I'll let you in on a little secret you might not know: all of our Real Techniques brushes are color coded based on their use: any purple handled brushes are for eyes, gold/orange handled brushes are base (foundations, concealers, etc) and pink handled brushes are for finishing techniques: blush, contour, lip.

                        Because all of the brushes in the Starter Set are purple, they are all focused on your eyes!

                        Here's what each brush does:

                        deluxe crease brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring
                        base shadow brush: apply a smooth, flawless foundation of color
                        accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging
                        fine liner brush: the ultimate tool for precision application of liquid or cream eyeliner
                        brow brush: distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows

                        Plus, it comes with a panoramic case, which is great for storing, drying, etc.

                        Hope that helps!

                        Answered on 6/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Is this brush set good for highlight and contouring with Anastasia Beverly Hills cream contour kit ?
                      Asked on 3/21/2016 by nikki from Rhode Island

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Nikki,

                        I hadn't yet seen the Anastasia Cream Contour Kit, so I looked it up and now I'm heading to Ulta to buy it. It looks amazing! :)

                        Great question, by the way. Rather than the Starter Set, I actually would recommend our Real Techniques Sculpting Set (found here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12191293) to use with this cream contour kit. The Sculpting Set is made for all things highlighting and contouring and the brushes are amazing!

                        The Starter Set is fabulous, but those brushes are all mainly for eyes and brows.

                        Thanks so much!

                        Answered on 3/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Are this bristles firm or soft? I notice with a softer brush it's more difficult to apply a base coat of eyeshadow.
                      Asked on 1/20/2016 by Kristenkitty from Buffalo, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Of the 5 brushes in this set, the firmest one is the Brow Brush, meant to be used to distinctly shape your brows. It's still soft to the touch, but is cut in such a way that you can shape with precision.

                        Of the three shadow brushes in the set, they all are soft to the touch, but all have varying degrees of length, packing and wave to determine how they perform. The softest of the three shadow brushes is the Base Shadow brush, which is used primarily for base coat application. It's not overly soft so that the product falls off of it (which may be what you are experiencing). It's cut in such a way that it can cover a broad surface (like your entire lid and above the socket), but still "holds onto" the product for good application.

                        The Deluxe Crease Brush is a soft brush, but is tapered and packed more densely for a more precise application of shadow. This is for the more detailed application of accent colors, creating smoky looks or highlights.

                        The Accent Brush is cut very small for even more precision with shadow, great for lining and smudging your lash lines.

                        Answered on 1/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Where are they made from?
                      Asked on 1/17/2016 by Marina from UK

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The brushes for this set are made in China.

                        Answered on 1/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      i am wanting to buy the Anastasia brow pawmade, and was wondering if the eyebrow brush will work for filling in my brows?
                      Asked on 1/1/2016 by mmiller from Indiana

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Is there space in the case to add additional brushes? Also, the description says that there is a brow brush, but the picture does not look like that is included, can you confirm if there is or is not an eyebrow brush?
                      Asked on 12/8/2015 by Jennifer

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The brow brush is the one furthest to the right in the image & is angled.

                        With regard to fitting more brushes in, the case itself has two additional stretchy "holders" on the other side of the flap, so based on the size of brushes you are wishing to fit in, there is room for two smaller ones.

                        We hope this helps! :-)

                        Answered on 12/15/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Are these completely synthetic?
                      Asked on 11/22/2015 by Jae

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, all the brushes feature ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles that are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free.

                        Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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