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Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit

Real Techniques

Starter Brush Kit

Item #: 2230001

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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 799 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 (224)
  • Going out (194)
  • Daily use (179)
  • Special occasions (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (246), Classic style (187), Trendy style (158), Budget shopper (19), Brand buyer (5)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (166), Medium (111), Deep (7)

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4.0

So awesome!!!

By Maddi

from Toledo Ohio

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multi-Use
    • Powder
    • Travel

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

    These brushes were amazing!!!! I did the same eyeshadow looks as before but when I did this with these new brushes it looked so much better. They applied my shadow seamlessly and almost effortlessly.

     
    5.0

    Good brushes

    By Sara

    from Salem, OR

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multi-Use
      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

      Really great for eyeshadow. Shadow is applied evenly and easily. Eyebrow brush also fills brows nicely with powder.

       
      5.0

      Love them!

      By SaySay

      from Portsmouth, NH

      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:

        Really, really nice brushes and I love the case!

         
        4.0

        Love this set

        By Rach

        from Kansas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Highlighting & Contouring
          • Multi-Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

          I love this for eyes and it works well for some contouring and highlighting!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yes I would buy it again

          By Babyred

          from Miami Florida

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Powder

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

            Beautiful It Blend my eyeshadow lovely also great for cream eyeliner

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            It's a good product but I'll try something else next time

            By Memo

            from Gadsden, Al

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Soft
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Uneven Application
            • Wastes Make Up

            Best Uses

            • Multi-Use
            • Travel

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

            Use it for eyeshadow

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Cheap Brushes

            By Alysse

            from Waldorf, MD

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • 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:

              Cheap brushes with absolutely expensive like quality.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              yes would buy this product again

              By Katt

              from Pittsburg CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multi-Use

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

                I used the product for my eye work wonderful with all my palette

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Quality of the brush is much higher than expected from a set

                By sue

                from Balto/Wash

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

                    I plan to return to the store and purchase other sizes I need.

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this as a gift!

                    By Rooster

                    from Dothan Alabama

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Powder

                      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit:

                      I use the brushes to apply eyeshadow and such. I was looking for a good, cheap eye makeup brush set and I'm so glad I found this one!

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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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