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Real Techniques Stippling Brush

Real Techniques

Stippling Brush

Item #: 2230003

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The final step is a perfect finish. This dual-fiber brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high-definition results with all types of makeup:
  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • Self-standing for easy storage
  • Extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use

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Real TechniquesStippling Brush
 
4.5

(based on 1129 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (705)
  • Soft bristles (653)
  • Functional (621)
  • Great design (587)
  • Compact (191)

Cons

  • Sheds (50)
  • Heavy / bulky (40)
  • Doesn't work (33)
  • Poor quality (22)
  • Difficult to apply (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (859)
  • Going out (451)
  • Travel (313)
  • All skin types (147)
  • Sensitive skin (55)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (411), Classic style (351), Trendy style (241)

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5.0

Great value and smooth finish!

By Kef

from Kentucky

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Natural Looking

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

    I have recently been having issues finding foundations that look right and not smeary on my skin. I started looking at different brushes instead. I have a foundation brush from mary kay, but I saw this online and looked up how to use it. It makes my foundation look soooo much better... as if it is airbrushed on. I suggest looking up videos on youtube to help you learn how to use one if you don't already. I know there are more high end stippling brushes out there, but this still gets the job done very well at a much lower price. Some reviews said the brush falls apart, but I have washed it several times and have not had that issue. I make sure I am gentle with it when I use it. I also don't have to use as much product with this. Love this brush!

     
    5.0

    It blends so well!!

    By Lion Queen

    from Slidell La

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

      It's so cute and easy blend

       
      5.0

      i absolutely love it .

      By Lex

      from Gainesville, FL

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

        I use the product to apply foundation. Excellent coverage.

         
        3.0

        Like the brush, hate the smell

        By Makeup Guru

        from New York

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Natural Looking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

          Not sure if it's just me, but my brush has an awful smell. I know it's not my foundation because I've used other tools to apply it. I've tried to use hand soap to get rid of the smell, but it comes back after a while. Other than the smell, I like this brush! It blends my foundation well and doesn't absorb any product that I've noticed.

           
          5.0

          I love it

          By Makeup queen 35

          from Florence SC

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

            Great value for the money!!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Excellent at first. Then fell apart.

            By Bishwhaa

            from SF, CA

            Pros

            • Blends Well

            Cons

            • Poor quality

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

            I loved this brush. It works with all liquid foundations. I've used it with EL Double Wear, Cargo, and Clarins Everlasting. I cleaned it about 4 times. I wasn't rough with it and I used a mild brush cleanser. The bristles are now falling out. I have much older brushes that have been cleaned probably 50 times, and none are falling apart like this one. I expect occasional shedding, but this brush is actually falling apart. This was a great brush. I honestly might buy another one because I love it so much. But I can't recommend it to anyone.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Brush came apart after 2 cleaning

            By Mel

            from NY

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to Apply
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                I have purchased numerous RT brushes. But this was the first that came apart after only 2 cleaning. The dual-fiber hairs came off in chunks and I had to take it back to the Ulta. Unfortunately, I threw away the receipt and had to take 1/2 of value of the brush......how is that fair?

                 
                4.0

                Good but not great.

                By Beauty Panda

                from Logansport, In

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Natural Looking

                Cons

                • Ineffective
                • Poor Coverage

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                Great brush but it's big. I mean it's huge which is great for foundation but not for blush. It does apply product beautifully. Best used for cream to powder products.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Super soft

                By Ariel Bettis

                from Beaverton OREGON

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                  Love the brush, super soft and picked up the blush and bronzer amazing.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Great brush

                  By mlm

                  from SC

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                      I use this to apply cream blush and am very happy with it. It applies the blush in a very controllable way and quite evenly. I would highly recommend this brush.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • Q:

                        Could you use this brush with a very liquidy foundation such as the Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation? If not what would be a better brush option?
                        Asked on 11/20/2016 by Stuck Stippler from Chicago, Illinois

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Stuck Stippler,

                          I tend to like this brush with products that aren't very liquidy (like mousses or pressed liquids). For something that's very liquid, I love our Buffing Brush that's in our Core Collection kit. You also can use our Expert Face Brush, which is a huge fan favorite.

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 12/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Can this product be used with liquid foundations? Like the UD Naked or Loreal True match? And if not what type of brush would work best??
                        Asked on 8/10/2016 by ken.t from Orlando

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Ken,

                          This brush is perfect for a more natural look; the cut and form of the bristles allow for less product to be applied to your face, leaving you with with what we call a "feathery finish".

                          If you're looking for a bit more coverage, I would recommend one of two brushes: my personal favorite comes in one of our brush sets (the Core Collection) and it's called the buffing brush (http://www.ulta.com/core-collection-brush-set?productId=xlsImpprod3220069). The Buffing Brush is the brush with the largest head on it. Its bristles are densely packed and cut a bit blunt to give you fantastic overall coverage. I have used this brush with many different foundation types and it handles all of them beautifully.

                          There is also a single brush called the Expert Face Brush (http://www.ulta.com/expert-face-brush?productId=xlsImpprod4260015) that is similar to the Buffing Brush, but whose bristles aren't quite as long. This is one of our best selling brushes and would likely do a great job for you!

                          Thanks!

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

                        What is this brush made of? Im looking for a brush with real hair, not synthetic.
                        Asked on 6/7/2016 by Senegence Junkie from Oklahoma

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Senegence,

                          All of our Real Techniques and EcoTools brushes are made with synthetic bristles. Natural hair bristles are definitely getting tougher to find, but we do make a line called Studio Basics that are made from natural hair. You can find our selection on Ulta.com by searching the brand name.

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 6/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Could it be used for cream or powder contour
                        Asked on 5/6/2016 by Emmsteiin from Long beach ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Emmsteiin,

                          Great question! The nice thing about the Stippling brush is its cut and design make it a good multi-tasking brush for all sorts of product types. For me personally, though, I tend to like to use cream products better with the Stippling Brush, rather than powder. Overall, I feel like the dual fiber cuts lend themselves a little better for pickup and application of cream.

                          Thanks so much!

                          Answered on 5/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Hi! So I'm wondering if this brush would be good for when you contour and need to blend it in? I tried contouring for the first time the other day and my brush was made for applying it, but I couldn't blend it in with the rest of my face and I had literal lines from the bronzer! So I was wondering if this brush would help that problem! Or if you could point me in the direction of a brush that would? I've heard amazing things about this brand and would like to stick with it!
                        Thanks!!!
                        Asked on 5/1/2016 by Saracitabonita from La Crosse WI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Saracitabonita,

                          Thanks so much for being such a loyal fan!! We love that - and we love people like you! :)

                          I actually have the perfect brush recommendation for you: we have a Real Techniques Sculpting Brush that is literally made for the problem you're describing of having lines from your bronzer.

                          On Ulta's website, it's Item # 2283194 and I love this brush not only for contouring, but I sometimes use it for blush or foundation. It has an angled cut, which is ideal for following the contours of your face, and denser bristles, which is what you really need for blending products like this.

                          We also have a Sculpting Kit by Real Techniques which is only available at Ulta this year. It's Item #2285291. That comes with the Sculpting Brush that I just told you about, but also our Fan Brush (which you can't get on its own) and a Setting Brush.

                          I do love the Stippling Brush, but it's better for foundation, BB/CC creams, etc than sculpting and contouring.

                          Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 5/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this brush with a BB cream?
                        Asked on 3/8/2016 by Abby from Vernon Hills, Illinois

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Abby,

                          Great question! I actually asked one of our genius makeup artists and one of the sisters behind the brand (Sam Chapman) this question and she said that one of her favorite ways to use the Stippling Brush is actually with BB creams. It's a perfect brush to use with products that will give you a lighter or more sheer finish.

                          The great thing, though, about this brush is that, while it's perfect for sheer finish applications, it can also be used to create a more airbrushed look by layering and blending as well as applying blush or highlighting creams. It's a perfect brush for multi-tasking!

                          Thanks! Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 3/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Best technique for application to have an airbrushed finish
                        Asked on 2/27/2016 by Savvy from Huntington

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Savvy,

                          What a great question! I actually wanted to go to the "pros" to get your answer for you, so I asked our makeup artist experts & the sisters behind the Real Techniques line how to achieve a flawless look using the Stippling Brush.

                          They use the Stippling Brush with foundations where they want a very light, airbrushed finish. It can be used with most foundations (cream/pressed), highlighters, blushers, etc., but they like them best with BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers.

                          The brush gives you wonderful, all over coverage. Apply product and work from the center of the face outwards and blend. Where you may need extra coverage, press the brush with product directly on those areas of your face (essentially, you "stipple" the product on) and then blend again.

                          Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 2/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Will this brush be good to use with my Pür cosmetics 4-in-1 powder? I know that they made a chisel brush specifically for that foundation, but I already have this brush at home, as well as the Urban Decay blurring brush.
                        Asked on 1/16/2016 by Joa from Boston, MA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, you can certainly use the Stippling Brush to apply and blend Pur Cosmetics 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation! This brush can be used to apply, buff, and blend all types of makeup, including powder, liquid, and cream foundations, as well as powder and cream blushes.

                          Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        As a beginner I want to pick a brush that can I multitask a lot with and can get the most different uses out of. I know this one works with all types of makeup but so does the sculpting brush. which one should i choose?
                        Asked on 1/11/2016 by beginner

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          GREAT question! If you're a beginner, there is a lot of information out there, and a lot of it can be overwhelming! But you are already one step ahead of the game, thinking about multiple uses for your brushes! That's one of the things we love so much about the Real Techniques brush brand – they are designed with more than one "use" in mind! So, as far as which brush would be better to multi-task, we think you would be best to go with the Sculpting Brush. The Stippling Brush is *terrific* and there are a lot of ways to use it, but we think you are going to find that you can use the Sculpting Brush in at least 4 different ways. Here's how we like to use it:

                          • Primers/Base Foundations: this brush is perfect for liquids or pressed liquid primers & foundations. The shorter to medium bristles can be used in a buffing motion to apply product onto the skin evenly, and you can use this brush for a layering technique, depending on how you want your base to look.
                          • Powders: this has a similar cut to a kabuki brush (it's just not as large), but it's still great for applying powders. The angled cut of the brushes helps you get powder (and foundation) in all those little crevices.
                          • Blush/bronzer: use this with bronzers in a sweeping motion across areas of your face where the sun would "kiss". Use with blush (liquid or powder) on cheeks to angle & buff for a perfect blush application.
                          • Sculpting/contouring (what it was primarily designed for): the angle on this brush makes it perfect to apply product to create a sculpted and contoured look.

                          Also, Real Techniques has a great brush cleanser, and cleaning your brushes will be key if you're using multiple products on one brush. Check out that cleanser here:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod13121017

                          Thanks so much for your question, and please let us know if you have any more questions as you start to build your makeup routine! :-)

                          Answered on 1/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this to blend cream blush?
                        Asked on 12/4/2015 by babycakes

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Absolutely, this brush can be used to apply, buff, and blend both powder and cream formulas of blush.

                          Answered on 12/9/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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