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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 1108 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (704)
  • Soft bristles (653)
  • Functional (621)
  • Great design (587)
  • Compact (191)

Cons

  • Sheds (50)
  • Heavy / bulky (40)
  • Doesn't work (31)
  • Poor quality (21)
  • Difficult to apply (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (849)
  • Going out (448)
  • Travel (312)
  • All skin types (134)
  • Sensitive skin (54)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (401), Classic style (345), Trendy style (239)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (115), Medium (110), Deep (19)

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5.0

I would buy this again so far

By SB

from Seattle, WA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

    So far this brush exceeds expectations. I'm not sure how long it will last but my cc cream goes on smoothly, the brush is soft and the bristles are not coming out. So far so good.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Nice Foundation Finish

    By Roz

    from NV

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

      This brush does an excellent job of making my foundation look natural on my skin.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      This brush blended my makeup so beautifully , A+

      By Madison

      from Ann Arbor

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Smooth apply

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

        This product is amazing , it blended my matte foundation well and left no streaks on my face! It left my face feeling smooth and soft , definitely would recommend to anyone!!

         
        5.0

        Favorite stippling brush!

        By Magdamari

        from Reading pa

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

          I love using this to blend out creme contour

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          My go to foundation brush

          By Tina

          from Queens, NY

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

            Using the brush I stipple on my face then blend.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Perfect for light foundation

            By KayMree

            from Cleveland

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Spreads well

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                It works well with my bb cream and spreads the makeup perfectly however it probably won't do well with a thicker foundation!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Love this brush!!!

                By Kiki

                from Upper Marlboro, Md

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                  Before using this brush I used the oval brush and a beauty blender to apply my liquid foundation. But this stippling brush applies my makeup so much smoother, giving it an airbrushed look. I feel like I used less product with this brush as well. It's amazing!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Deep
                   
                  5.0

                  I love this brush!

                  By Nani

                  from Fairfield, CA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                    For foundation.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    4.0

                    Very nice brush.

                    By Chris

                    from Lockbourne OH 43137

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Good Pigmentation
                    • Lightweight
                    • Natural Looking
                    • Noncomedogenic

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out

                      Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                      I use the brush to put on my blush

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      1.0

                      Don't get this pallet

                      By Makeup lover

                      from South Carolina

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Irritates Skin
                        • Sheds
                        • Streaky
                        • Very stiff

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                          When I bought this brush i was so excited I love this brand but soon as I used it I hated it. Left my foundation so streaky and I have tried it many time but it keeps making it streaks and sheds and i have washed it 8 times.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium

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                          25 Questions | 25 Answers
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                          • 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
                          • Q:

                            Can I use this brush with the Bare Minerals foundation
                            Asked on 11/22/2015 by nordevlin from ireland

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Yes, 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 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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