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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 1096 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 (49)
  • Heavy / bulky (40)
  • Doesn't work (31)
  • Poor quality (21)
  • Difficult to apply (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (843)
  • Going out (445)
  • Travel (310)
  • All skin types (128)
  • Sensitive skin (52)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (395), Classic style (341), Trendy style (239)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (110), Medium (105), Deep (18)

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3.0

I would buy for other uses.

By Taylor

from Las Vegas, NV

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to Apply
    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

      Would be good for liquid products. I was using it to set my foundation and all the powder would fall off.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      3.0

      Pretty good!

      By Belle

      from San Jose

      About Me Trendy Style

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

          This brush is very soft and looks like good quality- hasn't shed so far and is still in good shape. But it takes a very long time to blend foundation and gives very light coverage even with a medium coverage foundation. Maybe I'll use it for cream blush but this is a pass for me. It can get streaky and doesn't clean completly. I'm going to try the expert face brush instead :((

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Great brush for the price

          By Beauty on a Budget

          from Orlando

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Sheds

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

          Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

          This brush works great and is very soft. The only problem i have ever had is that one time the entire brush came out of the handle. i was very upset because this brush works so well and feels very well made even for the price. I actually glued it back in myself and it hasn't fallen out since and I still love this brush.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Just what I was looking for!

          By KG

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

            I use this brush to apply my foundation and I think it gives a great airbrushed quality. I really like how evenly it applies the makeup.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Great brush, lasts for a long time and is good quality.

            By Care

            from Michigan

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

              The hairs don't ever fall out, love this brand. this brush lives up to the brand's reputation.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Real Techniques Stippling Brush

              By Galnamenikki

              from Charlottesville, VA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Travel

                Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                This brush does make your makeup look as if you're in HD! It blends perfectly!!!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Amazing

                By Deci

                from McAllen tx

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                Love it, recommending it

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                almost perfect.

                By brizz

                from menomonee falls, wi

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                  it may be too stiff if you are going to use this as a highlighting brush

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Best brand of brushes I've ever used and very well priced

                  By Brooke

                  from Washington

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Real Techniques Stippling Brush:

                    I love this brand of brushes, they last forever and are affordable

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    Great!

                    By NaturalHorseGirl

                    from Milford, CT

                    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:

                      I use this product for my highlighter and it does a great job of pushing the product into my skin without making my look overdone. Totally recommend!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        Am I able to sheer out and/or built up the coverage using this brush and a powder foundation? Will this provide me with a natural looking finish?
                        Asked on 11/11/2015 by Lynn from Minneapolis, MN

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This brush actually can be used to apply all types of makeup including powder, liquid, and cream foundations, as well as powder and cream blushes. It provides airbrushed, high-definition results.

                          Answered on 11/19/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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