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Real Techniques

Core Collection

Item #: 2229998

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Real TechniquesCore Collection
 
4.7

(based on 956 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (544)
  • Soft bristles (491)
  • Functional (462)
  • Great design (423)
  • Compact (244)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (25)
  • Hard to use (7)
  • Stains easily (6)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Sheds (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (505)
  • Travel (332)
  • Going out (310)
  • Daily use (188)
  • Oily skin (67)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (281), Classic style (253), Trendy style (168), Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (102), Fair (79), Deep (11)

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5.0

Great Brushes for the price

By Nikki

from Evanston,IL.

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

    Good for price

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    exelent

    By Elaine Beauty Spa & Supplies

    from Hollywood fl

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

      Makeup artist personal

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      love them!

      By ccswims

      from Sarasota, FL

      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

      Perfectly soft bristles, I don't really use the pointed foundation brush, but every now and then I'll use it for putting on concealer. Every brush in this set, I use other than the detailer brush. It's really little, smaller than I expected, I would love it if Real Techniques had included something more useful, but it's still a great set.

       
      5.0

      Great brushes

      By SiimplyG

      from New York ny

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        Love these brushes theyre super great, apply makeup easily and with perfection. Great value for the price.

         
        4.0

        Decent brush set

        By Mer

        from Baton Rouge, LA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • GOOD PRICE
        • Small
        • Somewhat Soft

        Cons

        • Not As Big As Picture
        • Small

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        I use these brushes as a daily set and they are great for that. My only complaint is they are a lot smaller than what the picture depicts. Other than that, they are good quality and soft.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Basic Set

        By lizzybo

        from AZ

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Blending
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          Wash weekly and these last forever.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great product!

          By Hanz

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

            These brushes are great for applying everyday makeup. I use the two smaller ones for concealing and highlighting. The two medium sized brushes are great for giving a flawless and smooth look to your foundation/powder.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great set of brushes

            By Love makeup

            from Dallas, Texas

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Stains Easily

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

            I have been using these brushes for a few weeks now. I have no huge compliants. The only thing that I do not like is that once the lip brush is stain with lipstick, it is hard for the color of the lipstick to come off. However, the other brushes dries well and goes back to the original state after being cleaned from washing.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Great set

            By Katiee

            from Houma, LA

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              I needed to get a new brush set, because I had stopped applying makeup, my brushes were irritating my skin and drying my face out...these are amazing, and for the price You can't beat it!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Amazing quality, superb performance, great price!!

              By Stephen

              from Toronto,

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              I bought the Real Techniques Core Collection this afternoon, after watching Sam and Nic use them in their awesome YouTube tutorials! I'm literally blown away at how amazingly incredible these tools are! Superb quality, excellent performance, and reasonably priced!!

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              • Q:

                Am I able to use this contour brush to apply liquid contouring products?
                Asked on 4/17/2015 by Nusta from Brooklyn, NY

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, the contour brush within this set can absolutely be used to apply liquid/cream formulas as well as powder formulas. If using for both, just ensure that you clean the brush thoroughly between uses! :-)

                  Answered on 4/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                can the buffing brush be sold on its own?
                Asked on 3/6/2015 by Melllll from Chicago

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The Buffing Brush is not sold individually. The most similar brush that is sold individually is the Expert Face Brush:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4260015&skuId=2244502

                  The bristles are just as dense and will allow for great pickup/application, and it is meant to be used in the same way as the Buffing Brush in terms of applying product on your face. The difference is that the length of the bristles is much shorter. That allows more targeted application and slightly more coverage.

                  Additionally, the new Bold Metals Flat Contour Brush has a secondary use as a foundation brush:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11831013&skuId=2283104

                  It, too, has denser, shorter bristles, but the quality of the bristles on this brush is second to none! Additionally, the weighted handle allows for more control, leading to flawless looking skin.

                  We hope this extra info helps! :-)

                  Answered on 3/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Would you say that this set combined with the "starter set" covers all the basics, or are there other brushes that you would advise adding to cover ALL the bases?
                Asked on 1/26/2015 by CinSation from Chicago

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, absolutely, these two collections work wonderfully together. The Core Collection includes your complexion basics, including brushes for foundation, powder, concealer, and blush/contour, while the Starter Kit (Item #: 2230001) includes your essentials for eye and brow product application.

                  Answered on 1/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                can I use the buffing brush for liquid foundation? Will it ruin the brush or bristles?
                Asked on 1/21/2015 by Evanie from south gate

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Although you can use it for cream or liquid formulas, the Buffing Brush works best to apply pressed and loose powder formulas due to its loosely packed, full bristles. A better method may be to apply your liquid foundation with a brush such as the Foundation Brush (Item #: 2229997), then buff and blend it using the Buffing Brush.

                  Answered on 1/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                can I use the buffing brush for liquid foundation? Will it ruin the brush if I do?
                Asked on 1/20/2015 by Evanie from South Gate

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Although you can use it for cream or liquid formulas, the Buffing Brush works best to apply pressed and loose powder formulas due to its loosely packed, full bristles. A better method may be to apply your liquid foundation with a brush such as the Foundation Brush (Item #: 2229997), then buff and blend it using the Buffing Brush.

                  Answered on 1/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Will this work with Tarte's Amazonian clay full coverage powder foundation? And how does it compare to the Airbuki brush from Tarte?
                Asked on 12/22/2014 by Beth from North Carolina

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The buffing brush within this set can be used to apply Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation. The Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush was specially designed to push into the mesh sifter dispenser of Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation for perfect, mess-free application, though you can certainly use another brush designed to apply loose powder formulas of foundation to apply it.

                  Answered on 12/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I have the pink blush brush and was wondering if the gold handled ones are as soft as the pink handled ones.
                Asked on 12/8/2014 by CathyB. from Macungie, PA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, the plush bristles are just as soft!

                  Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Do these brushes shed? I'm looking for a good set of brushes that won't shed.
                Asked on 11/22/2014 by Ann

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  These brushes are high quality and resistant to shedding.

                  Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                my daughter requested bare mineral set of makeup brushes. do these compare in quality to these??
                Asked on 11/20/2014 by mom from port st lucie fl

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Real Techniques Core Collection is our bestselling brush set at ULTA! It is also one of our top rated items - it currently has a 4.7 out 5 star rating with over 800 reviews. The brushes are very high quality and are designed by professional makeup artist Sam Chapman. They feature synthetic bristles rather than goat or pony (most bareMinerals brushes feature cruelty-free natural hair bristles), so they are the perfect option for those who are vegan or who prefer non-animal hair brushes. This set makes a wonderful gift!

                  Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                does the pointed foundation brush work well with bb creams? I am new to using brushes with makeup and ordered this kit to make it simple. does the buffing brush also work with bb creams?
                Asked on 10/27/2014 by gwyn from New Orleans la

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, the pointed foundation brush can be used to apply and blend cream consistency foundations such as BB creams, too, in addition to more fluid liquid foundations. The buffing brush is designed for powder formulas rather than liquid/cream formulas.

                  Answered on 10/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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