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Real Techniques

Core Collection

Item #: 2229998

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Great looks start with a flawless base. Create a perfect canvas with this collection of coverage essentials by Real Techniques.
  • Includes 4 full-size brushes + case:
    • Detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
    • Pointed foundation brush: use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
    • Buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
    • Contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish
    • 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 TechniquesCore Collection
 
4.7

(based on 1072 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (547)
  • Soft bristles (496)
  • Functional (462)
  • Great design (423)
  • Good value (344)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (25)
  • Stains easily (8)
  • Hard to use (7)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Sheds (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (505)
  • Travel (332)
  • Daily use (314)
  • Going out (310)
  • Normal skin (131)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (363), Classic style (309), Trendy style (213), Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (207), Fair (159), Deep (22)

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4.0

Impressive

By Ceauxlby

from Oklahoma

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

    I actually purchased this set & another for my mom. She loves them & finds the case very useful in storing them. She has a very low maintenance beauty routine, so I think this set works well for her. Personally, I would not buy this for myself, but for beginners or low maintenance routines, this is a great value! I'll be interested to see how they hold up over time.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Such a great product

    By Mj

    from Eureka

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    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 all these brushes.such a great assortment. Good quality.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love

      By Make-up Lover

      from Elko,NV

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        New fav brushes. Highly recommend.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Definitely Worth It!

        By Stef

        from Austin,TX

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          The brushes work really well! I love the size because they give really good control.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          They are lovely brushes if I lost one I would cry.

          By Lil

          from Norman, OK

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

            I use this for doing my concealer and foundation. It works as well as I intended it too. You get what you pay for but in this case I got more.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            First timer in love

            By Ladybug

            from Waldorf, MD

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              First timer here and these were reccomended by a friend. Very nice set and the video tutorials make it even better. Id recommend their cleaning palette too.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              1.0

              Don't buy!

              By BeautyReviewer

              from Schaumburg

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

              • Black handles peel and pieces flake off

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                Brushes part works great, however after only a month of use the black handles started to peel and parts flaked off. I contacted the company and was told that can happen if brush cleaner or water gets on the handles, no offer to replace product.

                 
                5.0

                BEST BRUSHES EVER

                By JessicaE

                from Greensboro, NC

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • 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:

                  I LOVE THESE BRUSHES THEY ARE GREAT AND GREAT PRICE, ULTA HAD A BUY ONE AND GET ANOTHER HALF OFF SALE LOVE THESE BRUSHES

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Applets your makeup beautifullyy

                  By Becca Lynn

                  from Bath County, VA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                    I use the buffing brush to apply foundation, bronzer, blush and the other brushes for whatever I feel like. These are high quality brushes for a great price

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    4.0

                    Loved! Good quality brushes for the price

                    By MM

                    from Citrus Heights, CA

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                        Great for the budget buyer and good quality...that is a allways a great combo for the frugal...

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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                        • Q:

                          From left to right, can you tell me which brushes are which, because the description doesn't go in order (I don't think so at least).
                          Asked on 5/4/2016 by Clueless from Midlothian, VA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi Clueless (you are definitely not clueless, btw - that's a great question you asked!!) :)

                            The Core Collection is one my my all time favorites overall, but it also has my most favorite brush ever in it (the Buffing Brush), so I love talking about this set!

                            The smallest brush in the Core Collection is the Detailer Brush. Taking the description from Ulta.com, this brush is precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition

                            The brush that is flat and pointy is the Pointed Foundation Brush. You can use this one with liquid foundation to build custom coverage

                            The brush with the biggest head is the Buffing brush. This one is my favorite. It's perfect for cream or powder foundations and to get that full coverage look. It's also one of the best blending brushes around.

                            Finally, the brush that is fluffy, but slightly smaller than the Buffing Brush is the Contour Brush. This one is perfect for applying highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish.

                            Hope that helps!

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

                          I am looking for a good foundation buffing brush.can any one tell me how is the buff brush? I have very dry & sensitive skin.
                          Asked on 2/10/2016 by Debasmita from Chicago

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi there,

                            Thanks so much for your question about the Buffing Brush in the Core Collection. I have to tell you that this brush is actually my personal favorite and I absolutely can't live without it.

                            It's a lovely, soft brush with a full bristle head that is perfect for buffing liquid or pressed liquid foundation. You will want to make sure your skin is fully moisturized before applying any product or using any brush. That will help with areas that are dry.

                            What I do when using this brush to apply foundation is to dab a small amount on the brush and start on the area of my face with the largest "surface area" (my cheeks). I use a slow and even buffing motion, working the brush to all areas that need coverage. You don't want to press too hard (which you won't need to since the brush is perfectly designed to hold product in the bristles & transfer flawlessly to your face). You also don't want to go too fast since that may irritate sensitive skin.

                            I think you will find that the softness of the bristles will work very well for you!

                            Thanks so much and let me know if you have any other questions!

                            Answered on 2/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                        • Q:

                          Are the brushes labeled with their usage?
                          Asked on 1/22/2016 by Char

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, each brush is labeled on its handle.

                            Answered on 1/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Would any of these brushes work with blending contour and highlight?
                          Asked on 11/29/2015 by Sarah from Alabama, US

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            The Contour Brush can be used with darker powders for contouring effects as well as highlighting powders for the cheekbones.

                            Answered on 11/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          is is the same powder brush I can buy seperate?
                          Asked on 11/21/2015 by eli from fremont,ca

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            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 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Is the foundation brush head large or small?
                          Which of these brushes can be used for concealer and blush?
                          Thanks!
                          Asked on 10/14/2015 by A MAC Fan from NY

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            At its widest point, the diameter of the Pointed Foundation Brush is just over 1.25".

                            The Detailer Brush is perfect for concealer application. Use the Contour Brush within this set to perfectly apply blush.

                            Answered on 11/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Which one of these brushes can be used for blush?
                          Asked on 8/22/2015 by Hana from New York

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Use the Contour Brush within this set to perfectly apply blush!

                            Answered on 8/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Hello, writing from india. From all of these brushesh, which can be use as an eye shadow brush...
                          Asked on 8/3/2015 by Ashwani from India

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Are these brushes synthetic?
                          Asked on 7/16/2015 by Sam from Orlando,Fl

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, these brushes feature synthetic bristles.

                            Answered on 7/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Hi, Im 15 years old, and its going to be my first beuty brush set, so I have a lot of questions. As the name of each brush and wich is it? Can you please tell me the name of each one and wich one brush is it for? example, the name of the big one brush startin in the right side of the picture add.
                          Thnks :)
                          Asked on 7/12/2015 by Lucy from San Ysidro, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Here are the names and the uses of the brushes in the product image, in order from left to right:

                            Contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish

                            Pointed foundation brush: use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage

                            Detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition

                            Buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation

                            Answered on 7/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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