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Core Collection

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Real TechniquesCore Collection
 
4.7

(based on 891 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (542)
  • Soft bristles (491)
  • Functional (462)
  • Great design (423)
  • Compact (244)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (25)
  • Hard to use (7)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Sheds (5)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (505)
  • Travel (332)
  • Going out (310)
  • Daily use (151)
  • Oily skin (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (257), Classic style (240), Trendy style (159), Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (78), Fair (57), Deep (9)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fab : BUY BUY BUY

By Jillian

from Arizona

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Doesn't Shed
  • Great Quality
  • No Synthetic Smell
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

    Compared to my higher end brushes that are double this price or higher these are a steal! I may even say better than some high end brushes!

    I am a frequent makeup user and I am always researching new items. After seeing the Chapman sisters' Youtube channel (the creators of these brushes) I decided to go out and purchase them. They are so great. I typically use high end brushes that use real hair and I try to stay away from synthetic because of the plastic like smell that most have. These do no have that smell. They are softer than most of my high end brushes. I love them.

    -the buffing brush with powder foundations give a natural look, but you can make it full coverage with more product.

    -with liquid foundation it gives a medium to full coverage. It doesn't leave any streaks at all. It doesn't soak up any product so you aren't wasting any.

    I LOVE THEM!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    amazing brush set

    By rns

    from nyc

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Foundation And Blush

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        Would def recomand to purchase.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LOVEEE THEM!

        By SPEREZ

        from Denver,CO

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              I Swear by these brushes!They are so awesome....For the price that they are they perform amazingly!I would never pay for any higher priced brushes because these get the job then and then some.The foundation brush feels amazing on your skin and blends great.I couldn't complain about these brushes if I wanted to.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Great brushes

              By MinneSnowtan girl

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                These are very nice brushes, good quality and very versatile along terms of use. I love these brushes, but my skin is extremely sensitive because sometimes these brushes felt like sand on my skin. I don't apply foundation on my skin so I usually just use ecotools brushes for a bit of bronzer and concealer. I like them but i think my skin is too sensitive for constant use. I would still recommend theses brushes to others.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                amazing!

                By jasper

                from California

                Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                These brushes are amazing for traveling and are extremely good quality.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                love these brushes

                By pugsandkisses

                from Louisiana

                About Me Classic Style

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                  Great quality for cheap. You cant go wrong with these brushes.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE!!

                  By Jen

                  from FL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                      I absolutely love this set of brushes and this brand. I use them for liquid foundation and blush. They are really well made and a great price! I wash after every use with liquids and the brush is still like new. Love them!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I absolutely love this set

                      By Nikki

                      from Georgia

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Awesome Foundation Brush
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Travel Case
                      • Very Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concealer
                        • Daily Use
                        • Inner Eye Shadow Brush
                        • Liquid Foundation Applica

                        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                        Great brush set even greater value

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium
                         
                        4.0

                        good quality

                        By nik nik

                        from Alexander City,Al

                        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

                          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                          these are great brushes. Make sure you clean them regularly to keep the quality of these brushes up.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Brushes made a huge difference love them

                          By Cinnamon

                          from Florida

                          About Me Natural Style

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Apply
                          • Good Pigmentation
                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Use
                            • Dry Skin
                            • Sensitive Skin

                            Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                            I kept hearing about RT brushes,and boy was it worth the try . They are great changes the whole look of my face.Husband replied your face looks darling today. At a affordable price I will surely be purchasing more of these in every style. Thank you Real Tech for this awesome product.I use these about 5 days a week they never flake,fall apart, do the trick every single time. Never thought brushes would be the best part of doing my makeup and their so soft to my sensitive skin finally am so thrilled!!!!!!!

                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Medium

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                            • 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
                            • Q:

                              Is there a brush in this set that would work well for blush application?
                              Asked on 9/12/2014 by Jennifer from United States

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                Yes, use the Contour Brush within this set to perfectly apply blush!

                                Answered on 9/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                            • Q:

                              Can the Detailer brush be used to clean up/ carve out the shape of your eyebrow? Or is the brush to soft?
                              Asked on 8/19/2014 by Mariiiiabbyyy from San Bernardino, CA

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                From Real Techniques:

                                "The great thing about the Real Techniques line is that almost all of the brushes can be used in multiple ways. If you find that the Core Collection's Detailer Brush works for shaping your eyebrows, then definitely keep using it that way! However, if you’re looking for something that will give you a bit more precision and is a bit more rigid, you might want to try the Angled Brow Brush in our Starter Set. That set comes with 5 brushes, all centered around your eyes/brows as well as the carrying case and costs the same as the Core Collection. This brush may give you exactly what you're looking for. Plus, we always say that you can never have too many Real Techniques brushes!"

                                Answered on 9/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                            • Q:

                              Is the buffing brush in this "Core collection" set, the same with the Expert face brush that can be bought individually? I have asked 2 Ulta store representative and they both confirmed that it is the same brush. Can someone please re-confirm. I have been reading reviews and now I have my doubts. Thanks!
                              Asked on 8/10/2014 by Nikita from California

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                Great question! The Buffing Brush that comes in the Core Collection is different from the Expert Face Brush that is sold individually. The bristles in the Buffing Brush are longer and are not as densely packed as the Expert Face.

                                Both use a buffing method to apply foundation and/or powder to the skin and both help to achieve that flawless, gorgeous finish. The Expert Face Brush applies product in a bit more of a concentrated manner because of how dense the bristles are. Overall, though, it comes down to personal preference when deciding which brush to use. They are both fan favorites within the Real Techniques line!

                                Answered on 8/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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