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Real Techniques

Core Collection

Item #: 2229998

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Real TechniquesCore Collection
 
4.7

(based on 933 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (543)
  • 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 (174)
  • Oily skin (63)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (270), Classic style (249), Trendy style (166), Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (96), Fair (68), Deep (11)

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5.0

Worth the $

By KimboSlice

from Chicago

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

    I love using these brushes... Easy to clean bristles stay in place and the look is clean and still pretty!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Great product

    By Skeylag

    from Miami, Fl

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

      First time trying the Real Techniques brushes, and I'm very happy with them. After searching online, I decide for this brand and I can't complain.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Nina Massenet

      from El Paso, Tx

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Amazing price
      • Super Quality
      • Super soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Contour
        • Everything
        • Eyes
        • Face

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        I usually do my face and everything

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Perfect

        By Jessica

        from Charleston, SC

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          I use the brushes to apply makeup.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again & again

          By Mrs.B.

          from New Mexico

          About Me Trendy 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:

            Awesome to use

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Great brushes, even better price

            By Penelope

            from TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                Love these brushes. They quickly became some of my favorites in my collection and are a great value.

                 
                5.0

                perfect even for the pros

                By Corine potter mua

                from tampa, Florida

                About Me Trendy 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:

                  These brushes are my favorite out of all of my brushes. As a pro makeup artist, i have so many to choose from and always fall back onto these. The expert face brush is my absolute fav. I apply my foundation in circular motions to get a airbrushed look and my clients love it

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Amy

                  from Indianapolis, IN

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                    I bought this for the buffing brush. I love it. The travel case plus the buffing brush is worth the price, but then it also comes with the amazing contour brush and two other brushes. I use the buffing brush every day for my powder. The contour brush is the perfect size for setting concealer, or even contouring. The only thing that would be better is if I could buy just the buffing brush on its own, or just the contour brush on its own. I don't use the other two brushes.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    I am absolutely satisfied ...

                    By Myna_Beauty

                    from Auckland, New Zealand

                    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                    I am absolutely satisfied with my brushes they have lasted extremely well, I order through iherb! And love them to bits! I am even ordering another set of these for my sister and step mum! Can u update iherb with latest collections and new brushes? Would love to get my hands on them!

                     
                    5.0

                    Love!

                    By Mobella

                    from Chicago, IL

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                        Love these brushes. They apply makeup flawlessly and for a great price!

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                        • 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
                        • 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
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