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Real TechniquesCore Collection
 
4.7

(based on 974 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 (198)
  • Oily skin (69)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (285), Classic style (258), Trendy style (171), Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (110), Fair (84), Deep (12)

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5.0

Great Set of Brushes

By Befabulous

from St Louis, Mo

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Versatile
  • Very Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

    This is a great little set of brushes!!! I had been reading the reviews and comparing them with other more expensive brands. The salesperson was also very helpful in pointing out the pros and cons of this set versus other brush sets. In the end I decided to save myself some money and give them a try. I've only used them twice with my mineral makeup and these brushes are so much better than the ones they give you in the kit. My makeup looked better than it has ever looked. They are so soft and they blend really well. I'm going to purchase a set for my god-daughter for her birthday.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    5.0

    Perfect!

    By allymay

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        I loveeee these brushes! They are so soft and blend makeup perfectly. I was able to put two other brushes (sculpting and stippling brushes) on the other side as well. Great value!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        you get what you pay for

        By robyn

        from AL

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        they are soft brushes. can't complain for the price on the set it's a great price.

         
        5.0

        Make up brushes

        By Baby girl

        from Seattle, Wa

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          Its nice to finally find a brand where the brushes dont shed. I like that it has everything i was looking for.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          love the buffing brush

          By jemma

          from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          I've have this set for about 2 years now and have about 30 real techniques brushes in total only makeup brushes I use. The buffing brush is my favourite makeup brush puts my foundation on so perfectly! Only downside is I need a new one as it isn't doing just quite the same job as it did new but you have to buy the while set just for the one brush! I wish I could purchase it alone! Please do consider releasing it as a single brush. I've only given a 4 star for that reason otherwise it would have been 5 star

           
          5.0

          Everything you need in one set!

          By Samantha

          from Cork, Ireland

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          I recently bought this set and I absolutely love it! Each brush is so versatile, you can get so many different uses for each. I especially love the buffing brush for applying my foundation, i use liquid and it feels amazing going on and it's such a quick application and great coverage. But my favourite is the contour brush, i use it for so much, i use it for foundation, concealer, eyeshadow base and contouring/highlighting. The other two are great additions to my collection also, the detailed I use mostly for detailed eyeshadow work and the pointed foundation fir concealer mainly. I am a huge fan of real techniques. They are my go to brush!

           
          5.0

          Good buy!!

          By Mercy

          from Miami, Florida

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

            This was for a gift.
            But, I use mine everyday.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            love this set

            By Bee

            from Lake Elsinore, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                  Very soft brushes and so worth what u pay for

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  3.0

                  a nice starter kid

                  By AF

                  from Erie, PA

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                    great price for that many brushes

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome

                    By cjw

                    from Buffalo, NY

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                    Perfect for everyday use. Brushes are soft and easy to use.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    • Q:

                      What brushes are these and what exactly are they used for?
                      Asked on 6/25/2015 by Anna from US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        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

                        Answered on 6/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can i use theese brushes for liquid foundation and concealer?Also contouring?
                      Asked on 6/18/2015 by Nanae from Scranton,Pennsylvaniya

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The included Pointed Foundation Brush is ideal to apply liquid foundation. The Detailer Brush is perfect for concealer application. The Contour Brush can be used with darker powders for contouring effects as well as highlighting powders for the cheekbones.

                        Answered on 6/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • 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
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