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Real TechniquesCore Collection
 
4.7

(based on 917 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 (165)
  • Oily skin (60)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (265), Classic style (246), Trendy style (163), Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (90), Fair (63), Deep (11)

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5.0

THE BEST BRUSHES ON THE PLANET

By The Amateur Beauty Expert

from Chantilly, VA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Convenient
  • Easy to use
  • Good Value
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

    These are the best brushes that I have ever possessed. I bought these because I was in desperate need of new face makeup brushes. Wow, was I ever glad I did. I hate spending a ton on brushes, but because of these I will never have to. They are so soft and work wonderfully with all of my various products. The set is well made and the case is very handy. Real Techniques is now my go-to brand for makeup brushes.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Love these brushes.

    By iamcaitybaby

    from Somewhere Only We Know, US

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

        I bought this on a whim in the store, and I love this set. I wish it included a larger foundation brush, and a sculpting brush, but otherwise it is a wonderful set. I have been using it for over a week with little to no fall-out from the brushes. I have since purchased more brushes online and cannot wait until they get to my door so I can play with them. I really like this line.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        Surprised

        By Lauren

        from Alameda,ca

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          Heard ally about this product and wanted to try it out for myself. I was pleasantly surprised by the reasonable price and the softness of the brushes and they are very versatile. I have since bought more Real Techniques brushes. A great set to get for both beginners and Pros.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          These brushes are the WOW factor

          By Angel Wingate

          from Florence SC

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Stains Easily

          Best Uses

          • Special Occasions

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          Iam a beginner with makeup ...these brushes give me confidence and a celebrity appearance

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Great brushes!!!

          By Pele

          from Naalehu, Hawaii

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              I love Real Techniques brushes. They perform wonderfully and are affordable and easy to clean.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good!

              By angela

              from Fairfax, VA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                  It applies really well and the only problem I have with it is that I kind of wish it were softer but for the price it has a lot to offer.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  Great Brushes Except One!

                  By Aiimeegee

                  from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

                  Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                  I bought this collection early May 2014. I wouldn't say I use this brushes everyday or excessively and I would also clean my brushes once a week. I really liked the them all except for the buffing brush which I would use mainly for blending. Around October I found the bristles of this brush were all falling out and I have no idea why when as I say, I wouldn't use it excessively and take care of my products. It's now got to the point were the bristles are coming out in lumps and the brush for this reason seems a bit fault. However, up until this point I loved the brush and it was great for blending especially when contouring to avoid harsh lines.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I'm in love!

                  By Dee-Dee

                  from St. Louis, MO

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Value
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                    The brushes feel wonderful.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Deep
                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect Collection of Basics

                    By Tiger Girl

                    from Savannah, GA

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                      I was happy with this set when I picked it up. It is a great starter collection of brushes. The whole RT line performs exceptionally well for the given price point. I have yet to be disappointed in a brush from this line.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      Brushes

                      By Sher

                      from Marlton, NJ

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Value
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                        Brushes are soft and very worth it!!

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

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                        • 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
                        • 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
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