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Real Techniques

Core Collection

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Real TechniquesCore Collection
 
4.7

(based on 827 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (538)
  • Soft bristles (489)
  • 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 (117)
  • Oily skin (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (233), Classic style (225), Trendy style (148), Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (37), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (56), Fair (30), Deep (8)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for even seasoned makeup users

By Viking Princess

from Berks County PA

Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

I needed new brushes because my high end ones shed and they're hard to wash and dry in reasonable time. You definitely do NOT have to use the brushes for what they're "meant" for. They're made of synthetic materials so a liquid foundation or BB creme will not do any damage to a powder brush. Just wash it out and voila! No fuss no muss! Perfect!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the brushes

By Houston

from Frindswood TX

About Me Classic Style

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

      Love these brushes. I am a brush maniac, I love fine brushes.
      I purchased a set for my daughter too. They dense and do not shed.
      I typically spend alot on my brushes- high end-- I would safely say I like these brushes better than any of the others. Please try it and you will love them.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      In love with the brushes

      By Houston

      from Frindswood TX

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          I purchased these brushes and absolutely in love with them. Easy to blend, easy to wash, soft, DO NOT shed.
          All my brushes are high end these are the cheapest brushes I have purchased and the real tech brushes are my absolute favorite.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          2.0

          somewhat good.

          By DarceyMegs

          from East Sussex, United Kingdom

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          I bought this set, last week and all the brushes have been amazing but all the hairs on the buffing brush are loose so when you go to use it, the hairs stick to your face. Its such a shame as thats the brush I was most excited about.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Quality!

          By Angelica

          from Costa Mesa CA

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          I am impress

           
          5.0

          Perfect

          By Mrs. K

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          they are cheap and easy to use. perfect for someone who is startig in the make up. love them.

           
          5.0

          My favourite brush is the ...

          By nini

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

          My favourite brush is the contour brush which is the perfect size to contour my face. I love that the black case can be used to place the brushes upside down to dry over ther edge of a table.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT VALUE FOR THE PRICE.

          By ashley

          from TX

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              the buffing brush is probably the best one out of this kit. blends the foundation very smoothly and nice.
              Also, love the contour brush.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              A Girls Best Friend

              By Jessie

              from Dublin, Ireland

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              I got these a few months ago and I am in love. The style, quality and no fall outs is what every girl needs. Its quality for your money. I also have two other collections by this brand and I have to say I am not switching anytime soon. I would highly recommend them.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great set and very useful

              By judy s

              from Fairview tn

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              i really like these and find them very versatile and easy to use and to clean. i take them with me when traveling and use at home every day.

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              • 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
              • Q:

                Does the brush say the name of what kind it is?
                Asked on 8/9/2014 by Maddie

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, each brush is labeled on its handle.

                  Answered on 8/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this all the brushes you would need to put make up on ?
                Asked on 7/3/2014 by Angie

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I own lots of other brushes and one of my friends recommended these to me, I have never tried these and I was wondering if they were good quality for the low price? Thanks !!
                Asked on 6/30/2014 by makeuploverme

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This brush set is among our top rated products! ULTA shoppers currently rate this set 4.7 out of 5 stars, with over 713 reviews. Real Techniques brushes are designed by professional makeup artists Sam and Nic Chapman and feature professional quality materials and design for professional results. They are a wonderful value!

                  Answered on 7/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this brush set good for liquid foundation I recently bought Mac foundation and in need of a makeup brush. Of course they had one there but the girl who worked there told me herself that she prefers me to buy one at ulta instead because at Mac they are over priced.
                Asked on 5/26/2014 by mag_myla from Houston Texas

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The included Pointed Foundation Brush is ideal to apply liquid foundation.

                  Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Can the buffing brush be used to apply liquid foundation (like the sigma F-80) ? If not does Real Techniques make a brush that is a dupe for the sigma F-80?
                Asked on 5/12/2014 by Kami from Austin, TX

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Are the brushes full size?
                Asked on 4/8/2014 by Ami

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, all brushes are full size!

                  Answered on 4/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Do these brushes work well with the bareminerals foundation
                Asked on 4/8/2014 by Nelly from hanford‚ca

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, the Buffing Brush within this collection is ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation including bareMinerals Foundation!

                  Answered on 4/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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