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Real Techniques

Core Collection

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Real TechniquesCore Collection
 
4.7

(based on 730 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 (224), 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 (55), Fair (30), Deep (8)

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(1 of 2 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
       
      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

      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

          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.

           
          5.0

          Real Techniques makeup brushes ROCK! :-)

          By Lindsay

          from Westland, MI

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              If you need help finding out how to use the product, definitely go on YouTube and search techniques and there are tons of videos. These makeup brushes are amazing! I have never loved a makeup brush so much in my life.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              THIS IS IT

              By Lily

              from Newport News

              Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

              As an teenager, I had been looking for a good brushes that's it not out of my budget. Core collection have all what I need for my face.

               
              5.0

              This set is perfect!

              By Amanda

              from Santa Rosa, CA

              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:

                This handy little brush set is definitely for every day use, or traveling. The stand is useful for both display and actual use, they don't take up much space in a travel makeup bag and they work great.
                While I would've liked a powder brush included in this set, I think the buffing brush works well for powders so I still enjoy this brush set. I really enjoy the synthetic material, the price, and well, the brushes! They all work great for me and even though they are meant for specific uses, I can use the foundation brush for setting powder over my concealer, the detail brush I sometimes use for eyeshadows, these brushes have more than one use which I very much enjoy.
                I would repurchase if something happened to my kit, and I do recommend this. Real Techniques has not disappointed me.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this set!

                By Missbodeila

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Natural Style

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                    I love this set! The brushes are soft and the folding carrying case is so handy! I had no idea how much better makeup goes on with GOOD brushes. I like this set so much that I got the purple one too. It's fabulous for eye makeup and smaller applications.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The name is true to itself

                    By Bebe

                    from SanJuan, PR

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Real Techniques Core Collection:

                        Overall great brushes

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                        • 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
                        • Q:

                          Can this detailer brush be used to apply eyeshadow? Or will it not grab a powder eyeshadow and is meant for only liquids? Thanks
                          Asked on 4/3/2014 by Crys

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Is the contour brush the same as their setting brush? If not what is the difference (besides the name lol). Thanks
                          Asked on 4/3/2014 by Crys

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            While both are designed as finishing brushes, their brush head size and shape differ, so they offer different functions:

                            The Setting Brush has a smaller, pointed shaped head for precision. This is great for setting under eye concealer, getting into the “hard to reach” areas, and highlighting the cheekbones.

                            The Contour Brush in the Core Collection has a larger head than the setting brush. It also differs with a rounded head and is dense for applying more product. It can be used with darker powders for contouring effects as well as highlighting powders for the cheekbones.

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