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Real Techniques Foundation Brush

Real Techniques

Foundation Brush

Item #: 2229997

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Great looks start with a flawless base. The angled cut lets you build the coverage you need for airbrushed, high-definition results allows for high precision coverage even under harsh light with this foundation brush by Real Techniques.

  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • Self-standing for easy storage Extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use


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Real TechniquesFoundation Brush
 
4.2

(based on 336 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (157)
  • Functional (133)
  • Soft bristles (124)
  • Great design (119)
  • Blends well (84)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (11)
  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Hard to use (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (153)
  • Going out (63)
  • Travel (58)
  • Full coverage (43)
  • Light to medium coverage (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (96), Classic style (69), Natural style (65), Brand buyer (41), Trendy style (34)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (67), Fair (60), Deep (7)

Reviewed by 336 customers

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4.0

Better used as a contour brush

By Kelly

from Missouri

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Soft

Cons

  • Causes Streaks
  • Uneven Application

Best Uses

  • Highlighting & Contouring
  • Powder

Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

Very soft brush. Better used as a contour brush because foundation application is streaky. I still love it.

 
4.0

I would buy this product again

By Vonniegrace

from Austin TX

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Smooth Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Liquid

    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

    Like using with liquid foundation

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Rebecca

    from Vermont

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Building makeup
    • Easy To Clean
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

      I've never used a brush for foundation before but I didn't like getting foundation on my hands so I bought this brush. I am very pleased with it. It allows for precision and works really well for building more foundation if you want it. Overall a great dress

       
      3.0

      Real Techniques Foundation Brush

      By Cat

      from Edinburg TX

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • Cruelty-Free
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

      Very good brush however I do believe I could have chosen a better brush

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I will not buy this again.

      By Lexi

      from Ardmore, ok

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Soft

      Cons

      • Poor Quality
      • Wastes Make Up

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

      I won't buy this again. It doesn't help me at all.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not a good foundation brush

      By Klaus

      from Sioux Falls SD

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Very stiff

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

          I would not buy this again. Do not recommend

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Love this!

          By GeminiGal_531

          from Long beach

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Silky!

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

              This was my first brush from this brand and I want to go back and get them all!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not a fan

              By Amber Dawn

              from Hampton, VA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

              The bristles in this brush are stiff and did not feel good on my face. It did not seem to blend my foundation at all, just smear it around in uneven patterns. It is very thin compared to other foundation/blurring brushes. RETURNED.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Love this brush to apply foundation! Love it's angle design!

              By Dboop17

              from Rush, NY

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Full Coverage
              • Light To Medium Coverage

              Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

              I use this everyday to apply my makeup for work.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love these brushes

              By Lala

              from Arkansas

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                  Love all their brushes

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  10 Questions | 10 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Which brush is best for the Bare Minerals Gel Cream Foundation, the Foundation Brush or a round brush?
                    Asked on 5/18/2016 by Debbie from Dallas, TX

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Debbie,

                      Oh, that is an awesome question with so many amazing answers! It really all comes down to what you like best - which is what is so fun about using our Real Techniques brushes!

                      This is a great brush to use for a foundation like Bare Minerals Gel Cream Foundation, and this brush is actually made for creams and mousses. I use this brush when I want a bit more of an airbrushed look and full coverage.

                      If you want a lighter application, I would recommend either our Expert Face Brush (Ulta item 2244502), the Buffing Brush that is in our Core Collection (Ulta Item 2229998) - this one is my absolute favorite brush that we made, or our #1 selling item, the Miracle Complexion Sponge (Ulta item 2265607). I think any one of these would be perfect for getting that natural finish.

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 5/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Would you recommend this brush for the L'oreal infallible pro matte foundation or another real techniques brush?
                    Asked on 8/31/2015 by Cindy

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this brush is designed for use with liquid and cream foundation formulas of any brand.

                      Answered on 9/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Which is better for liquid foundation, the foundation brush or the expert face brush? What is the difference between the two?
                    Asked on 7/28/2015 by Cindy

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      The Expert Face Brush Item #: 2244502 is for a lighter application of foundation and/or powder. The densely cut bristles and use of a "buffing" motion really push the foundation into the skin, leaving lighter coverage overall.

                      The angled cut of the Foundation Brush allows you not only to really get into the crevices of your skin, but it enables you to build the coverage that you need. The sweeping application also provides for more coverage than the Expert Face Brush since this brush wouldn't be used to buff the foundation/powder into the skin. Overall, this allows for more precise application of your foundations or powders.

                      Either brush can be used with liquid formulas!

                      Answered on 7/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    What is the best way to clean this brush and should it be cleaned after every use?
                    Asked on 4/25/2015 by Janet from Charlotte, NC

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Does this brush work will with a cream contour palette?
                    Asked on 4/20/2015 by Cristina from RI

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Rather than this brush, which is designed for all over application and blending of foundation, we suggest using either Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush (Item #: 2283104) or Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Item #: 2230003) to contour and highlight for definition.

                      Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    what is the difference between this foundation brush and the foundation brush from the core collections set?
                    Asked on 3/8/2015 by Gh from NY

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      There are several differences between the two foundation brushes. The brush that is sold on its own has a different bristle cut than the one in the Core Collection. This individually sold brush is cut on a bias, while the Core Collection brush is more tapered. Both allow you to reach the crevices in your face (around your nose, under your eyes, etc.) for maximum coverage. The individual brush has more bristles overall, which allows greater pick up and application of product. In terms of similarities, both brushes are made from the same cruelty-free bristles and both have the no-shed qualities that Real Techniques is known for!

                      Answered on 3/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this product supposed to be used with liquid foundation?
                    Asked on 12/30/2014 by rJn

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this brush is designed for use with liquid and cream foundation formulas.

                      Answered on 1/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Can this brush also be used for contouring?
                    Asked on 12/27/2014 by ReRe from Houston,Tx

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Rather than this brush, which is designed for all over application and blending of foundation, we suggest using either Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush (Item #: 2283104) or Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Item #: 2230003) to contour and highlight for definition.

                      Answered on 1/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Are these brushes made of natural animal hair or synthetic bristles?
                    Asked on 9/6/2014 by mmchie-fanofbeauty from Cranston, RI

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Real Techniques brushes feature ultra-plush, synthetic bristles that are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free.

                      Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Hello, I would like to know if this brush can be used with liquid foundation?? I'm thinking of buying Bare-minerals liquid foundation and I want to make sure that I have the right tools. Thank you.
                    Asked on 7/22/2014 by Kasey from Rhode Island, USA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this brush is designed for use with liquid and cream foundation formulas.

                      Answered on 7/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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