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Real Techniques Powder Brush

Real Techniques

Powder Brush

Item #: 2229996

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Great looks start with a flawless base. Evenly apply powders and mineral foundations for smooth, high-definition results:

  • 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 TechniquesPowder Brush
 
4.6

(based on 812 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (350)
  • Easy to use (304)
  • Functional (265)
  • Great design (256)
  • Blends well (242)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (85)
  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Poor coverage (7)
  • Messy (6)
  • Hard to use (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (344)
  • All skin types (201)
  • Going out (135)
  • Travel (77)
  • Normal skin (46)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (237), Natural style (161), Classic style (128), Brand buyer (120), Trendy style (65)

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4.0

Love

By Lily

from Modesto, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder

    Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

    With my powder

     
    2.0

    This brush is alittle too big to pick up

    By Vic

    from Arizona

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Uneven Application
      • Wastes Make Up

      Best Uses

      • Powder

      Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

      I like it but it is too big to be a powder brush

       
      5.0

      Love this Brush

      By Chas

      from Bradenton, Fl

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Powder

        Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

        Perfect brush to apply powder

         
        5.0

        I would recommend this product and buy again

        By Tammy

        from Brentwood, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

          I use it for applying setting powder

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not that much

          By Moni

          from Virginia

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Causes Streaks
            • Feels Rough On Skin
            • Uneven Application

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

              B

               
              5.0

              I will buy this again

              By no nickname

              from Salisbury NC

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • High Quality
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Liquid
                • Travel

                Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                LOVED this brush. Went back and purchased another one for my daughter-in-law. Then purchased some additional brushes in the product line.

                 
                4.0

                Love my powder brush

                By Neva the Beautician

                from Knoxville, TN

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • High Quality
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                  I use this to apply my powder after foundation and I love it. It can be a little hard to clean but it's still a great brush. It picks up the powder great and with this brush a little goes a long way.

                   
                  1.0

                  Sheds like crazy

                  By Kt

                  from Louisiana

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Applies Evenly
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Smooth Finish
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Powder

                  Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                  This brand has great brushes, but I think I got a bad brush this time. Everytime I sweep it on my face, there's tons of bristles sticking out at the top of the brush and I can just pull them out. They're not glued in good and they're all coming out.

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this again

                  By Angela

                  from Houston, Texas

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Applies Evenly
                  • High Quality
                  • Smooth Finish
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Powder

                    Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                    I like to use this brush to set my power and I love how it does it

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Brush

                    By Ray

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Real Techniques Powder Brush:

                    This brush blends evenly, great coverage.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    16 Questions | 16 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      This brush seems very large. For applying my mineral foundation, will I be able to get full coverage into small crevices, such as under eyes? If not is there a better brush for my mineral foundation?
                      Asked on 6/17/2016 by Make Me Up from Iowa

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Make Me Up,

                        What a great question - and thanks for the detail; that helps us point you to a brush that should work well! I think you're absolutely right - the large and fluffy bristles in the powder brush may not give you the coverage that you need.

                        In this case, because you are looking for full coverage, I would point you in one of two directions.

                        The first (individual) brush I would recommend is the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (Ulta Item #: 2244502). This is one of our best selling brushes and the density and shorter cut of the bristles will give you a better all-over look, especially with mineral foundation.

                        The second brush I would recommend for you comes in one of our sets, the Real Techniques Core Collection (Ulta Item #2229998). This set has my all-time favorite brush in it (the Buffing Brush) which is like the Expert Face brush, but has slightly longer bristles. It also has several other nice brushes for foundation application (Detailer brush, great for concealer or a secondary use for lipstick; a pointed foundation brush: use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage; and the contour brush which you can use to apply highlighter to contour or create a sheer finish). Plus, it comes with a standup case for organization or it's perfect for drying your brushes after you wash them.

                        Hope that helps!

                        Answered on 6/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Would the brush work well to buff self tanner onto the face and body since it's rather large and has synthetic bristles?
                      Asked on 4/28/2016 by Miya from Charlotte, NC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Miya,

                        Such a great question! That Powder Brush is one of my favorites!

                        As much as I love it for things like powder, bronzer, blush, etc, I actually would recommend that you use a brush with shorter, denser bristles to apply self-tanner. That is going to give you a bit more control and will enable you to really buff the product into your skin.

                        My top recommendation would be the Buffing Brush that is found in the Core Collection (that is Ulta Item # 2229998). That is my absolute favorite Buffing Brush ever! I honestly don't think I could live with out it! :)

                        The other one I would recommend (if you don't want to buy the set) is our Expert Face Brush (Ulta Item # 2244502). That is one of our best sellers and I think you would love it.

                        Either of those two brushes would be a great tool for you to apply self-tanner.

                        Thanks - hope that helps!

                        Answered on 4/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      What kind of coverage can you get with this brush?
                      Asked on 3/24/2016 by Nat727 from Panorama city, ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        HI Nat727,

                        The great thing about our Real Techniques brushes is that they are designed to be the ideal tool for whatever look you are going for.. The Powder Brush has synthetic taklon bristles, custom cut and crimped for ideal pick-up and release of most powders. The brush enables you to build and blend to your optimum coverage level, from either a natural, soft-powder look to a flawless, airbrushed finish.

                        Thanks!

                        Hope that helps!

                        Answered on 3/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Can this brush be used to apply bronzer or powder foundation?
                      Asked on 3/9/2016 by bengalibarbie from NJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Bengalibarbie,

                        Such a great question! The wonderful thing about almost all of our Real Techniques brushes is that they have multiple uses. So, to answer your question, yes! You can use this for powder foundation, but also to apply bronzer.

                        I actually use mine to apply bronzer since it is so plush, it gives me that sun-kissed finish that I want.

                        Thanks!

                        Answered on 3/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Can this brush be used for blending powder contour?
                      Asked on 2/28/2016 by Princess from New Orleans, LA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Princess,

                        Great question! Contouring & Sculpting are so on trend right now! I hadn't been asked this question before, so I went to our experts, Sam & Nic Chapman, the sisters behind the Real Techniques line, and asked them.

                        This Powder brush has quite a large, plush brush head and may not be the best brush for working to get the sculpted look you are going for. In terms of applying contour powder (and blending), I would recommend something with a smaller head, and possibly something with a bit more angle to it.

                        You could look to use our Sculpting Set (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12191293), which has the amazing Sculpting Brush (for contour product application & great blending), a Setting brush (for highlighting) and a Fan Brush for powder application, precision contouring and some blending.

                        You could also look to use the Contouring brush in our Core Collection (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3220069). This brush is ideal for applying contour product as well as blending. Plus, it comes with my absolute favorite brush in the collection, the Buffing Brush!

                        Hope all that helps! Thanks again for a great question!

                        Answered on 2/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used with pressed powder also or just loose powder?
                      Asked on 8/5/2015 by mymy123

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely! This brush can be used with loose powder, pressed powder, mineral powder, or for a sheer application of bronzer. Its large size also makes it ideal for applying product to the neck, collarbone, and body.

                        Answered on 8/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Is this brush good for light bronzer application?
                      Asked on 5/4/2015 by MelissaNYC

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I was going to purchase 2 of these, 1 for my bareminerals loose powder foundation and 1 for my mineral veil. Would this brush work for both of those products?
                      Asked on 3/3/2015 by Mel from Oregon, OH

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the Powder Brush is ideal to apply and blend powders and mineral foundations including both bareMinerals Original/Matte and Mineral Veil!

                        Answered on 3/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this a good gift for someone who likes makeup?
                      Asked on 1/25/2015 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, absolutely! This versatile brush is perfect to apply powders and mineral foundations and provides smooth, high definition results.

                        Answered on 1/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      What are the bristles made from?
                      Asked on 1/22/2015 by alli

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The synthetic bristles are made of Taklon and are 100% cruelty-free.

                        Answered on 1/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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