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Real Techniques

Starter Kit

Item #: 2230001

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.6

(based on 655 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (316)
  • Soft bristles (301)
  • Functional (269)
  • Great design (243)
  • Compact (178)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Heavy / bulky (13)
  • Sheds (9)
  • Hard to use (7)
  • Poor quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (311)
  • Travel (215)
  • Going out (194)
  • Daily use (79)
  • Special occasions (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (179), Classic style (134), Trendy style (119)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (73), Medium (44), Deep (5)

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4.0

Love for everyday looks

By K Fro

from Indianapolis

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

  • Good Value
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult to Apply
  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

Softer than Eco tools, thicker too. Doesn't waste product with fallout. However, crease brush is rather large if you are trying to do complicated eye make up.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Everything you need for eyes

By Working Mom

from Carmel, IN

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dry Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    High Quality, Good Value. This is the perfect variety for eye makeup set of brushes.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    in love

    By markiejo

    from wi

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    Just received mine yesterday. The deluxe crease brush is my new best friend. How did I live without.

     
    5.0

    Must have

    By BB

    from Pooler GA

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Price Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        Great set of brushes for a very reasonable price.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I love this brushes but I have a few comments:

        By Juliana

        from Québec, QC, Canada

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        Hi, I've been using the starter set for about a month now. I have the new set that comes with the fine liner brush instead of the pixel point brush. These are my thoughts on the set: The brushes are great price for the amazing quality, they are soft, beautiful and they don't shed !! -The only brush I dislike is the brow brush, it's too thick and big, I use it as a comb for my brows. I would prefer a brush like the one in Nic's picks. That would be more of a multi-tasker for brows and as an eyeliner to use with eyeshadow. -Also my eyes are small, so I would need a smaller crease brush for more detailed work and I cannot find one in the real techniques collection!! Only in the limited edition picks. Have you noticed that both Sam and Nick have a new crease brush in their picks? This is a sign you guys need to produce a crease brush for more detailed work and make it available not only in limited edition sets! Please do this for the people with smaller eyes, we don't all have the amazing big eyes Sam has! The deluxe crease brush is great for many things, I love it, I want another one, but it's not for detailed work, I need a smaller more precise crease brush and I'm not the only one ;). -And one last thing, as I mentioned in a comment I sent to you, please make the deluxe crease brush and base shadow brush available as singles! Thanks, I love your tutorials and brushes! Bye!

         
        5.0

        I would buy it again and again

        By The best

        from Detroit,MI

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Stains Easily

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        I use this product all the time and I love it.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Absolutely Amazing

        By lillianc

        from Maine, United States

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        I received this as a birthday gift and am in love. I have always been a fan of these brushes. The absolute best quality brushes I've ever/will use. So soft, they don't shed, super durable, sleek, easy to use, and a nice variety to add to any collection. The price is amazing too, so affordable. Better than any high end brand brushes I've ever used. I can't say enough good things! one thing I have to mention is that the brow brush is a little wider than I personally like to use just because I like a lot of precision, but I use it non the less:)

        (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        cheap brushes.

        By K

        from Oregon

        Pros

          Cons

          • Wears Off Easily

          Best Uses

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            I've only had these brushes for a week. They got really good reviews. I've used them twice and the labels on the brush to say what the brush is is already coming off. Now I'm worried they are going to fall a part on me. Not happy. I hope they last or I will never buy this product again.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super soft, easy to use!

            By Heather

            from Utah

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            I love this set. The brushes are super soft and are the perfect size, they make doing eye looks very easy. I like these so much I have since bought some of the face brushes. I do recommend watching the videos by Samantha Chapman on YouTube on how to use these, it helps to see them in action. Totally satisfied with purchase!

             
            5.0

            10/10

            By alex

            from cedar rapids, ia

            About Me Trendy Style

            Pros

            • Doesn't Shead
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              perfect brush so soft

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

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              • Q:

                Could I use the deluxe crease brush to blend in my crease shadow? Or is it to big?
                Asked on 11/11/2014 by DEEDEE from Columbus, OH

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The Deluxe Crease Brush is ideal for this use! It is specially designed for blending and contouring eye shadows in the crease.

                  Answered on 11/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                What do you suggest using to clean these brushes?? How often should I be cleaning them?
                Asked on 9/17/2014 by mtoohs from Chicago

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Clean your makeup brushes once weekly using a gentle brush shampoo or mild hair shampoo. Work a lather into the bristles and rinse with cool water until the water runs clear. Lay flat to dry. You can use a brush cleaner spray in between uses to keep brushes clean in between shampoos, too!

                  Answered on 9/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Are the brushes labeled?
                Asked on 8/19/2014 by none

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, each brush is labeled on its handle.

                  Answered on 8/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I'm a beginner to eye makeup, and I was wondering, are these brushes good for beginners?

                How do you clean these brushes, and how often do you need to clean them?

                Do these brushes last quite a long time, do they shed easily and do they break easily?
                Asked on 7/10/2014 by CRISSY����

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Starter Kit brushes are excellent for eye makeup beginners! We recommend watching Real Techniques founder and makeup artist Sam Chapman's tutorial video:
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKMwwJ8z7Kw

                  These are high quality brushes that provide professional results. They won't break easily or shed excessively.

                  Clean your makeup brushes once weekly using a gentle brush shampoo or mild hair shampoo. Work a lather into the bristles and rinse with cool water until the water runs clear. Lay flat to dry. You can use a brush cleaner spray in between uses to keep brushes clean in between shampoos, too!

                  Answered on 7/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Are the handles labeled so I know what each is used for?

                How to Keep clean?
                Asked on 6/30/2014 by luvbeauty

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, each brush is labeled on its handle. We recommend shampooing brushes once weekly with a brush shampoo or mild hair shampoo. You can also spray brushes with brush cleaner after daily use to keep them clean between shampoos (recommended for acne-prone skin).

                  Answered on 6/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I'm just starting out wearing makeup and I was wondering is this a good set of brushes to start off with?
                Asked on 5/1/2014 by Alexis from Ocala,fl

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This set includes 5 brushes specifically for eye makeup application. For brushes for both face and eye makeup application, you may prefer Real Techniques Core Collection (Item #: 2229998), which includes foundation, powder, detail/shadow, and contour/blush brushes:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3220069

                  Answered on 5/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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