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Real Techniques Starter Kit

Real Techniques

Starter Kit

Item #: 2230001

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Boost your look with effortlessly enhanced eyes. Eye definition goes high-definition with this essential set:

  • Includes 5 full-size brushes + case:
    • Base shadow brush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color
    • Deluxe crease brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring
    • Accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging
    • Pixel-point eyeliner brush: tapered cut is ideal for dense or fine eyeliner application
    • Brow brush: distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows
    • Panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • Extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.6

(based on 755 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (322)
  • Soft bristles (301)
  • Functional (269)
  • Great design (243)
  • Good value (212)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (311)
  • Travel (216)
  • Going out (194)
  • Daily use (170)
  • Special occasions (73)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (242), Classic style (183), Trendy style (157)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (158), Medium (109), Deep (7)

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5.0

Great starter brush set

By Vicki

from Rock hill sc

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    Great brush set. Makes applying eye makeup quite easy. Relatively inexpensive. Helps to show you what kinds of brushes work best for you in case you would want to purchase more expensive brushes. Very good

     
    5.0

    Love these brushes.

    By Stephanie

    from Santa Cruz

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

      I use these brushes to apply the eye shadow on my eyes and these brushes help me blend the eye shadows a lot easier!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      3.0

      Yea I would buy

      By None

      from None

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        Goes on smooth

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Great brush set!

        By Tnorm

        from FL

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

          Got this as a gift and ended up buying it as a gift also. Love these brushes!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Great brushes

          By Jpjo

          from Texas

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            I bought this brush set for my daughter and she loves them. They haven't shedded and are very soft. Also, they pick up product very well. Can't go wrong with these especially with the price.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            WHAT TOOK ME SOO LONG???????!!!!!

            By Mel G

            from Orlando, FL

            About Me Classic Style

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              So soft & such a nice shape to apply my favorite shadows!!!!!! Love the travel brush holder/stand convertible, wish I got it sooner, So good will buy another to have as back up. Better price value than higher end names & quality just as good. Worth every penny. LOVE IT!!!!!!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Great eye shadow brushes

              By Mush

              from Ny

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Good Value
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Normal Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                Best brushes for the money perfect set

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                !

                By KitKat

                from MN

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                Easy to use! Very versatile, and affordable!

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for application and blending!

                By Skeeter

                from Lawrence, KS

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                  I love these brushes! Perfect for applying and blending all around your eyes, especially better than those tiny sponges that come with your cosmetics.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Great price! Amazing results!

                  By PrettyGirl

                  from New York State

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends very well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                    These brushes are perfect. Great price. Nice packaging to use for travel. The brushes hold the eyeshadow very well and apply makeup perfectly. Blending ability is fantastic!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    16 Questions | 16 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Is this brush set good for highlight and contouring with Anastasia Beverly Hills cream contour kit ?
                      Asked on 3/21/2016 by nikki from Rhode Island

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Nikki,

                        I hadn't yet seen the Anastasia Cream Contour Kit, so I looked it up and now I'm heading to Ulta to buy it. It looks amazing! :)

                        Great question, by the way. Rather than the Starter Set, I actually would recommend our Real Techniques Sculpting Set (found here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12191293) to use with this cream contour kit. The Sculpting Set is made for all things highlighting and contouring and the brushes are amazing!

                        The Starter Set is fabulous, but those brushes are all mainly for eyes and brows.

                        Thanks so much!

                        Answered on 3/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • Q:

                      Are this bristles firm or soft? I notice with a softer brush it's more difficult to apply a base coat of eyeshadow.
                      Asked on 1/20/2016 by Kristenkitty from Buffalo, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Of the 5 brushes in this set, the firmest one is the Brow Brush, meant to be used to distinctly shape your brows. It's still soft to the touch, but is cut in such a way that you can shape with precision.

                        Of the three shadow brushes in the set, they all are soft to the touch, but all have varying degrees of length, packing and wave to determine how they perform. The softest of the three shadow brushes is the Base Shadow brush, which is used primarily for base coat application. It's not overly soft so that the product falls off of it (which may be what you are experiencing). It's cut in such a way that it can cover a broad surface (like your entire lid and above the socket), but still "holds onto" the product for good application.

                        The Deluxe Crease Brush is a soft brush, but is tapered and packed more densely for a more precise application of shadow. This is for the more detailed application of accent colors, creating smoky looks or highlights.

                        The Accent Brush is cut very small for even more precision with shadow, great for lining and smudging your lash lines.

                        Answered on 1/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Where are they made from?
                      Asked on 1/17/2016 by Marina from UK

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The brushes for this set are made in China.

                        Answered on 1/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      i am wanting to buy the Anastasia brow pawmade, and was wondering if the eyebrow brush will work for filling in my brows?
                      Asked on 1/1/2016 by mmiller from Indiana

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Is there space in the case to add additional brushes? Also, the description says that there is a brow brush, but the picture does not look like that is included, can you confirm if there is or is not an eyebrow brush?
                      Asked on 12/8/2015 by Jennifer

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The brow brush is the one furthest to the right in the image & is angled.

                        With regard to fitting more brushes in, the case itself has two additional stretchy "holders" on the other side of the flap, so based on the size of brushes you are wishing to fit in, there is room for two smaller ones.

                        We hope this helps! :-)

                        Answered on 12/15/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Are these completely synthetic?
                      Asked on 11/22/2015 by Jae

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, all the brushes feature ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles that are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free.

                        Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      What is the total weight of this product?
                      Asked on 10/9/2015 by D.Tsk

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The kit weighs a total 4.5 oz.

                        Answered on 11/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Are these brushes full size?
                      Asked on 7/29/2015 by Daniela

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the brushes are full size.

                        Answered on 7/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      What brushes are included in this set?
                      Asked on 7/7/2015 by ciera from Austin Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Real Techniques Starter Kit includes 5 full-size brushes + case:

                        Base shadow brush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color
                        Deluxe crease brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring
                        Accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging
                        Pixel-point eyeliner brush: tapered cut is ideal for dense or fine eyeliner application
                        Brow brush: distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows
                        Panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand

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

                      Are these brushes durable? I have had issues with other brushes handles falling apart.
                      Asked on 1/5/2015 by neeny from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Real Techniques brushes are very durable and high quality. They are designed by a professional makeup artist for ultimate performance! Please read the ratings and reviews for more details. This set is rated very highly - 4.6 out of 5 stars!

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