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Real Techniques Starter Brush Kit

Real Techniques

Starter Brush 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 787 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 (221)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (311)
  • Travel (219)
  • Going out (194)
  • Daily use (179)
  • Special occasions (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (246), Classic style (187), Trendy style (158), Budget shopper (11), Brand buyer (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (166), Medium (111), Deep (7)

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5.0

Best Products Ever

By EmeraldEli

from Los Angeles,CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Cruelty-Free
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Highlighting & Contouring
    • Liquid
    • Multi-Use
    • Powder
    • Travel

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    Great Brushes For Eye Make Up.They blend really well. They pick up product really good,they apply perfectly.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    WOULD NOT BUY AGAIN DO NOT LIKE

    By JACKIE

    from MARION IOWA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    DO NOT LIKE THE WAY THEY APPLY

     
    5.0

    Work great with Colourpop Eyeshadow!

    By Destiny

    from Texas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Easy To Clean
    • Smooth Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        Searched around for brushes to apply colourpop eyeshadow. A lot of blogs and youtubers said this worked great if you wanted to use brushes. They were right!

         
        4.0

        Great starter set!

        By DM

        from Houston

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Easy To Clean
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Highlighting & Contouring
          • Multi-Use
          • Powder

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

          Only reason not giving 5 stars is the instructions show the holder can be used as a stand with the elastic holding the brushes in place - but the elastic faces the opposite direction. Really no big deal...

           
          4.0

          Great Brushes, Great Price!

          By Brittany baby

          from Lubbock, Tx

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multi-Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            These brushes are fabulous for eye color application! That blend very well and the color comes on so easy!

             
            5.0

            Excellent Product

            By PurpleDiva

            from Boston, Ma

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • High Quality
            • Smooth Finish
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Liquid
              • Multi-Use
              • Powder

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              This item was recommended my an Ulta makeup specialist. This was great quality, my overall makeup was flawlessly. I would recommend this product to others who does not want to spend a a lot of money.

               
              5.0

              Travel Friendly

              By Tiffany

              from SC

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • Easy To Clean
              • High Quality
              • Soft
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Highlighting & Contouring
                • Liquid
                • Multi-Use
                • Powder
                • Travel

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                It's great for travel, user-friendly, and amazing quality!

                 
                5.0

                Great quality

                By Alex

                from Cornelius, OR

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean
                • High Quality
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multi-Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                  This product met my needs 100%

                   
                  5.0

                  My to go to brushes

                  By Miriam

                  from Lynwood, CA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Powder

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                    Love the blending brush

                     
                    4.0

                    Good

                    By Lauren

                    from Greenwood, SC

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Soft
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Uneven Application

                    Best Uses

                    • Liquid
                    • Multi-Use
                    • Powder

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                    The brushes do not blend as well as I would like them to.

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                    Q&A

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                    17 Questions | 17 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Can any of these brushes be used for eye shadow? Thanks
                      Asked on 6/1/2016 by Alyssa from New Jersey

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Alyssa,

                        This is the perfect set for eye shadow, actually, since all the brushes are specifically designed for eye makeup application.

                        And I'll let you in on a little secret you might not know: all of our Real Techniques brushes are color coded based on their use: any purple handled brushes are for eyes, gold/orange handled brushes are base (foundations, concealers, etc) and pink handled brushes are for finishing techniques: blush, contour, lip.

                        Because all of the brushes in the Starter Set are purple, they are all focused on your eyes!

                        Here's what each brush does:

                        deluxe crease brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring
                        base shadow brush: apply a smooth, flawless foundation of color
                        accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging
                        fine liner brush: the ultimate tool for precision application of liquid or cream eyeliner
                        brow brush: distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows

                        Plus, it comes with a panoramic case, which is great for storing, drying, etc.

                        Hope that helps!

                        Answered on 6/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                    • 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
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