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Starter Kit

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.6

(based on 649 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 (77)
  • Special occasions (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (178), Classic style (134), Trendy style (117)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (70), Medium (44), Deep (5)

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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
 
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

      (2 of 3 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
         
        4.0

        great starter set.

        By K

        from Portland Oregon

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Good Value
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply

        Best Uses

        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        I really do like these brushes so far. However like most people say I wish they sold them separate. I don't use the eyebrow brush. I won't use the fine liner brush either. The deluxe crease brush is too big to use as a crease brush. Also the shadow brush is a bit too big for my eye. It puts the product all the way to my crease when I just want it on the lid. I might buy an E.LF brush instead. Also a smaller shadow brush.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        My new favorite brush brand!

        By EmilyNicole84

        from Washington, DC, United States

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        I absolutely love the real techniques brushes. I've always used mac&sigma brushes but after ten years I needed to replace some of my brushes, and I decided to buy real techniques! And boy am I happy I did! The brushes are of better quality than the high end brushes I replaced. I bought all the real techniques brushes (sets&singles) expect the 3 retractable brushes, & I'm over the moon happy with the quality of these RT brushes! I highly recommend them! You won't be disappointed.

         
        5.0

        Love these brushes!

        By Liz

        from Huntington Beach

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • GREAT BRUSHES

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

          This is a great set! Would buy again!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          wonderful features

          By trinanadine

          from Auburn, WA, United States

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

          My mom got this for me and I think they are awesome.

           
          5.0

          great brushes

          By rainbowxxraver

          from ltown pa

          Pros

          • Easy To Wash

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              i like these brushes and theyre easy to clean. i don't use the pixel liner and eyebrow ones often. the other 3 work great. it would be a good set for beginners, so theyre not overwhelmed with brush choices.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              excellent starter kit

              By SassySugarplum

              from Rochester, NY

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Bristle Quality
              • Good Value
              • No Tugging Or Pulling
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                Has every brush you need to get you started on creating all kinds of looks. Don't let the name fool you either. It may be a "starter kit" but these are excellent quality brushes. As good as my more expensive ones. Also for newbies, they offer an excellent free website with tutorials on how to use each brush!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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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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