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Real Techniques

Starter Kit

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.5

(based on 703 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (320)
  • 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 (216)
  • Going out (194)
  • Daily use (102)
  • Special occasions (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (197), Classic style (148), Trendy style (127)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (96), Medium (62), Deep (6)

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4.0

Real Techniques Starter Kit

By KSDede

from Overland Park, KS

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Good Value

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    I really like the amount of product that it grabs on the brush. I use them everyday and really love them. I bought two and I will recommend them to my friends. Very good value.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Glad to replace my brushes with these

    By KimboSlice

    from Chicago

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

      Purchasing these brushes I was happy to replace other brushes. Easy to clean they bristles stay in place and I use every time I apply makeup. (which is every day)

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      loving it so far!

      By Mish

      from texas

      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 have been wanting to buy some high end brushes but the prices are so high. So I decided to give real techniques angry since I've heard good things about them and they are more affordable. So far so good!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Love em!

        By ksbutala

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

          Love these brushes, the base shadow brush does not have much use to me. Apart from that, I love the rest of the brushes. They are so smoothe, picks up color easily. For someone who is starting out new, these brushes are a good starter kit.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Amazing

          By ADORKABLEJILL

          from SPOKANE, WA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            Easy to use for even a beginner like me.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            Wished they sold individually!

            By Steles16

            from Bostony

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            I own most of the original RT brushes and I love them!! They are all great quality but my only negative thing to say is I wish they sold more brushes individually. I love the contour brush and want to buy another one but don't want to purchase the whole core kit again just for the contou brush. i just wish the kits could be bought indiviually. Please sell all your brushes individually.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great eye brushes

            By Dicagirlsd

            from San Diego

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                Real technique brushes are great

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                3 Useless brushes, 2 Okay

                By EmaBlu

                from Savannah, GA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                      I got this set to keep at the gym. I use them 3 days a week to get ready and wanted an "okay" but not expensive set to keep there. To be honest I'm writing this because I bought them based on the great reviews. I have no complaints with the actual QUALITY of the brushes, just that 2-3 brushes are essentially useless. The little case is nice but I've had to buy 2 additional brushes just to have a functional set. I don't wear a ton of makeup so don't have high requirements and even for me this set is lacking. I use the basic shadow brush and the blender. The angled brush is okay, too thin for easy application. The other 2 - absolutely useless. I bought the 2 sided, 2 brush set from Eco-Tools to use and they're much better and half the price.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      nice selection

                      By soya

                      from Milwaukee wi

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Value
                      • Sizes

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                          They are nice.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair
                           
                          2.0

                          love case, but not these type brushes

                          By makeupluv

                          from north carolina

                          About Me Classic Style

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Nice Colors And Case

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to Apply

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use

                          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                          I like the standing case that came with the brushes but so far I am not in love with the brushes. They are soft ... but maybe a little too soft. I am curious about the foundation brushes b/c I have seen good reviews on them.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Deep

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                          • 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 Reviewer

                              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
                          • 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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