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Real Techniques

Starter Kit

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.5

(based on 724 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 (114)
  • Special occasions (47)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (203), Classic style (152), Trendy style (132)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (106), Medium (66), Deep (6)

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5.0

love it!

By ash

from tulsa, oklahoma

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    I love it, the bristles are very soft which is nice for my sensative skin! would reccomend to anyone(:

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Worth it!!!

    By Hicks chick

    from Salem or

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

      Why did I waste my time and money on cheaper brushes? My make up applied with real techniques looks so much nicer then with the cheap brushes. They pick up the eye make up nicely. The eye liner brush is fantastic! A must have ladies

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      It's a great starter kit!

      By Kortney

      from Columbus, Ohio

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            I really do enjoy this set. Plus, ulta always had a buy one get one 50% off! Just look out for the deals and u will save some money. But even without the sale the are a good quality brush that does not cost a arm or a leg! Great set to start your makeup collection with :)

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Make up application brushes

            By Baby girl

            from Seattle, Wa

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              Im a very detailed person and these brushes get details dead on and are so easy to use.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Good eye set brushes

              By Chii

              from Monterey, CA

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                I love that you get all you need for eyes make up. However, the case was useless, I throw it away. It was a good value set.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Great Value for Eye Brushes

                By Choculuh

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                  This is a great intro to Real Techniques brushes. The materials are of good quality.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  HOLY GRAIL BRUSHES

                  By NatNataly

                  from Fremont, CA

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blend Easily
                  • Flawless
                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Short Height

                  Best Uses

                  • Blending Out Crease
                  • Daily Use
                  • Putting A Lid Color On

                  Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                  I love how easy it is to blend all eyeshadow with the crease brush. Apply a lid color with the all over brush is a dream. The brow brush distributes color evenly throughout my brows and the liner and precision brush have amazing precision and are dense enough to leave a lot of color!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  4.0

                  Great Quality

                  By MjSanchez

                  from West Palm

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                    Great brushes that are durable and don't break the bank!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Terrible quality

                    By crilly

                    from Dublin, Ireland

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                    Received this set as a gift at the end of April. Last night I washed the angled brow brush to clean it of any brow wax build up. While rinsing, all the bristles fell out. I didn't leave it soaking and was only using lukewarm water. Really disappointed with the quality which is not reflected in the price. Was planning on buying the Bold Metals collection & have no intention of it now.

                     
                    5.0

                    brushes

                    By Diamond Eyed Dollface

                    from Peoria, ax

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Good Value
                    • Great price
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                      Love these brushes :)

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • 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
                      • 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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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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