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Real Techniques

Starter Kit

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.5

(based on 732 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 (118)
  • Special occasions (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (205), Classic style (156), Trendy style (133)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (109), Medium (69), Deep (7)

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4.0

Best Set Ever for the price

By Makeup Fan15

from Georgia

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • Multiple Uses
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    This eye kit is Great, I've been using all the brushes in this kit everyday since my purchase(excluding the shadowing brush). The angle brush is awesome for shaping the brow with concealer, the eyeliner brush makes it easy to apply liner but the crease brush is too bulky for my eye type. Overall a Great Buy!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    4.0

    Great set for drugstore

    By Lily

    from Irvine, CA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Scratchy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

    I use this set on the daily. The one brush I don't use much is the eyeliner brush which I imagine is horrible for eyeliner because it's so thick, but I did find a use! It's good for spot concealing small blemishes.

    One thing I noticed is that the base brush and the smudger brush are a bit scratchy on my skin so that sometimes deters me from using them. :( I still do of course but it's strange that these are my only scratchy RT brushes.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Great

    By Daisy

    from Laredo, tx

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

      Great

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      It's a makeup must!

      By Foxy

      from Racine Wisconsin

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        These brushes have soft and fluffy bristles that bended out my eye color makeup well; works especially well for the smoky eye look. I previously had the same set for a while and I was heartbroken when I misplaced it. Once I seen this set in the store, I knew I had to get another set.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        It's a makeup must

        By Foxy

        from Racine Wisconsin

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

          I love these brushes! The bristles are soft and fufly such blend out my eye color makeup every well; especially when I do the smoky eye look. The aluminum handles make the brushes feel light when working with them. When I misplaced my last set and found this one at the store, I knew I had to get them.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love this

          By Halo

          from New Jersey

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durability
          • Price

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Eye Makeup
            • Under Eye Concelar

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            I love this set really usefull and durable it's also easy to take with you in trips

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love these brushes

            By Natalie

            from Elkridge,maryland

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                Very helpful staff , love the products

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                I like this set too , but ...

                By Banu

                from Ädegreesstanbul TÃ1/4rkiye

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                I like this set too , but was deleted articles on the top of the handle on first use , but it does not matter when using brand names writing for quality and absolutely must be permane...

                 
                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

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                    • 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
                    • 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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