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Starter Kit

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.6

(based on 641 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 (75)
  • Special occasions (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (177), Classic style (133), Trendy style (116)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (68), Medium (41), Deep (5)

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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
         
        4.0

        Cute!

        By Erin

        from Michigan

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

          I call these brushes cute because they really are! They're small, thin and kinda short but thats okay. They're not 'luxury' long handled heavy brushes but they get the job done, they're soft and the purple is a beautiful brushed aluminum. I love that there are larger blending brushes, a brow brush (which is GREAT, it's thicker than a standared angled flat brush) and a smaller brush for details or smudging. Overall, I'm glad I got these. They were BOGO50 so it was a good deal and I plan to get the rest of the collection of single brushes since those seem to be pretty soft and nice. Thank you Ulta for having sales on good products for us less-than-rich girls (: Love!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          3.0

          Only use two brushes from kit

          By dibella

          from BK, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • No cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

          I only use two brushes from kit. I use everyday no problems blends great!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Amazing quality and price

          By Leslie

          from Channelview, TX

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                These brushes are awesome. They blend eyeshadows amazingly.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                everyday use

                By jml

                from harrisburg pa

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                      This kit is great for everyday simple out the door looks. I wish they would come out with a set that had most of the lines brushes. Great quality

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      Great Kit

                      By Angelica

                      from Fresno, Ca

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Oily Skin

                        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                        The blending brush is by far my favorite and is very versatile. The small liner brush is great to smudge out liner and the flat, pointed eye brush is amazing to sweep on eyeshadows all over the lid quickly

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium
                         
                        4.0

                        Nice Brushes

                        By jenniferc2001

                        from Cary, NC

                        About Me Natural Style

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Value
                        • Long Lasting
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Smaller than expected

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                          Nice brushes, they work very well and as a makeup novice I've been able to build some really nice, natural eyeshadow looks with them. They are smaller than what I expected them to be, but they work very well for the simple looks that I do now.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium
                           
                          5.0

                          GREAT QUALITY!

                          By Steffi

                          from Hampton VA

                          About Me Classic Style

                          Pros

                          • No Bristle Loss

                          Cons

                          • That Tiny Liner Is Tiny

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                            I use these brushes every day. I wish there were a few more shadow brushes in the kit so I did not have to clean them in between. I really do not use the super fine liner brush--- YET I do not do pot liners so not sure what I will use that for maybe actual artwork... haha. The others ROCK!

                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Fair

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Love this set!

                            By Beka

                            from Portland, OR

                            About Me Natural Style

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Use

                              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                              I love these brushes. They are so soft and feel so nice on my eyelids. I picked up a Sonia Kashuk set a few weeks before I got this one and haven't actually touched the SK brushes since these arrived. Very impressed with RT for quality:price.

                              • Skin Tone:
                              • Fair

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                              • 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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