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Real Techniques Starter Kit

Real Techniques

Starter Kit

Item #: 2230001

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Boost your look with effortlessly enhanced eyes. Eye definition goes high-definition with this essential set:

  • 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
  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • Extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.6

(based on 767 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (322)
  • Soft bristles (301)
  • Functional (269)
  • Great design (243)
  • Good value (221)

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 (179)
  • Special occasions (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (246), Classic style (187), Trendy style (158)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (166), Medium (111), Deep (7)

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5.0

Awesome!

By BlendingIsFun

from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

These brushes are fluffy and making blending a BREEZE. The liner brush and angled brush make for awesome precision.

 
5.0

love them

By Mandy

from Houston, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

I've used the brushes for about 5 days now and I love them! Application was perfect

 
5.0

I would defend buy more brushes from real techniques.

By Cynthia

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

      These brushes worked great when applying eye shadow and blending. These brushes are also super soft.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Karythemermaid

      from Riverside ,CA

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        Good brushes for an affordable price

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        I had one kit already and bought two more

        By Patti love

        from San Antonio, Tx

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends proctuct amazingly
        • Brushes are soft
        • Good Value
        • Great travel kit

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

          Recommend to those ladies that are starting to wear eyeshadow or makeup. This is the best starter kit, I love love them. I love how soft the brushes are, and they are also easy to work with when blending and applying pigments.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great for beginners

          By Ceauxlby

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            I actually purchased this set & another for my mom. She loves them & finds the case very useful in storing them. She has a very low maintenance beauty routine, so I think this set works well for her. She also loves the purple coloring on these brushes! Personally, I would not buy this for myself, but for beginners or low maintenance routines, this is a great value! I'll be interested to see how they hold up over time.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I absolutely love the price and product!

            By Ashley

            from College station Texas

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              I live these brushes. I was skeptical at first because I strongly believe that you getc what you pay for, and these were CHEAP! But not made cheaply! I use thelse about twice a day and so far no shedding! They blend beautifully, and areally absolutely amazing!!!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              AMAZINGGGGGGG!

              By Kayla

              from Florida

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

              • There is none!

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              I love these brushes!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Love it

              By Make-up Lover

              from Elko,NV

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                This is really good and worth the money.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                ❤️❤️❤️

                By Skinnykimmyb

                from Allentown, Pa

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                  So in love with these brushes Fav brand !!!❤️❤️❤️

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  16 Questions | 16 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Is this brush set good for highlight and contouring with Anastasia Beverly Hills cream contour kit ?
                    Asked on 3/21/2016 by nikki from Rhode Island

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Nikki,

                      I hadn't yet seen the Anastasia Cream Contour Kit, so I looked it up and now I'm heading to Ulta to buy it. It looks amazing! :)

                      Great question, by the way. Rather than the Starter Set, I actually would recommend our Real Techniques Sculpting Set (found here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12191293) to use with this cream contour kit. The Sculpting Set is made for all things highlighting and contouring and the brushes are amazing!

                      The Starter Set is fabulous, but those brushes are all mainly for eyes and brows.

                      Thanks so much!

                      Answered on 3/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                  • Q:

                    Are this bristles firm or soft? I notice with a softer brush it's more difficult to apply a base coat of eyeshadow.
                    Asked on 1/20/2016 by Kristenkitty from Buffalo, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Of the 5 brushes in this set, the firmest one is the Brow Brush, meant to be used to distinctly shape your brows. It's still soft to the touch, but is cut in such a way that you can shape with precision.

                      Of the three shadow brushes in the set, they all are soft to the touch, but all have varying degrees of length, packing and wave to determine how they perform. The softest of the three shadow brushes is the Base Shadow brush, which is used primarily for base coat application. It's not overly soft so that the product falls off of it (which may be what you are experiencing). It's cut in such a way that it can cover a broad surface (like your entire lid and above the socket), but still "holds onto" the product for good application.

                      The Deluxe Crease Brush is a soft brush, but is tapered and packed more densely for a more precise application of shadow. This is for the more detailed application of accent colors, creating smoky looks or highlights.

                      The Accent Brush is cut very small for even more precision with shadow, great for lining and smudging your lash lines.

                      Answered on 1/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Where are they made from?
                    Asked on 1/17/2016 by Marina from UK

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      The brushes for this set are made in China.

                      Answered on 1/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    i am wanting to buy the Anastasia brow pawmade, and was wondering if the eyebrow brush will work for filling in my brows?
                    Asked on 1/1/2016 by mmiller from Indiana

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Is there space in the case to add additional brushes? Also, the description says that there is a brow brush, but the picture does not look like that is included, can you confirm if there is or is not an eyebrow brush?
                    Asked on 12/8/2015 by Jennifer

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      The brow brush is the one furthest to the right in the image & is angled.

                      With regard to fitting more brushes in, the case itself has two additional stretchy "holders" on the other side of the flap, so based on the size of brushes you are wishing to fit in, there is room for two smaller ones.

                      We hope this helps! :-)

                      Answered on 12/15/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Are these completely synthetic?
                    Asked on 11/22/2015 by Jae

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, all the brushes feature ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles that are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free.

                      Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    What is the total weight of this product?
                    Asked on 10/9/2015 by D.Tsk

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      The kit weighs a total 4.5 oz.

                      Answered on 11/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • 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
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