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Starter Kit

Item #: 2230001

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.6

(based on 580 reviews)

96%

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 (70)
  • Special occasions (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (171), Classic style (131), Trendy style (115)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (61), Medium (37), Deep (5)

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4.0

Great Brushes, Awesome Customer Service

By Cris

from Charlottesville, VA

About Me Classic Style

Pros

  • Good Value
  • Value

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

      I bought this and another set earlier this year. I finally got around to using them and immediately started having issues with the Base Shadow Brush. It was shedding terribly with each use. Washing it only made it worse. I contacted Real Techniques directly and asked if they had a replacement policy. I got a reply the next day requesting pictures of the brush with the fallen hairs (remember to document it if you have this problem) I sent that in and had a replacement about a week and a half later. Bonus: Instead of replacing just the faulty brush, they sent me a whole new set!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Great brushes, but sell them individually!!

      By acst

      from Plymouth, MN, United States

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

      I would love to have more of the base, detail, and crease brushes, as well as the crease brush from the "Sam's Picks" set. PLEASE offer them individually!!

       
      5.0

      Finally, The Perfect Brushes!

      By Dixie Goddess

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        After going through several brands of brushes, Eco Tools, Basics, lower end brands (because I refuse to pay $40+ for a high end brush),etc, I've finally found a line of brushes that is not only soft, durable & gets the job done, but doesn't shed! Plus, they are so affordable & the quality is exc5! Never using another brand but Real Techniques!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Great brushes but sell individually!!!!!

        By Allyal

        from Norge

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        I absolutely love these brushes, truly. But it is so frustrating to me that they are not sold individually. I see a lot of comments on here asking for them to be sold individually and I don't understand what the problem is. I would also, like many others, but 3 or more crease brushes to use and I don't want to have to but 12 other brushes that I don't need just to get those 3. Seriously, it would be great if you would listen to the customers on this as there are a LOT of us with the same complaint/request. Otherwise they are amazing brushes and I would love to own more if I could buy them individually.

         
        5.0

        Need them in your life

        By Mrs. K

        from Brooklyn

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        Great price, quality, and perfect for anybody.

         
        5.0

        Need them in your life

        By Mrs. K

        from Brooklyn

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        Great price, quality, and perfect for anybody.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        let us buy them individually!

        By glitterkillah187

        from Beacon Falls, CT, United States

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        Don't get Mr wrong, I LOVE Real Techniques brushes. I even love them almost more than m.a.c brushes.... BUT I seriously hate that if I lose one brush out of the starter kit for example, I have to buy the entire set again and I don't need all those duplicates. I would love to buy like 3 of the crease brushes and 3 of the all over shadow brushes but I refuse to buy 6 entire sets (30 brushes) to get the 6 I want. PLEASE MAKE THEM AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY SAM!!!! It hurts me to give such a low rating :(

         
        5.0

        New family member

        By Simevna

        from Washington, United States

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        Blending Brush It's firm and easy to get a controlled blend. Sometimes i use this brush for base color and even concealer. It's just so nice for everything. It's excellent for smudging, and getting that smoky effect well at the same time controlling it so you don't make a forest of your face.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good kit, excellent Price !

        By Nora Berlin

        from Berlin, Germany

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        This kit is really lovely. * The deluxe crease brush: is a bit too big but works perfect for the under eye concealer. * Brow brush: Since I have quite thick brows I can use the brow brush on them but prefer it for the eyes. * The Liner brush: it is OK, for beginners its probably not the best thing to start with practising. * The base shadow brush: is really well shaped and is also great for blending across the crease. * Accent brush: I find the accent brush a bit scratchy, but it works fine.

         
        5.0

        love them! use evey day

        By Judy $

        from Fairview TN

        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

        these are very good. soft yet tight thick brushes. they work well, travel wear and easy to clean! i highly recommend.

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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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