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Real Techniques

Starter Kit

Item #: 2230001

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Real TechniquesStarter Kit
 
4.6

(based on 556 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 (69)
  • Special occasions (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (171), Classic style (129), Trendy style (115)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (59), Medium (37), Deep (5)

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5.0

Love this set!

By Missbodeila

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

      I love this set! I had to have it after buying the Real Techniques Core set. The brushes are so soft and they do everything I need. I had no idea how much better my make up applications would be with the proper tools! The folding case is super handy as well!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Love This!!!

      By Cammi

      from Idaho

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

            I use these everyday. I love them.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Great budget brushes

            By AK

            from Tennessee

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

              I had to replace all of my eye make up brushes recently and bought this starter kit. I am very pleased with this purchase. I love both the lid and crease brushes. I still have not used the small eyeliner brush, it doesn't really go with the type of eyeliner I use. Very pleased with the stand option and storage option. Great brushes!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              love

              By lulu

              from Sacramento ca

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                absolutely love the starter can so versatile and easy to use great for beginners and experts

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                good brushes

                By just me

                from houston,tx

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                  I liked this product and a good price.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great quality

                  By Bria

                  from Fredericksburg, VA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                    The brushes are soft and the quality is very good.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    All you need for an eye look!

                    By Tara

                    from Pittsfield, MA

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Good Value
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                        Comes with all you need for an eye look. Great buy for your money, much better than buying brushes individually. I love real techniques! The brush holder is great for traveling so I don't have to just throw them in my bag

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome

                        By Jck

                        from Albuquerque, NM

                        About Me Trendy Style

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Value
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                          I haven't owned this for more than a month is I cannot comment on its longevity,but I don't know how I lived without this set. Washes and spot-cleans well. Have not lost one single hair. All brushes are better than pricier brushes I've used. I heard mixed reviews on YouTube, especially with regard to the size of the crease brush, but when it is used properly, it does the trick beautifully. Obviously each brush does the job it is labeled to do, but all are quite versatile. For example, I often use the brow bush for liner. Honestly, I would have paid more than I did for these. Definitely worth every penny

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Brushes

                          By Doris

                          from Orlando, FL

                          About Me Natural Style

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Apply

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                              I bought a single brush for eyecolor a while ago and wanted more, couldn't find the brush I already had so I bought this kit. Not too many brushes I can use just 2 but I do like the brushes, I just shouldn't have bought the starter kit. When products are on sale they are very hard to find in the store either they don't get enough or they sell out quickly.

                              • Skin Tone:
                              • Fair

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Such a Great Deal!

                              By Abby

                              from Columbus, OH

                              About Me Natural Style

                              Pros

                              • Good Value
                              • Long Lasting
                              • Multitasking
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Real Techniques Starter Kit:

                                If you are new to makeup, these brushes are definitely a set I would recommend as something to build off of. Even if you are a pro, Real Techniques brushes are something I think everyone should have. Just having this one set, you can create so many versatile looks with these five brushes. The base shadow brush is probably one of the best multitasking brushes I've used. Great for shading, blending, and even contouring in your crease. The deluxe crease brush is, obviously, great for blending color into your crease, but is absolutely amazing with concealer. The accent brush is great for highlighting your inner corner and also great for gel eyeliner. The eyeliner brush is great for smudging and using to apply shadows as eyeliner. The brow brush is also probably one of my favorite eyebrow brushes. These brushes are absolutely phenomenal and they come with such a great price! It's definitely worth it to at least give these a try.

                                • Skin Tone:
                                • Fair

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                                • 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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