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Real TechniquesExpert Face Brush
 
4.7

(based on 1184 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (882)
  • Easy to use (881)
  • Functional (770)
  • Great design (731)
  • Compact (210)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (58)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Sheds (12)
  • Hard to use (10)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (879)
  • Going out (430)
  • Travel (326)
  • Foundation (15)
  • Blending (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (401), Classic style (349), Trendy style (189)

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4.0

Great brush liquid products!

By Rbk

from Mexico

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Great Design
  • Soft Bristles

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Going Out
  • Travel

Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

I really liked this brush. The bristles are soft and dense. It works amazingly on BB Creams, tinted moisturizers and light coverage liquid foundation. It helps to build up great coverage so if your foundation is too thick it may result in a bit thicker consistency that expected. For example, I used it with my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and the final result was a little bit masky and heavy, so I recommend it better for lighter coverage products in order to get a natural and fresh appearance with great coverage. The brush is a bit small so you have to work with it but that also helps to work on details.

 
4.0

Very good

By Melliebean

from Kenosha, WI

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Great Design
  • Soft Bristles

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Works Wonders With Nars

Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

I use this brush with my NARS sheer matte foundation in Serbia (Light 01). I researche what was best to apply my specific foundation, and was referred to this brush or a beauty blender. I personally did not like the beauty blender and opted for the brush. It's great, soft and blends perfectly for a "not even there" look, which I like for my extremely fair, sensitive, combo skin. I get dry patches and oily spots, I also have red spots and this brush helps apply foundation in equal amounts across my face without clinging to dry patches or leaving excess product in oily places.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By Kari

from Beamount, Tx

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Great Design
  • Soft Bristles

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

    Best Affordable brand of brushes to use!

     
    5.0

    Must have!

    By Gracie

    from Kenova, WV

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Design
    • Soft Bristles

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

      I use this with my Nearly Naked and Dream Smooth foundations and it blends them seamlessly into my skin. This brush should be a staple in anyone's make up collection!

       
      4.0

      This brush is amazing!

      By Kim

      from Menifee, ca

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Great Design
      • Great Quality
      • Soft Bristles
      • The Price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

        I love this brush. Makes putting on my foundation so much easier. The price is less than most brushes and the quality is amazing.

         
        4.0

        this brush is great,the brisles hold up

        By Tee

        from Hudson,ma

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Great Design
        • Soft Bristles

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

          I use this product everyday and it is better than one of the professional brushes I have used in the past.

           
          5.0

          The BEST!!!

          By luckybug

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Design
          • High Quality
          • Soft Bristles

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Travel

            Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

            I put a little foundation on the underside of my wrist, dab this brush into the base, then swirl it on my face. It deposits the perfect amount of foundation and the bristles don't irritate my sensitive skin. I love this brush and would buy more from their line.

             
            5.0

            Great Brush

            By katsoneye

            from San Antonio Texas

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Great Design
            • Soft Bristles

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

              I use this brush to apply my base makeup and it is very soft and applies the make evenly.

               
              5.0

              Great foundation brush

              By Lreyes

              from Chicago

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Great Design
              • Soft Bristles

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Travel

                Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                I go back and forth between my beauty blender and this brush. I love this brush because it buffs all the foundation without leaving brush strokes on your face which i love, and it blends the foundation which leaves coverage but doesn't look cakey. Ive had the brush for about half a year now and It hasn't shed on me and washes well. I love the whole line of brushes but this one is one of my favorites.

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By Crini

                from Santa Rosa

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Great Design
                • Soft Bristles

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                  I bought this brush to apply my smash box halo powder and it works great!
                  It doesn't shed at all and I get good results with it, so I think it's a great value.

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                  • Q:

                    Can this be used with applying BB cream?
                    Asked on 11/6/2014 by Jojo

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, Expert Face Brush can be used to apply and blend cream formulas such as BB cream.

                      Answered on 11/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is the expert face brush sold separately or in a set?
                    Asked on 10/18/2014 by not sure

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This brush is sold by itself. It is not available in any of Real Technique's brush sets.

                      Answered on 10/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this brush in anyway different than the Real Techniques Stippling Brush?
                    Asked on 10/17/2014 by SammyChisel

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Expert Face Brush features firmer, more dense bristles for fuller coverage than Real Techniques Stippling Brush.

                      Answered on 10/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Does this product blend thicker liquid foundations well? Does it have a nice finish even with more thick, fast drying foundations?
                    Asked on 10/6/2014 by Baylee from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, Expert Face Brush can be used to apply and blend both liquid and thicker consistency cream foundations, and it performs beautifully!

                      Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Hi. How does this brush differ from the brush found in the 3 piece travels essentials kit titled "expert foundation brush"?
                    Asked on 8/21/2014 by theresa

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The Expert Face Brush that is sold individually has much shorter bristles, and more bristles overall. This enables the brush to "grab onto" the product and buff it into the skin. The foundation brush is thinner, not as many bristles and is more angled, for more precise application specifically around the nose and chin. They both can be used for product application, but if you’re looking for a bit more coverage, the Expert Face Brush will probably work a bit better.

                      Answered on 9/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Would this product work for a pressed foundation powder or is this only useful for liquids? I want the most natural look,so would this brush work for a pressed powder?
                    Asked on 8/20/2014 by Gigi from Texas

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Can I use this on the bare minerals READY foundations. its a pressed powder but it is very creamy
                    Asked on 7/31/2014 by tderr

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    How does this brush compare to the Real Techniques "Buffing brush" that comes as part of the "Sam's Picks" brush set? What are the similarities and differences? The "buffing brush" was recommended for applying BareSkin serum foundation, and I am wondering how this brush would be different in it's application.
                    Asked on 7/22/2014 by Andrea

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This brush features firmer, more densely packed bristles than the Buffing Brush, which makes it ideal for liquid/cream formula application, while the Buffing Brush works best for loose/pressed powder application. Expert Face Brush is more suitable for application of bareSkin Foundation than Buffing Brush.

                      Answered on 7/31/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Hi I have two questions (1) is the expert face brush is 100 synthetic? (2) can I use it with the bb-gel cover fx foundation? ?
                    Asked on 7/21/2014 by Stephanie from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, this brush is completely synthetic. It can be used to apply and blend foundation of any brand and consistency!

                      Answered on 7/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I'm new to makeup and I was wondering what does this brush work well for? As well can you use this brush to apply BB or CC creams? Also do you think it is a good brush to start off for beginners? Lastly, how do you clean this particular brush?
                    Asked on 7/13/2014 by CRISSY����☀️

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This brush is designed to apply and blend liquid and cream makeup formulas including BB and CC creams. It is easy to use and very versatile, so we would say, yes, it is great for beginners! Feel free to watch Real Techniques founder and makeup artist Sam Chapman's tutorial video here:
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVoRVmwKwo8

                      We recommend cleaning your brushes at least once weekly (more often if you have acne-prone skin). Use a brush shampoo or mild hair shampoo, and work into the bristles to create a lather with cool water. Rinse until the water runs clear. Lay flat to dry. You can also spritz your brushes with brush cleaner spray in between uses to keep them clean in between shampoos.

                      Answered on 7/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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