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Expert Face Brush

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The Expert Face Brush is ultra firm and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation:
  • Look pixel perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra plush taklon bristles
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    Real TechniquesExpert Face Brush
     
    4.7

    (based on 1738 reviews)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (1421)
    • Soft bristles (1390)
    • Functional (1217)
    • Great design (1125)
    • Compact (345)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (83)
    • Sheds (33)
    • Doesn't work (24)
    • Poor quality (16)
    • Hard to use (14)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (1422)
    • Going out (643)
    • Travel (485)
    • Foundation (21)
    • Blending (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Natural style (720), Classic style (555), Trendy style (274)

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    5.0

    Easy application, flawless results

    By PaleLady

    from Lehigh Valley, PA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

      I recently started using liquid foundation again and prefer to use a brush over sponge, as I'm used to applying mineral makeup. It delivers more coverage than sponge application and blends seamlessly with a little buffing, very quickly. The bristles are short and soft; the brush cleans well and dries quickly. Mine hasn't shed any bristles and doesn't seem like it will. It's a very good quality brush at an affordable price.

      I think I read or heard instructions online recommending to clean after every use and replace after a certain amount of time, so it wouldn't be unreasonable to keep a few in rotation if you like to have a clean brush every time and prolong brush life. I'm thinking about doing that but I want to test out mine first.

       
      5.0

      Love my compact brush!

      By Ashley

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Soft Bristles

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Travel

        Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

        I use this brush to apply my foundation everyday and absolutely love it!

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Shanni

        from Grand Ledge, MI

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Soft Bristles

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

          I love this brush. Because it doesn't shed. Easy to clean.

           
          5.0

          Buy it! You won't regret it!

          By Amber W

          from Jonesboro, AR

          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:

            Holy cow you can't beat the price and holy cow- the quality is great! You would expect cheap results and bristles shedding but NO!!!

             
            4.0

            Love this brush. I use it for foundation and it works well

            By Car

            from Kansas cuty

            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:

              Use it for foundation

               
              5.0

              Love this brush

              By Xooamanda46

              from Loganville Georgia

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                I love the feeling of the bristles it's so soft hardly any shedding. Feels so smooth on my face.

                 
                5.0

                OMG LOVE THIS BRUSH!

                By Thumper

                from Huntington Beach, CA

                About Me Classic Style

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Soft Bristles

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                  I had been using a cosmetic sponge for years, then tried the Benefit Foundation brush, but it tended to pull/tug my delicate skin around the eye/cheek area, which I didn't like at all. Read the reviews on this and decided to try it and am so glad I did. Love, love, love this brush, exactly what I was looking for. Soft bristles and no tugging/pulling and beautiful application. My makeup looks so good now, and this brush has made all the difference. Can't believe I had never heard of this brand before and it's so good!

                   
                  5.0

                  Makes putting on my makeup fun!

                  By Kris

                  from Greensboro, NV

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                    I put a little foundation on the back of my hand and dip and rub on my face with a circular movement and I am finished in no time. Everyone should use this brush. I will never use my fingers again to apply my foundation.

                     
                    2.0

                    Disappointed

                    By skin deep paradigm

                    from Ft Lauderdale FL

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Functional

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                    I was anticipating that this brush would be SUPER SOFT, yea but no. When I felt the brush with my hand I couldn't wait to use it. The brush was functional however, it felt much rougher than I had anticipated. I will use it on myself since I have it, but not on my clients. If the brush was softer like my it brush I would have been satisfied. That is what I was expecting.

                     
                    5.0

                    I fell in love works amazing

                    By Gabbs

                    from Palmdale ca

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Design
                    • Soft Bristles

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Real Techniques Expert Face Brush:

                      Buffs out foundation amazingly

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                      • Q:

                        Could I use this brush to apply a mousse foundation? If not, what brush do you recommend?
                        Asked on 5/3/2016 by Mrs.MathTeacher

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Mrs Math Teacher,

                          Great question. I love the Expert Face Brush so much because it is so versatile - you can use it for pretty much any kind of foundation and blend it to get the coverage you want. I do think this brush would work well with a mousse.

                          If you're looking for lighter coverage with a mousse, you could also try our Stippling Brush (which is Ulta item #2230003). The bristles are a bit less dense than the Expert Face, so it may give you a more natural look (if that's what you're looking for).

                          Otherwise, I think the Expert Face would be great!

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 5/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        How long are the bristles?
                        Asked on 4/28/2016 by Lauren

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Lauren,

                          From the top of the ferrule to the top of the longest bristle, they are .75" long.

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 5/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Would this brush be best to apply bronzer?
                        Asked on 4/15/2016 by neesha from Sacramento

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Neesha,

                          That's a good question. I love this Expert Face Brush so much and use it for a number of things (foundation, contouring, etc). I actually would point you towards two other brushes, though, for bronzer. I think you need a brush which has bristles that are a little less dense.

                          The first one is our Real Techniques Powder Brush, found here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3220077. The bristles are more plush and allows you to get a gentle sweep of bronzer to give you that sun-kissed (but not over-made-up) look.

                          My personal favorite for applying bronzer is our Bold Metals Arched Powder brush, which you can find here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11831007. It's our highest quality brush & bristle combo, and it's a bit flatter than the Original Collection Powder Brush I just mentioned. That enables me to get a nice sweep of bronzer. Plus, these are our softest bristles ever, so the brush is absolutely luxurious to use!

                          Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Would this brush be good to apply bronzer with?
                        Asked on 4/12/2016 by Neesha from San Jose,ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Neesha,

                          The Expert Face Brush is one of my most favorite brushes, simply because you can do so many things with it! Foundation, blush, contour, etc! But, I think, if you're going for a sun-kissed look with a bronzer, you would be better off using a brush that has a fuller head and is a little less dense & concentrated that the Expert Face brush.

                          Here are two that I would recommend:

                          1) our Real Techniques Powder Brush: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3220077

                          2) our Bold Metals Arched Powder Brush: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11831007

                          I actually love the Bold Metals brush specifically for bronzer because it has our highest quality bristles to date and is so soft and light that it gives me the exact look I'm going for.

                          Thanks - hope that helps!

                          Answered on 4/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        How long can you use this brush until it needs to be replaced ?
                        Asked on 4/9/2016 by makeupsparkles

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi makeupsparkles,

                          That's a great question, and it really does depend on how much you use your brush on a daily basis, and how well you take care of it (cleaning, storage, etc).

                          If you do use your brush quite a bit (at least every day), we would probably recommend replacing it every 6mos to a year to get the best performance, results and look that you want.

                          Make sure that you are cleaning your brushes on a somewhat regular basis, though. Once a week or once every two weeks, at least. We have come out with a great new cleansing system to help you with this.

                          We have developed a Brush Cleansing Palette (which you can find here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod13731029&skuId=2297111&_requestid=972847). This was specifically designed to clean brush heads and has multi-textured surfaces to clean different brushes and bristles. It's a gentler way to get a good clean.

                          We also have a Deep Cleansing Gel that was formulated just for the type of bristles on these brushes. You can find that here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod13121017

                          After you've washed your brushes, make sure you squeeze any excess moisture out of the bristles, and leave them to dry at an angle, with the brush head facing down. That eliminates any water sitting in the ferrule, which could cause your brush bristles to shed.

                          Thanks so much and I hope that helped!

                          Answered on 4/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        would this brush be good for color correcting products? or should I just use my finger? I'm new to color correcting and I'm going to try the nyx one first.
                        Asked on 3/22/2016 by Desii from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Desii,

                          Thanks for your question - it's a good one! This Expert Face Brush can be used for just about anything foundation-related, it's just such an awesome multi-tasker, but for a color correcting product, I would actually point you to our Stippling Brush. You can find it on Ulta.com here:

                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3220083

                          The Stippling Brush has bristles that are a little less dense than the Expert Face Brush, which makes for an ideal application of a lighter-type cream (like a CC cream).

                          And, no matter what kind of foundation product you're using, make sure you're cleansing your brushes on a somewhat regular bases (1x/week at least). We have a great new gel cleanser that is formulated specifically for brushes. You can get that on Ulta.com here:

                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod13121017

                          Thanks so much!

                          Answered on 3/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Which brush would be more recommended to apply matte liquid foundation, this one or the Real Techniques stippling brush?
                        Asked on 3/12/2016 by Anna from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          HI Anna -

                          Great question! My answer would be both! :)

                          The great thing about the Real Techniques brushes is that they are meant to all have more than one use, and in this case, truly either brush would work well for you in terms of applying a matte liquid foundation.

                          If I have to choose, I would recommend the Expert Face Brush every so slightly over the Stippling, and that truly is just personal preference. Both are going to blend and apply beautifully and work the product in to your face (rather than work it deep into the bristles of your brush). But I love the density of the Expert Face Brush and find it just a bit easier to cover all areas of my face.

                          Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 3/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        This brush's bristles were too harsh for my face, but I loved the coverage it gave. Is there another brush, even if it is more expensive, that is comparable?
                        Asked on 1/24/2016 by lexad3156 from Lebanon, TN

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Will this brush work well with very dry skin?
                        Asked on 1/3/2016 by Alicia from florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Its ultra firm bristles and broad brush head design ensure smooth and even application on any skin type! For best results, moisturize prior to makeup application. Exfoliating your skin 1-2x weekly can also help to eliminate any flaky dryness so that your makeup applies more smoothly and evenly. Enjoy!

                          Answered on 1/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is this brush thick & full?
                        Asked on 12/29/2015 by Kens from Omaha Nebraska

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, it is!

                          Answered on 12/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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