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Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

Real Techniques

Retractable Kabuki Brush

Item #: 2269621

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Get "gorgeous on the go" with Real Techniques' new Retractable Kabuki Brush! The firm, full brush is an essential, on-the-go tool that evenly applies powders, bronzers or blush. And the retractable brush and lid protects the plush bristles and allows you to throw it in your purse or bag and use it while on the go! For perfect cheekbones, use with bronzer or highlighter to define and contour the hollows of the cheeks. Use with blush to fill out the apples of the cheeks.

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Real TechniquesRetractable Kabuki Brush
 
4.4

(based on 173 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (134)
  • Easy to use (125)
  • Compact (122)
  • Functional (109)
  • Great design (106)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Poor quality (8)
  • Heavy / bulky (7)
  • Hard to use (4)
  • Sheds (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (120)
  • Travel (92)
  • Going out (62)
  • Bronzer (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (72), Classic style (61), Trendy style (19)

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4.0

On the go alternative

By boca mum

from boca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

If you are a fan of this brush but afraid to put it in your bag, here is your solution

 
4.0

Buy it!

By Queen B

from Wells, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

This is a wonderfully soft brush that delivers your powders flawlessly to your face! I gave it four stars because of the retraction. It's not a twist down. It has a part you push down over the brush. To put it away you pull the middle part back over the brush, and then while holding it up over the brush, you put the cover on. As you can tell, it's just awkward, but it doesn't take as long as it seems in my description. It's packaging is an awesome pink color! You just have to be more mindful when putting it away. I will buy more of these brushes!

 
5.0

Wonderful!

By Chris

from Oside

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

    I love this brush. I use it to apply my mineral veil, it's super soft and applies full coverage or light depending on how much product you put on the brush. I like that it is retractable and has a cover. I actually purchased 3 of them.

     
    5.0

    Excellent travel brush

    By J-Po

    from GA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

      Great brush. Works really well with my bare minerals original foundation!

       
      5.0

      Great for the price.

      By Ellie

      from Merced, Ca

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Travel

        Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

        Great quality for the price. I wouldn't buy a more expensive one with this in my brush arsenal.

         
        5.0

        Great

        By Sammy

        from New Jersey

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Soft Bristles

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Travel

          Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

          Great brush for everyday or for travel. Blends my foundation beautifully.

           
          5.0

          Retractable kabuki brush

          By Jediprincesss

          from Long Island NY

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

            For Bronzer

             
            2.0

            Not the best for my face

            By Gramma

            from Apex NC

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Functional
            • Soft Bristles

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                I needed a new blush brush and was not sure which one to get. This one was recommended, but I have a small face and this brush does not give me the type of coverage I am looking for. It is a really neat brush, collapses for easy travel, and you can make the brush more compact or larger, because it is retractable, but I end up putting too much blush on. Part of it may also be because I am older and have dry skin and deeper wrinkles than I used to have. :( I really really wanted it to work.

                 
                5.0

                Works well

                By Swtp8277

                from Hernando,MS

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                  Great brush. I use it to apply blush.

                   
                  5.0

                  I love this brush

                  By ChoniBug

                  from Farmington UT

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                    I use this brush with liquid-to-powder foundation and it's amazing. This is the one of the best brushes I have used for applying foundation. It's soft, and doesn't leave behind brush streaks.

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                    9 Questions | 9 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      I want to purchase a Real Techniques brush. Do you think that this is their best brush for contouring with bronzer? Should I choose this brush for contouring with bronzer or another one from the Real Techniques line?
                      Asked on 2/7/2016 by Beauty love

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        You can certainly use the Retractable Kabuki Brush for contouring. For perfect cheekbones, use the Retractable Kabuki Brush with bronzer or highlighter to define and contour the hollows of the cheeks.

                        We also frequently recommend the Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush for contouring, which has a dense, flattop head that creates shadows and highlights on targeted areas of face to play up your favorite features. It's deal for contouring and sculpting:

                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11831013

                        Answered on 2/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      what is the difference between this brush and the stippling or powder brush? I'm looking for light, all over coverage of a setting/finishing powder. I'm a beginner and not sure which brush is best to achieve my goal. thanks.
                      Asked on 1/25/2016 by SVDW from US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The great thing about your question is that you really can't go wrong with any of the brushes you mentioned for application! Since you are looking for light, all-over coverage, I would recommend either the powder brush or the stippling brush. They both are going to give you a beautiful, flawless finish that's light & airbrushed-looking. The Retractable Kabuki will give you more coverage, based on the amount of bristles, how densely they are packed and the angle that the bristles are cut (they are designed to hold more product).

                        o The Stippling brush is wonderful for achieving that light finished look you talk about. The duo fiber bristles are cut in such a way to hold the product, but disperse it in a lighter way than the Retractable Kabuki. This brush also is great for multi-tasking. You can use it for setting/finishing, but also for application of foundation, powder and blush. If you're a beginner, that might be a great option for you as far as being able to use it so many different ways.

                        o The Powder brush is just that – perfect for powder! It will also give you a lighter look, but perhaps based on the number of bristles and the cut, it is going to give you slightly more coverage than the Stippling. You can multi-task with this brush (using it for powder as well as blushes and bronzers), but it doesn't give you the option to use it for foundations.

                        We hope this extra info helps! :-)

                        Answered on 1/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can this brush be used for liquid foundations?
                      Asked on 8/8/2015 by Swang

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      How big is this brush?
                      Asked on 7/27/2015 by Destiny

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Here are the length measurements for the Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush:

                        • With the cap on, brush retracted: 4.75" long
                        • Without cap on, brush retracted: 4.5" long
                        • Brush "out", cap off: since the brush has an angled bristle head, the length from the base of the brush to the longest bristle is just under 4.5" long.

                        We hope this helps! :-)

                        Answered on 8/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can you use this pressed powder? If you can, how would you recommend using it to apply pressed powder all over your face?
                      Asked on 1/24/2015 by Destini

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Can I use this brush for contouring?.
                      Asked on 1/3/2015 by sam from chicago

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, for perfect cheekbones, use with bronzer or highlighter to define and contour the hollows of the cheeks.

                        Answered on 1/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this brush to apply my bareminerals ready foundation? Can I achieve medium to full coverage with this brush?
                      Asked on 12/12/2014 by Adri20 from Kyle TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this brush is ideal to use to apply pressed and loose powder formulas. Its dense, firm bristles provide buildable coverage from sheer to full.

                        Answered on 12/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Love this brush (bought 3 at Ulta). How should I clean it?
                      Asked on 8/11/2014 by 401kgirl

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend cleaning with a mild hair shampoo or brush shampoo once weekly. You can also spray in between uses using a brush cleaning spray (recommended for acne-prone skin).

                        Answered on 8/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is the bristle part of this brush the same size as the bristle part of the Real Techniques Powder Brush?
                      Asked on 6/13/2014 by Indecisive...

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        From Real Techniques:

                        "Our brushes are all made of the same synthetic hair material. However, some of the hairs are produced slightly differently to create the best end result for the brush/product types. So, both the Kabuki and Powder have wavy hair and a slightly smaller bristle diameter in comparison to some of our other brushes like the foundation brush."

                        Answered on 7/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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