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Real TechniquesFoundation Brush

Real Techniques

Foundation Brush

Item #: 2229997

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Great looks start with a flawless base. The angled cut lets you build the coverage you need for airbrushed, high-definition results allows for high precision coverage even under harsh light with this foundation brush by Real Techniques.

  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • Self-standing for easy storage Extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use


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Real TechniquesFoundation Brush
 
4.2

(based on 304 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (157)
  • Functional (133)
  • Soft bristles (124)
  • Great design (119)
  • Blends well (71)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Difficult to apply (9)
  • Poor coverage (8)
  • Hard to use (5)
  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (153)
  • Going out (63)
  • Travel (58)
  • Full coverage (37)
  • Light to medium coverage (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (74), Classic style (69), Natural style (65), Brand buyer (35), Trendy style (34)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (54), Fair (49), Deep (6)

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4.0

I would buy this again

By Glitter Monster

from Moore, OK

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage

    Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

    I really enjoyed this foundation brush. I had been using my fingers to apply foundation because I felt that the sponge soaked it all up. I do not feel like I'm wasting any make up when I used this brush and it makes my skin look a lot smoother.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Great coverage!

    By JenRN

    from Kent, WA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Dry Skin
      • Full Coverage
      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

      This brush gives great coverage from applying just a little concealer to foundation!I love this brush!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      2.0

      Not recommended

      By Hend

      from Tupelo MS

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Apply
        • Doesn't Stay On

        Best Uses

          Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

          Applied inconsistently

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Better than I thought!!

          By Goddess

          from San Diego, Ca

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage

            Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

            My favorite thing about this brush is that it almost feels sponge-y! It doesn't hurt my skin or stab my pores. It truly is a fantastic brush

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            3.0

            okay brush

            By Mimi

            from San Diego, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage

                Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                It's an okay brush for the price, I use it to apply liquid foundation. Then blend with Beauty Blender. I think the brush is a little stiff

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                I bought 3!

                By MiMi

                from Jacksonville, Florida

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation

                Cons

                • Not As Soft

                Best Uses

                • Full Coverage
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                Love it! I bought 3!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Deep
                 
                5.0

                Its great!

                By Barb

                from St. Louis MO

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin
                  • Full Coverage

                  Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                  Just love it

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  3.0

                  It's Ok

                  By liily5

                  from Albuquerque, NM

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                      When applying foundation, it made my foundation look streaky. Had to blend it out, with a beauty blender. Would be really good for people starting off with makeup.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium
                       
                      4.0

                      The angled brush for chiseling cheekbones on the go!

                      By Carochan

                      from Chattanooga, TN

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Light To Medium Coverage
                        • Normal Skin

                        Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                        I am a beginner in all things contouring. My best friend recently bought me the Ulta contouring kit as a Christmas present so I decided to find brushes I thought would help. This brush has the percent angle to target the cheekbone to make even those with round faces (me) seem chiseled. Ulta had this amazing deal of buy one get one free, so I got the real techniques shading brush also for highlighting and additional blending. I think the angled brush is extremely user friendly, good for beginners as well as those who have perfected the art of contouring.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair
                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy this brand again.

                        By Jrunn

                        from Cottage Grove ,Mn

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Normal Skin

                          Comments about Real Techniques Foundation Brush:

                          A sales associate suggested this product and I was very happy with it. Better yet it was on sale.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium

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                          Q&A

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                          9 Questions | 9 Answers
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                          • Q:

                            Would you recommend this brush for the L'oreal infallible pro matte foundation or another real techniques brush?
                            Asked on 8/31/2015 by Cindy

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Yes, this brush is designed for use with liquid and cream foundation formulas of any brand.

                              Answered on 9/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                          • Q:

                            Which is better for liquid foundation, the foundation brush or the expert face brush? What is the difference between the two?
                            Asked on 7/28/2015 by Cindy

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              The Expert Face Brush Item #: 2244502 is for a lighter application of foundation and/or powder. The densely cut bristles and use of a "buffing" motion really push the foundation into the skin, leaving lighter coverage overall.

                              The angled cut of the Foundation Brush allows you not only to really get into the crevices of your skin, but it enables you to build the coverage that you need. The sweeping application also provides for more coverage than the Expert Face Brush since this brush wouldn't be used to buff the foundation/powder into the skin. Overall, this allows for more precise application of your foundations or powders.

                              Either brush can be used with liquid formulas!

                              Answered on 7/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                          • Q:

                            What is the best way to clean this brush and should it be cleaned after every use?
                            Asked on 4/25/2015 by Janet from Charlotte, NC

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            Does this brush work will with a cream contour palette?
                            Asked on 4/20/2015 by Cristina from RI

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Rather than this brush, which is designed for all over application and blending of foundation, we suggest using either Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush (Item #: 2283104) or Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Item #: 2230003) to contour and highlight for definition.

                              Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            what is the difference between this foundation brush and the foundation brush from the core collections set?
                            Asked on 3/8/2015 by Gh from NY

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              There are several differences between the two foundation brushes. The brush that is sold on its own has a different bristle cut than the one in the Core Collection. This individually sold brush is cut on a bias, while the Core Collection brush is more tapered. Both allow you to reach the crevices in your face (around your nose, under your eyes, etc.) for maximum coverage. The individual brush has more bristles overall, which allows greater pick up and application of product. In terms of similarities, both brushes are made from the same cruelty-free bristles and both have the no-shed qualities that Real Techniques is known for!

                              Answered on 3/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Is this product supposed to be used with liquid foundation?
                            Asked on 12/30/2014 by rJn

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Yes, this brush is designed for use with liquid and cream foundation formulas.

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

                            Can this brush also be used for contouring?
                            Asked on 12/27/2014 by ReRe from Houston,Tx

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Rather than this brush, which is designed for all over application and blending of foundation, we suggest using either Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush (Item #: 2283104) or Real Techniques Stippling Brush (Item #: 2230003) to contour and highlight for definition.

                              Answered on 1/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Are these brushes made of natural animal hair or synthetic bristles?
                            Asked on 9/6/2014 by mmchie-fanofbeauty from Cranston, RI

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Real Techniques brushes feature ultra-plush, synthetic bristles that are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free.

                              Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Hello, I would like to know if this brush can be used with liquid foundation?? I'm thinking of buying Bare-minerals liquid foundation and I want to make sure that I have the right tools. Thank you.
                            Asked on 7/22/2014 by Kasey from Rhode Island, USA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Yes, this brush is designed for use with liquid and cream foundation formulas.

                              Answered on 7/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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